The Digital Physical Activity and Diet (dPAD) Collaborative Symposium

When & Where

September 8 - September 9
1:00 PM
UTHealth School of Public Health Auditorium ( View in Google Map)


Event Description

The Digital Physical Activity and Diet (dPAD) Collaborative, is a joint MD Anderson/UTHealth core aimed to increase investigator expertise and improve the innovation and scientific rigor of obesity-related digital health research. On September 8-9, dPAD will hold a symposium to enable faculty and trainees to share their research, hear from experts in the field, and network with others. This symposium will serve to promote discussions and presentations based on successful studies, as well as to identify existing resources and opportunities to collaborate with field experts.

A notable leader in digital health research, Dr. David Conroy of Penn State University will deliver the keynote address. The two-day conference will consist of panel discussions highlighting resources for digital health research, individual research presentations, and a poster session.


We encourage you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation to Thuan Le at tale@mdanderson.org. A subset of posters will be considered for a lightning talk, which is a 5-minute overview of the presenter's research accompanied by one slide. We welcome submissions of descriptions of digital health tools as well as completed research and research in progress.
Abstract guidelines:
Abstract deadline: August 12, 2022 at 12:00am CST Notification of selected abstracts: August 29, 2022 Abstracts are limited to 350 words, not including title, authors, and author affiliations. Do not include authorship or funding information in the body of the abstract. The abstract should be unstructured and should include the following sections: Introduction (including objective and/or hypothesis), Methods, Results, Discussion. Clearly describe the relationship between animal and human studies or the potential for parallel studies in other species based on the current work. One graph, table, or figure may be included but is not required.