Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Growing Obesity Epidemic: What Solutions Does the Future Hold?

January 23, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Rising rates of obesity impact our collective health, quality of life, and are associated with economic health burden for society. Despite considerable effort to understand the biology that drives obesity, treatments that can have a sustained and meaningful impact remain elusive.

Obesity and obesity rates have not been significantly impacted despite the introduction in recent years of numerous targeted therapies. When will we unlock this disease state, deliver stage-appropriate diagnosis and create effective treatment solutions?

Bariatric surgery is promising, and possible mechanisms of action have come to light through recent research, as investigations and discovery have deepened mechanism-based understanding. Some new novel therapies and tools on the market are also proving both effective and with durable results. Is this the start of the transformation needed to address the obesity epidemic?

Use code OBESITY to get 20% off ticket price.


January 23, 2020
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


JLABS @ Toronto


JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave., Suite 1300
Toronto, Canada
+ Google Map