OC-SNP Chapters are Looking for New Members!

2021-08-11T11:56:07-04:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Audrey St-Laurent in collaboration with six OC-SNP chapters. Audrey is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutrition at Laval University. She is also the current Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. Six OC-SNP chapters generously provided [...]

Obesity Canada participates in the European/International Congress on Obesity scheduled for September 1-4, 2020

2020-08-31T12:53:26-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , , , , , , |

On September 1, 2020 between 16:15 and 17:45 PM Central European Time, Dr. Mary Forhan and Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas will be participating in the Obesity Stigma Workshop hosted in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Obesity, the [...]

From Grad School and Beyond: Dr. Maryam Kebbe

2020-07-24T17:46:15-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Maryam Kebbe obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta’s Department of Pediatrics (Edmonton, Alberta), completed postdoctoral training in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom), and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher [...]

Student Travel Awards – 8th Annual Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Conference

2020-04-15T13:59:33-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , |

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering [...]

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

2020-01-16T11:34:50-05:00January 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

2019-12-18T13:27:48-05:00December 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

2019-10-01T17:17:33-04:00October 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

2019-10-01T18:17:29-04:00October 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

2019-10-01T14:20:26-04:00September 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 [...]

2019-07-22T16:29:18-04:00July 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 [...]

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