Back to school and CON-SNP’s hitting the ground running! Your CON-SNP exec has been busy planning some BIG events for this year to help keep our SNPs engaged and promote healthy active living so make sure you keep an eye out for these events in the coming months
Developed by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) in collaboration with mdBriefCase Group Inc., this in-depth, evidence-based program is designed for healthcare professionals who understand basic obesity principles and want to learn more.
Spend a week in the Canadian Rockies learning about interdisciplinary obesity
research and practice from leading national and international obesity experts.
It’s an essential course for obesity researchers and health sciences students who are
looking to equip themselves with the best knowledge, skills and tools to deal with obesity.
It’s also a life-changing networking and relationship-building experience. Link to Website
LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS (in good health, with diabetes or depression) to participate in our
on going studies on (1) the co-morbidity type 2 diabetes–depression and (2) the effects of physical activity on muscle energy metabolism.
This is a one day course offered by CON and the University of Alberta - Health Sciences and Education Research Commons. It is an intensive education program that emphasizes practical aspects of obesity management. Please see attached documents with program outline and details.
Advances in Nutrition: From Daily Living to High Performance
Sport will offer delegates an opportunity to listen, learn, network and
engage with some of our leading experts on nutrition as it relates
across the spectrum of daily physical activity to high performance
sport. The conference will focus on the latest research, current
knowledge and practical application of sport nutrition for the every-day
practitioner. Join us for an exciting day of presentations.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the Quebec Society of Lipidology, Nutrition and Metabolism (SQLNM), the Cardiometabolic Health Diabetes and Obesity Network (CMDO) and the COLOSSUS Congress. This scientific event will take place from February 7 to 9, 2018 at the Hôtel Chéribourg, Magog-Orford in the Eastern Townships (Province of Quebec).
25th Annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO2018) May 23 - 26, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Link to Website
This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large. Link to Website
The Pedometer Challenge is a one-week long event, which aims to promote physical activity, networking, and of course some friendly competition between the CON-SNP chapters across Canada. Link to Website
Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians; Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Car is a one day thematic conference that will take place on March 21, 2018 as a pre-conference event to the 20th Annual Metropolis Conference that is taking place from March 22-24, 2018 at the Westin Calgary. Please join us to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of immigration health - providing perspectives of researchers, service providers and policy makers. Link to Website
Optimize outpatient bariatric care with the advanced certified bariatric educator program developed by York University and the Canadian Obesity Network.
The Canadian Obesity Network is holding its 6th Canadian Obesity Student Meeting, known as COSM. The meeting will not only highlight important advances in obesity research but will also provide important opportunities for new professionals and trainees from across Canada to present findings and network with their peers. Link to Website
The Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians. Successful completion of this program also qualifies dietitians for the education component for the Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE) designation.
This webinar looks at health risks related to obesity in children and adolescents, specialized health services available and defining "success" in pediatric weight management, and new insights from the cutting edge research. Link to Website