Yesterday, a number of researchers and clinicians gathered in Ottawa for the first Annual General Meeting for our CIHR Team Grant in Bariatric Care.
Along with team members providing updates on ongoing projects related to defining and characterizing severe obesity in children, we held ‘Office Hours’ so that trainees could meet formally with more experienced team members to discuss a range of issues related to research, academia, and professional development. In addition, we were grateful to have Steve Cook in attendance to provide a US-based perspective on how the American Academy of Pediatrics is addressing obesity prevention and management through their Institute of Healthy Childhood Weight.
Since our team grant includes colleagues from across the country (and beyond!), it was also our first chance to get together in the same room for our inaugural team photo!