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Call for Speakers

If you would be interested in speaking at our next Health Summit, please summit a proposal to Dr. Stephen Farrow at 

Topic Suggestions:

  • New wave of obesity pharmaceutical therapies

  • Updates and/or novel approaches to diabetes management

  • Managing the whole patient

  • Nutrition Fundamentals

  • Behavioral Health

  • Predicting risks in the diabetes patient (cardiovascular etc.)

  • Community Health Initiatives/Results

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches/Models

Sponsor or Exhibitor

Forms must be completed one week before the event.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 4th annual VJ Canizaro, MD Health Summit please contact us

Call for Abstracts

Undergraduate student investigators who have conducted research on diabetes and other obesity-related conditions under the mentorship of a faculty member are invited to submit an abstract to the 4th Annual VJ Canizaro, MD Health Summit that will be held in March of 2024 at the Tradition Medical Campus in Biloxi, MS.

Research should have been conducted over the past year. Unpublished studies are preferred, but manuscripts published within a few months of the Summit will be considered.

Selected submissions will be published in the Summit program booklet and website and will be invited to discuss their abstracts during the poster session. The top abstract as determined by the NDORI Judging Committee will be invited to deliver an oral presentation at the Summit.


Please submit abstracts to Dr. Stephen Farrow at the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) via e-mail: by 5 pm by June 21, 2024.


Stephen Farrow, MD, FACP
Executive Director


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