UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education - The Team Approach to Learning

The 6th Conference on Recent Advances
in the Prevention and Treatment of
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Understanding the Interplay between Physical and Mental Health



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Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • To examine the role of mental health and social determinants as risk factors for childhood and adolescent obesity and its health complications
  • To review the role of weight bias and discrimination as a barrier to weight management in children and families
  • To address the special needs of children and youth with disabilities and/or mental illness living with obesity
  • To examine mental health in the assessment, prevention and management of childhood obesity, including parent/family mental health

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:

  • 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

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Katia at 604.822.0054 or email katia.ipce@ubc.ca.









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" This has been a fantastic conference in many ways. The presentations were exceptional and provided a change for a much more robust understanding of Aboriginal youth, obesity and the complexity of this area of work."

- Community Based Researcher

(Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 2014)

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E-mail: katia.ipce@ubc.ca

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