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

2020-01-16T11:34:50+00:00 January 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 [...]

International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) Conference and Summer School: May 2020, Montreal

2019-12-18T13:27:48+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

IBTN, which is co-led by Drs. Kim Lavoie (Montreal, CAN), Greg Ninot (Montpellier, FR) and myself, is made up of a group of international experts in the area of behavioural interventions and trials. It was conceived after years of mutual and [...]

Update to the MDBriefCase Website: CBE & AOMP

2019-10-01T17:17:33+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

ALERT Our partner is working to resolve all AOMP issues by Friday, October 4. As you may have noticed, AdvancingPractice.com recently merged with its sister site MDBriefCase. When you next visit the site, you’ll be automatically redirected to MBriefCase.com. As part [...]

Living with Osteoarthritis and Obesity: Hearing Stories of Patients’ Healthcare Experiences

2019-10-01T18:17:29+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Post-doc fellow: Elly Park, PhD Supervisors: Mary Forhan, PhD and Allyson Jones, PhD University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabiliation Medicine In this project, patients with obesity seeking treatment for OA share their healthcare experiences situated in everyday lives. Digital stories, as [...]

It’s Time to Change How WE Treat Obesity: Obesity Education that is Practical, Useful and Clinically Relevant

2019-10-01T14:20:26+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Join Dr. Ali Zentner and Dr. Yoni Freedhoff for a comprehensive course in Obesity Medicine. This is a unique and practical two-day educational boot camp taught by two of the country’s leading experts in the field.  The interactive experience will offer [...]

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: February 27 & 28, 2020!

2019-10-01T17:27:44+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

February 27 & 28 2020 *NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management scheduled for October 10 &11, 2019 in Toronto has had a date adjustment and will be held in [...]

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 [...]

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