Understanding obesity at any age

Event Details

Cafe Scientifique:
Hosted by Obesity Canada, Okanagan Local Chapter
Sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, and the BC Diabetes Research Network

Did you know that the Canadian Medical Association, American Medical Association and World Health Organization now consider obesity to be a chronic disease? However, clinical management and treatment are still not well understood by patients, healthcare providers, and the general public. Beyond its effects on physical health, obesity also affects peoples’ mental health and has significant impact on emotional and social well-being.

Please join us for a discussion about the latest research and clinical management guidelines that aim to understand and support healthy living for individuals with obesity.

Dr. Tom Warshawski, Pediatrician
Chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation

Karyn Rasmussen, Registered Dietitian
Interior Health; Kelowna Bariatric Surgery

Jordelle Dupré
, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
C.O.A.C.H. Cardiac Rehabilitation
Kelowna Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Lesley Lutes
, Registered Psychologist
Professor, Director of Clinical Training
Psychology, Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Brady Strachan, CBC Radio, Kelowna

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Everyone is welcome
Attend in person – Registration is recommended – Please REGISTER here