This webinar will review the current data and understanding of the many factors that increase the risk and adverse outcomes of COVID-19 in individuals with obesity. COVID-19 risk factors and their impact among cancer patients, based on findings from the US COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium, will be presented. Future challenges and opportunities to better understand the effect of obesity on COVID-19 risk and clinical outcomes will be addressed, with ample time for Q&A following the presentations.
Barry M. Popkin, Ph.D.
W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor
Department of Nutrition
UNC Gillings Global School of Public Health
Nutrition Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Jeremy L. Warner, M.D., M.S. FAMIA, FASCO
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center