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Samantha
Hocking
Associate Professor, Endocrinologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Academic at the University of Sydney, Sydney, AUS

Associate Professor Samantha Hocking is an Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Academic at the University of Sydney. She is the current President of the National Association of Clinical Obesity Services. Her research interests focus on reducing the metabolic complications of obesity.

Dominica Rubino

Dominica Rubino

Director of the Washington Center for Weight Management & Research in Arlington, VA, USA


Domenica Rubino is the founder and Director of the Washington Center for Weight Management & Research in Arlington, VA, USA, a comprehensive weight management programme utilising a multidisciplinary team for the care of the individuals with obesity. Dr Rubino is board certified in Obesity Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, and Internal Medicine and received training in both clinical and molecular biological research at the US National Institutes of Health. She has extensive experience in the care of the overweight patient and has conducted clinical research for the development of pharmaco-therapeutic agents in the management of obesity. She is currently a clinical investigator for AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novo Nordisk, and is the recipient of an independent research grant from Obesinov, SARL.

 

She currently serves as a clinical expert on the treatment of obesity for several professional committees, and as a consultant and speaker for Novo Nordisk, and has also served as a representative to Congress and outside organisations for The Obesity Society. She often speaks as an advocate for the person struggling with obesity and has a strong interest in the psychological impact and societal stigma of this medical condition.

 

Dr Rubino has received several investigator awards, and has and has authored select peer-reviewed publications (including JAMA, Lancet, Obesity, the European Journal of Endocrinology, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism), and recently contributed a chapter on ‘Biopsychosocial Modifiers of Obesity’ for the textbook entitled Bariatric Endocrinology, published by Springer Verlag.


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