Call for abstracts

The 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity provides an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an interactive setting. We are now accepting abstract submission for posters and 15-minute oral presentations.

Please submit your abstract online. The deadline for 15-minute oral presentation submissions is February 26, 2016, and the deadline for poster abstract submissions is June 10, 2016.

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Posters and presentations are ideal for presenting scientifically based investigations, clinical case studies, and demonstrations of community projects. Posters and presentations are intended to provide attendees with a forum to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about their work. Please note that 15-minute oral presentations will be accepted from trainees only.

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Conference description

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 6th Conference will focus on the role of mental health in the etiology and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The meeting will examine important psychobiological and psychosocial determinants of childhood obesity. Specifically, the conference will provide insight on prevention and management strategies in childhood obesity at the policy, school, public health, and all care levels through a mental health lens.

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Health associations and/or community organizations wanting to exhibit at this conference are invited to contact for more information. Exhibit space is limited.

Who will be interested?

This conference is for those with an interest in, or who are working in the field of child and adolescent obesity and health, including but not limited to:

  • Administrators/managers
  • Community health workers
  • Counsellors
  • Diabetes educators
  • Dietitians
  • Early childhood educators
  • Educators/teachers
  • Family development workers
  • Family physicians
  • Family resource program staff
  • Fitness professionals
  • Health promoters
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Paediatricians
  • Parents
  • Policy makers
  • Psychologists
  • Researchers
  • School principals
  • Social workers
  • Students


Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7We are pleased to offer a group rate of $205 (+tax) for Fairmont category rooms on single or double occupancy. Reserve today to avoid disappointment by booking online, or call +1.800.441.1414 and let the hotel know that you are booking under the Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 2016 Conference room block.

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