Exploring The Current State of Weight Bias and Fat Shaming in the Healthcare System
From the Perspective of a Physician and Patient
It’s something we think only happens online. On social media. Through cyberspace. In virtual reality. But it’s happening everywhere today. In real life and in the real world. On the job. In the gym. At schools. And yes, even in our health care system. It’s Fat Shaming!
WHO: This event is open to anyone with an interest in obesity related issues; including treatment, prevention, psycho-social impact, mental health, health economics, policy, public health, weight loss, nutrition, physical activity and more.
WHAT: Exploring the Current State of Weight Bias and Fat Shaming in the Healthcare System is presented by the Canadian Obesity Network – Toronto Chapter (CON-YYZ).
WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Maple Leaf Square (adjacent to Air Canada Centre), South Tower Party Room, 65 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto.
WHY: To bring awareness and understanding to how the healthcare system itself contributes to fat shaming and how we can work to change attitudes and biases about obesity.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with one of our experts on this pervasive issue, please contact Priti Chawla: