10th Annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference

Obesity: New Perspectives on Waist Management

Friday, February 27, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015

Join us for the 10th Annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference, Obesity: New Perspectives on Waist Management. This year’s conference features alternative perspectives on the obesity "epidemic" and novel approaches to obesity treatment and associated risk factor management. Internationally recognized experts from within and outside the Arizona State University community will present cutting edge research and fresh perspectives on obesity solutions.

The conference provides opportunities for experts, professionals and students to network and discuss the latest research and treatment options for obesity. 

Conference Speakers & Presentations:

Marc-Adams   Marc Adams, PhD
Arizona State University
Presentation: The Vegas experience- what Sin City can teach us about behavior change.pdf
Joe-Alcock   Joe Alcock, MD
University of New Mexico
Presentation: Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota- Evolutionary pressures and potential mechanisms.pdf
  Siddhartha Angadi, PhD
Arizona State University
Presentation: Traditional Treatments for Obesity- Can the Cure be Worse than the Condition.pdf
Jean-Philippe-Chaput   Jean-Philippe Chaput, PhD
University of Ottawa
Presentation: Go to sleep- Is sleep deprivation contributing to obesity.pdf
  Glenn Gaesser, PhD
Arizona State University
Presentation: Two Billion Reasons for a New Perspective on Obesity Prevention and Treatment.pdf
Aaron-Kelly   Aaron Kelly, PhD
University of Minnesota
Presentation: Serious diseases call for serious treatments- The role of medications in pediatric obesity.pdf
Abigail-Saguy   Abigail Saguy, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Presentation: Whats Wrong with Fat.pdf
Shaibi   Gabriel Shaibi, PhD
Arizona State University
Presentation: Exercise for Obese Youth- Refocusing Attention from Weight Loss to Health Gains.pdf
  Susanne Votruba, PhD, RD
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Presentation: Is It Really Your Metabolism- Weight Loss Studies Uncovering the Thrifty Phenotype.pdf

Full Conference Agenda

Who Should Attend:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Fitness professionals
  • Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Students

$100 for professionals
$50 for students (with valid student ID)

Lunch is included with registration.

Registration closes Friday, February 20th and on-site registration will not be available.

Continuing Education Units:
CEUs will be provided through AZCVPR (valid for ACSM, AACVPR, and AARC members) and for RDs. Please check back for more details.

ASU Carson Ballroom, Old Main
400 East Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287

ASU Fulton Center Garage
S. College @ 7th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Friday: $12/day – 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Registrant to pay)
Saturday: Free – 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. - based on availability 

For more information, call 602-827-2314 or bhlconference@gmail.com.

Full Conference Agenda


Thank you to this year's sponsors:

Obesity solutions logo


GPSA logo

SCNM logo