Dr. Arya M Sharma, professor of medicine and chair in obesity research and management at the University of Alberta and scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network, looks at "Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease."
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa. In this webinar he discusses how the world we've built challenges both weight and health.
Join Dr. Michael Vallis who established the Behaviour Change Institute to provide competency based training to primary health care workers in lifestyle modification interventions as he discusses the importance of sustained health behaviour in achieving best weight.
Join us as we welcome Drs. Angela Alberga and Sara Kirk as they discuss the significant impact of weight bias and discrimination in Canada.
Last year, the Canadian Medical Assoc. declared obesity a chronic disease. What does that mean? Find out from Dr. Sean Wharton, medical director of the Wharton Medical Clinic in Ontario. Dr. Wharton is also an adjunct professor at McMaster University and York University.
Join us as we welcome two Canadian experts to examine one of the hottest topics in health today - sleep and its impact on health and weight.
In this webinar, Dr. Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard, a professor at Linkoping University who has a new technology to segment and quantify muscle and fat tissue to help obesity researchers, and Dr. Ian Neeland, a cardiologist with expertise in obesity and cardiovascular disease at UT Southwestern Medical Center, explain this new technology and how it can be applied.
Don't miss this in-depth look at how health professionals and people with obesity are rethinking the goals of treatment, support and accommodation. Link to Website
Our next webinar looks at some of today's hottest topics, including health risks related to obesity in children and adolescents, specialized health services available for families across Canada, defining 'success' in pediatric weight management, and new insights from the speakers' cutting-edge research. Link to Website
Weight stigma is an added burden that affects people above and beyond any impairments they may have. Link to Website
Not everyone with a mental health issue will have a weight problem or vice-versa. Successful long-term weight management isn't simply a matter of fewer calories in than out; it's about permanent behavioural changes. Link to Website