Congratulations, Nadia and Maryam!

Later this fall, many of us in Edmonton will be heading to Ottawa for the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in Preventing and Treating Obesity in Children. Our research team will be presenting data on a variety of topics, including metabolically healthy obesity, parents’ recommendations to enhance enrollment in weight management, and home visits for managing pediatric obesity.

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Still Reaching Out

When planning the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health at the Stollery Children’s Hospital (SCH) began in 2004, we believed it was important for our clinic to make connections beyond the hospital. In large part, this clinic-to-community viewpoint was informed by the vision and experience of Dawn Wrightson (former Senior Operating Officer, SCH), and it’s why we always worked to maintain a PCWH Outreach Coordinator (OC) position as part of our clinic, even in times of financial pressure in the healthcare system. Continue reading

Coming Attractions: Our Research in 2016

The main purpose of starting our blog a couple years ago was to connect our group of clinic-focused team members with our research-focused team members. We work in different buildings across different sites, and our day-to-day schedules are variable, so regular communication can be limited between clinicians and researchers. Continue reading

“Include Key Info, Not Too Much Text, Make Them Pretty”

In talking with our colleagues at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, we learned that physicians wanted more (and better!) information about the services available for families at our Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health.

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What’s New With YOU!?

When first launched, this blog was intended to keep our team (clinicians, trainees, administrators) up-to-date on clinical and research issues regarding the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Over the past year, it’s scope has broadened to include complementary topics; however, reflecting on recent (and anticipating some upcoming) changes, I thought the following points were worth sharing: Continue reading