Welcome to our Conference

Canadian Obesity Weekend is the annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS). The Conference will convene on May 5 – 6, 2023 at Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. 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
Sharadh Sampath, MD, FRSCS

English || French


Passport to Exhibit Program Prize Winners

Day 1 Winners – Cinco de Mayo:
Prize 1: Kelly Melanson
Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital, Moncton, NB
Bottle of Wine
Donated by Dr. Judy Shiau
Prize 2: Ashley Bilokryli 
Thunder Bay regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, ON
$100 Starbucks Gift Card
Donated by AV Canada
Prize 3: Lucille McGraw
CHU Dumont Moncton
$150 Gift Card
Donated by Pudus Lifestyle Co.

Day 2 Winners:
Prize 1: Yunni Jeong
Centre for Minimal Access Surgery
Bottle of Wine
Donated by Dr. Pierre Garneau
Prize 2: Katelyn Methot
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Gift Certificate to a Hometown Restaurant
Donated by CABPS
Prize 3: Meagan St. Amour
Kingston Bariatric Centre of Excellence
Weekend for Two
Donated by Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre


Thanks to all who donated prizes to make this a fun and interactive experience for our delegates and sponsors!


COVID-19 has not gone away! While there are no restrictions in place for indoor masking in our setting, you are encouraged to wear a surgical mask if you feel it is the right choice for you. MASKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTRATION DESK.

Discover Toronto


2023 Conference Committee

Dr. Sharadh Sampath, MD, FRCSC, Chair

Dr. Laurent Biertho, MD

Dr. Vanessa Boudreau, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Sarah Chapelsky, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. of ABOM

Ms. Jennifer Brown, MSc., RD

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

Dr. Sarah Nutter, PhD

Dr. Artan Reso, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Judy Shiau, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. of ABOM

Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC

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 #CABPS2023.

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

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