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CON Events

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.

Obesity Summer School - July - Location TBA

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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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.

The CON-SNP Pedometer Challenge - March 12-18, 2018

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.
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Advanced Certified Bariatric Educator Program: May 30-June 2, 2018 - Toronto, ON

Optimize outpatient bariatric care with the advanced certified bariatric educator program developed by York University and the Canadian Obesity Network.

The 6th Canadian Obesity Student Meeting, June 20-22, 2018 - London ON

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.
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Redefining Obesity Webinar: Rethinking Obesity in Children and Adolescents

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.
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9th Learning Retreat for Dietitians, October 25-26th, 2018 in Toronto, ON

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.