CNS Webinar Series

The CNS is proud to launch a new webinar series to our range of education offerings. These webinars provide ideal opportunities to bring key experts and opinion leaders to our network to present on focused nutrition topics chosen by our Education Committee.

Can't attend a scheduled webinar? Don't worry.
Archived webinars will be available for download from the CNS Educaiton Portal to members and non-members to view at their discretion, and to use as important teaching tools.

Upcoming CNS Education Webinars

September 25, 2017

12:00-13:00 EST

Hospital to home: gaps in nutrition care and benefits to consultation with a dietitian
Speakers: Heather Keller, PhD

For many patients, the transition to home from hospital can lead to increased vulnerability to malnutrition and poor health outcomes. Recent evidence from the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force on weight loss post hospitalization and dietetic care will demonstrate the need for improved practices during this time of vulnerability. Evidence will also be presented on nutrition interventions provided during this transition that support recovery. This webinar will set the stage for the Canadian Malnutrition Week Hospital to Home campaign. 

About the speaker:

Heather Keller, RD PhD is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. Research programs cross the continuum of care and are focused on improving the nutritional status and food intake of older adults. As Co-Chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF), Heather leads an interprofessional team mandated to promote the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition in Canada. Current projects include More-2-Eat, an implementation project designed to advance nutrition care practices in hospitals. Heather also leads the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) research group and a recently completed prevalence study identifies multifactorial determinants of food intake in long term care. Interventions to improve food intake for residents are in progress. Nutrition screening in primary care and diet resilience focused on self-management and nutrition education for vulnerable adults in the community is her third area of research. 

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September 26, 2017

11:30am - 12:30pm

Fluidité des épisodes de soins au CIUSSS MCQ vers le soutien à domicile*
Speaker: Josée Bernier

Le vieillissement de la population d'ici 2025 engendre une pression importante auprès du réseau de la santé. Afin d'être en mesure de répondre à cette augmentation, il est important que le milieu hospitalier puisse mettre de l'avant des pratiques exemplaires afin de maintenir les personnes âgées le plus autonome possible et éviter le déclin fonctionnel en milieu hospitalier. L'équipe Quatuor mise en place au centre hospitalier de Shawinigan, est un exemple de pratique qui permet un retour à domicile dans un délai raisonnable en sollicitant l'expertise de l'ensemble des professionnels au dossiers afin de préparer le retour à domicile. Cette pratique nous démontre l'importance de l'interdisciplinarité, la satisfaction des professionnels, des usagers et des proches et du devoir accomplie surtout lorsque le retour à domicile n'est pas toujours facile.

*This webinar will be presented in French. English slide deck will be available.

About the speaker:
Mme Josée Bernier, inf. B sc., Maîtrise en gestion et développement des organisations de l’université Laval. Elle est actuellement directrice adjointe des services dans la communauté au CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec. Elle assume des fonctions d’encadrement dans le réseau de la santé et des services sociaux depuis plus de 15 ans tout particulièrement auprès des personnes âgées.

Sa passion et son engagement à offrir des soins et des services de qualité à la clientèle à domicile contribuent à l’amélioration continue des services offerts afin de répondre à leur besoins d’être maintenu à domicile. 

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September 27, 2017

12:00-13:00 EST

Malnutrition Transitions from Hospital to Home: Linking Patients with Nutrition Care in the Community
Speakers: Marilee Stickles-White and Amber Merrell

As our Canadian healthcare system focuses on transitioning patients from hospital to home, the dietitian’s role in continuing care for malnourished patients will be even more important. In this presentation you will learn how two organizations are working together with community partners to tackle malnutrition across the continuum of care. We will hear from one of the hospitals involved in the More2Eat study and another with perspective on continuing nutrition care in the rural setting. The session will focus on their experiences of creating new processes, resources and building links with their communities as malnourished patients return home.

About the speakers: 

Marilee Stickles-White, BASc, RD graduated from the University of Guelph and interned with the Ottawa Regional Dietetic Internship Program.  She has been working at Niagara Health System for more than 20 years in progressive clinical nutrition and leadership positions.  She is a member of the DC Clinical Nutrition Leaders Action Group.  Marilee has developed a strong interest in addressing the need for improved identification and treatment of malnutrition in acute care stemming from participation in the Nutrition Care in Hospitals study. She was the Site Champion for the More-2-Eat Study representing Niagara Health System and continues to work on spreading the use of INPAC throughout her organization.

Amber Merrell, RD works for Alberta Health Services. Amber graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Co Operative Education and completed the Acadia Dietetic Internship Program.  After internship, Amber returned to her home province to start her career and has worked at the Healthcare Centre in Barrhead, Alberta for the past 4 years. Amber is involved with local initiatives to improve collaborative and person-centred care in-hospital and she enjoys using an adaptive skillset to work in many areas of dietetics as a rural dietitian.

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September 28, 2017

12:00-13:00 EST

Malnutrition Initiatives in Home Care
Speakers: Nanette Giswold and Kelly Reinprecht

The prevalence of malnutrition among home care clients is well established. As Canadian health care shifts towards the home setting, practices to detect, prevent and treat malnutrition are of increasing importance.  Furthermore, there is a need to complement malnutrition initiatives in the hospital setting to ensure continuation of nutrition care for successful discharge. In this Webinar you will hear from Dietitians working in the New Brunswick Extra Mural Program and the Alberta Home Living  Program on malnutrition initiatives in Home Care.

About the speakers:

Nanette Giswold received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Acadia University in Wolfville, NS and she completed her dietetic internship at Moncton City Hospital in Moncton NB. Nanette started working with Extra Mural Program, initially filling temporary positions which lead to a full time position in Saint John and later she transferred to Fredericton where she is currently employed.  Nanette has been with the Extra Mural Program for over 25 years providing nutrition services to patients in their homes. She has taken various leadership roles in accreditation, documentation, policies and procedures and smoking cessation.

Kelly Reinprecht is a Registered Dietitian working within the Alberta Health Services, Home Living Program, in Edmonton Alberta. Kelly graduated from the University of Alberta Integrated Dietetic Internship program and previously practiced in Long Term Care and Rural Acute Care. Kelly is a member of the Northern Alberta Continuing Care Interest Group and was previously the Chair of the Alberta Long Term Care Action Group. Kelly has a passion for geriatric nutrition and has been involved in malnutrition initiatives within the Edmonton Zone and Provincially.   

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December 14,2017

12:00-13:00 EST


Addressing the Controversies of Sodium Recommendations

About the Speaker: 

Mary Cogswell, RN, DrPHl
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention - National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Session desciption to come...

CNS Industry-sponsored Webinar Series

Over and above the specific CNS webinars series, the CNS can host additional webinars of topics of interest to sponsors and partners. The proposed topics and speakers must be approved by the CNS Education Committee and Executive Council, and are subject to availability within the CNS webinar schedule. The decision on content, the execution, and the management of the webinars remains exclusively with CNS.

For more information, please contact the CNS Executive Director.