Q. Where is the Canadian Obesity Summit being held?

A. The COS 2017 is being held at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel located at 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada. The closest major airport to Banff is Calgary International Airport. Click here for travel discount codes for airlines, airport shuttle service, 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 26 to Friday April 28, 2017. Pre-conference workshops, including the Dietitan’s Learning Retreat will take place Monday April 24-Tuesday April 25.

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 contact summit@obesitynetwork.ca or macleod@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 the Canadian Obesity Network receive a registration discount. Click here to join for free. Group discounted rates are available for groups registering 5 people at the same time. Register before Monday March 6th, 2017 for early bird reduced rates.

Q. What does my registration fee include?

A. The full registration fee includes welcome reception (Tues April 25), access to exhibition and poster area, access to sessions, and pre-summit (Tues April 25) and post-summit (Sat Apr 29) workshops. Note: the Dietitians Learning Retreat (April 24-25) is not included in the COS registration fee but is available at an additional cost.

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

A. Online registration is now open. Please click here to register online.

Q. Where can I made a hotel reservation?

A. Special rates are available at the COS 2017 host hotel, the Fairmont Banff Springs . To reserve your room at the preferred group rate, call 403-762-6866 or 1-800-441-1414 and quote block code “Canadian Obesity Network”  or click here to book online.

Q. What is the Dietitian’s Learning Retreat?

A. The Dietitian’s Learning Retreat is a pre-summit workshop taking place April 24-25, 2017 at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. The Canadian Obesity Network in partnership with Dietitians of Canada host this intensive educational experience with a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of obesity management and the role of the dietitian in inter-professional bariatric care. Participants may register and attend the Learning Retreat only or attend the Learning Retreat and COS 2017 at a discounted rate. Click here for details.

Satellite Meetings

Looking to connect with colleagues while in Banff? 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 Christina Giese, giese@obesitynetwork.ca for more information or for availability.


This Group Learning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Alberta Chapter.

By attending this program, you are eligible for 4.0 SCOPE points. SCOPE is an internationally-acclaimed obesity education progam that helps health professionals understand obesity and how to treat, manage and prevent it. You can find out more information about SCOPE at www.worldobesity.org/scope.

This program is also Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified. This learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Services provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.