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3rd Canadian Weight Bias Summit - May 26-27, 2016, Edmonton, AB

The objective of this summit was to move towards consensus on key weight bias reduction messages and strategies.

Speakers and Presentations: ​​​​

Arya M. SharmaScientific Director, Canadian Obesity Network - Addressing Weight Bias: Respect & Evidence-Based Action

Adrianna O'Regan, CON Public Engagement - Weight bias experiences in education settings - Presentation starts at 21:23 

Marty Enokson, CON Public Engagement - Weight bias in health care settings

Ximena Ramos SalasCanadian Obesity Network - Results from Patient Engagement Focus Group

Angela AlbergaUniversity of Calgary - Weight Bias Reduction Interventions among Health Professionals: Results from a Systematic Review

Mary Forhan, University of Alberta - Developing inclusive language and policies to accommodate people with obesity and reduce weight bias in health care settings

Andrea Bombak, University of Calgary - Critical Weight Studies

Erin CameronMemorial University - Pedagogical strategies to reduce weight-based oppression

Shelly Russell-MayhewUniversity of Calgary - Weight bias resources for the education sector

Anne Wareham, Weight Bias Network in Newfoundland - From Ripples to Waves - The Collaborative Newfoundland Experience in Reducing Weight Bias and Stigma

Kimberley Korf-UzanBC - BalancedView: Addressing Weight Bias & Stigma in Health Care

Rebecca Puhl, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut - Addressing Weight Bias: Resources and Tools from the Rudd Center

Shu-Ping Chen, University of Alberta - Changing the way people think about mental illness

Evan Westfal, CHEW Project, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta - Advancing recognition and accommodation of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals - Presentation starts at 12:31

Judy Mill, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta - AIDS Stigma: Unraveling the layers and developing interventions - Presentation starts at 20:20

Joan KingCanadian Diabetes Association - Reducing stigma and discrimination for Canadians living with diabetes - Presentation starts at 32:00

Jacob Shelley, University of Western Ontario - Legal and policy approaches to influencing social change - Presentation starts at 41:58


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Click here to download the Summary Report.