On behalf of Obesity Canada, I am excited to tell health care providers about the new Calibre advanced learning program!


To help clinicians better understand how to put the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) to work in their practice, Obesity Canada has created a unique online course. 


Calibre (Canadian Advanced Learning in Bariatric Care) is case-based continuing medical education (CME) that features learn-as-you-go videos and readings, along with three live online workshops. The faculty is outstanding – a who’s who of Canadian obesity experts who have worked for more than a year to put the course together. It’s designed to provide a firm grounding in core issues such as the complex science underlying weight regulation, as well as the important issue of weight bias and stigma.


The main focus, however, is on how to work with patients to co-create a care plan with clear goals, use treatment paradigms described in the Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines, adjust treatment plans, and support patients over the long term.  Practical advice from experienced clinicians is what Calibre is all about, and the three live sessions (one of which is co-hosted by me!) – two hours each –  give registrants the ability to ask questions and discuss presented cases with experts and peers. 


Calibre also boasts excellent accreditation (see the official terms below). And, while it was created and accredited for physicians in Canada, any licensed healthcare provider worldwide can take the course. 


The first class – which is limited to 50 registrantsis open for registration through Obesity Canada at a discounted rate. Access to the online materials will be opened at the end of October, and the three live workshops (which are mandatory to attend) for the first class will run from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET on November 15, November 29 and December 13, 2022. More cohorts will be added as registration increases, but there will be limits as to how many courses can be run each year. 


I can’t wait to meet some new faces from across Canada and beyond, as we learn and share about obesity care together this fall! 


Accreditation information:

Calibre is an accredited self-assessment program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism. You may claim a maximum of 18 hours (credits are automatically calculated). Participants should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This 3-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 44.25 Mainpro+® Credits.


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