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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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

Program Schedule

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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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