Team ABC3 – Annual General Meeting #2

Last week, we held our 2nd AGM in Toronto for our CIHR Team Grant in Bariatric CareTeam ABC3. It was a great opportunity to share progress on our research, provide a venue for our junior team members to present their research, network with colleagues from across the country, and learn about the complementary research led by Dr. Suzanne Tough (UCalgary) from our Scientific Advisory Board. Continue reading

Learning with Families – The Value of Patient-Oriented Research

Historically, clinical researchers conducted their research “on subjects” rather than “with participants”. Beyond terminology, this difference reflects a philosophical shift and evolution in how clinical research is conceptualized, planned, and conducted.  Continue reading

Severe Obesity & Cardiometabolic Risk in Youth

Recently, a colleague of ours (Joe Skelton, Wake Forest University) published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on severe obesity and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, dyslididemia, etc.) using nationally-representative, pediatric data from the US. There’s been quite a bit of coverage of the paper in the media (examples here and here), which highlights the interest and the seriousness of the issue among boys and girls with severe obesity. Finally, our own Nicole Gehring wrote about the study on our Team ABC3 blog, which saved me some work. Thx Nic!