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Welcome to the 2nd International School for Obesity Research and Management

This week, we are hosting the 2nd International School for Obesity Research and Management (ISORAM) at the Chateau Fairmont, Lake Louise.

The following is the welcome letter to the delegates of this ‘sold-out’ event::

Welcome to the 2nd International School for Obesity Research and Management, co-hosted by the University of Alberta, the Universit├Ąt Leipzig, and the Canadian Obesity Network.

This year, the focus is on advances in bariatric care with talks ranging from basic science (genetics, gut transporters, adipose tissue) to lifestyle management (dietary and exercise assessments and prescriptions), from new diagnostic definitions and health economics (obesity staging, etiological assessment, program evaluation) to advanced minimal invasive surgery (robotics, endoluminal surgery and bariatric complications).

The faculty includes over 30 leading researchers and clinicians from Canada and Germany as well as guests from Ireland, Denmark, the UK, and the USA.

ISORAM’12 will be attended by over 50 delegates from five countries and promises to once again be an exciting event that will foster international exchange of best practices and research innovations.

This event is also certain to foster camaraderie, friendship, and international collaborations in the area of bariatric research and practice.

Welcome to Lake Louise!

Arya M. Sharma, Edward Shang, Shahzeer Karmali, Matthias Blueher

I look forward to an exciting week.

Lake Louise, Alberta

p.s. a listing of the program can be downloaded here


  1. Amazing program and location of this congres !
    Wish you and your team succes for this organisation

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  2. Will you be holding this event again next year? Had I known about it sooner, I certainly would have attended.


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