2019-07-22T16:29:18+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , |

REGISTER HERE Overview Do you deliver primary care to patients living with obesity? 6 million Canadians are living with obesity, yet many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable managing this chronic condition. During this SCOPE-accredited program leaders from our own professional communities [...]

New CPD program for Heathcare Professionals: The Obesity-Cancer Link

2019-08-16T09:13:28+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: OC Online CE|Tags: , |

Obesity has become a global epidemic, with rates increasing dramatically in the last few decades. Despite the attention obesity has been gaining in the past years, the link between obesity and cancer remains under-recognized. Researchers believe that obesity will soon overtake [...]

10th Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management: October 10 & 11, 2019

2019-05-21T15:30:11+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

October 10 & 11, 2019 Toronto, ON An intensive educational experience with a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of obesity management and the role of the dietitian in inter-professional bariatric care. This certification will build knowledge in the areas of: [...]

5AS Team Training Workshop: Learn how to help your patients living with obesity. Edmonton, June 15, 2019

2019-05-13T18:08:41+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , |

Our challenge Over 14 million Canadians live with obesity, a major driver for chronic diseases. Managing obesity is hampered by misinformation about its complexity and chronicity, which results in unrealistic expectations by healthcare providers and patients. The workshop The 5As Team Training [...]

APPLY NOW! Graduate Student Position with the University of Alberta

2019-04-16T10:20:35+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , |

Project Title: The gut microbiome in children with PWS: a fiber intervention Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common syndromic form of childhood obesity. Aim: determine if a fiber intervention in children with PWS has significant effect on degree of hyperphagia [...]

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

2019-04-09T18:00:12+00:00 April 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 [...]

Now Accepting Student Travel Award Applications to the Canadian Obesity Summit!

2019-02-15T10:01:08+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , , , , |

Obesity Canada 2-126 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation 8602 - 112 Street Edmonton, AB. T6G 2E1 Obesity Canada is pleased to offer up to eight travel awards to students (undergraduate, masters and PhD students) who have an obesity-related [...]

TOPS New Investigator Research Award: Extended Application Deadline February 28, 2019

2019-01-31T14:28:01+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Categories: Awards, OC Events|Tags: , , , |

Mary Forhan with TOPS from the 2017 TOPS award presentation. EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE - February 28, 2019 This award recognizes an individual for a singular achievement or their career contributions to research in the field of obesity. This award is made [...]

Obesity Week Student Travel Award Winners

2018-12-04T21:16:41+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Matthew Nelder, Stephanie Nishi, and Zhila Semnami-Azad (left to right), who are the winners of the Obesity Canada Student Travel Award to attend Obesity Week in Nashville, Tennessee. Obesity Week is an interdisciplinary international event which focuses on the science, [...]

The 5As Team Training Workshop: A collaborative approach to obesity prevention and management

2018-10-02T17:58:24+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , |

Following this workshop, learners will be able to: • Identify obesity as a chronic disease • Support patients to understand how their comorbidities and personal context are related to their obesity management • Apply the 5As of Obesity Management in interdisciplinary team [...]

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