The Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium is an annual translational nutrition science conference. The theme for 2021 is Heterogeneity in Obesity: Implications for Cancer and Related Obesity-Associated Outcomes. This conference will build on the dialogue we began in our successful 2019 symposium to develop best practices for translational nutrition science and to generate ideas for proposals and collaborative projects, which will lead public health, therapeutic, and clinical efforts to reduce obesity and its associated comorbidities.
Heterogeneity in Obesity: Implications for Cancer and Related Obesity-Associated Outcomes will focus on the heterogeneity of obesity through discussions of four important cancer-related health issues: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, unresolved chronic inflammation, the obesity-cancer link, and weight management. Speakers who are leaders in these four areas will present followed by pragmatic and transdisciplinary panel discussions on successful engagement in cutting-edge science. Interactive discussions will encourage diverse early career investigators and faculty to engage with senior investigators, and for academic and industry scientists to engage.