Pediatric Obesity Conference

Boston
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Childhood Obesity in the Community:
Turning Science Into Care

Join Boston Children’s Hospital for an unprecedented conference addressing how the latest childhood obesity research is being translated into successful community interventions.

Gain Practical How-To Knowledge

Come explore new approaches to childhood obesity with community leaders, health care providers and researchers. This unique conference will examine the underlying science, real-world challenges, and opportunities for more effective prevention and treatment in the community.

  • Discover why certain community interventions really worked
  • Learn what never made it into the journals – and why not
  • Hear about best practices for measurements that justify moving forward with your plans
  • Leave with novel ideas for evaluating and implementing community pediatric obesity programs

WHEN

Thursday, October 10th through Friday, October 11th, 2013
Full day Thursday and a half day Friday

WHERE

The conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf on 296 State St. in Boston, MA. The hotel is within walking distance of the historical Freedom Trail, Boston's North End, Fanieuil Hall, and much more that the city has to offer.

PRICING

The conference costs $150 to attend. Refunds will not be available, and registrations will be subject to a small processing fee.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Academic Researchers
  • Community Leaders
  • Community Health Care Professionals
  • Youth-based Organizations
  • Pediatric Primary Care Providers
  • Dietitians
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Policymakers
  • Public Health Professionals

QUESTIONS

Contact obesityconference@childrens.harvard.edu to learn more.

 

About the Center

The New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to helping families, health care providers and community organizations fight to end childhood obesity.

Fueled by our culture, media and economics, children in the United States are eating fewer healthful foods, exercising less and weighing more. The result is an epidemic that puts happy, healthy futures at risk.

Our mission is to empower people to live healthy, active lives by:

  • Researching innovative ways to prevent childhood obesity
  • Providing evidence-based treatments for overweight and obese children
  • Increasing awareness and education of causes, prevention and treatments
  • Advocating for policy changes to promote healthy weight

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