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Dr. David Katz M.D. to speak at the 2012 Mother of All Meet & Greets

Dr. David Katz

I am so excited to announce that Dr. Katz has agreed to speak at the 2012 Mother of All Meet & Greets. I personally became aware of this amazing man when a fellow WLS Peep posted a link to an article he had posted on Huffington Post. The article so moved me (read article here) it was as if I was listening to the Roberta Flack Song- Killing Me Softly. It was about ME about so many of US!

I knew I had to contact Dr. Katz and 1) Thank him for the article and 2) Ask him to come speak to us in Las Vegas. Dr. Katz was so wonderful to talk to and he has agreed to be with us in May! Dr. Katz’s own foundation, Turn the Tides Foundation has the goal of eradicating childhood obesity. His work in the area of Nutrition is mind boggling and I know that we will all leave our conference enriched by his presentation.

David L. Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP – President and Founder.
Dr. David L. Katz is known internationally as an authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease. He is Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Public Health, and the Director and founder of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. As director of this clinical research laboratory dedicated to chronic disease prevention, Katz has served as Principal Investigator for numerous community and clinical trials, and has acquired and managed well over $20 million in research funds.

Dr. Katz earned his BA form Dartmouth College, his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health. Katz has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters, and 12 books to date; he has acquired and managed some $25 million in research funds. Elected to the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine in 2002, and elected President of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine in 2004, Katz has twice been recognized as one of America’s top physicians in Preventive Medicine by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Dr. Katz is currently an ABC News Medical Consultant and a syndicated health/nutrition columnist for The New York Times. Additionally, Katz is the nutrition columnist to ‘O,’ the Oprah Magazine. He is a frequent contributor of expert opinion on nutrition and obesity to the news media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, HealthDay News, The Associated Press, Reuters, and others. He is a contributing editor to ‘O’ Magazine, and a member of the editorial advisory boards Health Magazine, Arbor Nutrition Updates, The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Men’s Health. Dr. Katz is a member of the editorial advisory board of Prevention Magazine, and now provides a daily blog at www.prevention.com. He serves as a peer reviewer for many of the most prestigious biomedical journals, and has served as a member of grant review panels for both the NIH and the CDC.

Dr. Katz has been an expert consultant on obesity control to the US Secretary of Health; the US FDA Commissioner; several Governors; private corporations; and the health insurance industry. He has served as an advisor on weight control policy to the National Governors Association and has served as consultant to the World Health Organization on standards of scientific evidence in complementary/alternative and traditional medicine.

Katz lectures on effective strategies for weight control and better nutritional health to audiences ranging from elementary school children, to academic colleagues and public health leaders.

Visit Dr. Katz Web Site: http://www.davidkatzmd.com/bio.asp

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