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 Education Portal to members and non-members to view at their discretion, and to use as important teaching tools.

Upcoming CNS Education Webinars

December 14, 2017

12:00-13:00 EST

Sodium Part 1 - Sodium and Cardiovascular Health - Facts or Fantasy 

This webinar will provide information on sodium intake and its role in cardiovascular health. The webinar will aim to:

  • Increase understanding of the basis for recommendations for U.S. and Canadian sodium intake
  • Boost awareness of what we know, what we don't know, and current controversies related to sodium and cardiovascular health
  • Offer an approach for evaluating reports on the effects of sodium intake on cardiovascular health

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

Mary Edmonds Cogswell, RN, DrPH, FAHA is a Senior Scientist with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Cogswell received her Masters of Public Health in Health Services Research, and Doctorate of Public Health in Nutritional Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology in the Epidemic Intelligence Service program at CDC.  Dr. Cogswell's work includes applied research, surveillance, policy and program evaluation related to nutrition and public health. Her current research interests are nutrition and cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on sodium reduction.  Dr. Cogswell has presented nationally and internationally, authored over 150 publications, mentored students and fellows, provided technical assistance to state, national, and international organizations, and served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Nutrition. In 2015, Dr. Cogswell received the inaugural Kruse Research-to-Policy Alumni Achievement Award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for her research and policy contributions to sodium reduction in the United States.
To register, please click here.

January 17, 2018

12:00-13:00 EST

Industry progress of voluntary sodium reduction in Canada

In 2016, the Minister of Health announced a Healthy Eating Strategy that included commitments to improve the food supply through eliminating industrially produced trans fats and reducing sodium. The presentation will provide highlights of progress made by the Canadian food industry in voluntarily reducing the level of sodium in prepackaged foods towards the 2016 benchmark targets, as well as an overview of future work on sodium reduction in both prepackaged foods, and those consumed at restaurants and foodservice establishments.

About the Speaker: 

Charmaine Kuran, BSc, MBA
Charmaine Kuran has a BSc in Food Science from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University. Charmaine Kuran is a Section Head in the Nutrition Regulations and Standards Division in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences in the Food Directorate at Health Canada.  Prior to starting at Health Canada in 2009, Charmaine was the National manager for Nutrition and Health Claims in the Consumer Protection Division at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Charmaine’s current files include the recent updates to the nutrition labelling regulations, which include improving the legibility of the list of ingredients on food packages, work on front of pack nutrition labelling and sodium reduction in the Canadian food supply. Charmaine has participated in various working groups including as a member of the Sodium Working Group from 2007-2010, the Pan American Health Organization on Salt Smart Americas (Review of Methods to Determine the Main Sources of Sodium, A Guide for Setting Targets and Timelines to Reduce the Salt Content of Food).  She is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of Laval University’s  Observatoire québécois de la qualité nutritionnelle de l’offre alimentaire.

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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.