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Joint meeting with: Diabetes: Many Faces of the Disease

Obesity: From Cell to Patient

February 1-3, 2021 | 10:00AM EST | 3:00PM UTC*
*Program is in development and subject to change

Bonus Content

ePanel Workshop: Patient Perspective and Stigmas

From the eSymposia, Obesity: From Cell to Patient


  • Rachel L. Batterham, MD, University College London
  • Vicki Mooney, ECPO Executive Director & Patient
  • Francesco Rubino, MD, King's College London
  • Joseph Nadglowski, BS, Obesity Action Coalition

This ePanel explores how stigmas impede progress against obesity by putting the blame on the patient, and overlooking genetic, molecular, hormonal and metabolic factors that cannot be overcome by willpower and behavioral interventions alone. Panelists discuss how shame and societal judgement hold patients back from seeking treatment for the disease and fuels failure, as well as how patients, doctors and scientists can reframe the conversation to support patients and help them succeed.

Obesity: From Cell to Patient