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Come join Obesity Canada for a unique virtual conference for individuals living with obesity. Learn and engage with some of the top obesity experts in the country and join a growing, empowered peer community! We encourage participants of this conference to join our new, private online community, OC-Connect, which is designed for peer support, education and empowerment, created for individuals living with obesity by individuals living with obesity.

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Connected 2020 will take place between October 14 – 24. The conference will include presentations followed by live interactive question and answer discussions with each speaker..

Obesity Canada is a registered non-profit health charity. Connected 2020 is free to register for the live conference events with the option to make a charitable donation to Obesity Canada. There is also a premium registration option which will include access to recordings of all speakers and events, additional exclusive presentations, networking events and prizes. Premium access is only $25. Both ticket types give the option to add a charitable donation to Obesity Canada.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 @7:30 PM EST

Dr. Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC, PharmD – The New Obesity Guidelines Are For Patients: An Overview.

Saturday October 17, 2020 @ 10:30 AM EST

Sandra Elia, Certified Food Addictions Councilor – Changing your relationship to self will change your relationship with food

Saturday October 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Dr. Michael Lyon, MD – How the Practice of Mindfulness can Reprogram Your Brain and Revolutionize Your Life

Tuesday October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM EST 

Louise Green, Founder of Big Fit Girl – How to Confidently Approach Exercise, Even in the Face of Fitness Industry lacking in Size Inclusivity

Wednesday October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM EST

Vicki Mooney, Executive Director of the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity – What Is “people First” and Why Does It Matter?

Wednesday October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM EST

Jennifer Brown, RD – Diets Don’t Work, So What Does

Saturday October 24, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

Dr. Ali Zentner, MD, – NO FAT SHAME: A Conversation On Weight Bias

Saturday October 24, 2020 @ 12:30 PM EST

Dr. Arya Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC – Why Obesity Is A Chronic Disease

Monday October 19, 2020 @ 8 PM EST

Obesity Canada – Connected Networking.

Come meet some of the Obesity Canada Team and other Connected 2020 participants. Discuss key topics, share experiences and let us know what should come next!

Connected 2020 Premium Access

Premium Access to Connected 2020 is $25 and includes access to all the live sessions as well as these premium benefits:

– Access to all recordings of sessions

Thursday October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM EST

Michael Vallis, PhD, R Psych: It’s Time for Hope and Dignity in the Management of Obesity,

Friday October 16 @ 7:00 PM EST

OC-Connect Peer Support Meeting: Hosted by Candace Vilhan

Lunch and Learn Sessions:

Wednesday October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Ian Patton, PhD, RKin, CEP & Lisa Schaffer – Know Your Rights: You Deserve Better

Friday October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 EST

Dr. Valerie Taylor – Mental Health and Obesity

Monday October 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD – Why Weight Bias is Harmful For All And What We Can Do To End It!

Tuesday October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Kelly Moen, Registered Clinical Counsellor – Counselling For Obesity Management

Friday October 23, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Devon Blackburn, RKin & Ian Patton, PhD, RKin, CEP – Movement For All: What You Need To Know To Increase Activity and Enjoy Exercise!

*All Premium Access delegates are eligible for Connected 2020 draw prizes!

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