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Obesity Canada Professional Education Platform Launch

2022-03-28T11:45:06-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Obesity Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our new professional education platform. Obesity Canada is a leader in providing practice-changing continuing education on obesity care for healthcare professionals. Our new learning pathway has been developed to help family and [...]

Join a Study: Assessing the relationship between gestational weight gain and internalized weight bias in pregnant women.

2022-03-01T11:51:47-05:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog post is brought to you by Jacklyn Stewart, medical student, and Helena Piccinini-Vallis, MD PhD CCFP FCFP, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Those living with obesity commonly face stigmatization and pressures to lose weight, which can lead to adverse psychological [...]

An update on the pediatric clinical practice guidelines

2022-03-09T09:08:25-05:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

Updating the Canadian CPGs for Managaing Pediatric Obesity: A Protocol Work continues on updating the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline for Managing Pediatric Obesity. Over the past several months, activities have included: Completing 5 literature reviews (4 systematic reviews and meta-analyses [...]

The ASCEND Global Obesity Training Centre Programme

2022-05-17T14:46:38-04:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Welcome to the ASCEND Global Obesity Training Centre Programme Apply to join the training session on 25–29 April 2022 with the team from the Edmonton Bariatric Subspecialty Clinic  The ASCEND Global Obesity Training Centre Programme is seeking health-care professionals in Canada who [...]

PhD offer: Conversation Cards for Moms: A mixed methods study to create and evaluate a new clinical tool for use in maternity care settings

2021-10-21T12:27:15-04:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Project summary: It is estimated that 50% of Canadian women who give birth every year will gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy. Starting discussions about certain topics, especially those about body weight, can be difficult. Previous research has shown that [...]

No longer accepting applicants. Pediatric Obesity Management in Canada: Current Attitudes and Practices of Physicians towards Pharmacotherapy and Bariatric Surgery in Youth

2021-11-19T14:33:14-05:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Research|Tags: , , |

Today's blog post is brought to you by Trisha Chloé Baluyot. Trisha is a kinesiologist at CEASO clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a MSc Candidate at Concordia University. Trisha is a Master’s student in the Department of Health, Kinesiology [...]

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