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Big events coming up through the year

Back to school and CON-SNP’s hitting the ground running! Your CON-SNP exec has been busy planning some BIG events for this year to help keep our SNPs engaged and promote healthy active living so make sure you keep an eye out for these events in the coming months

Advanced Obesity Management Online Course, Ongoing & Online

Developed by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) in collaboration with mdBriefCase Group Inc., this in-depth, evidence-based program is designed for healthcare professionals who understand basic obesity principles and want to learn more.

The CON-SNP Pedometer Challenge - March 13-19, 2017

The Pedometer Challenge is a one-week long event, which aims to promote physical activity, networking, and of course some friendly competition between the CON-SNP chapters across Canada.

Participants Needed - Clinical Research Study, University of Alberta

Participants are needed in a clinical research study at the University of Alberta. The study will look at how the accuracy of autonomic blood pressure monitor compares to standard blood pressure measurements in individuals with obesity.

Exploring The Current State of Weight Bias and Fat Shaming in the Healthcare System From the Perspective of a Physician and Patient, April 5, 2017, Toronto, ON

It’s something we think only happens online. On social media. Through cyberspace. In virtual reality. But it’s happening everywhere today. In real life and in the real world. On the job. In the gym. At schools. And yes, even in our health care system. It’s Fat Shaming!

CON-YQG Windsor Presents Addressing Diet in Child to Adulthood: Practical Strategies for Practitioners, April 11, 2017, Windsor, ON

Please join us as we welcome our two speakers: Christine Wellington and Anna Prestia, both Registered Dietitians. They will be sharing tips and recommendations outlining some practical information regarding weight management from a nutrition perspective. We will also be sharing some programs in the community that may be beneficial for your clients.
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7th Learning Retreat for Dietitians, April 24-25, 2017 in Banff, AB (in conjunction with the Canadian Obesity Summit)

Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians

5th Canadian Obesity Summit - April 25-29, 2017, Banff, AB

April 25-29, 2017 Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

Obesity Summer School - July 15-22, 2017, Kananaskis, AB

Spend a week in the Canadian Rockies learning about interdisciplinary obesity research and practice from leading national and international obesity experts. It’s an essential course for obesity researchers and health sciences students who are looking to equip themselves with the best knowledge, skills and tools to deal with obesity. It’s also a life-changing networking and relationship-building experience.
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Participants Needed - Clinical Research Study , University of Ottawa

LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS (in good health, with diabetes or depression) to participate in our on going studies on (1) the co-morbidity type 2 diabetes–depression and (2) the effects of physical activity on muscle energy metabolism.

Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference

May 25-27, 2017 Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec. Pre-Conference Workshops May 25, 2017 Life Long Learning Live Module May 27, 17 (12:15 pm - 3:15 pm)
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24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017)

24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) May 17 - 20, 2017 in Porto, Portugal.
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22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, August 29 - September 2, 2017
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25th Annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO2018)

25th Annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO2018) May 23 - 26, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
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Obesity Management Certificate for Post-Graduates

This is a one day course offered by CON and the University of Alberta - Health Sciences and Education Research Commons. It is an intensive education program that emphasizes practical aspects of obesity management. Please see attached documents with program outline and details.

7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity -October 24-26, 2018, Calgary AB

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.
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8th Learning Retreat for Dietitians Oct. 25- 26, 2017

Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians