5th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

The South Carolina Public Health Institute will be attending the 5th Annual Southern Obesity Summit and would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the premier southern conference on obesity policy and community based interventions. For being a friend of SCPHI, you receive a $25 discount off the event costs by typing in the code “SCPHI” upon registration.

This year’s Summit will be held at The Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La. It starts Oct. 2 and ends Oct. 5 and consists of 50 interactive sessions showcasing the most innovative policy and community-based initiatives from across the South, inspiring and provoking keynotes from southern and national leaders, networking opportunities and more. In addition, the Summit will be offering pre and post Summit workshops including, “How to Empower Youth to Impact Change,” “How to Develop a Food Policy Council,” “How to use Redevelopment Funding to Create Healthier Environments” and “Achieving Policy Change Through Effective Communication Health Reform.”

Registration for this event is currently open with costs varying depending on the date you register. Those who register by June 30 are eligible to receive the “early bird” discount. For more information and to register please visit the Southern Obesity Summit website www.southernobesitysummit.org or contact Stephanie Ondrias at sondrias@texashealthinstitute.org or (512) 279-3920.

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