High Demand Leads to Extended Abstract Deadline

Continuing in my recap of some of the activities in which the Canadian Obesity Network has changed the professional landscape of obesity in Canada, it would be remiss to not highlight the importance of the National Obesity Summits.

The 3rd Summit in this series will take place May 1-4, 2013 in Vancouver and interest is already remarkably enthusiastic – in fact, we have had so many requests for an extension of the abstract submission deadline that this has indeed now been extended to November 19.

For whatever reason, researchers and trainees around the country (and even from other countries) were scrambling to get their abstracts in, so certainly this extension should come as a bit of a relief.

Pre-registration for the Summit is also proceeding at a steady clip – if anything, an indication that attendance will likely far surpass the over 800, who attended the last summit in Montreal.

And remember, if you do plan to come out, the Vancouver Marathon takes place on May 5 – so book your conference hotel and flights early – last minute may just be too late.

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