Welcome to The Big Fat Truth symposium website
Are we really in the midst of an obesity epidemic? Is obesity a medical condition or a cultural malaise? What does the evidence tell us about obesity? What role does physical activity play in obesity prevention? If you have ever wondered about the answers to any of these questions, then this is the symposium for you!
With great pleasure, we invite you to attend the University of Otago, School of Physical Education International Research Symposium entitled:
The Big Fat Truth: What are we 'weighting' for? It’s time to move!
This 3 day Symposium is being held at venues on the University of Otago campus, Dunedin, New Zealand from 1-3 February 2010.
Our aim is to foster critical debate about obesity and physical activity through keynote presentations and workshops delivered by six leading international researchers who each have a distinctly different perspective on obesity issues. It is our honour to host key note presentations from:
- Professor Steven Blair
- Professor Paul Campos
- Associate Professor Michael Gard
- Professor Michael Jensen
- Dr Jonathan McGavock
- Professor Nanette Mutrie
The symposium will be of interest to health professionals, researchers, educators and members of the general public interested in contemporary obesity research. It presents a unique opportunity to hear from world-renowned scholars and consider familiar 'truths', about obesity, health and physical activity. It also offers a chance to consider what might be done about obesity and the consequences of taking action for individuals and populations.
You will find information on the key note presenters, their presentations and workshops on the website. You will also find information on how to register for the Symposium. Look out for further announcements on the Symposium soon!
If you need any further information about this exciting symposium then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in sunny Dunedin in February!
Registrations are still open
The closing date for registrations is on Friday 29th January.