FAQ 2019-05-10T15:40:06+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is the Canadian Obesity Summit being held?

A. The COS 2019 is being held at The Westin Ottawa hotel located at 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The closest major airport to The Westin Ottawa is the Ottawa Macdonald – Cartier International Airport. Click here for travel discount codes for airlines, accommodations and rail.

Q. Who should attend the Canadian Obesity Summit?

A. The COS is a unique interdisciplinary conference showcasing cutting-edge research as well as dedicated tracts for health practitioners, and workshops organized by groups working in the obesity space. We look forward to welcoming health professionals from all disciplines, researchers, policy makers, and industries related to obesity prevention and management.

Q. What topics will be covered?

A. With a multidisciplinary focus, the Summit will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Prevention and public health
  • Treatment and management
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Environments conducive to healthy lifestyles
  • Diet, physical activity and healthy living
  • Maternal and fetal origins
  • Health law and health policy
  • Molecular biology, genetics and physiology
  • Neuroscience of ingestive behaviour
  • Advertising to children and school programs
  • Weight bias and discrimination

Q. What is the conference schedule?

Click here for the program-at-a-glance. The final program is coming soon! The Canadian Obesity Summit will take place from Wednesday April 23 to Friday April 26, 2019. Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for Monday, April 22. See program for details.

Q. I’ve attended the Summit, how can I get a copy of my certificate of attendance and credits?

A. Certificates of attendance have been (or will be) emailed out to each delegate to the email that you registered for the Summit with. If you require another copy of the certificate please email us at info@obesitynetwork.ca.

Q. How much does it cost to attend the Canadian Obesity Summit?

A. Click here for Summit Registration Fees. Delegates may register for the full conference or for a day pass. Members of Obesity Canada receive a registration discount. For a professional membership, click here to join for free. For a public membership,  click here to join for free.

Q. What does my registration fee include?

A. The full registration fee includes Welcome Reception (Tues April 23), access to exhibition and poster area, access to sessions, and pre-summit (Tues April 23).

Q. How can I register for the Canadian Obesity Summit?

A. Online registration is open. You can register by clicking here.

Q. Where can I make a hotel reservation?

A. Special rates are available at the COS 2019 host hotel, The Westin Ottawa. Guests may make reservations by calling in toll free at In the USA & Canada: Marriott: 1-888-236-2427 or Starwood: 1-888-625-4988 and stating they are part of Obesity Canada.

Q. Is the public workshop on Saturday April 27 included in my registration?

A. The public workshop is a separate event from the Canadian Obesity Summit. The public event is not included in the summit registration fees. You can register for the Public Workshop at The Westin Ottawa on Saturday April 27, 2019 here.

Satellite Meetings

Looking to connect with colleagues while in Ottawa? Perhaps there is a topic of interest that you wish to discuss that is not covered in our program? Well this is your opportunity! Once again, the COS is pleased to announce that we have a solution for you.

We have reserved a limited amount of space (daily) for those wishing to convene onsite with colleagues for meetings. Space will be reserved in one hour increments. Please contact us for more information or available opportunities by emailing info@obesitycanada.ca.


This course qualifies for 4 SCOPE credits and up to 24 hours of Continuing Professional Education credits. This program was supported in part by educational grants from Novo Nordisk, Bausch, Nestle Health Science, Heart and Stroke, and Celebrate Vitamins.

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