Abstracts 2021-01-25T10:24:47-05:00

7th Canadian Obesity Summit Call for Abstracts 

The Summit Planning Committee invites submissions of abstracts for e-presentations relating to the four themes around which the conference will be developed. All submissions will be evaluated as to their content, quality and appropriateness to overall Summit themes.

All abstracts must follow Obesity Canada’s Person first language policy, which can be reviewed here

All presenters must use non-stigmatizing images. Use images from the Obesity Canada or their partners image banks by clicking here

The program of the Canadian Obesity Summit is organized around the following themes:

  • Environmental and Socio-Cultural Determinants 
  • Behavioural and Biological Determinants
  • Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation
  • Health Economics and Policy

Sub-Themes

  • Basic science – cellular, molecular, physiological or neuronal related aspects of obesity
  • Epidemiology – epidemiological techniques/methods to address obesity related questions in populations studies
  • Prevention of obesity and health promotion interventions – research targeting different populations, settings, and intervention levels (e.g. community-based, school, workplace, health systems, and policy)
  • Weight bias, stigma and weight-based discrimination – including prevalence studies as well as interventions to reduce weight bias, stigma and weight-based discrimination; both qualitative and quantitative studies
  • Pregnancy and maternal health – studies across clinical, health services and population health themes
  • Childhood and adolescent obesity – research conducted with children and or adolescents and families ;reports on correlates, causes and consequences of pediatric obesity as well as interventions for prevention and management
  • Obesity in adults and older adults – prevalence studies and interventions to address obesity in these populations
  • Health services and policy research – research addressing issues related to obesity management services which identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality are, reduce medical errors or improve patient safety
  • Bariatric surgery – issues that are relevant to metabolic or weight loss surgery
  • Clinical management – clinical management of overweight and obesity across the life span (infants through to older adults) including interventions for prevention and treatment of obesity and weight-related comorbidities
  • Rehabilitation –  investigations that explore opportunities for engagement in meaningful and health-building occupations for people with obesity
  • Diversity – studies that are relevant to diverse or underrepresented populations
  • eHealth/mHealth – research that incorporates social media, internet and/or mobile devices in prevention and treatment
  • Other Chronic Diseases – research relevant to obesity e.g. cancer, cardio-metabolic, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 
  • Obesity and Indigenous health: obesity prevention and management research with Indigenous peoples (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and / or Urban Indigenous communities) that is strengths-based, solutions-focused, innovative, Indigenous community-led, recognizing that obesity in Indigenous communities co-occurs and interacts with complex social, cultural, environmental, and patient behavioural factors.

Abstract submission fee: FREE 

Abstract submissions must use inclusive language and non-stigmatizing images.  People-first language is the standard for respectfully addressing people with chronic disease, rather than labeling them by their illness. Because of the importance of reducing bias associated with obesity, authors should not use “obese” as an adjective or noun to describe an individual person or group of people, but instead use terms such as “people with obesity”,  this also includes language and image that could be interpreted as stereotyping, biased, or prejudiced. 

You will need to set up a free personal account in which you can create, edit and submit abstracts. You may submit more than one abstract using the same account. Please fill in all of the required fields. Abstracts sent by email, mail or fax will not be accepted. 

If you have questions about completing the application form, contact the Abstract Manager (cos@scolars.com).

Submission Confirmation

Upon successful submission using the online submission website, the presenting author (and additional email address if provided) will instantly receive an acknowledgement of receipt. Please contact cos@scholars.com if you do not receive an email confirmation after submitting your abstract or proposal, but be sure to first check Spam/Junk folders. Confirmation of receipt does not confirm the acceptance of the abstract to the conference. Authors may check the status of their abstract or proposal at any time by logging into their account.

Notice of decision (e.g. Acceptance of abstract for presentation at the conference) will be communicated on or before March 2, 2021. An email will be sent to all authors when the results are available. 

Authors of accepted abstracts for e-presentations will be responsible for providing a 3 minute recording of their presentation. The format for e-presentations is open and authors are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their presentations. Any presentation exceeding 3 minutes will be asked to re-record, and re-submit. There will be an award given to the presenter who provides the most creative presentation. Obesity Canada reserves the right to ask the presenter to re-record, or remove accepted abstracts if guidelines are not properly met.

All abstracts must follow the following format: 

All authors’ names and affiliations/institutions will be requested during the submission process and should not be entered in the abstract text section. All abstracts must be submitted in English. 


ABSTRACT TITLE

Titles should be in sentence case, with a maximum 200 characters. For example:

Prevention of obesity in school age children

ABSTRACT TEXT

Maximum 250 words (excluding title and authors)

Example abstract:

Metabolic Syndrome May be Associated with Some Cancers

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Funding:

No Funding/Research relating to this abstract was funded by ……


  • Authors with multiple abstracts should list their names the same way on all submissions.
  • All abstracts and proposals must be submitted in blinded format. Identifiers such as city, province, or institution name should not be included within the title or body of abstract..
  • The use of standard abbreviations is required. Examples include kg, g, mg, ml, L (liter), meq, m (meter), mmol/L (millimoles per liter), and % (percent). Abbreviated terms should be expanded at first mention with the abbreviation in parentheses. Then the abbreviation used throughout the rest of the submission. Use numerals to indicate numbers, except when beginning sentences.
  • Non-proprietary (generic) names should be used the first time a drug is mentioned and typed in lowercase letters; trade names are always capitalized, for example, aspirin (Bufferin).
  • Within the online form, indicate the appropriate theme and sub-theme under which you wish to have the abstract reviewed. The Committee reserves the right to move an abstract that has been inappropriately categorized without notifying the author(s).
  • All submitting and presenting authors must complete a declaration of conflict of interest as part of the submission process.
  • The information requested for the presenting author must be provided. The presenting author will receive notification of abstract or proposal status. Should the presenting author prefer, another email address may be submitted for correspondence and notification of status.

Originality of work, adequacy of data and clarity of exposition are the determinants in the selection process. Make abstracts and proposals as informative as possible.

  • Abstracts must contain plain text only (no symbols, mathematical formulas, formatted text, etc.)
  • Tables, figures and images are not allowed (please do not attempt to create tables with tabs or spaces)
  • Abstracts must not contain footnotes or references.
  • Ensure that Institutional Affiliations are entered completely and correctly for ALL authors (list in the order of authorship, separated by a semi-colon).
  • Abstracts and proposals that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

*Please note that all criteria will be checked and abstracts that do not adhere to the criteria will not be considered. 

Abstract open: December 28, 2020 

Abstract deadline: February 18, 2021 at 5:00pm ET 

Notification of decision: March 2, 2021 

Registration open: January 11, 2021

Early bird registration close: March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm PST 

*all abstract submitters must be registered to the conference prior to the early bird registration deadline.

Available student awards for e-presentations: 

$250 CAD

Undergrad e-presentation

Master e-presentation

PhD e-presentation

Most creative presentation determined via voting by conference delegates

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