Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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Newest Publications from our Team Members

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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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New Team ABC3 Publication!

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We are very pleased to share a new Team ABC3 publication!

Meloja Satkunam worked on Study 5.1: Prevalence and health care utilization of severe obesity in children accessing primary health care in Ontario while completing her MPH at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Birken (University of Toronto).

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Free Webinar – Rethinking Obesity in Children and Adolescents

The Canadian Obesity Network (CON) hosts a series of free webinars on redefining obesity. The next webinar on Thursday, March 1st will focus on health risks related to obesity in children and adolescents, specialized health services available for families across Canada, and defining ‘success’ in pediatric weight management. Speakers include Team ABC3’s very own Drs. Geoff Ball and Katherine Morrison!

For more information and to register Click Here

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