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4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 24-26, 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.

Conference Goals & Objectives:

  • To examine how to engage multiple stakeholders in interventions for the prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity
  • To highlight policy, solution-oriented approaches and promising practice for childhood and adolescent obesity prevention and management
  • To provide a forum for networking and collaboration among health professionals, educators, researchers, policy makers, trainees and other stakeholders with an interest in childhood and adolescent obesity

This conference will be of interest to anyone interested in learning about and sharing issues and experiences regarding childhood & adolescent obesity including, but not limited to, the following individuals:
Administrators/Managers, Community Health Workers, Counsellors, Diabetes Educators, Dietitians, Early Childhood Educators, Educators, Family Development Workers, Family Physicians, Family Resource Program Staff, Fitness Professionals, Health Promoters, Nurses, Nutritionists, Paediatricians, Parents, Policy Makers, Psychologists, Researchers, School Principals, Social Workers, Students and Teachers.
 
Conference Brochure: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Obesity/documents/Brochure_000.pdf

Register before September 7 and save: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Obesity/registration.asp

CE Credits

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).   This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society.  This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for Mainpro-M1 credits.

For further information and future updates, please visit the website at http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca.