Between 700 and 800 specialists of abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, nutrition and physical activity in Québec City in July 2015


The Québec City Convention Centre is proud to announce it will host the ICCR Congress on Chronic Societal Cardiometabolic Diseases, first called the International Congress on Abdominal Obesity. This will be the 5th edition of the event organized by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR).

From July 8 to 12, 2015, between 700 and 800 specialists of abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, nutrition and physical activity will take part in this international scientific event. Close to forty speakers are already confirmed.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, Scientific Director of the ICCR, is the leading force behind abdominal obesity and its consequences on cardiometabolic health. He is also the co-chair of the congress, jointly organized with the Réseau de recherche en santé cardiométabolique, diabète et obésité (CMDO) (Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Network).

“The 5th Edition of this congress will build upon the success of the four previous meetings held in Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Québec City and Seoul. With more than 60 countries involved, the conference has an international flavor and truly fills a need in this area. Over a short period of 5 years, this new congress has rapidly become the international platform to discuss novel approaches and share scientific and clinical data to benefit healthcare professionals, clinicians and scientists in the fight against a lifestyle epidemic of sedentary behaviours and low quality nutritional habits leading to chronic societal diseases”, said Dr. Després.

In addition to the congress, participants from around the world will be able to enjoy Québec City’s famous summer music festival.  The city will be vibrant with numerous spectacular open air concerts and activities.


The ICCR is a multidisciplinary academic organization based at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval located in Québec City, Canada. The CMDO is a large network of investigators covering all pillars of health research relevant to chronic cardiometabolic diseases. This unique network is funded by the Fonds de la recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S).

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