Seven years ago, the federally-supported Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) came on the scene as a major player in obesity research, investing tens of millions in building research infrastructure, comparing the effectiveness of obesity treatment options, and engaging the voices of individuals and families into obesity research. Has PCORI’s goal of improving obesity prevention and treatment been realized? In this session, Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of PCORI, will reflect on the Institute’s accomplishments, lessons learned, and future directions. Whether you are a researcher, clinician, or patient yourself, won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to hear from this influential leader.


11:00am Obesity Research in the Age of PCORI—Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions
Joe V Selby, MD MPH