1st National Obesity Summit Sold Out!Friday, May 8, 2009
Yesterday was the opening of the 1st Canadian National Obesity Summit hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network.
With over 450 registered attendees traveling from across Canada to the scenic Kananaskis Resort in Alberta, this is the first pan-Canadian Obesity conference dedicated to all areas of obesity research, prevention and management.
Interest in this Summit was overwhelming with registration closing 10 days before the opening of the Summit due to exceeding the maximum capacity of the venue.
The Summit features over 70 oral presentations, 150 posters, and 7 workshops on everything from health policy to pediatric obesity and bariatric surgery.
At the opening event, Dr. Diane Finegood, former Director of the CIHR Institute for Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, was awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award by Dr. Kim Raine, Chair of CON’s Science Committee – Congratulations Diane!
I look forward to a busy three days, as the best and brightest Canadian obesity researchers, clinicians and policy makers present their latest research, ideas and views on topics ranging from cell biology to city building.