8th World Congress on Diabetes and Obesity 2015
Riga Stradins University Medical Education Technology Centre *Riga, LATVIA Visit the Venue to read more
After the success of the previous edition organized in Riga in October 2013, we are pleased to announce the organization of the8th World Congress on Diabetes & Obesity 2015 which will be held in Riga, Latvia onJuly 2-3, 2015.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight - at least 300 million of them clinically obese - and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. The obesity epidemic is not restricted to industrialized societies; this increase is often faster in developing countries than in the developed world.
Often coexisting in developing countries with under-nutrition, obesity is a complex condition, with serious social and psychological dimensions, affecting virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups.
Obesity and overweight pose also a major risk for serious diet-related chronic diseases, including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer. The health consequences range from increased risk of premature death, to serious chronic conditions that reduce the overall quality of life. Of special concern is the increasing incidence of child obesity.
Prevention & Treatments Strategies: Our Priority during Riga Congress
In order to participate to slow down and stop the progression of this disease, Riga Diabetes & Obesity 2015 will discuss on the latest therapeutic innovations, the new pathways which will allow the development of new pharmaceutical treatments but also discuss how to prevent diabetes and obesity by using natural ingredients to prevent or fight against diabetes and obesity.
Riga Diabetes & Obesity 2015 aims also to launch the discussion between the different actors involved in the fight against obesity. It still remains that diabetes and obesity are multi-factorial problems, involving genetic, neurological, behavioral and cultural components, and as such, a long term solution to the problem is unachievable through single sector approach. Instead an integrated strategy is required, with input and close collaboration from all of the many different stakeholders involved - the food industry, governments and regulators, researchers, health professionals, the media, and of course consumers themselves.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Obesity & Diabetes will be held in lovely Riga, Latvia in the heart ofRīga Stradiņš University (RSU).
Riga Stradins University Medical Education Technology Centre
Anninmuizas bulvaris 26a, Riga
Posters will be selected by the Scientific Committee and will be presented by authors during breaks and lunches.
Please indicate in which session corresponding your abstract.
Posters format: 1m height * 0,70m width