Discovery Talks are the research community's international seminar series. Featuring influential research leaders from around the globe, the series promotes knowledge exchange, fosters international collaborations and showcases the latest innovations in research.
The Evidence to Innovation Research Theme at BC Children’s Hospital presents:

Systems Thinking for Obesity Prevention: Whole of Community Systems Based Childhood Obesity Prevention

Dr. Steven Allender
Professor and Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for
Obesity Prevention, Deakin University

Professor Allender has an ongoing program of research on the burden of disease and obesity prevention. Recent work has seen a particular interest in the emerging burden of chronic disease in developing countries and the possibilities for using complex systems methodologies in community based interventions. Further work is in the development and understanding of community based approaches to chronic disease prevention.


The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m. at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education (Map), BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. Lunch will follow in the Chieng Family Atrium from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This talk will also be available to watch online.

To RSVP, please email


Discovery Talks is accredited as a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. CME credits are available for all participants.

Video recordings of previous lectures are available online: Video Library. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend events. 

For more information, contact