Knowledge Transfer Series


An online environment designed to promote, educate and share information about the science and the management of obesity in Canada for health care professionals.

Why Can’t My Patient Lose Weight? Effective Obesity Management in Primary Care

Accredited for 2 Mainpro+ credits and 2 MOC Section 1 credits

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Planning Committee

  • Arya M Sharma, MD,PhD,FRCPC
  • Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCPC
  • Marie-France Langlois MD, FRCPC,CSPQ
  • Geeta Achyuthan MD,CCFP
  • David A. Macklin MD,CCFP
  • Priya Manjoo MD, FRCPC, ABOM
  • Shahebina Walji MD,CCFP
  • Moe Abdallah B.Sc., B.Sc.Phm., R.Ph.

International Contributors

  • Matthias Blüher, MD
  • Walmir Coutinho, MD, DSC
  • Georgia Rigas, MD, FRACGP

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the root causes of obesity in patients
  • Identify barriers to weight loss and assist patients in overcoming them
  • Individualize treatment of obesity

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An Ounce of Prevention: Medical Management of Obesity-related Comorbidity

Marion is 28 years of age, and has been struggling with her weight. Marion’s main concern about her weight has to do with her appearance and how she is received socially.

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Halting Obesity Progression

Robert is 19 years of age and has struggled with overweight since childhood. He has a family history of diabetes on both sides. Robert recently lost 10 kg, but was unable to sustain the weight loss.

Physician Resources

Edmonton Obesity Staging System

World Obesity Federation’s e-learning site. This site brings together Internationally recognised experts from around the world to discuss different areas of Obesity treatment.

Obesity and mental health

National Obesity Observatory paper on Obesity and mental health in the UK.

Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Management of Obesity.


A talk between fat tissue, gut, pancreas and brain to control body weight

Wilson JL, Enriori PJ


The incidence of obesity and its related disorders are increasing at a rate of pandemic proportions. Understanding the mechanisms behind the maintenance of energy balance is fundamental in developing treatments for clinical syndromes including obesity and diabetes. A neural network located in the nucleus of the solitary tract-area postrema complex in the hindbrain and the hypothalamus in the forebrain has long been implicated in the control of energy balance. Read More

Effects of low-carbohydrate diets versus low-fat diets on metabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

The effects of low-carbohydrate diets versus low-fat diets on metabolic risk factors were compared in a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Obesity is a sign - over-eating is a symptom: an aetiological framework for the assessment and management of obesity.

Obesity is characterized by the accumulation of excess body fat and can be conceptualized as the physical manifestation of chronic energy excess.

Barriers to obesity treatment

Obesity, one of the most prevalent health problems in the Western world, is a chronic and progressive condition.

AP Obesity Management

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