The 9th Annual BC Obesity Society Conference is back on again. For 2022, the meeting will be virtual again and will be held on Saturday April 9, 2022 8:30-13:30 PT. We have an exciting program with engaging speakers! Topics are Continue reading 2022 BC Obesity Society Conference
The BC Obesity Society Conference for 2021, was held virtual on Zoom on Saturday April 10, 2021 9:00-13:00 PT. The following great speakers were featured: Standards of Practice for Medical Weight Management Clinics – Dr. Michael Lyon Weight Loss Surgery Continue reading 2021 BC Obesity Society Virtual Conference
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our local health officials recommending social distancing, we regrettably cancelled the 8th BC Obesity Society Summit on Saturday April 4, 2020 at The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC. The BC Obesity Continue reading 2020 BC Obesity Summit Cancelled due to COVID-19
The Province of British Columbia has done an admirable job reducing wait times for almost every form of surgery. An exception is bariatric surgery procedures which the province has limited to 400 procedures annually for many years, without additional funding. Continue reading Help Advocate for More Bariatric Surgery Funding
Would you like to help bring awareness to government about the long wait times for bariatric surgery? Write to your MLA and the Minister of Health (HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca) and tell them about your wait experience. Have a look at the template Continue reading Advocating for more access to bariatric surgery.
British Columbia will spend an estimated $1.9 billion on diabetes in 2020. A government report from 2016 estimated the economic burden of obesity to be roughly $1.48 billion. By contrast, $5.2 million is spent on bariatric surgery, by far the Continue reading Fact Sheet
In British Columbia, there are medical and surgical centres for treatment of obesity. All centres use a multidisciplinary approach with dietitians, nursing, mental health workers and physicians working together in the interest of the patient. The two surgical centres of Continue reading State of care in British Columbia
The BC Obesity society is an organization dedicated to the treatment of the disease of obesity. This society serves to educate the population as well as healthcare practitioners in B.C. about the disease. We are also tasked with advocating on Continue reading What is the BC Obesity Society?
Obesity is a medical disease (not a “your fault” problem”) and recognized as such by the Canadian Medical Association. This disease is incredibly complex and incompletely understood. The disease seems to be caused by a complex interplay between gut-hormones acting Continue reading What is obesity?
The BC Obesity Summit was be held on April 6, 2019 at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver with great success. There were 120 attendees with great representation from family physicians, specialists, dietitians, students, and other allied Continue reading 2019 BC Obesity Summit