Genetics | OM #3.3

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the regulation of body weight with emphasis on hormonal aspects
  • To develop an overview of genetic causes of obesity, including monogenic and syndromic obesity

Dr. Jill. Hamilton, MD, at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Dr. Jill Hamilton is a Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute, and Professor of Paediatrics at University of Toronto, Director of the Centre for Healthy Active Kids at SickKids, and Medical Director of the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP). STOMP is a clinic devoted to the medical and surgical management of severe obesity in children and adolescents. Hamilton’s research interests focus on childhood obesity, including understanding the pathophysiologic mechanisms of metabolic risk related to weight gain in children and evaluating biologic and psychosocial responses to obesity treatment.

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