The Canadian Obesity Network

The Canadian Obesity Network

April 06, 2009 09:36 ET

Media Advisory: First National Obesity Summit (Canada)

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) -

WHO: Editors, reporters and freelance journalists covering the health beat on: obesity, weight loss, conditions related to obesity (diabetes, heart disease etc.), mental health, behaviour, aboriginal issues, treatment, prevention, health economics, and more.

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

WHEN: May 7-10, 2009

WHERE: Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB

The brightest minds in Canadian research, health practice and public policy will come together under one roof next month for the nation's only scientific conference dedicated solely to understanding and addressing the obesity epidemic.

The First National Obesity Summit will feature presentations and discussions on cutting-edge research and health practice highlighting the latest thinking across four key themes:

1. Obesity and Mental Health

2. Behavioural & Biological Determinants of Obesity

3. Obesity Management

4. Health Economics & Public Policy

View the full program at:

Advanced registration deadline closes April 15, 2009. Media accreditation and interviews with First National Obesity Summit presenters and Canadian Obesity Network members can be arranged through:

Brad Hussey, Communications Officer, The Canadian Obesity Network
289-238-9148 (EST)

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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