8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention & Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Bridging Silos

November 2-4, 2020


COVID-19 Update (May 26, 2020)

The conference committee for the 8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention & Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity  has made the decision for this event to be held as an online learning opportunity.

The length and format of this virtual conference is to be finalized and we will be re-opening the Call for Abstracts soon.

If you have received our emails about the Call for Abstracts in the past, you will automatically be sent the new information when it is available. If you’d like to be added to the email list, please contact Kathryn at marketing.ipce@ubc.ca

Conference Description

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th Conference will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions targeting multiple populations and settings. This conference aims to better serve our population by bridging the gaps created by working in discipline specific bubbles or silos. This conference will explore how we can better connect our work in various settings including: community, clinic, recreation, families, schools, health care systems, government and with vulnerable populations across socioeconomic classes, ethnicity, culture, rural and remote communities.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the differing perspectives of stakeholders in research, policy and practice related to challenges in the field of childhood obesity;
  • Demonstrate how to navigate stigma and bias in our policies and practices, shifting the focus from weight to healthy behaviours and lifestyle;
  • Discuss indicators of health in children and youth and the difficulties associated with measurement of these indicators;
  • Identify innovative prevention and management interventions and demonstrate how to extend the reach through feasible methods and technologies targeting vulnerable populations;
  • Highlight opportunities for attendees to promote healthy behaviours and environments in the broader community;
  • 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