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Big events coming up through the year

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

Advanced Obesity Management Online Course, Ongoing & Online

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.

Participants Needed - Clinical Research Study, University of Alberta

Participants are needed in a clinical research study at the University of Alberta. The study will look at how the accuracy of autonomic blood pressure monitor compares to standard blood pressure measurements in individuals with obesity.

Obesity Summer School - July 15-22, 2017, Kananaskis, AB

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.
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Participants Needed - Clinical Research Study , University of Ottawa

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.

25th Annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO2018)

25th Annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO2018) May 23 - 26, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
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22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, August 29 - September 2, 2017
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2017 International Meeting on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) - September 9-11 - Winnipeg, MB

In parallel with the obesity/diabetes epidemic, the incidence and prevalence of NAFLD continues to rise in Canada and elsewhere. While NAFLD leads to an increasing health care burden, our understanding and the therapeutic options remain limited. It is therefore imperative that the level of knowledge and understanding of this liver disease be increased. This will require a multi-pronged approach to adequately address it from prevention, diagnosis, management, treatment and research perspectives.
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7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity -October 24-26, 2018, Calgary AB

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.
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Obesity Management Certificate for Post-Graduates

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.

8th Learning Retreat for Dietitians Oct. 25- 26, 2017, Toronto, ON

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.

CON-YHZ Public Discussion Aug 1, 2017, Halifax, NS

The Halifax Chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network is hosting an evening public discussion on August 1st, 2017. Come join us and be part of the conversation!