SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA SERIES
Adiposity in Children and Adolescents: Correlates and Clinical Consequences of Fat Stored in Specific Body Depots12/5/2011 - 12/6/2011
Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Wei Shen, M.D.
New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospital Center
Symposium Schedule (pdf)
- To integrate the latest published and unpublished findings on the laboratory and
clinical assessment of depot-specific adiposity in children and adolescents.
- To understand the roles that sex and ethnicity play in explaining variation in depotspecific
adiposity and related health outcomes across the pediatric age range.
- To identify opportunities for incorporating new markers of abdominal obesity into
clinical practice guidelines for obesity in children and adolescents.