Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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Calling all Trainees…Team ABC3 Office Hours are Back!

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Are you an trainee attending the Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Conference this October and looking to learn from senior researchers? If so, Team ABC3 has a very exciting opportunity for you! We are offering trainees a chance to meet one-on-one with our team of senior researchers!

Team ABC3 will be holding ‘Office Hours’ over the course of the conference (October 24-27, 2018). These Office Hours are a chance for any trainees attending the conference (or in the Calgary area!) to meet with some of our senior researchers from across the country 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 2018


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Special Issue on Severe Obesity

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The most recent issue of Childhood Obesity focuses on severe obesity among young children. The group of articles are from an Expert Exchange Workshop run by the Children’s Hospital Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for a Healthy Childhood Weight.

Access is free through to November 2, 2018! Check it out HERE.


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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