World Obesity Day March 4, 2022

2022-03-01T11:30:12-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

March 4 is World Obesity Day. For the past few years, all of the major global obesity organizations including World Obesity Federation, European Association for the Study of Obesity, The Obesity Society, Global Obesity Patient Alliance, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Canada [...]

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 [...]

Conversations about children’s weight: Guidance for parents and healthcare providers

2022-01-25T11:37:14-05:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

This post is brought to you by Dr. Amy McPherson, Senior Scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute and Christine Provvidenza, Knowledge Translation Lead at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.Having conversations about weight and body image can be challenging for children, their families [...]

Obesity Management: Aren’t You Tired of Thinking It All Falls to You?

2022-01-14T15:38:58-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

This blog post is brought to you by Sara English, medical student and Dr. Michael Vallis, Psychologist, Dalhousie University, Halifax  Obesity is a complex chronic medical condition, which requires collaborative care with a supportive  healthcare provider to manage. However, treatments often [...]

2022 SQLNM/CMDO Scientific Meeting – Unconventional Complications of Metabolic Syndrome

2022-01-13T14:22:01-05:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

This mainly French event will take place from February 9 to 11, 2022 in a virtual format via the ZOOM web platform. This year's theme: Unconventional Complications of Metabolic Syndrome 33 oral presentations in the field of CMDO (Presentation of students (14) and invited speakers (19)); [...]

Semaglutide Approved in Canada: It’s Time to Change the Game

2022-04-08T13:58:10-04:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ian Patton, PhD, Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement, Obesity Canada After a long anticipated wait, the day has come where Health Canada has approved a new treatment option for the management of obesity in the form of the medication [...]

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