Diane Kelsall is Deputy Editor at CMAJ, and Editor of CMAJ Open
"Just because obesity is complex, it doesn't mean that we should be paralyzed by inaction."
So said Dr. Kim Raine, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, at the opening ceremonies for the 2015 Canadian Obesity Summit. The conference, being held in Toronto, Ontario, from April 28 to May 2, 2015, brings together researchers, clinicians, policymakers and industry to discuss advances in understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
Raine went on to say that making meaningful change in such a complex issue as obesity will require "the cumulative action of many small steps." There is no one single action, no matter how large, that will fix it all.
And so, I decided to look at the conference itself. What small steps did the Canadian Obesity Summit organizers undertake to address obesity ...continue reading