ObesityWeek announces preconference workshop on mobile health and child obesity

On Nov. 12, 2013, The Obesity Society is hosting a preconference workshop called “Mobile Health Boot Camp for Pediatric Obesity.” The workshop will use prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity as model test beds for mobile health (mHealth) research and will offer a primer on mHealth from the ground up. It will include sessions on how to develop a transdisciplinary team for mHealth applications in prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and how to capture enormous amounts of data in real time.

Faculty includes:

  • Dr. Josh Cothran, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Dr. Erin Hennessy, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. John Lach, University of Virginia
  • Dr. Heather Patrick, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Parisa Rashidi, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Bonnie Spring, Northwestern University

To learn more and register, visit Please note you DO NOT HAVE TO register for the conference to attend the preconference workshop. For questions about this program, email

This preconference session is part of ObesityWeek, a unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. Combining both The Obesity Society (TOS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) annual meetings, ObesityWeek brings together world-renowned experts in obesity to share innovation and breakthroughs in science unmatched around the globe.

The preconference workshop is supported by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). To learn more about NCCOR, visit

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