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CMDO NEWSLETTER – 3 SEPTEMBER 2021

September 8th, 2021

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CMDO NEWSLETTER – JUNE 29, 2021

June 29th, 2021

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CMDO NEWSLETTER – MAY 18, 2021

May 18th, 2021

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CMDO Newsletter May 18, 2021

CMDO NEWSLETTER – APRIL 16, 2021

April 16th, 2021

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Newsletter CMDO-April 16, 2021

4-webinar series – 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin – A Journey from 1921 to Today!

April 16th, 2021

General Public News 

These webinars are made possible by the support of the Gairdner Foundation; Series of 4 webinars that will transport you into the world of the historical discovery of insulin through to its therapeutic application; 30 minutes of presentation (interview format with our experts), followed by a panel discussion with the public; Click HERE to see all the […]

(French speaking activity) LE RÉSEAU CMDO AU 88E CONGRÈS DE L’ACFAS (COLLOQUE 108) – SANTÉ CARDIOMÉTABOLIQUE: MODIFICATIONS STRUCTURELLES ET FONCTIONNELLES DU MYOCARDE

April 16th, 2021

CMDO Network News General Public News 

Nos conférenciers : Dr Stéphane Hatem (Paris, France), Dre Marianne Coutu (CRCHUS), M. Yvan Frappier (patient partenaire) et Philippe Pibarot (CRIUPQ) ; 7 présentations orales étudiantes et une Table de discussion sur les enjeux CMDO; Le diabète et l’obésité entraînent des complications graves à long terme. Un exemple frappant provient des complications du diabète, pouvant […]

CMDO NEWSLETTER – FEBUARY 26, 2021

February 26th, 2021

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CMDO NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 27, 2021

January 27th, 2021

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ARTICLE BY DR ANDRÉ CARPENTIER ON THE 100TH OF INSULIN

January 27th, 2021

CMDO Network News General Public News 

Il y a 100 ans, une découverte canadienne a changé le monde. En 1921, Frederick Banting et Charles Best, avec le soutien de John Macleod puis de James Collip, ont amorcé à l’Université de Toronto leur série d’expériences qui ont mené, en moins d’un an, aux premières injections d’extraits de pancréas purifiés afin de traiter […]

CMDO NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 18, 2020 (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH

January 25th, 2021

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Read the December 18 newsletter (only available in French).  

CMDO NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 8, 2021 (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH)

January 25th, 2021

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Read the January 8 newsletter (only available in French).  

Combined deletion of free fatty-acid receptors 1 and 4 minimally impacts glucose homeostasis in mice

January 8th, 2021

Science Pearls 

Abstract The free fatty-acid receptors FFAR1 (GPR40) and FFAR4 (GPR120) are implicated in the regulation of insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity, respectively. Although GPR120 and GPR40 share similar ligands, few studies have addressed possible interactions between these two receptors in the control of glucose homeostasis. Here we generated mice deficient in gpr120 (Gpr120KO) or gpr40 (Gpr40KO), alone or in […]

CMDO NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 19, 2020 (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH)

November 19th, 2020

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CMDO NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 15, 2020 (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH)

November 3rd, 2020

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CMDO NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 3, 2020 (only available in French)

November 3rd, 2020

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The French-speaking Quebec week dedicated to education on cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity will take place from February 6 to 12, 2021… IN VIRTUAL FORMAT!

October 29th, 2020

CMDO Network News 

An event not to be missed … Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin !!! The Annual Scientific Meeting (February 10 to 12 in virtual format via the ZOOM platform): Deadline for submitting a scientific abstract – October 30, 2020; Deadline for early registrations – December 14, 2020; Congress accredited for […]

CMDO webinar series (French talk) – November 12, 2020 at 12PM (noon) – COVID-19 and its impacts on cardiometabolic diseases and the healthy lifestyles of Quebecers

October 29th, 2020

General Public News 

Join us on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 12PM(noon) to 1PM to attend our webinar which will deal with a hot topic !!! – COVID-19 and its impacts on cardiometabolic diseases and the healthy lifestyles of Quebecers – Click HERE to register (registration required) – COVID-19 in individuals with diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions – […]

CMDO NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH)

September 30th, 2020

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Virtual workouts to keep seniors moving (text from the Fonds de recherche du Québec)

July 9th, 2020

General Public News 

The older we get, the more we lose muscle mass and strength. But despite the public health messages on the importance of staying active to maintain muscle capacity, 70% of seniors are inactive. Among seniors who are hospitalized, the figure rises to 90%. Regular member of the CMDO Network – Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, professor in the […]

Does the key to anti-ageing lie in our bones?

