Trainees in Nutrition:
Pre-Conference Workshop 2019
Organized by trainees for trainees, this Trainees in Nutrition Pre-conference Workshop will focus on developing and strengthening professional skills for those studying in the field of nutrition.
- Gain hands-on experience applying a quality assessment checklist and interpreting nutrition study results.
- Develop confidence in preparing for career paths in academia, industry or government.
- Learn how to effectively communicate their research findings through various knowledge translation outlets.
Join nutrition students from across the country for a day of presentations and activities that focus on forwarding your career!
Draft program (subject to change)
|THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 - 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
|07:30 - 08:30||Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast|
|08:30 - 08:45||
Welcome and Introductions
Claire Tugault-Lafleur and Danyelle Liddle, CNS Trainee Leadership Committee
|08:45 - 10:15||
Assessing the methodological quality of nutrition studies: Checklists for cohort, case-control and controlled trials
Speakers: Linda Greene-Finestone, PhD, RD, Public Health Agency of Canada; George Wells, PhD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
This session will provide trainees with an overview of approaches for quality assessment, review available quality assessment instruments and provide insights into newly developed quality assessment tools designed for nutrition studies.
|10:15 - 10:45||Networking Break|
|10:45 - 12:00||
Exploring career pathways in various sectors and the best ways to prepare for them
Speakers: Andrea Papamandjaris, PhD, Nestle; Deborah O'Connor, PhD, RD, University of Toronto; Linda Greene-Finestone, PhD, RD, Public Health Agency of Canada; Claire Tugault-Lafleur, PhD, RD, University of British Columbia
Employers from a variety of sectors will share their career path so far, the details of their various roles, and what matters most to them on applicant’s CVs and during interviews, all the while offering advice to trainees on how to prepare for their dream career.
|12:00 - 13:00||Networking Lunch|
|13:00 - 13:30||
PhD Dissertation Award Lecture: "Nutrition Assessment in Medical and Surgical Oncology"
Speaker: Lisa Martin RD, PhD, Clinical Nutrition Fellow, University of Alberta
13:30 - 15:45
Networking Break: 14:30
Media training 101 for food, nutrition and health researchers
Speakers: Dan Dakin, Brock University; Chiara DiAngelo, MPH, RD, Canadian Sugar Institute
In this session, trainees will learn tips on effectively communicating research findings through various knowledge translation outlets (e.g., print, radio, television, social media)
|15:45 - 16:00||
Trainee activities and programs at CNS | Evaluation and closing remarks
Speakers: CNS Trainee Leadership Committee
|16:30||CNS Annual Conference Opening Reception|