Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium

Each year the Division of Nutrition and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) select a "cutting edge" topic in nutritional research to present. Authorities on this topic from North America and elsewhere are invited to present. Representatives from the food industry, nutrition researchers, nutritionists and physicians are invited to attend and participate in the active discussion.
We are pleased to announce the topic for our 2024 symposium, 

Novel Strategies for Medical Management of Obesity: Mechanisms, Clinical Implications, and Societal Impacts


Wednesday, June 5, 2024

This event will be held virtually. All are welcome!

Registration for this event is free for all attendees. 

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Additional event info can be found on the NORCH webpage 



Past Programs 

2023 - Adiposity, Immunity, and Inflammation: Interrelationships in Health and Disease

2022 - The Neurobiology of Eating Behavior in Obesity: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

2021 - Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century

2020 - Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutics

2019 - Longevity & Aging: Nutritional and Metabolic Mechanisms

2018 - SUGAR: Epidemiologic, Physiologic and Policy Considerations of the Sugar Epidemic2017

2017 - Surgical Treatments of Obesity

2016 - The Adipocyte in Energy Regulation

2015 - Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease

2014 - Advances and Novel Targets in Energy Balance & Obesity

2013 - Metabolic Syndrome

2011 - Your Brain Can Help You Eat Better: Do you control your brain or does your brain control you?

2010 - Nutrition and Global Health

2009 - Protective Nutrients: Are They Here to Stay?

2008 - Genetics of Obesity

2007- Obesity and Inflammation

2006 - Metabolic Syndrome and Onset of Cancer

2005 - The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Predictors and Strategies for Prevention

2004 - Science-Based Solutions to Obesity: What is the Role of Academia, Government, and Industry?