Community Engaged Learning in Obesity for Medical Students

2022-04-14T11:06:42-04:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When we published our second Report Card on Access to Obesity Treatment back in 2019, one of the findings highlighted a significant issue in obesity management that has been echoed by our community members over and over. That is, the severe lack [...]

World Obesity Day March 4, 2022

2022-03-01T11:30:12-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

March 4 is World Obesity Day. For the past few years, all of the major global obesity organizations including World Obesity Federation, European Association for the Study of Obesity, The Obesity Society, Global Obesity Patient Alliance, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Canada [...]

Semaglutide Approved in Canada: It’s Time to Change the Game

2022-04-08T13:58:10-04:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ian Patton, PhD, Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement, Obesity Canada After a long anticipated wait, the day has come where Health Canada has approved a new treatment option for the management of obesity in the form of the medication [...]

Canadian Adult Obesity Guidelines Take the World Stage

2021-09-08T12:19:59-04:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Obesity Canada pilot project will adapt ground-breaking CPGs for use in Chile and Ireland in 2021, with more countries on board in 2022 Canada’s sweeping new clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for treating obesity in adults may soon become the foundation for [...]

Don’t Put Your Health on Hold/Ne mettez pas votre santé sur pause

2021-04-06T09:34:33-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Almost four in 10 Canadians (38%) surveyed, who have been clinically diagnosed with a chronic disease, say they are avoiding the health care system altogether during the pandemic. Don’t put your health on hold – Canadians are encouraged to engage healthcare [...]

Assessing the State of Obesity Care: Quality, Access and Standards

2019-10-28T12:58:35-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

By Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada I have been working in the field of obesity research, education and advocacy for over a decade. In that time, I have seen the field of obesity change significantly. In [...]

Obesity Canada Joins HEAL: Organizations for Health Action

2019-06-25T15:53:08-04:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada recently became a member of HEAL: Organizations for Health Action, a national coalition of more than 40 organizations that advocate for action on significant health issues. HEAL uses a consensus-based approach that highlights the collective expertise and impact of the [...]

The Trouble Growing Up: Report from the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity

2018-12-10T14:41:53-05:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , , |

OC patient advocate Brenndon Goodman discusses his participation in the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity and the difficulties transitioning from paediatric care to adult primary care.   From October 24th to the 27th 2018, I had the honor of [...]

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