OTTAWA, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

ATTENTION: Editors/journalists covering health, wellness, nutrition, exercise, healthcare, bariatrics, obesity, social justice, social equity, research, and science.

WHAT: 6th Canadian Obesity Summit, presented by Obesity Canada. Topics include: childhood and adult obesity treatment and prevention, weight loss, conditions related to obesity (diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, mental health, etc.), surgery, health economics, policy, public health, weight bias and discrimination, food environment, exercise, nutrition, genetics and more.

WHEN: April 23rd – 26th, 2019

WHERE: Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4

Multidisciplinary focus for all areas of interest:

  • Environmental, behavioural, biological and socio-cultural determinants of obesity
  • Prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation approaches
  • Health economics and policy


  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Kevin Hall, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH): Carbs, Calories or Quality: What Matters Most for Weight Control?
  • Sneak peeks at new clinical practice guidelines for treating obesity, the first update since 2006
  • 200+ speakers from Canada and around the world

Full information:

About the Canadian Obesity Summit: The Summit is the biennial scientific conference of Obesity Canada (formerly the Canadian Obesity Network), the world's largest organization (with more than 25,000 members) of researchers, policy makers, health professionals and people affected by obesity.


To arrange for media passes or to arrange interviews,
please contact Brad Hussey at:
905-628-7778 (EST)