This is the epidemic of the 21st century but what do we really know about it?
Obesity affects one in four Canadians. The WHO estimates that 2.8 million people die each year, worldwide, due to complications of being overweight or obese. This is the epidemic of the 21st century but what do we really know about it?
Come discuss and debate with scientific and medical experts from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) who are working on different fronts to help end this epidemic.
This evening will be an opportunity to listen to specialists working in the field, hear their views on this public health problem and the solutions they propose. They will discuss innovative perspectives in prevention and lifestyle management.Explore the study of brain mechanisms that cause some people to eat too much. Learn more about the latest research in nutrition, including the importance of protein metabolism and intervention models developed to define a diet tailored to the individual.
On the eve of the 2nd National Summit on Obesity in Montreal, be "players" in the fight against this epidemic and take the opportunity to learn more about it. We hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Monument National 1182 St-Laurent, Montreal (Metro St-Laurent)
Free Entrance – Bilingual Event – Healthy Snacks
Dr. Alain Dagher – Researcher and Neurologist, Montreal Neurological Institute and RI MUHC
Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta – Physician, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, MUHC and a Researcher in Diabetes, Obesity and Epidemiology, RI MUHC
Dr. Réjeanne Gougeon – Associate Professor, McGill Nutrition and Food Science Centre and a Researcher in Nutrition and Diabetes, Research Institute of the MUHC
Dr. Laurent Legault – Pediatric Endocrinologist and Head of the Diabetes Clinic, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC
The discussion will be moderated by Gaëlle Lussiaà-Berdou, Radio-Canada journalist.
This event has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)