Queen's University

CORE lecture looks at innovative ways to battle obesity

 
2009-03-23

On Wednesday March 25 at 7 pm in Ellis Hall Auditorium, Andrew Pipe is visiting Queen's to deliver the CORE (Centre for Obesity Research and Education) Annual Public Lecture.

Dr. Pipe's lecture is called Battling Obesity: Lessons Learned from the War Against Smoking.

“The success that has been achieved in addressing tobacco issues occurred because a comprehensive approach was taken, one which involved public policy change, taxation strategies, public education, environmental change, etc,” says Dr. Pipe. “Exactly the same (or a similar) array of interventions will be necessary if we are to successfully address the contemporary epidemic of obesity and sedentary behaviours.”

Recognized as one of Canada's leading experts in cardiovascular disease prevention, physical activity and health, and smoking cessation, Dr. Pipe has addressed audiences in over 20 nations and is frequently consulted on issues related to tobacco use and smoking cessation, drug use in sport, and physical activity and health.

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