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Dallas Obesity Society is partnering with Rhythm Pharmaceuticals for a special discussion on rare genetic diseases of obesity.  Genetic Obesity Learning Development (GOLD) Academy faculty member, Dr. Heidi Shea, will introduce how impairments in the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway may lead to insatiable hunger, also known as hyperphagia, and early-onset, severe obesity. In the GOLD Academy webinar, Dr. Shea will present disease characteristics, case presentations, and challenges in genetic diseases of obesity.


Hybrid Event Details:

Date: Thursday 8/12/2021, 6PM CST

2 options to join!

In -person location: Marriot Quorum by the Galleria, 1490 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX

(dinner will be provided for in-person attendants)

Virtual:  You will receive a link after signing up.

Sign up today!  In-person seating is limited for social distancing



Heidi Shea, MD, FAAP, FACE, is an Adult and Pediatric Endocrinologist with Endocrine Associates of Dallas in Plano as well as with courtesy privileges at Texas Health Resources and Children’s Health Dallas. Dr. Heidi Shea is a clinical instructor and endocrine guest speaker at the University of Texas at Southwestern, in Dallas, and Texas Health Resources. Her special interests include endocrine disease that affects the entire lifespan, pituitary disease and treatment, and lifestyle changes for weight loss. She is particularly interested in lifelong endocrine disorders that begin in childhood and persist into adulthood. Dr. Shea is the Director of the Diabetes Education Center at Endocrine Associates of Dallas.

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