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World Obesity & Weight Loss Event Opens Its Doors to Heathcare Providers, Payors and Practitioners Needing Current Information on Obesity & Weight Loss Efforts


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The 2nd Annual World Obesity & Weight Loss Congress, scheduled for September 13-14, 2005 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is opening the congress to healthcare providers, payors and practitioners at 50% off the conference rate. Additionally, Academic researchers receive a discounted rate of 30%.

Demand for more information on products and services addressing the countryís growing obesity epidemic has prompted the Congress to open its sessions to healthcare providers and payors. Primary Care providers and Healthcare executives wishing to attend the event may contact the organizer to determine their eligibility for the discounted rate of $995.00. Academic Researchers receive the discounted rate of $1295.00.

Also Being Expanded is the Session on: U.S. Guidelines, Red Flags and Advertising Trends

A 2004 FTC staff report showed that the number of advertisements making obviously false weight-loss claims fell to just 15 percent in 2004, but the problem still remains. This expanded session will help companies understand the guidelines, red flags and advertising trends for weight-loss products. Companies seeking ways to navigate the difficult regulatory waters cannot afford to miss this presentation. The session will be presented in a lively, roundtable format with a panel of industry, science, regulatory and legal experts.

Facilitator
Shane H. Freedman, Esq., Latham & Watkins, LLP

Roundtable Participants:
Richard Cleland, Esq., Assistant Director of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission

Richard Atkinson, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Obesity

Douglas S. Kalman MS, RD, FACN, Director, Miami Research Associates, Nutrition and Endocrinology Division

Edward W. Correia, Esq., Latham & Watkins, LLP, Former Special Counsel to President Clinton

Anthony L. Almada, BSc, MSc, Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, IMAGINutrition, Inc. and MetaResponse Sciences



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