Is Canada ignoring obesity in men?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Edmonton City Hall – City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
(Transit: Churchill Station LRT)

This event is free, but space is limited.
Please RSVP: cook@obesitynetwork.ca

More men than women live with excess weight in Canada, and yet when we hear statistics about rising obesity levels these gender trends are often overlooked. Why are men affected by obesity more than women, and why do we talk about it less? Is biology to blame? As a society, are we more willing to accept obesity in men? And are they getting the help they need?

Join moderator Mark Connolly of CBC News Edmonton and a panel comprised of some of Canada's top researchers and health professionals, together with a patient sharing his experience, to discuss what's driving the issue, and what can be done about it.

Featured speakers

Dr. Kim Raine
Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Dr. Daniel Birch
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta

J. Jacque E. Lovely
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alberta Health Services Provincial Bariatric Resource Team

Marty Enokson
Patient and advocate

Hosted by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and the Canadian Obesity Network