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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 [...]

New Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines Published: Treatment goals are improved health and quality of life, not a number on a scale

2020-08-04T12:37:25-04:00 August 4th, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , |

EDMONTON, August 4, 2020 – Canadians living with obesity and the healthcare professionals who support them have a new roadmap for quality collaborative care.  More than two years in the making, the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) provide a [...]

Certified Bariatric Educator and Advancing Obesity Management Program Update

2020-07-14T12:10:21-04:00 July 14th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Effective June 29, 2020, the Certified Bariatric Educator program and the Advanced Obesity Management Program will be CLOSED to new applicants. The examination is being revised and updated to reflect the new recommendations outlined in the Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guideline. We [...]

Weight Bias, Obesity Stigma and COVID-19

2020-05-27T17:53:02-04:00 May 25th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

Click here to download the PDF document. The following paper has been prepared by Obesity Canada’s EveryBODY Matters Collaborative: Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD; Sara Kirk, PhD; Angela Alberga, PhD; Mary Forhan, OT/PhD; Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD; Erin Cameron, PhD; Sarah Nutter, [...]

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