Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

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Happy Holidays!


2017 was another productive and educational year for Team ABC3! We’ve had many successes including the progress of our individual studies, the achievements of our trainees, and our 2nd AGM. Thanks to all of our Team ABC3 members for your continued time, energy, dedication, and collaboration.

We look forward to 2018 and have no doubt it will be another exceptional year. Please accept our warmest wishes to you and your families this Holiday Season.


Geoff & Nicole

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2nd Annual General Meeting!


Last week we held our 2nd Annual General Meeting at Sick Kids in Toronto!

All our our Team ABC3 Project Leaders were able to attend our AGM and provide study updates on their current projects, along with sharing insights on successes and challenges to date. Our junior team members also presented their research to Sick Kids staff and we had the pleasure of welcoming Suzanne Tough (Team ABC3 Scientific Advisory Board member) who gave a presentation on the All Our Families cohort study.

As you know, our team includes a number of smaller sub-studies (eight to be exact!), so sub-teams had the chance to participate in break out sessions to discuss relevant issues for their individual projects. We also opened our AGM to trainees in the Toronto area for a chance to meet with our team of senior researchers for one-on-one ‘Office Hours’. Trainees were able to get advice on career goals, find out about current projects and research, and make new connections.

A big thank you to Rebecca Noseworthy and Jill Hamilton who helped us host our 2nd AGM!

Be sure to Check out Geoff Ball’s blog post on our 2nd AGM as well!

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Calling all Trainees…Team ABC3 Office Hours!

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Are you an trainee in the Toronto area who’s interested in understanding and managing severe obesity in children? If so, Team ABC3 has a very exciting opportunity for you! We are offering trainees a chance to meet with our team of senior researchers!

Team ABC3 will be holding ‘Office Hours’ during our 2nd Annual General Meeting which will be taking place in Toronto on Friday November 24th at SickKids Hospital. Our Team ABC3 Office Hours are a chance for trainees to meet with some of our senior researchers for 15-20 minutes of one-on-one time. You’ll have the chance to get advice on career goals, find out about current projects and research, and make new connections!

Check out our flyer for full details and how to participate here: Team ABC3 Office Hours Flyer

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Tips for Parents on Halloween Treats


Halloween — a day devoted to costumes, tricks, and treats. And with those treats comes a lot of sugar! Over-consumption of sugary treats on a single day isn’t a huge concern, but sustained over-consumption can lead to numerous negative health effects in children.

Recently, our Team ABC3 Co-InvestigatorJess Haines wrote a post for The Conversation highlighting some tricks parents can use to alleviate the candy stash and reduce the impact of what’s eaten.

Check out the full post here.

Have a Happy (and safe) Halloween!

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Team ABC3 Protocol Paper


As you may recall, our Team ABC3 protocol paper was accepted for publication in BMC Research Notes and we are pleased to share that it has now been published!

The research proposal highlights our seven study designs and methodological approaches to examine a host of issues (e.g., definition, prevalence, health risks, health services use, treatment) related to severe obesity in Canadian children, findings that will have national and international relevance to researchers, clinicians, health care administrators, and decision-makers.

Team ABC3 Protocol Paper – BMC Res Notes, 2017