On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Ximena Ramos Salas, CON-RCO Managing Director, Ian Patton, CON-RCO Public Engagement Coordinator and Candace Vilhan, Public Engagement Committee Member, met with members of parliament from all political parties to raise awareness about obesity, weight bias, obesity stigma and access to care issues.
The Canadian Obesity Network is pleased to offer 8 travel awards to students (undergraduate, masters and PhD students) who have an obesity-related abstract accepted for presentation at the conference.
Each month, a few Canadians send us letters and emails, and many include small contributions.
The CON-SNP Mentorship Matching Program aims to build a relationship between established researchers and leaders in obesity and trainees early in their career. This program is intended to facilitate and promote networking and career development opportunities for mentees
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6-8pm
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 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).
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that registration for the 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is now open!
The Canadian Obesity Network asks media to refresh visuals with non-biased, respectful images of people living with obesity to avoid stigmatizing portrayals
Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians.
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.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of CON-RCO, showcase your research and connect with your peers at the 5th COS in Banff, Alberta next April.
Drs. Chaput and LeBlanc answer viewers' questions following their webinar 'Sleep, Exercise & Obesity' (July 27, 2016).
Stock up on our 5A’s of Obesity Management tools today!
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.
Dr. Sean Wharton answers viewers' questions following his webinar 'Obesity Treatment in Canada: What are the options?' (June 29, 2016).
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).
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.
Media, presenters and others who utilize stigmatizing photos to illustrate issues in obesity are running out of excuses, thanks to the World Obesity Federation.
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.
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.
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).
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!
The Canadian Obesity Network's Public Webinar series continues on April 27th with Dr. Michael Vallis! Click on the poster to register!
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).
Dr. Arya M. Sharma answers a selection of viewer questions from our first webinar in February, 2016: Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease.
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.
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.
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.
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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.