5th Canadian Obesity Summit

April 25 - 29, 2017

Banff Springs AB

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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

Planning is under way for the 5th Canadian Obesity Summit – a unique interdisciplinary conference designed to share current understanding of the causes, complications, treatments and prevention approaches for obesity.

The Summit is as much a networking event as it is a cutting-edge research conference, and it also features dedicated tracts for health practitioners and inspiring workshops organized by groups working in the obesity space. In 2017, CON plans to welcome 650+ delegates to the Banff Springs Fairmont Hotel.

Watch for abstract submission and registration dates – the Summit sells out quickly!

Multidisciplinary focus for all areas of interest:

  • Prevention and Public Health
  • Treatment & Management
  • Psychology & Mental Health
  • Environments Conducive to Healthy Lifestyles
  • Diet, Physical Activity & Healthy Living
  • Maternal & Fetal Origins
  • Health Law & Health Policy
  • Molecular Biology, Genetics & Physiology
  • Neuroscience of Ingestive Behaviour
  • Advertising to Children & School Programs
  • Weight Bias & Discrimination

The 5th Canadian Obesity Summit will be the premier learning and networking event for:

  • Health professionals
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Industries related to obesity prevention & management
  • Media

We look forward to welcoming you to Banff, Alberta.


With kind regards,


Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC                                      Ian Janssen, PhD
Scientific Director, Canadian Obesity Network                 Chair, Science Committee, Canadian Obesity Network
Professor of Medicine, Chair for Obesity                          Associate Professor and CRC Chair in Physical 
Research and Management                                                Activity and Obesity
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB                                  School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, and
                                                                                                 Department of Community Health and Epidemiology,                                                                                                              Queen’s University