UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education - The Team Approach to Learning

The 5th Conference on Recent Advances
in the Prevention and Management of
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity:

Time to Focus on Strengths: Addressing Obesity in Indigenous Youth


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Conference Dates:

Pre-Conference | Pediatric Weight Management in Focus
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Main Conference
Wednesday, September 24 - Friday, September 26, 2014

Conference Location:

The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Conference Description:

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 5th conference will focus on the burden of obesity among Indigenous Youth and particularly on the strengths of youth. This theme will address a major gap in our understanding of the role that resilience plays in the prevention and management of obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practices within Indigenous communities across Canada and the US, and across multiple settings. Through presentations from Indigenous youth living in communities with a high burden of obesity, sharing circles with Indigenous leaders and stakeholders and presentations from experts, the conference will turn the discussion to the strengths of Indigenous youth. Additionally, we will explore interventions designed to promote these strengths and enhance resiliency among children and adolescents.

Conference Goals and Objectives:

  • To create a forum for Indigenous youth to share their experience with healthy living in their community
  • To highlight successful community-based strategies aimed at reducing the burden of obesity in Indigenous youth
  • To provide a series of share circle opportunities to promote knowledge sharing and discussion among workers and stakeholders
  • 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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" This is the first truly multi-disciplinary conference I’ve attended. I thoroughly enjoyed the contact with social workers, dieticians and psychologists in addition to NPs and MDs."

- Nurse

(Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 2012)

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