Today’s post comes from Kerri Delaney. Kerri is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. She is also the current Special Events Coordinator of the OC-SNP National Executive.

The Obesity Canada Summit is coming up fast and you should be lining up for entrance! This year the Summit is twice the size as we partner with The European Obesity Congress to bring you even more world leading obesity-related content. Additionally, our interactive online platform will make it easy for you to navigate between live and recorded sessions. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet local and international leaders in the obesity field. Still not convinced? See these top reasons for why you should attend;

Take a trip to Canada without violating your stay-at-home order: This year’s COS will be virtual! You’ll be able to enjoy a great international learning experience in the comfort of your home.

Showcase your research to an international audience: The Canadian Obesity Student Meeting will run concurrently with the Summit. This is your chance, students and new professionals, to share your hard work with Canadian and international experts in the field of obesity.

Network with experts from around the world: COS 2021 will offer a unique networking session and many opportunities to connect with researchers, students and health professionals working in the field of obesity.

Add a lived-experience lens to your work in obesity: learn how to use the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines into your own practice and much more!

Watch 4-hours of live programming per day, plus on-demand viewing: In addition to the amazing live sessions, COS offers an on-demand experience which includes many recorded sessions on various topics related to obesity. All recorded sessions will be available 3 months post conference.

Learn from top Canadian and international experts: Experts in obesity from all around the world will attend COS and generously share their knowledge.

Save on joint registration to the 21st European Congress on Obesity: This year, Obesity Canada and The European Association for the Study of Obesity will offer their scientific conferences simultaneously. Delegates will be able to save on joint registration for both COS and ECO. The joint registration includes access to COS and ECO live and recorded sessions!

Extend the conversation with speakers via OC Connect and OC Connect Pro: OC Connect is a platform where patient can engage and empower individuals living with obesity in a safe, supportive and interactive way. OC Connect Pro is a TimedRight discussion forum for healthcare professionals only to discuss the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines and almost anything else related to obesity. Both platforms are free!

The conference will be held May 10-13, 2021

To register for Obesity Canada Summit, see here.