1st Caribbean Obesity Summit & 2nd Scientific Meeting of the PR Physiological Society

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First Caribbean Obesity Summit 2012: Diabetes & Obesity, the Most Challenging Disease in the Puerto Rican Community & the Second Scientific Meeting of the American Physiological Society, Puerto Rico Chapter Place: Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Date: March 2nd, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Intended audience: Physicians, health and nutrition specialists, policy developers, medical residents, graduate students. Credit designation: The Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences designates this Educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PARA Category 1 Credit(s)(tm). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. General info Objectives -The Epidemiological update of metabolic syndrome & obesity in the Puerto Rican community. - Evaluation of physiopathological changes in obesity, role of hyperglycemia, inflammation, lipid tissue as an inflammatory organ. -The role of the Kidney in the disease. - Dialog towards a comprehensive approach to obesity and related diseases. Academic Speaker: John E Hall, PhD, Editor-In-Chief of The American Journal of Physiology and of Hypertension, published by the American Heart Association. Public Health Speaker: Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Acting Director of the Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services and former advisor in the Office of the First Lady on childhood obesity. Registration at www.caribbeanobesitysummit.org & on site Info- E-mail: malbors@psm.edu / amtorres@psm.edu / mcruz@psm.edu Fax: 787 841 1040 / 787 841 8032 - Tel: 787 840 2575 / x. 2158, 2120, 2279, 2305