Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management

Thank you to all of those attendees who made the Learning Retreat extremely successful in February 2020! All delegates should have received their certificate of attendance and presentations via email. Keep in mind that the Learning Retreat is a prerequisite for Obesity Canada’s Certified Bariatric Educator exam.

Please email Nicole Pearce should you have any additional questions at pearce@obesitynetwork.ca

February 27 and 28, 2020, Toronto ON

An intensive educational experience with a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of obesity management and the role of allied health professionals in inter-professional bariatric care.

This certification will build knowledge in the areas of:

• 5As of Obesity Management
• Your role(s) as part of the interdisciplinary obesity management team
• Clinical assessment and medical management of obesity

Presented By:
Obesity Canada
Dietitians of Canada – Les diététistes du Canada (DC)

Successful completion of this program also qualifies allied health professionals for the education component for the Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE) designation. The Certified Bariatric Educator program, offered by Obesity Canada, serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing for allied healthcare professionals in Canada. The Certified Bariatric Educator designation signifies specialized knowledge in the principles of obesity management and distinguishes an allied healthcare professional as having achieved competency in obesity management and bariatric care.

Click here to see the previous program!

Fees (plus taxes) – for February 27 & 28, 2020
Early Bird Deadline, register by February 14, 2020 
OC and/or DC member: $595.00
Non-member: $750.00

Full, register after February 14, 2020
OC and/or DC member: $750.00
Non-member: $850.00

Doubletree by Hilton Toronto
108 Chestnut St
Ask for the DC rate of 10% off best available rates

February 2020 program:

Sponsorship for this program was received from Nestle and Novo Nordisk.



Obesity Canada and Dietitians of Canada

About our Company:
Nestlé Health Science invests in innovation with a focus on advancing the therapeutic role of nutrition to change the course of health management for consumers, patients and our partners in healthcare.   We offer a range of nutritional solutions for general health concerns as well as specific health conditions, illnesses or disease states in the areas of healthy and active aging, aging medical care, critical care, surgery, pediatric medical care and obesity care. We are committed to being the company that ‘empowers healthier lives through nutrition’.
In the Obesity Care area we offer the OPTIFAST® Program which is a comprehensive, medically supported, weight management program.  It closely monitors and assesses patient’s progress towards better health and emotional well-being by combining medical support, a nutritionally complete meal replacement product and behavioral elements as well as physical activity to help patients achieve lasting weight loss. The program utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared “everyday” meals, together with comprehensive patient education and support.  In addition, OPTIFAST® 900 meal replacement product is used successfully for weight loss prior to bariatric surgery and prior to other surgeries requiring weight reduction.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, hemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,200 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.novonordisk.ca.