Colorado State University Holds Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Colloquium Thursday and Friday

Colorado State University will host a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Colloquium on Thursday and Friday at the Fort Collins Hilton Hotel, 425 W. Prospect Road. The event will focus on promoting, preventing and facilitating research on complex heath problems.

The colloquium will combine presentations from Colorado State faculty, poster presentations from students and faculty and panel discussions.

The event is free, but on-site registration is required. Online registration has been closed.

Colorado State University supports a broad and vigorous portfolio of research aimed toward developing effective strategies for prevention and treatment of catastrophic diseases. Merging these research efforts with those that are occurring in the area of health promotion is the goal of the colloquium.

The seminar, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research and the Colorado State University Research Foundation, is open to the public but tailored to researchers and others involved with science and technology.

The colloquium will cover various topics including education and outreach programs; clinical and basic research in the areas of cancer, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease; and early detection of these diseases. The event will include a focus on agriculture with discussions on producing healthier crops and foods, as well as new uses for ancient grains.  

Stephen Davis, chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will present the keynote address on how clinical and research issues are related to metabolic diseases. The keynote will be presented at 9 a.m. Friday, April 14.

Colorado State faculty also plan presentations throughout the colloquium on a variety of topics including improving health through nutrition education, researching Internet-based health communication, the impact of sensory processing disorders on children and families, Latinas and breast cancer prevention, Alzheimer’s disease and insulin, liver disease and obesity, and technology transfer.

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