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Public Health Agency of Canada lists obesity as a risk factor for more severe COVID-19 illness and outcomes

2020-10-09T10:50:01-04:00 October 9th, 2020|Categories: covid-19|Tags: , , , , |

By: Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Obesity Canada has been advocating for the consideration of the needs of people living with obesity in COVID-19 pandemic responses.  Recognizing that [...]

Member Profile

2020-10-06T13:06:11-04:00 October 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Today's member profile comes from Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD, R. Psych., Werklund Research Professor, University of Calgary . Dr. Russell-Mayhew sits on the Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Collaborative committee.  Dr. Russell-Mayhew is a professor and registered psychologist with a research program [...]

Webinar Series – Adult Obesity Guidelines: What’s New? Part 2

2020-09-28T16:00:36-04:00 September 28th, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , |

REGISTER HERE! Adult Obesity Guidelines Webinar Series - Part 2 Obesity Canada, the University of Alberta’s Office of Lifelong Learning and the authors of the new Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines launched on August 11, 2020 a webinar series. [...]

Staying connected from a (social) distance: Researchers at Western University are exploring young people’s views of social connectedness, physical distancing, social media use, and wellbeing during COVID-19

2020-09-01T16:09:20-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , |

We all have a need to feel connected with others. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have been asked to engage in and abide by public health measures, such as physical distancing, to control and reduce the spread of [...]

8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: October 26-28, 2020

2020-09-01T15:01:56-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th Conference will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions targeting multiple populations and [...]

ASCEND Global Obesity Training Centre Programme – Stage 1 Application

2020-09-01T12:37:46-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: |

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme designed to improve the care of people with diabetes and obesity worldwide. Led by an international faculty, ASCEND provides practical, independent content about diabetes and weight management [...]

Obesity Canada participates in the European/International Congress on Obesity scheduled for September 1-4, 2020

2020-08-31T12:53:26-04:00 August 31st, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , , , , , , |

On September 1, 2020 between 16:15 and 17:45 PM Central European Time, Dr. Mary Forhan and Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas will be participating in the Obesity Stigma Workshop hosted in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Obesity, the [...]

New Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines: Why and how we did them and what’s new?

2020-08-20T14:54:44-04:00 August 20th, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , , |

Today's post comes from Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, who is the Director of Research & Policy with Obesity Canada.  Many people have asked why we decided to update the Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of obesity in adults.  To [...]

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