Weighing in on Fat

7th Annual Lafayette Health Series:

What makes us obese and what we can do about it

September 27, 7-9 pm David Lam Auditorium, UVIC

Wondering if and what diets really work? Wondering how it is that human beings are said to be on average 3 times heavier than they were in the 60’s? We have at our disposal tons of information on dieting and exercise and yet most nations claim that obesity is at a crisis level. Join us at this year’s forum to hear the latest science which will help us to better understand the biology involved to effectively maintain a healthy body weight.

The following Panelists will speak followed by an extended Q and A period:

  1. Priya Manjoo, MD FRCPC, Endocrinologist who will speak on the biology and metabolic activity of the fat cell


  3. Mary Kay Nixon, MD FRCPC Child and Youth Psychiatrist who will address current thoughts on why we eat/overeat


  5. Hanh Huynh, PHD Scientist and medical educator will speak on the biology of prevention – “DIABESITY PREVENTION: IT IS IN OUR HANDS AND WE CAN DO IT!”


  7. Allen Hayashi, MD FRCS(C), General and Pediatric Surgeon; Head Division of General Surgery is the panel facilitator and will make some comments on bariatric surgery


  9. Darlene Hammell, MD CCFP Assistant Dean Student Affairs, Island Medical Program, University of Victoria, Closing Commentary