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Trainees in Nutrition
Pre-Conference Workshop 

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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.

Workshop Objectives:

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

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