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  • Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the New York Academy of Sciences

      • Registration Closed

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status, particularly weight and energy balance. Big Data harnessed from electronic medical records, smart phone applications and consumer purchasing behaviors have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    This event aims to address two questions: Can Big Data tell the whole story? This will explore whether notoriously hard-to-measure factors like nutrition can be included and integrated with analysis of physical activity and sleep. Are there risks to personal privacy and social equity? Ethical aspects are intertwined in the efforts to collect data that can be used to translate research into enhanced health across population groups.

    This one-day conference will address:

    • • Big data and its role in obesity intervention development
    • • Advances in consumer and medical technology targeting obesity and nutrition
    • • The ethical implications of using data in interventions

    Registration Pricing

      By 08/05/2016 After 08/05/2016 Onsite
    Member $25 $30 $35
    Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $20 $20 $25
    Nonmember (Academia) $55 $65 $70
    Nonmember (Corporate) $80 $85 $90
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $55 $65 $70
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $35 $45 $50

    This event will also be broadcast as a webinar; registration is required.

    Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.

    Webinar Pricing

      By 08/05/2016 After 08/05/2016 Onsite
    Member $15 $20 $20
    Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $10 $15 $15
    Nonmember (Academia) $25 $30 $30
    Nonmember (Corporate) $40 $45 $45
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $25 $30 $30
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $20 $25 $25


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