The Canadian Advanced Learning in Bariatric Care (CALIBRE) course is designed to enhance and upgrade the knowledge of physicians in obesity management. This course is ideal for physicians who want to integrate  and implement obesity management into their current practice and who are looking for tools and resources on how to respectfully and sensitively manage obesity. 

Topics that will be covered in this course include: 

  • Determinants of obesity and pathophysiology of obesity 
  • Communication, weight bias, stigma & discrimination 
  • Evidence based obesity treatments
  • Goal setting, outcomes & changing tactics

This course has undergone a review from a patient advisory committee to include perspectives from people living with obesity.


Upon completion of this learning intervention, participants will be able to: 

  1. Implement evidence-based obesity care strategies in primary care in keeping with best practices for patient-centered care and safety
  2. Identify respectful and effective communication styles to mitigate weight bias, stigma and discrimination 
  3. Assess and diagnose obesity using appropriate, evidence-based, objective investigations
  4. Collaboratively evaluate outcomes, expectations and goals with patients 
  5. Recognize obesity as a chronic disease

Please remember you must attend all live sessions in the cohort you register for to qualify for the certifiacate of completion.

Cohort #1: Session dates will be announced soon! 

Physicians who want to integrate evidence-based obesity management grounded in the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines into their current practice.

    • You must be a healthcare professional with a license in good standing 

This course will kick off with self directed learning including self reflection and, testing your knowledge;  followed by three bi-weekly, 1.5 hour live modules. 

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with their peers and ask questions outside of the live course scheduled times. 

To successfully complete the course participants must 

    • Attend all scheduled live modules
    • Complete all online course material 

Education Delivery Formats Include: 

    • Live and recorded presentations 
    • Case studies 
    • Breakout sessions 
    • Question & answer sessions 
    • Self reflections 

There are no sponsors for this course.

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