Kelowna & Okanagan Local Chapter

Kelowna & Okanagan Chapter 2020-02-04T16:57:30+00:00

Welcome to the Kelowna & Okanagan chapter of the Obesity Canada!

Get excited, and get in on the ground level – this is the first local chapter of Obesity Canada to be deployed in Canada! Just like for the Obesity Canada, OC-Kelowna is free and open to any health practitioner, researcher, policy maker, person affected by obesity or other professional working in obesity or a related area, who is a member of Obesity Canada.

Make sure you don’t miss any opportunities to network, learn, build partnerships, and improve strategies to address, prevent, and treat obesity in Kelowna & area.

702, 2020

Toronto: The High-Risk Patient, with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

February 7th, 2020|

Join the Obesity Canada GTA Chapter (OC-GTA) for a fascinating look at the correlation between fatty liver and obesity – and how to diagnose and manage patients who develop NAFLD and NASH.  Hear from a patient who experienced significant liver damage when his weight reached 325 lbs. He will share his weight loss journey through changes in diet and lifestyle, and the impact this has had [...]

2310, 2019

Thinking Outside the Box: Leadership and Innovation Insights to Build a Better Health System

October 23rd, 2019|

Toronto, ON – The Obesity Canada - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Students and New Professionals (SNP) chapters collaborated to host a knowledge dissemination and networking event on October 8th, 2019. With the focus on pushing the boundaries of current practice, the audience was treated to learning about novel areas of research and emerging innovations within the healthcare ecosphere. Talks covered topics such as low carbohydrate [...]

710, 2019

Recap from OC-Victoria’s FIRST event!

October 7th, 2019|

On September 30th, Obesity Canada's Victoria Local Chapter held it's first ever event. A successful event with many attendees from the local TOPS club were in attendance to support the newest chapter. After some networking time, Elena, chapter Chair, gave a presentation on Obesity Canada which was followed by a presentation by Public Engagement member, Kelly Moen.  In the end people had a chance to ask their [...]

104, 2019

OC-GTA Event Summary – Effective Behavioural Change March 2019

April 1st, 2019|

On March 19th 2019, the OC GTA Chapter jointly held a networking and educational event with LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic to explore the behavioural strategies most likely to be associated with sustained weight control. Aptly titled Effective Behavioural Interventions, the event featured three speakers to represent the different faces of those involved in supporting a healthy lifestyle change - the individual, allied health team, and physician. Louise Ross [...]

2002, 2019

OC Local Chapter COS Registration Application Form

February 20th, 2019|

*Please note, this application is only for those who are currently sitting in on the Executive Board of an Obesity Canada Local Chapter. Obesity Canada is pleased to offer up to twenty complimentary registrations to members of Obesity Canada Local Chapters. Note that up to four (4) registrations will be available per chapter. Applicant must already be a current member of an Obesity Canada chapter to qualify for [...]

1210, 2018

Dois-je parler du poids dans ma pratique? Si oui, comment?

October 12th, 2018|

Avez-vous de la difficulté à discuter du poids avec vos patients? Aborder la question du poids est souvent très délicat. Plusieurs professionnels de la santé rapportent avoir des difficultés à aborder la question du poids avec leurs patients. Ils rapportent notamment un faible niveau d’aisance et de compétence concernant la gestion du poids. Vous cherchez à améliorer votre aisance et vos compétences pour identifier, évaluer et accompagner un patient vivant avec l'obésité? Vous êtes tout simplement intéressé à apprendre davantage sur la question? Venez en [...]

1809, 2018

Meet the Obesity Canada – Montreal Local Chapter! 

September 18th, 2018|

Meet the Obesity Canada - Montreal Local Chapter! Angela Alberga Dr. Angela Alberga is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. Her current research program focuses on understanding how societal, school and other institutional factors influence weight-related issues including obesity, eating disorders, physical inactivity, weight stigma and discrimination. Dre Angela Alberga est professeure associée au département de la santé, kinésiologie et [...]

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