2019 Canadian Obesity Summit Presentations

COS 2019: Mini Review 04, Pecha Kucha 02

COS 2019: Mini Review 04, Pecha Kucha 02

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Video of the fourth mini review (Weight Bias) and the second Pecha Kucha session (Weight Bias).

Mini Review 04: Weight Bias

Dr. Angela S. Alberga - Weight Bias Internalization: How Does it Affect Healthy Behaviours

Dr. Sara Kirk - The Student Body: Interventions to Reduce Weight Bias Among Health Care Provider Trainees


To review the evidence for the effectiveness of weight bias reduction interventions.

To identify the core components of effective weigh bias reduction interventions.

To suggest ways forward to reduce weight bias among health care provider trainees.

Maria Ricupero - Applying HAES Principles to Advance Healthy Public Policy


Recognize the problems with current health messaging.

Identify the principles that define Health At Every Size (HAES).

Demonstrate how implementing HAES principles can advance healthy public policy.

Pecha Kucha 02: Weight Bias

PK2.1: Abstract: 4116; Title: Weight Bias Internalization: Sex Differences and Relationship to Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour; Speaker: Matthew Levy, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

PK2.2: Abstract: 4021; Title: Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Listening to the Voices of Individuals Living with Obesity; Speaker: Dayna Lee-Baggley, Nova Scotia Health Authority/Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

PK2.3: Abstract: 4140; Title: Does Disordered Eating Mediate the Longitudinal Relationship Between Weight-based Teasing and BMI in Canadian youth?; Speaker: Gary S. Goldfield, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, ON.

PK2.4: Abstract: 4572; Title: Shifting Public Perceptions About the Nature of Obesity in Canada; Speaker: Theodore K. Kyle; ConscienHealth, Pittsburgh, PA.