Biotechnology Solutions for Obesity on Menu for BIO 2004 Media Brunch
Obesity is a growing epidemic. The American Obesity Association reports that approximately 196 million adults in the United States range from overweight to severely obese. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity will probably overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of death by 2005. The result: A population at high risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer with severe financial and social repercussions. Biotechnology is part of the solution to this epidemic.
On Sunday, June 6, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will host a brunch for media to kick off its Annual International Convention. Join us to hear experts discuss the potential for biotechnology to address the obesity crisis through improved foods and new medicines.
David A. Kessler, M.D.
Michael W. Schwartz, M.D.
Robert Fraley, Ph.D.
Robert Del Grande, Ph. D.
|Date:||Sunday, June 6, 2004|
|Time:||11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
Esplanade Ballroom, South Building
Journalists must be preregistered for the conference to attend.
Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Lisa Dry, BIO, by May 21