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Media Advisory: Canadian Obesity Summit

Edmonton, Alberta- April 9, 2013 –

WHO: Editors/journalists covering the health beat on: childhood and adult obesity, weight management, conditions related to obesity (diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, depression, etc.), prevention, treatment, health economics, health policy, weight bias and discrimination, addiction, sleep, bariatric surgery, genetics, and more.

WHAT: Canadian Obesity Summit, presented by the Canadian Obesity Network

WHEN: May 1st – 4th, 2013

WHERE: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend Canada’s only scientific conference dedicated solely to emerging research and best-practice approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity. Health professionals, researchers, policy makers, industry representatives and media will learn from some of Canada’s and the world’s top thinkers on a wide range of topics.

Featuring:

  • 14 ‘Hot Topics and Controversies’ plenary sessions examining:
    • Is it Time to Address Lack of Sleep in Health Promotion?
    • Is Exercise for Weight Loss Overrated?
    • Is it Time to Limit Weight Gain in Pregnancy?
    • Is Obesity Caused by Food Addiction?
    • …and more.
  • More than 70 interactive sessions
  • Dedicated learning tracts:
    • Public Health in Focus
    • Research in Focus
    • Clinic in Focus
    • Health Systems/Services in Focus
    • Sessions focusing on Child & Youth Health, Basic Science, Population & Public Health, Pregnancy, Aboriginal Health, and Nutrition
  • 38 Hours of Accredited Content
  • SCOPE points towards IASO’s official obesity education program

Full details and registration information: www.con-obesitysummit.ca

Contact Information

Media accreditation and interviews with select presenters
and Canadian Obesity Network members can be arranged through
Brad Hussey, Communications Director,
Canadian Obesity Network
905-628-7778 (EST)
[email protected] / www.obesitynetwork.ca

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