Free Weight Loss Seminar at UAMS Jan. 11

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will sponsor a free weight loss seminar Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The seminar will be in Sam Walton Auditorium in the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at UAMS in Little Rock. This event is part of the UAMS “Here’s to Your Health” Educational Seminar Series for the general public. To make reservations, call (501) 526-6190 or e-mail

The seminar program will include Philip Kern, M.D., director of the UAMS Weight Control Program and professor of internal medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine, who will discuss the obesity epidemic, how weight loss can greatly improve a person’s health, and how to take the first step to losing weight.

Dietician Sydney Rephan, R.D., L.D., will describe the UAMS Weight Control Program – a comprehensive, medically supervised, outpatient service that helps each patient reach and then maintain his or her ideal body weight.

The seminar will also include a patient “testimonial” about challenge of weight loss and maintenance. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session and drawings for door prizes.