July 8th, 2020

General Public News 

To know the answer, please consult the following web page – Click HERE (there is a free registration to read the full article).

Bibliovid.org, for quality in science around COVID-19

June 30th, 2020

Science Pearls 

A new platform for summaries and post-publication peer reviews on COVID-19 litterature After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and physicians in France created a platform offering free summaries of articles on COVID-19 to healthcare workers, including a post-publication analysis with graded quality of evidence. The site has an intuitive interface that allows articles […]

Obesity Canada – Student and New professional (OC-SNP), Laval University Chapter

June 17th, 2020

General Public News 

OC-SNP, Laval University Chapter is looking for motivated students who want to get involved in their executive committee! If you are interested, you are invited to complete this registration form before July 6, 2020, 11:59 PM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15qsSBRXcIbZYRyMMjbOm0-iRaiqhdVhaAI0TmrSPpK4/edit The next annual general meeting will be on Zoom, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 4 PM. The link […]

REVIEW OF THE 2020 FRANCOPHONE QUEBEC WEEK RESERVED FOR EDUCATION ON CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH, DIABETES AND OBESITY!

February 19th, 2020

CMDO Network News 

On behalf of the organizing committee, we warmly thank all the participants (232 – a record!) who made this CMDO week once again live up to expectations! This year, we focused on cardiometabolic diseases in the era of the digital revolution. In response to the suggestions of participants from previous years, we wanted to highlight […]

FRENCH MEETING – LE RÉSEAU CMDO AU 88E CONGRÈS DE L’ACFAS (COLLOQUE 108) – SANTÉ CARDIOMÉTABOLIQUE : MODIFICATIONS STRUCTURELLES ET FONCTIONNELLES DU MYOCARDE

December 20th, 2019

General Public News 

The CMDO Network will have its Conference at the 88th ACFAS Congress (Colloquium 108) on May 4 in Sherbrooke. Title of conference: Cardiometabolic health: Structural and functional changes in the myocardium Our speakers: Professor Stéphane Hatem, cardiologist and director of the Institute of cardiometabolism and nutrition in France. Professor Hatem is interested in heart rhythm […]

BEYOND PHYSICAL INACTIVITY: SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE

December 16th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Talk by Dre Audrey Bergouignan at the Journées francophones de nutrition 2019, Rennes, France. Talk title : «Physical activity and sedentary lifestyle: impact on health, what are we talking about?» One aspect that I found particularly striking is the distinction between physical inactivity and sedentary. On one hand, physical inactivity is not meeting the guidelines regarding physical […]

Physical activity and obesity: Is weight loss the best target?

December 13th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Dr. Robert Ross talk at the ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019 Conference Joint National and International Conference on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, Sydney, Australia. Title of the talk: “Physical activity and obesity: Is weight loss the best target? ” According to Robert Ross, weight loss should not be the primary target in the management of obesity. Indeed, […]

Time restricted feeding improves metabolism, whatever the time of initiation!

December 9th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Talk by Dr Prashant Regmi at the ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019 Conference Joint National and International Conference on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, Sydney, Australia. Talk title : « Time restricted feeding improves metabolic outcomes in mice with and without a phase delay in initiation » Time restricted feeding (TRF, 10-hours from lights off) reduces body weight, improves […]

The hepatokine Tsukushi is released in response to NAFLD and impacts cholesterol homeostasis

December 5th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Mathilde Mouchiroud (Mathieu Laplante’s team). With this article, Mathilde has won the FRQS Jacques-Genest Relève Étoile Award for the month of November – see the new HERE. Article title : « The hepatokine Tsukushi is released in response to NAFLD and impacts cholesterol homeostasis. » An article […]

THE DANISH DIABETES ACADEMY WINTER SCHOOL: OUR EXPERIENCE

November 20th, 2019

General Public News 

This past November 2019, we represented Canada as one of 50 postdoctoral trainees at the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) Winter School held in Malaga, Spain. Scientific lectures covered topics such as organ axes and crosstalk, adipose biology, exercise and diabetes, and sex dimensions in research while other aspects of the program included presentations on career […]

Maintaining long-term lifestyle habits improvements: it’s possible!

