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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2012
Contact: CDC Division of News and Electronic Media

CDC to Host Second Weight of the Nation Conference to Address Obesity


CDC will host a telebriefing to present findings of a study being presented at CDC’s Weight of the Nation obesity conference, “Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts through 2030.”


William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D, director, CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity


Monday, May 7 at 11:45 a.m.

Eric A. Finkelstein, Ph.D., M.H.A., Associate Professor, Assistant Director of the Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

 Justin G. Trogdon, Ph.D., M.A. Health Economist, Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Public Health Economics Program

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1187
INTERNATIONAL: 1-517-319-9309

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

A transcript of this media telebriefing will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at



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