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4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Strategies and Solution – From Practice to Policy

Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 25-26, 2012

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Pre-Conference October 24, 2012

Conference Description

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.

Poster Submissions: Deadline for poster submissions has been extended to June 29, 2012.  Visit  http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/obesity/call_for_abstracts.asp for more information.

Student Travel Support Program

The purpose of the Student Travel Support Program is to help students (senior undergraduates; Master’s; Doctoral) travel to and deliver an Oral or Poster Presentation. This program does not support travel expenses for lab exchange travel. Up to four students will receive $500.00 each to support their travel and registration fee for this conference. Application Deadline is 11:59 p.m. MST, June 29, 2012. Please visit http://www.obesitynetwork.ca/page.aspx?page=2878&app=182&cat1=457&tp=12&... to learn more.