The Canadian Obesity Network

The Canadian Obesity Network

April 26, 2011 08:01 ET

Canadian Obesity Network: Canadian Research Takes Centre Stage at 2nd National Obesity Summit

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - The latest research findings on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity are in focus this week at the 2nd National Obesity Summit, April 28th to May 1, 2011.

Canada's only multidisciplinary scientific conference dedicated to obesity will feature more than 80 oral presentations, 200 poster presentations and 30-plus workshops aimed at a diverse audience of health professionals, researchers, students, trainees and policy makers.

Some of the hottest topics include:

  • Gestational health and fetal programming – Does obesity really begin in the womb?

  • Not-so-sweet dreamsAre poor sleep habits contributing to a fatter Canada, especially in kids?

  • Bariatric surgery updates Access issues in Canada, is it right for adolescents, and does it really cure diabetes?

  • The tax man and obesity Tax breaks for exercise and sports, levees on junk food…Do they help?

  • Health by designBuilding communities that promote healthier, active lives. Pipe dream, or priority?

  • Marketing to children – How well does Canada do when it comes to shielding children from harmful messages?

  • Joint efforts What's the link between obesity and musculoskeletal conditions, pain?

  • Beyond BMI A new obesity classification system may help healthcare professionals identify the extent of obesity-related illness and prioritize treatment.

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Contact Information

  • Media accreditation and interviews
    with select presenters and
    Canadian Obesity Network members can be arranged through:

    Canadian Obesity Network
    Brad Hussey
    Communications Director
    905-628-7778 (EST)