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Janine Pintar
Joined: Aug 29, 15
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
As a first year rural family medicine resident I have come to realize the demand and necessity to being active in addressing obesity in my patient population. Northern Ontario appears to be in a unique situation (higher rates of obesity and less accessible resources). I intend on choosing a topic related to pediatric obesity to research. Currently I am in the initial process of making myself aware of problem and networking while formulating my proposal. Thank you for your consideration.
Peter Bebawy
Joined: Aug 29, 15
Loblaw
An important topic that needs to be addressed to lots of patients
Veronique Ttremblay
Joined: Aug 29, 15
PROXIM
J'ai été obèse morbide et j'ai perdu et maintenu mon poids alors le sujet me touche de près.
Lisa Zaretzky-Arnold PharmD, BScPharm
Joined: Aug 28, 15
Apothecary of Morden Inc.
Working in the community, I do encounter obesity on a daily basis.
Breanne Hopkins
Joined: Aug 28, 15
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Windsor, Ontario. I see the effect obesity has on my client's lives and want to learn more about what can be done for them to live a healthy and happy life.
Charlotte Wieliczko Master of Social Sciences in Social Psychology
Joined: Aug 28, 15
Heartfulness Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a registered clinical counsellor specializing in issues related to eating, i.e. eating disorders, disordered eating practices, overeating and body image. Many of my clients struggling with obesity contact me primarily because of symptoms of depression and anxiety. I want to continue to educate myself in the area of obesity and be part of a group of professionals who can work simultaneously to reduce the stigma of obesity and to help clients rebuild a relationship to food and their bodies th
Bonnie Hewitt BScN, MSW
Joined: Aug 28, 15
The Regional Muncipality of Halton
Working with the community to promote healthy eating and physical activity in young children.
Alexandra Borwein
Joined: Aug 28, 15
Resident
Family medicine practice
Hossein Kariman Pharm D
Joined: Aug 27, 15
Loblaw
I would like to get most recent information about obesity and and new methods to help people with this problem.
Cayla Mantis BASc - Applied Human Nutrition
Joined: Aug 27, 15
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center
I am a Registered Dietitian working on program development for our new Paediatric Bariatric Program at our local hospital.
Sue Conway
Joined: Aug 27, 15
Royal district nursing service
I am a community diabetes nurse educator with a special interest in obesity
Jenny Huang
Joined: Aug 26, 15
McGill University
I have worked in various work and volunteer settings and interacted with various individuals of diverse health needs or health conditions. As a result, I have worked with the obese population as well. Within the acute care setting, I often work with a multidisciplinary team in the nutrition management of health conditions, and provide counselling including healthy weight loss, diabetes education, healthy eating for people with cardiovascular disease and so forth. In the community setting, I work
Danelle Knechtel
Joined: Aug 25, 15
GTAI
As someone who studied business and economics an obesity epidemic can come into effect the future of our economy and how governments handle policy and healthcare of a obese population, as well as what concerns could arrive with employers and the health of their workforce.
Ilana Birnbaum BSc, MPH
Joined: Aug 25, 15
The Medical Station
Obesity is among the top public health and health care challenges we are facing in Canada and across the globe. I am working as Clinic Operations Coordinator at a new integrated health centre which will have a focus on addressing obesity. I am looking forward to learning more about obesity and various evidence based approaches in addressing this epidemic, as well as connecting with other professionals in the field.
Patrick Munro Bsc(phar)
Joined: Aug 25, 15
Family drug centre pharmachoice
Professional interest As it is an almost everyday conversation with patients
Craig Herrington ND
Joined: Aug 24, 15
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre
Clinical standards officer at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Published in the CMAJ on the use of Naturopathic Medicine in reducing cardiometabolic risk factors. Clinical focus on metabolic syndrome and the link to breast, ovarian, colon and prostate cancers.
yuvaraj lingappa
Joined: Aug 24, 15
private practice
I am a family practitioner,Pediatrician for about 30 years. I am proud to say I am also a obesity specialist, SCOPE certified. I am very much interested in prevention of adult and childhood obesity.I am very confident I can make a difference in the lives of people with preventive strategies.I am planning to attend May 1 to 4 th ICO conference at Vancouver
Jaspreet Lidder MD
Joined: Aug 24, 15
University of Alberta
Learning approach to obesity management in general practice.
Barbara Pedrycz
Joined: Aug 22, 15
Canadian Obesity Network - Students and New Professionals University of Alberta Chapter
Obesity is a current issue within today's society. As a future physician, I would like to better understand this topic and the research, treatment, and management surrounding it.
William Fortin MA MD
Joined: Aug 22, 15
Medicine Tree Health & Wellness
I am a general practitioner in rural Alberta. Diabetes and obesity are an increasing concern among the patients in my practice. I would like to be able to effectively manage overweight patients and give practical evidence based advice that leads to real results. Many of my patients have turned to fad diets and so-called medical weight loss programs and I am concerned that they may be putting their health at risk.
Michelle Demers
Joined: Aug 22, 15
Novonordisk
Sales rep in obesity and diabetes market
Laurie Clague
Joined: Aug 21, 15
Healthcare
Due to the growing need for manageing bariatrices within our facility and the delivering moms with incrteased BMI's I felt it necesxsary to broaden my knowledge base.
Natalie Chan B.Sc (Hons), MD
Joined: Aug 21, 15
Be The Change Group Inc
During medical school I started a Youth Wellness program with YMCA Calgary which aims to reduce childhood obesity by addressing activity and nutrition in 12 year old children. This program is still running in it's second iteration of the pilot, now maintained by the successors of the organization. I am very interested in health prevention programs targeting obesity as a large proportion of the population presenting in general practice clinic often have issues with weight & obesity and associ
Karen Nelson BA; MSc
Joined: Aug 21, 15
University of Guelph
I am currently entering my second year of the PhD in Rural Studies program at the University of Guelph in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. As part of my studies, I will continue to explore my interest in the relationship between the built environment and human health. Specifically, I am looking at the relationship between childhood obesity and the built environment in rural Ontario. As part of this study I will be looking at indicators within the built environment that e
Judith Fedor
Joined: Aug 20, 15
Energy SKNZ Plus
Energy SKNZ Plus is a medical compression garment that is geared to enhance movement and sweating with obese patients. It is tailored to each body, to support and keep in place the obese clients hips, Breasts and stomach muscles, to aid in the support of movement.
John Bird
Joined: Aug 20, 15
Turtle Bay
I have a degree in sport science and I hope to progress as a fitness professional.
Christine Cinq Mars Hons. B.Sc., RMT
Joined: Aug 18, 15
The Life Loft
I have been teaching Yoga for Round Bodies for over 20 years and other forms of accessible, therapeutic movement (elements from Pilates, Feldenkrais, remedial exercise, ELDOA). I create a non-judgemental space for people to explore movement where size and ability are not limiting factors. People with round bodies develop a more positive relationship to their body and feel free to move without being self-conscious or judged. I also provide therapeutic massage services to round bodies people who
Sheniz Eryuzlu
Joined: Aug 18, 15
University of Ottawa
I aspire to work in the healthcare field after I graduate. I have always been very passionate about exercising as medicine for the body and mind, remain active in general and keeping a well-balanced lifestyle. I just spent one summer in clinical research at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) on the relationship between movement behaviours and health indicators in children and youth. This research has been a very eye-opening experience regarding the currently obesity and physical i
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Memorial University, New Foundland
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Joined: Feb 27, 13
Canadian Diabetes Association