Dr. Stephen Glazer and Can-Change member Dr. Michael Vallis have undertaken an international survey that will help them learn more about patient needs during the pandemic and help them shape the medical care of people living with obesity as we move forward through this new era of medicine.
Can-Change member M. Vallis co-authors a paper on the EPOCH study whose results suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted patient care for those living with overweight and obesity and was associated with weight gain and interfered with weight management strategies.
Can-Change member Dr. Michael Vallis was awarded the Charles H. Best Award by Diabetes Canada in recognition of his work making a significant difference towards improving the quality of life of individuals living with diabetes.
This study, co-authored by Can-Change member Dr. Michael Vallis, investigated whether a standardized, telephone-based weight loss lifestyle intervention in the adjuvant setting would impact BC outcomes.
Training physicians to improve their behavior change counseling/communication skills is important, yet the evidence for the efficacy and acceptability of existing training programs is lacking and there is little consensus on the core competencies that physicians should master in the context of NCD management. The purpose of this study, led by a number of Can-Change members including Anda Dragomir, Vincent Gosselin Boucher and Drs Simon Bacon and Kim Lavoie, is to generate an acceptable, evidence-based, stakeholder-informed list of the core communication competencies that physicians should master in the context of NCD management.