The ASOI, in an effort led by secretary Dr Cathy Breen, have successfully bid to adapt the clinical practice guidelines for the management of obesity in adults published by Obesity Canada. The pilot programme will see Ireland adapt the guidelines as a European pilot site, while Chile will represent South America. Key stakeholders and experts will be engaged as part of the process, to adapt the guidelines to align with the differing healthcare system and local services, while using the Obesity Canada framework. This exciting work will be supported by Obesity Canada.
“We are delighted to have been selected to take part in the pilot process of adaptation and implementation of the Obesity Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ireland. This is excellent timing for us nationally, as the Model of Care for Management of Obesity in Ireland has just been launched, and developing high quality guidelines is an important next step to improve access and delivery of care.
“The OC CPGs place a strong emphasis on reducing obesity bias and stigma in healthcare settings and society in general, and ASOI believes that this is critical for improving the lives of people living with obesity. We are looking forward to working with our colleagues in Canada and Chile on this exciting project.” – Jean O’Connell, Chair, ASOI