Call for Abstracts: 7th Conference on Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstract submissions for the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity is now open! This conference will provide an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an interactive setting.

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, June 1, 2018

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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 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families.

This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.

For more details, visit the conference website.

7th Conference on Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
October 24 - 26, 2018
The Westin Calgary
320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB Canada


REGISTER NOW for PREVNet’s 9th Annual Conference: Canada Coming Together to Promote Children’s Well-Being

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You are invited to Canada’s premier conference on bullying prevention and promoting safe and healthy relationships for children and youth.

The Conference Objective is to ensure that adults involved with children and children (e.g., educators, mental health professionals, parents, volunteers) have evidence-based knowledge, strategies and tools to promote children’s well-being and prevent bullying.

Together we can make a difference in the ongoing efforts to stop bullying in Canada and to promote well-being for all Canadian children and youth.  

Conference Highlights

  • November 15 Evening Wine and Cheese Reception at the Canadian Museum of History: Hosted by PREVNet’s Scientific Co-Directors Dr. Debra Pepler and Dr. Wendy Craig
  • November 16 conference with keynotes by Shelley Cardinal (Canadian Red Cross), Dr. Jean Clinton (McMaster University), Lisa Wolff (UNICEF), Drs. Debra Pepler and Wendy Craig (PREVNet) and a choice of 7 morning and 7 afternoon workshops.
  • November 17 Additional Professional Development Training Opportunities:  PREVNet is offering a choice of two full day workshops  to bring state-of-the-art knowledge to your setting and promote healthy relationships and a positive social climate with children and youth: Healthy Relationships Training and PREVNet’s Bullying Prevention: Tools for Schools.

Visit PREVNet for more information and to view the conference agenda.

PREVNet’s 9th Annual Conference
Canada Coming Together to Promote Children’s Well-Being
November 16, 2017
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Gatineau

About PREVNet

Led by two of Canada’s foremost experts in the field of bullying and healthy relationships, Dr. Debra Pepler and Dr. Wendy Craig, PREVNet (Promoting Relationships Eliminating Violence) is a national network of 130 Canadian researchers from 28 universities and over 60 national child and youth serving organizations, dedicated to stopping bullying in Canada and promoting healthy relationships.

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