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Announcing the Winners of OC-SNP Awards for 2019/20!

2020-09-23T17:57:28-04:00 September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Awards, SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Laura Vergeer. Laura is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is also the current Outgoing Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. The OC-SNP National Executive is [...]

Introducing the 2019-2020 OC-SNP National Executive

2020-09-21T13:31:31-04:00 September 21st, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Audrey St-Laurent. 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. As another summer comes to an end, it is time to [...]

A National Obesity Strategy: Are we there yet?

2020-09-03T21:01:15-04:00 September 3rd, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy, and  Ian Patton, PhD, Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy It has been almost 15 years since Obesity Canada (formerly the Canadian Obesity Network) was established by the Canadian government under the [...]

Staying connected from a (social) distance: Researchers at Western University are exploring young people’s views of social connectedness, physical distancing, social media use, and wellbeing during COVID-19

2020-09-01T16:09:20-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , |

We all have a need to feel connected with others. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have been asked to engage in and abide by public health measures, such as physical distancing, to control and reduce the spread of [...]

8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: October 26-28, 2020

2020-09-01T15:01:56-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th Conference will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions targeting multiple populations and [...]

ASCEND Global Obesity Training Centre Programme – Stage 1 Application

2020-09-01T12:37:46-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: |

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme designed to improve the care of people with diabetes and obesity worldwide. Led by an international faculty, ASCEND provides practical, independent content about diabetes and weight management [...]

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

2020-08-31T12:53:26-04:00 August 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 [...]

New Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines: Why and how we did them and what’s new?

2020-08-20T14:54:44-04:00 August 20th, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , , |

Today's post comes from Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, who is the Director of Research & Policy with Obesity Canada.  Many people have asked why we decided to update the Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of obesity in adults.  To [...]

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