Media Advisory - Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada - Canadian Obesity Network

    OTTAWA, April 3 /CNW Telbec/ -

            WHAT: "Managing Morbid Obesity and Its Complications"
                   3rd Annual McMaster Bariatric Conference

                       WHEN: Wednesday April 11th, 2007
                                08:45 - 16:00

                   WHERE: Courtyard Marriott, Hamilton, ON

      Leading Canadian medical experts from a wide range of disciplines
       will address the medical risks, as well as available management
            strategies and treatment options (including surgery),
                       associated with morbid obesity.

    Confirmed speakers will be available throughout the event for interviews.

    Management - Dr. Arya M. Sharma, McMaster University
    Family Health Teams - Dr. Richard Tytus, McMaster University
    GERD - Dr. David Armstrong, McMaster University
    Mental Health - Dr. Valerie Taylor, McMaster University
    Plastic Surgery - Dr. Achilleas Thoma, McMaster University
    Sleep Apnea - Dr. David Higgins, McMaster University
    Urinary Incontinence - Dr. Anil Kapoor, McMaster University
    Osteoarthritis - Dr. Rick Adachi, McMaster University
    Orthopedic Surgery - Dr. Anthony Adili, McMaster University
    Type 2 Diabetes - Dr. Mehran Anvari, McMaster University

    Full agenda and information:

    The Canadian Obesity Network is funded by the federal Networks of Centres
of Excellence Program (, a joint initiative of the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Industry

For further information:

For further information: To confirm attendance or to book an interview
contact: Brad Hussey, Communications Officer, The Canadian Obesity Network
(289) 238-9148,,

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