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 [...]

Applications now open: Director, School of Health Studies, Western University

2021-01-06T10:35:13-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Applications are invited for the position of Director, School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Health Studies was established in 2009, a natural evolution from its roots in an undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) [...]

Connected 2020: Perspective on Living With Obesity

2020-09-15T17:33:17-04:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Education, OC News|Tags: , , , |

We cannot meet in person but that doesn’t mean we cannot get together!  If you are a person affected by obesity, a family member, friend, healthcare professional, or supporter, join us for our virtual conference this fall.  Connected 2020 will provide [...]

I’ve Learned about Weight Stigma. What can I Do to Help?

2020-07-08T15:39:46-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Sarah Nutter, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary; Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Committee After learning about “healthy weight” social messages, the ways that these messages are contradicted by scientific research, and the consequences these messages have for people with obesity [...]

The Consequences of “Healthy Weight” Messages for People with Obesity

2020-06-19T14:42:25-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

In this series, we have identified that “healthy weight” social messages[1] exist in our society that inaccurately support the belief that higher body weights are unhealthy and that people can easily change their body weights by changing their behaviours. [...]

Learn How To Help Your Patients Living With Obesity; Edmonton, AB Event! January 28, 2020

2020-01-16T11:34:50-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

This event is open to member physicians and their multidisciplinary team members from any of the Edmonton Zone Primary Care Networks. January 28, 2020 5:30PM - 8:00PM St. Basil's Cultural Centre; 10819 71Ave NW, Edmonton Registration: plp-help-your-patients-living-with-obesity.eventbrite.ca or call 587.758.6890 [...]

Calling Family Physicians: Help Us Understand the Impact of Patient Educational Counselling Tools

2019-04-09T18:00:12-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Today, we need the help of our physician members. We have listened to your feedback and made updates to the program to facilitate an easier and more effective way to use the assessment tool in your practice. The tool now takes less [...]

Halting Obesity Progression (CME) – Expired

2019-07-16T14:37:55-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to: Describe the increasing burden of obesity over the lifespan. Explain the importance of early and effective obesity-intervention for improved patient outcomes. Choose management options that effectively intervene against the progression [...]

An Ounce of Prevention: Medical Management of Obesity-Related Comorbidity (CME) – Expired

2019-07-16T14:40:46-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: |

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to: Describe the burden of obesity-related morbidity. Explain the importance of early and effective obesity-intervention for improved patient outcomes. Optimally manage obesity to improve health outcomes. This Self-Learning program has been [...]

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