November 13th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Talk by Dr Miguel Angel Martínez-González at the ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019 Conference Joint National and International Conference on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, Sydney, Australia. Talk title : « Lifestyle interventions and cardiometabolic health: PREDIMED, PREDIMED-Plus and other ongoing similar trials in clinical nutrition » Following lifestyle interventions, adherence to treatment in the long-term is often challenging. […]

MAY FARAJ: WOMAN OF SCIENCE AND HEART (May Faraj, UdeM and IRCM)

November 11th, 2019

General Public News 

The clinical and basic research of May Faraj explores novel mechanisms leading to the development of cardiometabolic diseases in humans, such as type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. In particular, her team examines the role of atherogenic lipoproteins, chronic inflammation and dysfunctional white adipose tissue in this process. Moreover, their clinical trials examine the role of […]

Do cheat days predict compulsive eating?

November 5th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Talk by Robyn M Brown at the ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019 Conference Joint National and International Conference on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, Sydney, Australia. Talk title : « Compulsive-like eating is induced by intermittent access to high-fat high-sugar diet » To deal with frustration that often comes with restrictive diets, there’s the introduction of the “cheat day”: […]

Dr. André Carpentier – THE BODY FAT DETECTIVE

October 24th, 2019

General Public News 

n his laboratory at the Centre for Research at the CHUS (CRCHUS), Dr. André Carpentier conducts cutting-edge research in lipid metabolism imaging. A true Sherlock Holmes of body fat – the root cause of many health complications – the clinician-researcher has developed a series of molecular imaging methods over the past twenty years to study […]

You are interested to helping to improve the health of Quebecers?

October 17th, 2019

General Public News 

The NutriQuébec research team, in partnership with the Gouvernement du Québec, is presently conducting an ambitious project on dietary habits, lilfestyle habits and health of Quebecers. Hélène Laurendeau presented the NutriQuébec project in her radio commentary @Bienentendu of Radio-Canada last August: Click HERE to hear the audio clip (in French). To participate or for more […]

LIFE EXPECTANCY WILL DECREASE BY THREE YEARS BY 2050 IN CANADA

October 11th, 2019

General Public News 

CONSTANT PROGRESS Since 1975, overweight and obesity have been steadily increasing in OECD countries. Today, 60% of the population is overweight and 25% is obese. The OECD had not published a report on obesity for 10 years. The findings of this new paper reveal that the adult obesity rate has increased from 21% in 2010 […]

CMDO Ambassadors in Paris in December

October 7th, 2019

CMDO Network News 

ICAN Conference Series 2019 in Paris – Our young ambassadors who will represent the CMDO Network in Paris in December are now known – all the details HERE.

YVES-DESHAIES RISING STARS AWARD

October 7th, 2019

CMDO Network News 

Congratulations to Alexandre Garneau (Teams of Julie Lavoie and Paul Isenring) and Abderrahim Benmoussa (Team of Valérie Marcil) who win the prestigious Yves-Dehaies Rising Stars Award. Come meet them at the 2020 Congress! All the details of the contest HERE

The CMDO Network is now on Twitter

September 28th, 2019

CMDO Network News 

Visit our Twitter account @rrcmdo to be aware of the latest CMDO news (eg contest deadlines, new training programs, funding).

