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Obesity Canada Distinguished Lecturer Award

2019-05-16T12:48:00+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , , , |

For each Summit, Obesity Canada’s Science Committee solicits nominations for the Distinguished Lecturer Award. This award is given to a Canadian researcher who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in a field of study related to Obesity Canada’s mission. This year’s winner [...]

10th Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management: October 10 & 11, 2019

2019-05-21T15:30:11+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

October 10 & 11, 2019 Toronto, ON An intensive educational experience with a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of obesity management and the role of the dietitian in inter-professional bariatric care. This certification will build knowledge in the areas of: [...]

COS 2019: Through the eyes of Obesity Canada’s Students and New Professionals

2019-05-16T10:21:17+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , |

Obesity Canada prioritizes professional development opportunities for their students and new professionals. At this year’s 6th Canadian Obesity Summit in Ottawa, the opportunities were endless. Let’s highlight some of the exciting opportunities that were made available to Students and New Professionals [...]

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 [...]

Obesity Canada – Calgary 3rd Annual Research Showcase: August 16, 2019

2019-08-13T13:31:35+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , |

Obesity Canada’s Calgary Chapter hosts an annual Research Showcase to highlight innovative local research about obesity. This year’s Showcase will have a special focus on recent obesity-related policy changes. After a multiyear collaborative process, the Government of Canada has unveiled the [...]

Mental Health Disorders and Excess Weight – A Proverbial Chicken and Egg Problem

2019-05-13T13:14:23+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: SNP|Tags: |

Today’s post comes from Rebecca Christensen. Rebecca is a PhD Student in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Epidemiology program at the University of Toronto. She is also one of the current Chapter Representative on the OC-SNP National Executive. Weight [...]

Summary of OC-GTA Effective Behavioural Interventions Event!

2019-05-13T12:40:30+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , |

Toronto, ON — On March 19th 2019, the OC GTA Chapter jointly held a networking and educational event with LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic to explore the behavioural strategies most likely to be associated with sustained weight control. Aptly titled Effective Behavioural [...]

Does A New Canadian Study on Cancer Inadvertently Make a Strong Case For Treating Obesity?

2019-05-13T10:27:27+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Does A New Canadian Study on Cancer Inadvertently Make a Strong Case For Treating Obesity? A post from Dr. Arya Sharma Last week, a series of papers by a pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers, published in Preventive Medicine, looks at the current [...]

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