Canadian Obesity Network

Canadian Obesity Network

May 01, 2007 09:01 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY-Canadian Obesity Network: Is the Obesity Epidemic Overrated?

KANANASKIS, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 1, 2007) - The Canadian Obesity Network -

WHAT: "Western Obesity Summit"

WHEN: May 6 to 8, 2007

WHERE: Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB

Leading Canadian medical experts from a wide range of disciplines will address unique, topical issues in obesity and state-of-the-art obesity research. Focused discussions and presentations will analyze:

- Is the obesity epidemic overrated? (dinner and debate)

- Obesity, the Cardiovascular System and Diabetes

- Functional Foods and Nutriceuticals

- Thin Cities: Obesity and the Built Environment

...and more

Speakers will be available throughout the event for interviews. Full agenda and information are available at:

The Western Obesity Summit is a joint effort of The Canadian Obesity Network, the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.

The Canadian Obesity Network is funded by the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence Program (, a joint initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Industry Canada.

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