Call for Abstracts: Conference on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

The 4th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Strategies and Solution – From Practice to Policy will take place from October 24-26, 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The 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.

Please visit http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Obesity/default.asp for more information.  The deadline for abstract submission is: March 23, 2012.