Welcome to our Conference

Canadian Obesity Weekend is a joint Conference of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS). And IFSO North American Chapter (IFSO-NAC).  The Conference will convene on April 26-27, 2024 at Centre Mont-Royal, Montréal, Quebec.  This bariatric Conference will include symposia targeting professionals with a strong interest in the treatment of obesity. Through the use of riveting, thought-provoking topics, and dynamic and engaging international and Canadian speakers, this conference is designed to hold your attention and stimulate your mind.  You can’t afford to miss it.

Conference Objectives

Welcome Messages

Message from the President

Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FAASM

English || French

Message from the Conference Chair

Radu Pescarus, MD, FRCSC

English || French


Distinguished Service Award

Michael Piccinini Vallis, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dalhousie University
Affiliate Scientist (Research), Nova Scotia Health

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Dr. David C. W. Lau Lectureship

CABPS is honoured to award the inaugural Dr. David C. W. Lau Lectureship to Dr. Johane P. Allard!

Congratulations to Dr. Johane P. Allard on being the first recipient of the David C. W. Lau Lectureship.

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2024 Prize Winners

Weekend for two in Montreal!

Kelly Melanson – Vitalite

Donated by:  Delta Montreal

Restaurant Gift Card

Sophie Cayer - Hopital Jean-Talon

Donated by: CABPS

Prize Winners

Kelly Melanson - Vitalite
Kristie Tasevski Moy - Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
Marili Daigle - IUCPQ

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2024 Conference Committee

Dr. Radu Pescarus, MD, FRCSC
Conference Chair

Dr. Stephen Glazer, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FAASM

Dr. Simon Bacon, PhD, FTOS, FCCS, FABMR
Dr. Sylvain Beausoleil, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Dr. Laurent Biertho, MD
Dr. Jessee Bittman, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. ABOM
Dr. Alexandre Bougie, MD, FRCSC
Ms. Jennifer Brown, MSc., RD, CBE
Dr. Sarah Chapelsky, MD, FRCPC
Ms.  Ciara Foisy, RD
Dr. Francois Julien, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Allan Okrainec, MD CM, MHPE, FRCSC, FACS
Ms. Andrea Millard, MSW, RSW
Dr. Artan Reso, MD, Med, FRCSC
Ms. Nadine Shaban-Teriaky, M.H.K
Dr. Judy Shiau, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. of ABOM
Dr. Susan Wnuk, PhD, C.Psych

Time to get social!

Join CABPS on social media! Share your experience with us this year during Canadian Obesity Weekend by following CABPS on Twitter @Cabps_obesity ,  Facebook , and on our LinkedIN page.

We will be posting all that is happening at the conference using the hashtag #CABPS2024.

Make sure you include this hashtag in your posts to stay connected!

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Thank You to Our Partners








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