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

2019-08-16T09:13:28-04:00July 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!

2019-10-01T17:27:44-04:00May 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

2019-05-13T18:08:41-04:00May 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

2019-04-16T10:20:35-04:00April 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

2019-04-09T18:00:12-04:00April 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!

2019-02-15T10:01:08-05:00February 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

2019-01-31T14:28:01-05:00November 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

2018-12-04T21:16:41-05:00November 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

2018-10-02T17:58:24-04:00October 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) – Expired

2019-07-16T14:37:55-04:00August 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 [...]

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