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.
Things tend to slow down a little bit over the summer months…..both clinically and academically. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t shine a little light on recent happenings at the PCWH. Continue reading
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
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
Effective communication is a key part of our day-to-day work, both in health care delivery and clinical research. This past week, one of our trainees highlighted his strength and passion in this area by winning an award at a UAlberta event.
It’s with mixed emotions that we said ‘good-bye’ to Thea Moss, Stollery PCWH Outreach Coordinator Extraordinarie, last week. Continue reading
Earlier this week, most members of our PCWH team (clinicians, administrators, researchers) came together to reflect on our successes, changes, and challenges over the past year and plan for the year ahead. Continue reading
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.
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
It’s my great pleasure to welcome Dr. Lois Sim to our team at the PCWH (Stollery). Continue reading