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Postdoctoral Position Available in Behavioural Medicine and Health Services Research - Concordia University - Closing Date: Feb. 7, 2018

The Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) is welcoming applications for a postdoctoral position in Motivational Communication. This fellowship will be directly attached to a national CIHR-funded study designed to develop and test motivational communication training programs targeting physicians, nurses and allied healthcare providers in the area of chronic disease management. The position is full time for one year and is renewable.

Giving Tuesday: Help the Canadian Obesity Network help Canadians living with obesity.

Each month, a few Canadians send us letters and emails, and many include small contributions.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Applying Family-based interventions to Improve Children’s Health and Well-being - Closes December 20, 2017

This position is attached to a Childhood Healthy Weights Early Intervention grant designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based intervention aimed to improve children’s health and well-being.

CON-SNP Mentorship Program

The CON-SNP Mentorship Matching Program aims to build a relationship between established researchers and leaders in obesity and trainees early in their career. This program is intended to facilitate and promote networking and career development opportunities for mentees

Assistant Professor - YORK UNIVERSITY, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health,

YORK UNIVERSITY, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, Toronto, Ontario – Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track position in Chronic Diseases and Global Health at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018.

Edmonton Bariatric Peer Support Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6-8pm

COS 2017 Award Recipients

The 5th Canadian Obesity Summit was another success - thank you to all who attended! Each biennial conference begins and ends with awards acknowledging the great research being done in Canada by both established and emerging professionals. Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients

Canadians Lack Access to Obesity Treatments and Support: Report Card

Canadians living with obesity are gravely underserved by Canada’s public health systems and private benefits plans, according to a report released today by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO).

Registration Now Open for OAC’s 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that registration for the 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is now open!

Canadian News Media Challenged to See the Whole Picture When Reporting on Obesity

The Canadian Obesity Network asks media to refresh visuals with non-biased, respectful images of people living with obesity to avoid stigmatizing portrayals

8th Learning Retreat for Dietitians, October 25-26, 2017 in Toronto. ON

Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians.

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Participants Needed - Clinical Research Study, University of Alberta

Participants are needed in a clinical research study at the University of Alberta. The study will look at how the accuracy of autonomic blood pressure monitor compares to standard blood pressure measurements in individuals with obesity.

Alberta’s Tomorrow Project Offers Wealth of Data for Obesity Research

As the province’s largest health research study, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) has amassed a vast database over the past sixteen years, and is inviting researchers to apply for access.

Calls for abstracts and workshops are now open for the 5th Canadian Obesity Summit!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of CON-RCO, showcase your research and connect with your peers at the 5th COS in Banff, Alberta next April.

CON Webinar #6: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Drs. Chaput and LeBlanc answer viewers' questions following their webinar 'Sleep, Exercise & Obesity' (July 27, 2016).

5As - Buy One Get One FREE Sale!

Stock up on our 5A’s of Obesity Management tools today!

Student Travel Support Program, 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

The Canadian Obesity Network is pleased to offer 2 travel awards to students or postdoctoral fellows who have an obesity-related abstract accepted for presentation at the conference.