Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series

A Free online accredited CME Resource Centre for Canadian Healthcare Professionals

Knowledge Transfer Series Information

Obese Patient Melanie

The Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) and mdBriefCase Group Inc. present the Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series (KTS) – a global model of obesity management tailored to comply with Canadian regulations and address Canadian concerns. The result of international collaboration by world-renowned physicians specializing in obesity and weight management.



Video Resources with Dr. Sharma MD, Scientific Director for CON-RCO, Chair of the Obesity KTS International Steering Committee:

  • Excellence in obesity management
  • Tools for weight management in primary care
  • Impact of behavioural changes that are ineffective in the long-term

Physician Resources:

Supporting physicians in managing patient obesity:
  • Publications by local and international authors
  • Practical guidelines
  • e-Learning tools

Why Can’t My Patient Lose Weight? - Effective Obesity Management in Primary Care

Video Expert, Arya M Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Program Planning Committee

  • Arya M Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC
  • Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCPC
  • Marie-France Langlois, MD, FRCPC, CSPQ
  • Geeta Achyuthan, MD, CCFP

Committee (Cont.)

  • David A. Macklin, MD, CCFP
  • Priya Manjoo, MD, FRCPC, ABOM
  • Shahebina Walji MD, CCFP
  • Moe Abdallah, BSc, BScPhm, RPh

The 5 A's for Obesity Management

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the root causes of obesity in patients
  • Identify barriers to weight loss and assist patients in overcoming them
  • Individualize treatment of obesity

Subject Matter Experts

  • Matthias Blüher, MD
  • Walmir Coutinho, MD, DSC
  • Dr. Richard Schabas, MD, FRACGP


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