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Edmonton Bariatric Peer Support Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6-8pm

COS 2017 Award Recipients

The 5th Canadian Obesity Summit was another success - thank you to all who attended! Each biennial conference begins and ends with awards acknowledging the great research being done in Canada by both established and emerging professionals. Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients

Canadians Lack Access to Obesity Treatments and Support: Report Card

Canadians living with obesity are gravely underserved by Canada’s public health systems and private benefits plans, according to a report released today by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO).

Registration Now Open for OAC’s 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that registration for the 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is now open!

Canadian News Media Challenged to See the Whole Picture When Reporting on Obesity

The Canadian Obesity Network asks media to refresh visuals with non-biased, respectful images of people living with obesity to avoid stigmatizing portrayals

7th Learning Retreat for Dietitians, April 24-25, 2017 in Banff, AB

Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians, held in conjunction with the Canadian Obesity Summit.

Alberta’s Tomorrow Project Offers Wealth of Data for Obesity Research

As the province’s largest health research study, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) has amassed a vast database over the past sixteen years, and is inviting researchers to apply for access.

Calls for abstracts and workshops are now open for the 5th Canadian Obesity Summit!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of CON-RCO, showcase your research and connect with your peers at the 5th COS in Banff, Alberta next April.

CON Webinar #6: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Drs. Chaput and LeBlanc answer viewers' questions following their webinar 'Sleep, Exercise & Obesity' (July 27, 2016).

5As - Buy One Get One FREE Sale!

Stock up on our 5A’s of Obesity Management tools today!

Student Travel Support Program, 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

The Canadian Obesity Network is pleased to offer 2 travel awards to students or postdoctoral fellows who have an obesity-related abstract accepted for presentation at the conference.

CON Webinar #5: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Dr. Sean Wharton answers viewers' questions following his webinar 'Obesity Treatment in Canada: What are the options?' (June 29, 2016).

CON Webinar #4: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Drs. Angela Alberga and Sara Kirk answer viewers' questions following their webinar 'EveryBODY Matters: Challenging Weight Bias & Discrimination in Our Everyday Lives' (May 24, 2016).

Mapping The Current State Of Pediatric Healthy Weight Programs in Canada: We Want to Hear from You!

We aim to create an online list of services available to children and youth with obesity in order to showcase the important elements of each program and where it is offered.

World Obesity Federation Creates Royalty Free Image Bank for Positive Portrayals of Obesity

Media, presenters and others who utilize stigmatizing photos to illustrate issues in obesity are running out of excuses, thanks to the World Obesity Federation.

Canadian Kids are Inactive, and May be Losing Sleep Over It

If you think kids can get a little physical activity and then play video games into the wee hours, yet remain healthy, you’re in for a rude awakening.

6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Ottawa, October 24-26

UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education in partnership with CHEO, will be hosting the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Understanding the Interplay between Physical and Mental Health.

CON Public Webinar #3: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Dr. Michael Vallis answers viewers' questions following his webinar 'Stemming the Tide: The Importance of Sustained Health Behaviour in Achieving Best Weight' (April 27, 2016).

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

The Canadian Obesity Network's Public Webinar series continues on May 24th with Dr.'s Angela Alberga and Sara Kirk. Click on the poster to register!

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

The Canadian Obesity Network's Public Webinar series continues on April 27th with Dr. Michael Vallis! Click on the poster to register!

CON Public Webinar #2: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff answers questions arising from his webinar 'Swimming Against the Flood: How the World We've Built Challenges Both Weight and Health'(March 23, 2016).

CON Public Webinar #1: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Dr. Arya M. Sharma answers a selection of viewer questions from our first webinar in February, 2016: Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease.

POWER UP! Report Grades Alberta on Healthy Food Environments and Nutrition for Children and Youth

A new report indicates that Alberta’s performance is middle of the road on 41 indicators of healthy food environments and nutrition for children and youth, and gives the province an F for weight bias education.

Canadian Club of Halton Peel Hosts Talk from Dr. Sean Wharton (Thursday, January 21st)

Dr. Wharton is a CON-RCO member and the medical director of the Wharton Medical Clinic, a community based internal medicine weight management clinic with locations in St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Etobicoke and Toronto.

New, free eCME! Effective Obesity Management in Primary Care

The Canadian Obesity Network has teamed up with the e-learning experts over at MD Briefcase to produce a new learning opportunity for primary care physicians who want to advance their skills in obesity management.

Needs Assessment survey for CON healthcare professionals interested in taking their existing obesity management practice to the next level

We are evaluating your needs concerning Advanced Obesity Management. Please help us better understand your level of awareness and understanding of this area of interest by completing the topic assessment below.

Student and New Professional Initiative Gets an Online Makeover

Over the last couple of months the CON-SNP website has undergone some new, and exciting, updates. In order to improve communication within the CON-SNP community.