***CANCELLED*** 8th Annual BC Obesity Summit (2020)

***CANCELLED*** 8th Annual BC Obesity Summit (2020)

Target Audience:

Family physicians, surgeons, registered dietitians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, midwives, residents, others with an interest in caring for the obese patient

Course Format: Full day of lectures and panel discussions
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
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***After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel the BC Obesity Summit Conference scheduled for April 4th, 2020. This is a disappointing but prudent decision as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. The safety and well-being of our learners and their patients is our top priority.

All registered participants will receive a FULL refund for the conference; please note that due to the volume of refunds we are processing it could take up to 12 weeks to receive your refund. We apologize for any inconvenience!


This meeting serves as a forum to connect health care practitioners who have a specific interest in caring for the obese patient. Expert and guest speakers from the obesity discipline will review a broad range of topics on obesity and bariatrics.


Apr 4 (Sat) - click to view

0745 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0830 Opening Remarks & Welcome | Drs. Sharadh Sampath & David E. Harris
0855 Obesity with Liver Disease and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) | Dr. Vladimir Marquez
0925 Standards of Practice for Medical Weight Management Clinics: The Ontario Guidelines | Dr. Michael Lyon
0955 Acid Reflux after Gastric Sleeve | Dr. Nam Nguyen
1010 Question Period
1025 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1045 KEYNOTE: Weight Loss Surgery—Keeping it Simple | Dr. Daniel Birch
1130 Review of Current and Upcoming Surgical Techniques | Dr. Sharadh Sampath
1200 Food Systems and the Widening World: Forging Pathways to a Healthier Food Future | Dr. Sean Irwin
1230 Question Period
1245 Lunch (included) & Exhibits
1345 KEYNOTE: Behaviour Therapy & Pharmacotherapy in Obesity Management | Dr. David Macklin
1430 Measuring the Benefits of Post-Bariatric Body Contouring | Dr. Owen Reid
1445 Question Period
1500 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1515 Weight Loss Surgery: #secretdiabetescure |Dr. Daniel Birch
1545 Ask the Experts! Food Addiction |Drs. Michael Lyon, David Macklin, Jesse Pewarchuk
1630 Closing Remarks; Complete Evaluations
1645 Networking Reception


Early bird registration: Tue. Jan 28, 2020 | Add to calendar +

Include breakfast, refreshments, lunch & cocktail hour

*$10 off if you register online

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners by Jan 28: $189
Nurses & Allied Health by Jan 28: $89
Residents & Students by Jan 28: $69
Physicians & Nurse Practitioners by Mar 26: $209
Nurses & Allied Health by Mar 26: $99
Residents & Students by Mar 26: $79

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners after Mar 26: $239
Nurses & Allied Health after Mar 26: $109
Residents & Students after Mar 26: $89

Cancellations and Refunds

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