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Webinar Archive

Public Webinar #1: Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease (Feb. 2016)

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."

Public Webinar #2: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff: Swimming Against The Flood (March 2016)

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.

Public Webinar #3: Stemming the Tide: The Importance of Sustained Health Behaviour in Achieving Best Weight (April 2016)

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.

Public Webinar #4: EveryBODY Matters: Challenging Weight Bias & Discrimination in Our Everyday Lives (May 2016)

Join us as we welcome Drs. Angela Alberga and Sara Kirk as they discuss the significant impact of weight bias and discrimination in Canada.

Public Webinar #5: Obesity Treatment in Canada: What Are the Options? (June 2016)

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.

Public Webinar #6: Sleep, Exercise & Obesity (July 2016)

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.