Obesity in America - what it means for our economy

Luncheon discussion regarding the obesity and its impact on the U.S. economy and health with an emphasis on Washington state. The event will examine work that is being done on a local level, national trends, and the role of government in this arena.

A panel discussion will feature:

  • Ken Thorpe, Ph.D, Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Tommy G. Thompson, Former Governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary
  • Dr. Lenna Liu, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Dr. Ellen Schur, UW Nutrition and Obesity Research Centre
  • Emily Cooper, Founder and Medical Director, Diabesity Research Foundation

October 2, 2014
11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.

Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1301 5th Ave #1500
Seattle, WA


For more background, read this recent article from Seattle Business Magazine by Tommy G. Thompson.