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Call for Abstracts--The 4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Strategies and Solutions – From Practice to Policy

Deadline March 23, 2012

Conference Dates:

  • Pre-Conference – Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • Main Conference – Thursday, October 25 & Friday, October 26, 2012

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Halifax, NS

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 4th conference will focus on strategies and solutions - from practice to policy. This theme recognizes that obesity is a complex problem requiring a complex solution-oriented approach to its prevention and management. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Canada, and across multiple settings. From provincial level policies to school and community level interventions, and through practice-based management programs targeting multiple behaviours that are associated with obesity, the conference seeks to promote a solution-oriented approach to obesity prevention and management.

The 4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity provides an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an interactive setting. Posters are ideal for presenting scientifically based investigations, clinical case studies, and demonstrations of community projects. Posters are intended to provide attendees with a forum to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about their work.

For more information, please visit http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/obesity/call_for_abstracts.asp.