About Nicole Pearce

Director, Professional Education & Engagement pearce@obesitynetwork.ca

Media Coverage: Wegovy set to launch in Canada

2024-05-07T09:20:11-04:00May 2nd, 2024|

Collated articles covering the Wegovy release in Canada. Read the press release Nicole Ireland - Canadian Press - Wegovy set to launch in Canada. What to know about the weight-loss drug  CP 24 - https://www.cp24.com/news/weight-loss-drug-wegovy-available-in-canada-starting-may-6-for-people-with-obesity-1.6870225 Global News - https://globalnews.ca/news/10464627/wegovy-canada-launch-what-tok-know/ Yahoo - [...]

Honoring Dr. Taniya Nagpal: Recipient of the TOPS New Investigator Award for Advancements in Obesity and Pregnancy Research

2024-04-23T13:04:54-04:00April 12th, 2024|

Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Taniya Nagpal's Impact on Obesity and Pregnancy Research Obesity Canada proudly recognizes Dr. Taniya Nagpal, the recipient of the prestigious TOPS New Investigator Research Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of obesity research, specifically during pregnancy. [...]

Publication: Presentation of a weight bias internalization tool for use in pregnancy and a call for future research: A commentary

2024-04-23T13:03:14-04:00March 7th, 2024|

Abstract Background Emerging evidence has shown that weight stigma is a concern during pregnancy, with several studies documenting common sources including healthcare, the media and interpersonal networks. Experiencing weight stigma may lead to weight bias internalization (WBI), whereby individuals accept and [...]

An update on Canada’s Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Managing Pediatric Obesity

2024-04-23T13:03:37-04:00March 7th, 2024|

Work remains ongoing to complete an update of Canada's Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Managing Pediatric Obesity. Recent achievements and activities include: - Our systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the effectiveness and safety of (1) pharmacotherapy and (2) surgery for managing pediatric [...]

5 Principles of Obesity

2024-04-23T13:04:15-04:00March 5th, 2024|

These 5 principles were co-created by member organizations of the International Obesity Collaborative (IOC) by developing consensus statements and evidence-based education about obesity to share around the globe. Obesity is a chronic disease impacting populations worldwide. People living with obesity face [...]