Bariatric Care Practice Network

The Bariatric Care Practice Network was started in March 2017 with the purpose of providing a forum for education, networking and exploration of the occupational therapy role in providing care to bariatric patients and clients. 

Next Meeting

Date: October 16, 2017 (Registration)
Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Topic: Q & A with Maureen Fowler & Pam Hung

Maureen Fowler is an occupational therapist for the Medicine Hat Bariatric Specialty Clinic and the Medicine Hat Alberta Health Living Program. She is a University of Alberta graduate working and living in Medicine Hat for the past 13 years (originally from Penticton B.C.).

She is the full time OT for interdisciplinary Bariatric Specialty Clinic which has approximately 330 active clients at this time. She provides individual, group and psycho-educational intervention for clients and is also involved in the development of the OT role within the Alberta Health Living Program (Chronic Disease Management) for local and Southern Alberta. Maureen currently sits on the steering committee and chairs a working group for the Medicine Hat Bariatric Friendly Hospital Project.

Pam Hung is the occupational therapist with the Provincial Bariatric Resource Team. She provides clinical consultation, education and leadership to health professionals working with people with obesity. She has been involved in developing clinical resources, including videos for health professionals on safe client handling. Pam has worked in acute care, and in the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic. She has also been an instructor at the University of Alberta for OT and health science students.

Meeting Minutes

29-May-2017   Discussion and Review of Resources Related to Bariatric Care and OT Practice

20-Mar-2017   Bariatric Care Practice Network Meeting

Resources

Alberta Health Services: Provincial Bariatric Resource Team
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page7471.aspx

Canadian Obesity Network
https://www.obesitynetwork.ca/pro-home

Weight Matters Blog by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff
https://www.weightymatters.ca/

Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes
https://www.drsharma.ca/

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