How is a disease determined? The case of obesity

September 17th, 2019

General Public News 

Obesity is a chronic disease affecting nearly 1 in 4 Quebecers. Unfortunately, obesity is often misunderstood, which leads to a lot of stigma. In this article, I explain in a popular way why obesity should be considered as a disease. To read this article: Click HERE (Only available in French). Good reading! Author of the news: […]

The waistline of Quebecers has more than doubled in 20 years (TVA Nouvelles)

August 21st, 2019

General Public News 

Abdominal obesity in Quebec has more than doubled in recent years and affects more than 40% of the population, or 2.3 million adults in Quebec who are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases, according to a study by Public Health Institute of Quebec (INSPQ). Our researchers Julie St-Pierre and Benoit Arsenault speak out. For […]

Lipidology 1 course: Metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins (ULaval)

August 20th, 2019

General Public News 

The Lipidology 1 course will begin on September 6, 2019 (available by videoconference to all universities, MDX-7006). You can still register for the course and obtain credits, either directly at Laval University or through the inter-university CREPUQ system (off-campus studies). You can see the courses offered by the CREPUQ in each university institution or go […]

Endurance exercise for muscle mass gains?

July 29th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Symposium organised by Abigdail Mackey (DAN), with Bethan E. Phillips (UK) and Gianni Parise (CAN) during the European College of Sport Sciences Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic. Title of the symposium : « Reasons and remedies for the age-related decline in skeletal muscle adaptability » Aging is associated with a decrease in muscle mass, a processed coined […]

Dr. Denis Richard presented with March of Dimes Canada’s Jonas Salk Award

July 8th, 2019

General Public News 

The award honours a Canadian scientist, physician, or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate, or eliminate a physical disability. Dr. Richard is being recognized for his extensive research into obesity. “Obesity is indeed a major debilitating chronic condition leading to serious and costly medical disorders […]

LIVER FIBROSIS AND ITS DIAGNOSIS: WHICH TECHNIQUE SHOULD I USE?

July 5th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Article published in European Radiology by the team of Dr. An Tang (CRCHUM) Prospective comparison of transient, point shear wave, and magnetic resonance elastography for staging liver fibrosis A paper published by Dr. Tang’s team at the CRCHUM in collaboration with the MUHC recently assessed and compared the diagnostic performance of three elastographic techniques for […]

Revisiting hormone control of glucose – keep your enemies close (Jennifer Estall, IRCM)

June 27th, 2019

General Public News 

Dr. Jennifer Estall received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She is currently an Associate Research Professor at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), and also holds academic affiliations to the University of Montreal and McGill University. Her research interests encompass early molecular mechanisms in […]

Deliberative Workshop: The challenges and opportunities of Big Data to improve prevention against cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes and obesity (February 2019, Ste-Foy, Quebec)

June 27th, 2019

Science Pearls 

“PULSAR for the collective well-being” Speaker : Benoît Lamarche The presentation was about the PULSAR experience. The notion that sustainable health design is at the heart of PULSAR and is based on the establishment of healthy living conditions and habits, as well as equitable access to appropriate, quality and used resources responsibly was presented. From […]

Deliberative Workshop: The challenges and opportunities of Big Data to improve prevention of cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes and obesity (February 2019, Ste-Foy, Québec)

June 25th, 2019

Science Pearls 

Creating Rapid Learning Health Systems: What Can We Learn from the Canadian Context? Speaker : François-Pierre Gauvin The presentation was on work done on learning health systems. In December 2018, the McMaster Health Forum published a report about this work. The purpose of the report was to launch a discussion on how the “learning health […]

REVIEW OF THE 2019 FRANCOPHONE QUEBEC WEEK RESERVED FOR EDUCATION ON CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH, DIABETES AND OBESITY!

February 27th, 2019

CMDO Network News 

On behalf of the organizing committee, we warmly thank all the participants (230) who made this week CMDO once again live up to expectations! This year we have placed the meeting under the theme of metabolic health and interventions over the course of life. In response to suggestions from previous years’ participants, we wanted to […]

When bones are dense but fragile: better understand the impact of obesity and diabetes on bone (Claudia Gagnon, CRCHU de Quebec-ULaval and CRIUCPQ))

December 5th, 2018

General Public News 

Dr. Gagnon is an endocrinologist and regular researcher at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center and at the Research Center of the Quebec University Institute of Cardiology and Pulmonology and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Quebec. Laval University. Her research focuses on the effects of obesity […]

Dr Robert Dufour – Obituary

November 14th, 2018

General Public News 

Chers collègues, Dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague Robert Dufour on November 7th. Dr. Robert Dufour completed a bachelor’s degree in physiology-biochemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke, a master’s degree in nutrition at Laval University and medical studies at the Université de Montréal. He completed […]