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:
- “Addiction to Highly Pleasurable Food as a Cause of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic”
- “Compulsive Eating/Addiction Intervention for Obesity Implemented as a SmartPhone App: a Pilot Study”
- “Treatment of Child/Adolescent Obesity Using the Addiction Model”
- “Obesity Treatment Using the Addiction Model”
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.
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