Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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Accepted Team ABC3 Publication!

download.jpgWe are thrilled to share that Hayyah Clairman‘s MSc work on our Team ABC3 study ‘Pathways to eating: Determining eating behaviour phenotypes in children with severe obesity‘ under the supervision of Dr. Jill Hamilton has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Obesity!

Stay tuned for the final publication!

Other team members on this work include: Elizabeth Dettmer, Annick Buchholz, Kristina Cordeiro, Katerina Maximova, Alene Toulany, and Katherine Morrison.

Congrats Hayyah and team!


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New Team ABC3 Member!

welcome__by_tainted_adopts-d9v7sgb.pngWe’d like to share a very warm Team ABC3 welcome to Stephan Oreskovich!

Stephan is the new Clinical Research Project Assistant with Drs. Catherine Birken and Jill Hamilton (Team ABC3 Project Leaders) at the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP).

Stephan recently completed his MSc from McMaster University under the supervision of fellow Team ABC3 Project Leader, Dr. Katherine Morrison. His thesis focused on the utilization of magnetic resonance imaging to capture cold-activated brown adipose tissue in healthy humans. Now at SickKids, Stephan will help coordinate the STOMP evaluation study, the STOMP Early Years Trial (study 5.7), and local efforts for our severe obesity and global developmental delay surveillance study (study 5.8).

Welcome aboard, Stephan!


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New Team ABC3 Publication!

hooray_grande.pngArnaldo Perez led the day-to-day activities for Study 5.2: Predictors of treatment initiation for children with severe obesity referred for tertiary-level management of obesity while completing his PhD at UAlberta under the supervision of Dr. Ball.

We’re proud to share that his work was recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics! His cross-sectional study included 2014 children (2-17 years of age; body mass index of ≥85th percentile) referred to multidisciplinary clinical care in Alberta. Results showed that less than 40% of those referred enrolled in care, highlighting the need to enhance treatment uptake for pediatric weight management, especially boys and girls with severe obesity.

Other Team ABC3 members on the publication included Katerina Maximova, Nick Holt, Josephine Ho, Paola Luca, and Geoff Ball.

Way to go, team!

Perez et al., J Pediatr, 2018


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Severe Obesity & Global Developmental Delay

We are thrilled to share that we have started receiving cases of severe obesity & global developmental delay for our surveillance study with the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program!

To help promote our study and encourage participating paediatricians to report cases we have developed an infographic. Check it out!

SOGDD Infographic - 18Jul18


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Tips to Manage Screen Time

lots-of-kids-with-screen-devicesWith kids out on summer break routines often become less structured and it can be difficult to know how much screen time is too much and how to manage it. Our Team ABC3 Co-Investigator Jess Haines recently co-wrote an article for The Conversation, which shares five tips for parents to help manage children’s screen time over the summer.

Great work, Jess!

Check out the full article HERE.