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 [...]

Halting Obesity Progression (CME)

2018-09-07T16:45:05+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to: Describe the increasing burden of obesity over the lifespan. Explain the importance of early and effective obesity-intervention for improved patient outcomes. Choose management options that effectively intervene against the progression [...]

An Ounce of Prevention: Medical Management of Obesity-Related Comorbidity (CME)

2018-09-07T16:52:57+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: |

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to: Describe the burden of obesity-related morbidity. Explain the importance of early and effective obesity-intervention for improved patient outcomes. Optimally manage obesity to improve health outcomes. For more information, click HERE! [...]

Role of the Brain: Novel Approaches to Managing Obesity (CME)

2018-08-22T18:32:26+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Increase your knowledge of Obesity Management This program will review the different socio-cultural, physiological, biomedical, psychological and iatrogenic factors that can contribute to a positive energy balance, subsequent weight gain and obesity. Over-eating and increased energy intake are not always related to [...]

2nd Annual Obesity Update for Healthcare Professionals

2018-09-22T19:33:23+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

2nd Annual Obesity Update for Healthcare Providers 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 [...]

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