The Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict Obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures Project aims to advance adult obesity treatment in the face of well-documented individual variability in response to treatment. To achieve this goal, the National Institutes of Health tasked the ADOPT Working Group with identifying an initial core set of high-priority measures that when used consistently in studies can facilitate the identification of replicable predictors or moderators of treatment response. The ADOPT Working Group launched this process by entering potential predictors and mediators into the Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Database. GEM provides an online venue for you and other scientists to provide feedback on the potential measures, which are organized in 4 workspaces:
Behavioral Workspace
Biological Workspace
Environmental Workspace
Psychosocial Workspace

As the next step in this process, the ADOPT Working Group needs your input regarding the measures entered in GEM. More details and instructions can be found by following the above links. We invite you to provide input through GEM by October 28, 2016. The ADOPT Working Group will consider your input as it develops an initial list of measures to present at this sympoisum.

This project won’t work without your input!


8:00am Individual Variability in Weight Control Success Following Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment
Donna H Ryan, MD FACP FTOS
8:15am Individual Variability in Weight Control Success Following Bariatric Surgery
Anita P. Courcoulas, MD MPH PhD
8:30am Rationale for Using Core Constructs and Measures for Long Term Weight Loss Trials
Paul S. Maclean, MD
8:45am Progress Toward Developing Core Measures: Using Crowd Sourcing Efforts within the Scientific Community
Alex Rothman, PhD
9:00am Panel Discussion
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