Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

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3rd Annual General Meeting Recap!


Last week, our team members met for our 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Calgary as a satellite meeting to the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity.

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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!


Congrats, Meaghan!

great-job-png-gold-star-good-job-clipart-1400We are thrilled to share that Meaghan Walker successfully defended her MSc thesis (University of Toronto) on her work with the Team ABC3 study titled: Family recommendations for improving health services to manage severe obesity in children with disabilities under the supervision of Dr. Amy McPherson.

A huge congrats to Meaghan on this accomplishment! We have enjoyed having Meaghan as part of Team ABC3 and we’re excited to see what she does next!

Hear from Meaghan below on what her thesis was all about. Continue reading

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Way to Go!


Some familiar faces (Geoff Ball [Team ABC3 Project Leader], Annick Buchholz and Stasia Hadjiyannakis [Team ABC3 Co-Investigators]) recently received funding from the Health Outcomes Improvement Fund (Alberta Health Services Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network) to explore teens’ experiences in making and maintaining healthy diet and physical activity habits!

Check out more details on the Childhood Obesity Research Insight blog HERE.

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Our First Annual General Meeting!


Over the weekend, our team members met for our first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa as a satellite meeting to the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity! Because our team stretches across Canada, this was our first chance to get together in person to discuss study progress and network with one another among other things.

Check out some of the highlights!

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…And The Results Are In!

Team ABC3 survey results are in - preferred mode of communication and first annual general meetingWe recently sent out a survey to the members of Team ABC3 to get input and feedback regarding our (i) first Annual General Meeting (AGM) and (ii) preferred modes of communication and the results are in. Check out the take away points! Continue reading