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The 4th Conference on Recent Advances
in the Prevention and Management of
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Strategies and Solutions – From Practice to Policy


Conference Updates:

Post-Conference Report now available.


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Conference Dates:

Pre-Conference – Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Main Conference – Thursday, October 25 & Friday, October 26, 2012

Conference Location:

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Halifax, NS

Conference Description:

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 4th conference will focus on strategies and solutions - from practice to policy. This theme recognizes that obesity is a complex problem requiring a complex solution-oriented approach to its prevention and management. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Canada, and across multiple settings. From provincial level policies to school and community level interventions, and through practice-based management programs targeting multiple behaviours that are associated with obesity, the conference seeks to promote a solution-oriented approach to obesity prevention and management.

Learning Objectives:

  • To examine how to engage multiple stakeholders in interventions for the prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity
  • To highlight policy, solution-oriented approaches and promising practice for childhood and adolescent obesity prevention and management
  • To provide a forum for networking and collaboration among health professionals, educators, researchers, policy makers, trainees and other stakeholders with an interest in childhood and adolescent obesity

Who Should Attend:

This conference will be of interest to anyone interested in learning about and sharing issues and experiences regarding childhood & adolescent obesity including, but not limited to, the following individuals:

Administrators/Managers, Community Health Workers, Counsellors, Diabetes Educators, Dietitians, Early Childhood Educators, Educators, 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 and Teachers


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“I found there to be a good balance between presentation and discussion. Also, very exciting to see the
inclusion of qualitative research.“

- Dietitian and Nutritionist

(Obesity Conference 2010)

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