Dr. Pretlow’s Public Appearances — Past and Upcoming

The Childhood Obesity News homepage includes links to many of the presentations Dr. Pretlow has given over the years. Today, we give a quick overview of them, but first: an announcement. On December 5 Dr. Pretlow will give two lectures at the World Obesity Federation 2019 Regional Conference.

The World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity.

This will happen in Muscat, Oman, an oil-rich and very photogenic country located on the Persian Gulf, with a population of nearly three million, where the life expectancy is 71 years for men and 76 years for women. Arabic is spoken in Oman.

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Several of Dr. Pretlow’s conference presentations were covered in an earlier post. “What’s Really Causing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic? What Kids Say” (2010) can be viewed via Adobe Flash Player. Another post, descriptively titled “More of Dr. Pretlow’s Conference Presentations,” gives details about such events as the Obesity Society’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting and the Women’s Sports Foundation gathering.

A roster of subsequent of professional events in Portugal, Austria, and the United Kingdom appeared in “Up to Date With Dr. Pretlow’s Conference Presentations.” It mentions these presentations, also instantly available in Adobe Flash format:

But wait, there are more! See Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation, “Addiction Treatment Methods for Child/Adolescent Obesity Intervention.”

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a School of Medicine which in recent years introduced a new curriculum, Translational Education at Carolina (TEC), described thusly:

TEC seeks to transform the way medical students learn the art and science of medicine by integrating basic sciences and clinical skills, providing longitudinal patient care experiences and offering earlier clinical opportunities in specialty fields to better inform residency program decisions. This redesigned curriculum reflects the ever-changing practice of medicine, meets the desire for early career differentiation and exploration, and incorporates the learning preferences of today’s medical students.

Also available are Dr. Pretlow’s 2017 Workshop, “Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model” and “Obesity: Tackling the Root Cause.” This latter event was his 2018 Multi-Center Clinical Trial Kick-off Speech.

Your responses and feedback are welcome!

Source: “Oman Country Profile,” BBC.com, 04/25/18
Photo credit: Mathias Apitz (München) on Visualhunt/CC BY-ND

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Dr. Robert A. Pretlow is a pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist. He has been researching and spreading awareness on the childhood obesity epidemic in the US for more than a decade.
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Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the American Society of Animal Science 2020 Conference
What’s Causing Obesity in Companion Animals and What Can We Do About It

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the World Obesity Federation 2019 Conference:
Food/Eating Addiction and the Displacement Mechanism

Dr. Pretlow’s Multi-Center Clinical Trial Kick-off Speech 2018:
Obesity: Tackling the Root Cause

Dr. Pretlow’s 2017 Workshop on
Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation for
TEC and UNC 2016

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the 2015 Obesity Summit in London, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s invited keynote at the 2014 European Childhood Obesity Group Congress in Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2013 European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2011 International Conference on Childhood Obesity in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2010 Uniting Against Childhood Obesity Conference in Houston, TX.

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