Access to Treatment: Are Obesity Treatments Stigmatized?

2019-07-19T10:47:37+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Disclaimer: Obesity Canada receives unrestricted educational grants from companies who research, manufacture and/or market obesity treatments in Canada and other jurisdictions.  Obesity is a chronic disease (defined as when excess weight or fat impairs health). Just like diabetes and other chronic diseases, [...]

October Issue of Healthcare Policy Today: “Why Canada’s Health Systems Should Stop Treating Chronic Disease”

2018-10-11T10:09:45+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

That’s not a real healthcare journal – and it’s pretty obvious just how out of touch those headlines are. Can you imagine if Canada’s healthcare policies were based on shaming and blaming people with chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis and cancer and [...]

Ask the Expert Issue #2: Dr. Sean Wharton On Medical Treatment Of Obesity

2018-10-10T16:12:18+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Our Ask an Expert series is your opportunity to engage with world-class obesity experts at Obesity Canada.  Each month, we will solicit questions for some of Canada’s top researchers and health professionals to answer. This month, it’s Dr. Sean Wharton, medical director [...]

Obesity Canada’s Response to the Tragic Story of Ellen Maud Bennett

2018-09-06T16:08:04+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Last month, the story of Ellen Maud Bennett gripped the media. Ellen included a message for the world in her obituary, which was published after she passed away from cancer. In it, she chided some of her healthcare practitioners for ignoring her [...]

New, Accredited Case Study Modules for Obesity Management

2018-03-01T14:18:01+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: OC News, OC Online CE|Tags: , , , , , , |

CON, in collaboration with our obesity society affiliates and mdBriefCase, has been working to expand resources and case studies available to primary care clinicians on obesity management. This international initiative has resulted in accredited learning, along with valuable publications and resources closely aligned with the 5As [...]

Best Weight (Guidebook for Health Professionals)

2019-08-06T11:46:35+00:00 January 6th, 2010|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Best Weight: A Practical Guide to Office-Based Obesity Management Best Weight: A Practical Guide to Office-Based Obesity Management  by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff and Dr. Arya M. Sharma – published by Obesity Canada - Obésité Canada – is available on our online store. [...]