Applications now open: Director, School of Health Studies, Western University

2021-01-06T10:35:13-05:00 December 21st, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Applications are invited for the position of Director, School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Health Studies was established in 2009, a natural evolution from its roots in an undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) [...]

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 [...]

UPDATE: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Obesity

2020-11-13T13:34:48-05:00 July 28th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Over the past few months, work has continued on updating the clinical practice guidelines for managing pediatric obesity in Canada. The group has been working with research methodologists who will be helping to lead the systematic reviews (5 will be conducted) [...]

Webinar Series: Adult Obesity Guidelines: What’s New? Part 1

2020-09-03T13:55:38-04:00 July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, OC Events, OC News, OC Online CE|Tags: , , , , , , |

Registration is still available for this webinar series! If you are registering after the start date of the series, a link to the recording's will be emailed to you. Register for the Tuesday sessions Register for the Thursday sessions [...]

Select 5As materials are now completely free! Only pay the shipping!

2020-07-09T11:56:50-04:00 July 9th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

That's right, select materials are now completely free of charge - you just pay the shipping! Our No Size Fits All Brochure, Adult & Pregnancy Obesity Management Guides, and Obesity Fact Sheets are all available upon request.  The 5As were initially [...]

People with Obesity are not Personally Responsible for their Weight

2020-07-02T18:01:10-04:00 June 16th, 2020|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most crucial components of “healthy weight” social messages is that body weight is easily modifiable[1]. This is a message people hear, read, and talk about on a regular basis. It is common to hear phrases that communicate the [...]

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

2019-10-28T12:58:35-04:00 October 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 [...]

Access to Treatment: Are Obesity Treatments Stigmatized?

2019-07-19T10:47:37-04:00 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”

2018-10-11T10:09:45-04:00 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 [...]

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