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Dr. Scott Kahan has been invited to speak at a Congressional Briefing. The Briefing, sponsored by the nonprofit Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease and Wellpoint, one of the largest insurers in the U.S., focuses on collaborative efforts to address childhood obesity.

In addition to Dr. Kahan, expected speakers include:

  • Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), Ron Kind (D-WI), and Dave Reichert (R-WA)
  • Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, Professor and Chair of Health Policy at Emory University
  • Dr. Harvinder Sareen, Clinical Programs Director at Wellpoint
  • Katie Adamson, Director of Health Partnerships and Policy at YMCA of the USA

Dr. Kahan will discuss roles of the healthcare system in childhood obesity prevention and treatment. His presentation will be available online shortly.