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 2018 Canadian Obesity Student Meeting (COSM) Conference June 20-22, 2018

Abstract submission closes: March 5, 2018

The Canadian Obesity Network is holding its 6th Canadian Obesity Student Meeting, known as COSM. The meeting will not only highlight important advances in obesity research but will also provide important opportunities for new professionals and trainees from across Canada to present findings and network with their peers. 

The event will host 200 fellow young researchers and health professionals for three-four days of learning, networking and sharing information on all aspects of obesity. This multidisciplinary conference would be organized by the local CON-SNP chapter with guidance and support from the Canadian Obesity Network (www.obesitynetwork.ca). The presentations and discussions will range from cellular and molecular biology to childhood obesity, primary intervention, and population health. However, the primary purpose of this meeting is to enhance student growth and development. Organized by students, for students, this conference will give trainees the opportunity to showcase their work. Participants will come from across Canada, the USA and overseas. Open to 200 MSc/PhD students, young researchers, clinical fellows, clinical researchers and young health professionals in their last, or within five years of, completing their training. 

To register as a STUDENT for the COSM Conference June 20-22, 2018, please click HERE.

To register as FACULTY for the COSM Conference June 20-22, 2018, please click HERE.

To download the full CALL FOR ABSTRACTS please click HERE.

For more information contact: 
 info@obesitynetwork.ca, OR Kristen Reilly/Taniya Nagpal, CON-SNP COSM Co-chairs, con.snp@gmail.com Canadian Obesity Network  c/o 2-126 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research and Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Tel: 780-492-8361 

Frequently asked questions:

Q: When will registration and abstract submission open?

A: Both are open NOW! To register please use the links to the left (for students and faculty). To submit and abstract please CLICK HERE.

Q: Will accomodation be available?

A: Yes modern, affordable, convenient accomodation is available on-site. Private room with private washroom $65/night. Conjoined room with shared washroom $50/night/room or $100/night for both rooms. NOTE: to book a conjoined room you MUST have a roommate who will pay for the second room. They are only sold as a pair. CLICK HERE for more information on accomodation. To book a room go to http://brescia.uwo.ca/conference/accommodation/guest-registration/ and enter "COSM2018" in the "promo code" to get the special rates. Also list your room mates name in the "name of additional person" for conjoined room bookings.

Q: Are faculty allowed to attend?

A: Yes faculty, senior researchers and interested individuals are encouraged to register and attend and show their support!

Q: Will the conference be affordable? What discounts can you offer?

A: Yes, as in previous years all efforts are being made to keep the conference as affordable and accessible as possible.  With affordability in mind we've booked affordable housing, kept registration rates low and will be giving lots of prizes for best oral and poster presentations. We also have the following travel discount codes to use: Porter - NHLC18 Air Canada - TBA, West Jet - TBA, Greyhound - TBA, Via Rail - TBA, more coming soon...

Q: Do you have programs from the previous meetings?

A: Yes -please see the downloadable programs below.


Click HERE to download a copy of a previous COSM program.