Tag Archives: Attending conferences

Kelsall_Diane_01 croppedDiane 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

Russell_Erin_01_cropErin Russell is assistant editor for CMAJ and CMAJ Open

 

I first heard the expression “FoMo” (Fear of Missing out) about a month ago in a blog post written by Dawn McIlvain Stahl, a copy-editor lamenting having to miss this week's annual American Copy Editors Society (ACES) national conference in Pittsburgh. According to Wikipedia, FoMo is "a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent." The term immediately resonated with me, but the difference is, I suffer from FoMo while attending the conference. ...continue reading