CON-YYZ : The Toronto Chapter
The Canadian Obesity Network - Toronto Chapter is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals with a common interest in reducing the mental, metabolic, physical and economic burden of obesity on Canadians. They look to focus on issues that interest and engage those in the GTA. They are here to network in hope of finding common interests and solutions to this challenging condition.
The Canadian Obesity Network is the world’s largest integrated community dedicated to the prevention and treatment of obesity. Currently with membership of over 12,000, it is a growing, dynamic network of professionals and Canadians touched by obesity from across all related disciplines and sectors. These professionals are working to improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity through the advancement of anti-discrimination, prevention and treatment efforts.
Helping those overcome obesity can be a rewarding feeling you will never forget. Giving support to individuals and families who suffer from this hardship, will not just be a life changing experience for them, but for you as well.
CON membership is free and signing up takes less than five minutes.
Benefits Of Becoming A CON Member:
- Learn the most up to date research about obesity
- Listen to top professionals in the field of health
- Great networking opportunities
- Great support system and access to resources
- Know best how to help those in need
Visit the Canadian Obesity Network Membership Page to join today!
Food Addiction: A STATE OF THE ART
the Science, the Controversy, the Experience
Date & Time:
Mon, October 17, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Loblaws Queen's Quay
10 Lower Jarvis St | Toronto, ON
Dr. Vera Tarman, MD, M.Sc, FCFP, CASAM, ABAM Diplomate
Dr. Vera Tarman
Dr. Vera Tarman is the Medical Director at Renascent Addiction Treatment Centres and author of the book, Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction. She will share her clinical experience and how she identifies and manages those with food addiction in her own pilot program at Renascent. Dr. Tarman is a renowned author, frequent media contributor and Canada’s leading voice in Food Addiction.
The talk will be followed by a panel discussion offering different perspectives to this controversial topic.
Join the Canadian Obesity Network for a networking event and clinical talk on Food Addiction as an important area of obesity medicine. It is distinctly different than eating disorders in its diagnosis and management. Learn the state of the science and art of assessing and treating people with Food Addiction.
A Message From Danielle
'' As a Registered Kinesiologist I feel both expected and equipped to help people live their best lives possible. Being part of CON-YYZ allows me the opportunity to collaborate with other health care professionals who like myself want to give back and provide education and resources to those who need it most.
With obesity rates on the rise, there is a need for change. CON-YYZ is made up of health practitioners, educators, fitness professionals, researchers, and policy makers all working together towards one common goal. When people decide to take the steps to create change in their lives, CON-YYZ is there to help educate them, link them with resources, support them, and facilitate the change. Hearing the success stories of members who have reached out to CON-YYZ is truly rewarding and creates more fire and passion in the CON-YYZ team to continue inspiring and educating the community. ''