Wednesday May 9 8:10am to 9:10am
We often hear the following statements and questions from our patients:
“How can I control my cravings?”
“I do exercise yet can’t seem to lose weight, how come?”
“Why can’t I maintain my weight loss?”
“What is the best therapy for me? Is there a personalized approach?”
Join our interactive program to learn about the role of the brain in obesity and discuss how to approach weight issues in family practice.
Understand the pathophysiology of obesity and define the role of the brain in chronic weight issues.
Identify the place and role of pharmacology in chronic weight management.
Discuss effective engagement strategies to motivate patients towards an integrated, holistic approach in weight management.
This session is not certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
This program was supported in part by an educational grant from Valeant.
David Macklin MD, CCFP David A. Macklin is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and a University of Toronto trained family physician David has committed his career to the prevention and treatment of obesity; directing multidisciplinary, evidence based- behavioural weight
management programs. He is the Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at the Medcan Clinic. He is also the Medical Director the Weight Management Program at the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk/Special Pregnancy BMI unit. He is a Science Committee member at the Canadian Obesity Network (CON). Dr Macklin has co-authored a series of online educational programs, tools and resources through MD Briefcase and international Obesity CME education programs.
Sean Wharton MD, FRCPC, PharmD Dr. Sean Wharton is one of Canada’s leading experts in Obesity Management. Dr Wharton holds doctorates in both Pharmacy and Medicine and is a certified American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate. He is the Medical Director of the Wharton Medical Clinic in Burlington and also works as an internist at both the Toronto East General Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr Wharton’s research focuses on bariatric medicine and type 2 diabetes, and he has published or contributed to many peer-reviewed articles on a range of topics in these fields. He has also led research investigating the importance of patients having access to trained professionals in weight management, and is a strong advocate for government-funded medical care for patients with increased weight. Dr Wharton is the lead author of the weight management section of the 2013 Canadian Diabetes Guidelines, which was co-authored by Dr Arya Sharma and Dr David Lau – both recognised leaders in obesity research.