Panel Discussion – Finding the Line: Discussing Optimal Care of Obese Childhood Cancer Survivors

Presentation Description:
Be it resolved that on balance, aggressive management of obesity in childhood cancer survivors is justified despite the risk of inducing adverse psychological outcomes, including eating disorders. That statement was at the centre of this interactive debate-style presentation, the purpose of which was to discuss the optimal approach to treating obese childhood cancer survivors.


Beth Dettmer, PhD, C. Psych
Psychologist, STOMP Program (Sick Kids Team Obesity Management Program)
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Jill Hamilton, MD, FRCPC
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto

Alene Toulany, MD, FRCPC
Staff Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Tania Turrini, BSc, RD
Clinical Dietitian, Eating Disorders Program
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

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