OBESITYWEEK OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
THURSDAY, OCT 31, 8:00 AM

Rudolph L. Leibel, MD
Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics in the Columbia University Department of Pediatrics

Addressing
TBA

Professor,
Columbia University

Dr. Leibel is Christopher J. Murphy Professor of Diabetes Research and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also Co-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Co-PI of the Diabetes Research Center (DRC) and, PI of the New York Obesity Research Center (NYONRC). Click here to view Dr. Leibel’s full biography.


OBESITYWEEK NFL OBESITY PREVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKER
THURSDAY, NOV 2, 11:00 AM

Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD
Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in Health Research Award recipient

Addressing
The Aging Professional Athlete

Member,
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Attended Columbia College (Valedictorian, 1954) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Studied under Wangensteen and Varco at the University of Minnesota. Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. The first Owen H. and Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Click here to view Dr. Buchwald’s full biography.


OBESITYWEEK NFL OBESITY PREVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKER
THURSDAY, NOV 2, 11:00 AM

Arthur Roberts, MD
National Football Foundation’s 2011 Distinguished American Award recipient

Addressing
Screening Health Studies in Former NFL Players

Founder,
Living Heart Foundation

Arthur “Archie” Roberts, MD, graduated from Columbia College in New York City. He was a student- athlete, playing three sports in college. He was an All American baseball player and pre-season Playboy All American football quarterback. Following college, he went to Medical School at Case Western Reserve Medical School and simultaneously played back-up NFL QB with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins (1967). Click here to view Dr. Roberts’ full biography.


OBESITYWEEK NFL OBESITY PREVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKER
THURSDAY, NOV 2, 11:00 AM

Corey Louchiey
Former NFL Professional Athlete

Addressing
Player Prospective: Weight and Diet

Sports Industry Consultant & Motivational Speaker,
First & Life

Corey Louchiey is a decorated former NFL professional athlete, accomplished New York area business executive, and noted philanthropist. He is the Co-Founder of First & Life, a training and development company that teaches individuals and companies across the country how to be a catalyst for positive change in order to reach personal and professional goals and attain long-lasting success. Click here to view Corey Louchiey’s full biography.


OBESITYWEEK NFL OBESITY PREVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKER
THURSDAY, NOV 2, 11:00 AM

James Thornton
Former NFL Professional Athlete

Addressing
Player Prospective: Weight and Surgery

Consultant,
Global Sports & Business

James Thornton pursued USFL, CFL & NFL careers as a defensive & offensive lineman. He’s lived in 15 countries, worked 8 Super Bowls, 6 Olympic Games and spent 7 seasons with the "NFL on Fox" game telecasts. In 2011 at 6’5” 505lbs, Gastric Sleeve surgery saved his life. Click here to view James Thornton’s full biography.