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Pathways to Prevention Workshop:
Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity

December 5–6, 2017 in Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

About the Workshop

Obesity is a major contributor to serious health conditions in children and adults. The prevalence of obesity in the United States and globally has grown rapidly in the last three decades; thus, there is a pressing need to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will convene the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity to assess the available scientific evidence to better understand appropriate, high-quality natural experiment research designs in the field of obesity prevention and control.

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Poster Session

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) is accepting poster abstracts for the December 5, 2017, emerging researcher poster session being held in conjunction with the P2P Workshop.

This poster session is an opportunity for emerging researchers to exhibit their research for novel methods for evaluating natural experiments in obesity prevention and control. The ODP will award $500 travel awards for the top abstracts.

For this activity, the ODP defines an emerging researcher as a graduate student or professional within 5 years of completing a terminal research degree who has not yet competed successfully as a principal investigator for a substantial independent NIH research grant by the poster abstract submission deadline.

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