WEBINAR SERIES - PART 5 OF 7

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Agenda

Time Activity

7:00 pm - 7:05 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speaker:  Dr. Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP

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Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director Bariatric Surgical Program, Humber River Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor-Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Lecturer- Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Stephen Glazer is a board certified specialist from the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In April 2010 he was appointed as the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program at Humber River Regional Hospital. He was instrumental in redeveloping their comprehensive bariatric surgical program. In that year, the bariatric surgical program was nominated as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. In 2012 Dr. Glazer was appointed as a the Director of the only hospital-based Medical Bariatric Program for the Greater Toronto Area, which has enjoyed great growth and development due to the significant contributions of its multidiscipline team members. Dr. Glazer's commitment to the Obesity Epidemic is further displayed by his participation in many committees through the Ontario Bariatric Network and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He has a strong interest in program development, quality care initiatives, and physician education. He has personally been involved in direct patient care of over thousands of bariatric patients in the attempt to facilitate weight loss for improved overall health. His research interests include perioperative risk assessment and management as well as sleep apnea in the morbidly obese. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

7:05 pm - 7:20 pm

Gut Microbiota

Speaker:  Dr. Johane Allard, FRCP(C), MD

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Johane P. Allard, FRCP(C), MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist
Division of Clinical Investigation & Human Physiology
Toronto General Research Institute

Dr.Johane P. Allard is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is crossed-appointed to the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Institute of Medical Sciences as well as a member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. Dr Allard trained in Gastroenterology at McGill University before completing a 2.5 year fellowship in Nutrition at the University of Toronto supported by the Institute of Nutrition.

Dr. Allard is a clinician investigator, with a research focus on nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders. She is currently conducting several studies funded by peer-reviewed agencies in patients requiring nutrition support, people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and patients with obesity undergoing bariatric surgery.  She has developed a research program on intestinal microbiome related to NAFLD and Metabolic-Syndrome, funded by CIHR which includes fecal transplantation. In addition, she has an interest in nutrition support, micronutrients and malnutrition in hospitalized patients which is reflected by her publications.

Dr. Allard is the Director of the Nutrition Support Program at the University Health Network (UHN). She works with a multidisciplinary nutrition support team and is the Chair of the Nutrition Review Committee. She was the Director of Gastroenterology from 2006 to 2018 at the University of Toronto as well as the vice-chair and chair of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon Examining Board in Gastroenterology from 2008-2012. Dr Allard was the co-founder and now a member of the advisory board of the Canadian Society for Clinical Nutrition now called the Canadian Nutrition Society. She was also the Division Head at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center from 2009 to 2014. Dr Allard is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology for recognition of superior professional achievement in clinical academic practice and research. She is also the first woman recipient of the Ontario Gastroenterology Association Award 2019 for outstanding contribution to education, research and clinical practice.

7:20 pm - 7:35 pm

Muscle Tissue

Speaker:  Dr. Robert Dent, MD, FRCP(C)

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Robert Dent, MD, FRCP(C)
General Internist
Leaf Weight Management

"Obesity is the last frontier in discrimination" is a quote often made by Dr. Dent. As a pioneer in the field of bariatric medicine and the treatment of obesity, Dr. Dent realized long ago that obesity is a disease. While society has a tendency to marginalize or blame individuals for weight issues, he understood that there were genetic and environmental factors at play. Dr. Dent began the first medically supervised weight management program in Canada and has supported patients towards improving their health and wellness since 1992. His team-work mentality and passion for research has resulted in over 50 publications. Dr. Dent has collaborated with the University of Ottawa School of Medicine to provide sensitivity training, medical training, resident electives and in 2013, the first Bariatric Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Dent is on the cutting-edge of ground-breaking research in genetic obesity including the diet resistance phenomenon and measuring gene expression products in whole blood. 

7:35 pm - 7:50 pm

Adipose Tissue and Immunology

Speaker:  Dr. David Harris, MD, FRCP(C), Dipl. of ABOM

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David E. Harris, MD, FRCP(C), Dipl. of ABOM
Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program
Richmond, British Columbia

LEAF Weight Management Clinic
Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Harris is an Endocrinologist and General Internist trained at the University of British Columbia. He has completed the American Boards in Obesity and Bariatric Medicine. He works as a medical director of the Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program in Richmond, BC, for the past 6 years, and still remotely today. 

Recently, his family relocated to Ottawa, and he has joined the LEAF Medical Weight Management Clinic. Dr. Harris enjoys teaching physicians in obesity and bariatrics, and participates in conducting clinical research - mainly studies in the bariatric surgery process, diabetes, and immunology integrated with clinical obesity studies. His future research goals include pharmacological studies of obesity, and also studies of brown and beige adipose tissue.

7:50 pm - 8:10 pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Judy Shiau, MD, FRCP(C), Dipl. of ABOM

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Judy Shiau, MD, FRCP(C), Dipl. of ABOM
Medical Director and Lead Physician
LEAF Weight Management Clinic
Associate Professor University of Ottawa
Bariatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Dr. Judy Shiau is the Medical Director of LEAF Weight Management Clinic®, a community-based multidisciplinary bariatric clinic in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (www.leafwmc.com). LEAF stand for Live.Eat.Activity.Forever®. These words set the goals and principles that people living with excess weight can follow. 

As a General Internist with the certification of Diplomate of the American Board in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Shiau is an Associate Professor and Bariatric Medicine Fellowship program director for the University of Ottawa, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and trains future generation physicians how to better help their patients with overweight or obesity. 

Dr. Shiau is the author of the Post-Operative Management for Bariatric Surgery chapter for the 2020 Canadian Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines. She is also the President of the Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter of Obesity Canada and Treasurer for the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

8:10 pm - 8:15 pm

Closing Remarks
Speaker:  Dr. Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP

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Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director Bariatric Surgical Program, Humber River Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor-Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Lecturer- Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Stephen Glazer is a board certified specialist from the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In April 2010 he was appointed as the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program at Humber River Regional Hospital. He was instrumental in redeveloping their comprehensive bariatric surgical program. In that year, the bariatric surgical program was nominated as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. In 2012 Dr. Glazer was appointed as a the Director of the only hospital-based Medical Bariatric Program for the Greater Toronto Area, which has enjoyed great growth and development due to the significant contributions of its multidiscipline team members. Dr. Glazer's commitment to the Obesity Epidemic is further displayed by his participation in many committees through the Ontario Bariatric Network and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He has a strong interest in program development, quality care initiatives, and physician education. He has personally been involved in direct patient care of over thousands of bariatric patients in the attempt to facilitate weight loss for improved overall health. His research interests include perioperative risk assessment and management as well as sleep apnea in the morbidly obese. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

 

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