Reliable and relevant literature on obesity to support quality care is now only a mouse click away! The Online Best Evidence Service In Tackling Obesity Plus (OBESITY+) is an exciting  knowledge tool for health providers with an interest in obesity. It’s based on the innovative McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) service, as well as the latest research on information retrieval conducted at the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) at McMaster University.   OBESITY+ provides colleagues with the latest, best and most relevant evidence for their clinical practice on the causes, course, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of obesity and its related metabolic and mechanical complications.

OBESITY+ is accessible via http://plus.mcmaster.ca/obesity/Default.aspx?Page=1 (note that the site requires you to join the service, with a user name and password).  EASO is grateful to the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) for allowing us to share this resource.

Announcing the 9th CON Obesity Research Bootcamp

EASO is pleased to announce that the application process for CON’s 9th Annual Obesity Research Bootcamp for Phds, Post-docs and other young investigators is now open.  This 9 day camp will be held in Kananaskis in the Canadian Rockies and includes training on all aspects of obesity research, from cell biology to neuroscience as well as policy and built environments to clinical management and bariatric surgery.  The CON Bootcamp is now open to a limited number of international participants, so we encourage you to apply as quickly as possible.  Further information is available at http://www.obesitynetwork.ca/de.aspx?id=471