Draft program only - program subject to change
07:00 - 08:30

Pre-Conference Mentorship Breakfast: Trainees in Nutrition
Opening Speaker: Geoff Ball, PhD, RD, University of Alberta
The Mentorship Breakfast will provide trainees with an opportunity for mentorship from esteemed nutrition professionals working in a variety of sectors (academia, healthcare, government and industry).

08:45 – 16:30 Pre-Conference Workshop: Food for Health
Guidance On “Highly Processed Foods”:  Assessing Impacts from Bench to Bedside

13:00 - 13:30 PhD Dissertation Award Lecture
Speaker: 2020 Award lecture speaker Maude Perreault, RD, McMaster University
16:30 - 17:45 Opening Reception
17:45 - 19:00

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Address
Keynote speaker: Dr. James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), Pharm D
Professor, Faculty of Phamaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Media, marketing, moisturizers, milk, margarine and medications - Filtering out the nonsense, by using common sense
Ninety percent of the general public gets most of its information about science from the mass media. In this seminar, Dr. James McCormack will discuss some of his experiences evaluating and interacting with the media and  will look at the evidence and stories behind the Dr. Oz Show, anti-aging creams, nutrition, medical news and much, much more. At the end, he will discuss what all of us as health care providers should be doing to help improve how medical information is disseminated to health professionals and the general public.


FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020
06:30 - 07:50 Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast / Poster Viewing
06:30 - 07:50 Demonstrating the value of nutrition in improving patient outcomes and reducing costs across the continuum of care
Speakers: Suela Sulo, PhD, Abbott Nutrition and Dr. Refaat Hegazi, MD, PhD, Abbott Nutrition
* To help us manage expected attendance for catering purposes (breakfast is included), attendees will need to indicate their plan to attend during the registration process.

Malnutrition poses a significant burden on the health and economic outcomes of patients across different settings of care. Identification and treatment of malnutrition through nutrition-focused quality improvement programs (QIP) has been found to be effective in acute and post-acute settings of care in reducing hospital admissions/readmissions, hospital length of stay, healthcare resource use and costs. In this presentation, we will discuss the economic burden of malnutrition, the effectiveness of nutrition QIPs on improving patient health and economic outcomes of at-risk/malnourished patients across the continuum of care and different approaches to implementing similar QIPs at one’s institution.
07:50 - 08:00 Opening Remarks
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast Plenary: Health Canada Updates
Speakers: William Yan, PhD, Health Canada and Alfred Aziz, PhD, Health Canada
09:15 - 10:15 The Nutrition Graduate Student and Trainee Award Oral Presentations 

10:15 - 10:45

Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
10:45 - 12:00 Nutrition and Gut Microbiota: A Reality Check
Speakers: André Marette, PhD, Université Laval and Natasha Haskey, RD, MSc, PhD (c), University of British Columbia
New Mobile Applications for Dietary Assessment and Education
Speakers: Mavra Ahmed, PhD, University of Toronto and Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, McGill University
Advancing the Malnutrition Agenda in Hospitalized Patients
Speakers: Heather Keller, RD, PhD, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging, University of Waterloo and Dr. Jessie Hulst, MD, PhD, SickKids
12:00 – 12:40 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing LUNCH
12:45 - 13:30 The Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award Lecture
Speaker:  Benoît Lamarche, PhD, Université Laval
13:45 - 15:00

Nutrition and Remission of Type 2 Diabetes
Speakers: Dr. Natalia McInnes, MD, FRCPC, McMaster University and Catherine Champagne, Ph.D., R.D.N., Pennington Biomedical Research Centre

Developing a Healthy Eating Index Reflecting the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide: Challenges and Opportunities
Speakers: Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, RD, University of Waterloo and Jess Haines, PhD, MHSc, RD, University of Guelph
Clinical and Nutritional Management of Patients with Intestinal Failure
Speakers: Dr. Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, McMaster University and Dr. Nikhil Pai, McMaster University
15:00 - 15:30 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
15:30 - 16:45 Vitamin D: Where are we now?
Speakers: Francine Ducharme, PhD, Université de Montréal and Stephanie Atkinson, PhD, McMaster University
To be a Fly on the Wall: Analysis of Stakeholder Meetings and Correspondence on the Healthy Eating Strategy
Speakers: Dr. Aalaa Jawad, Public Health England and Monique Potvin Kent, PhD, University of Ottawa
Nutrition Support in Medical Inpatients and Developing a Malnutrition Safety Standard
Speakers: Dr. Nina Kägi-Braun, Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland and Roseann Nasser, MSc RD CNSC FDC Research Dietitian, Saskatchewan Health Authority
17:00 - 18:15 Exhibitor Wine and Cheese Reception / Poster Viewing
18:30 Social Activities. For details, CLICK HERE


07:00 - 07:50 Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast / Poster Viewing
07:50 - 08:00 Opening Remarks 
08:00 -09:00 Breakfast Plenary: Protein Quality of the Canadian Food Supply: Aligning Dietary Recommendations with Canadians Eating Patterns
Speakers: Wayne Campbell, PhD, Purdue University, Hrvoje Fabek, PhD, University of Toronto, and James D. House, PhD, University of Manitoba
09:15 - 10:15 The Nutrition Graduate Student and Trainee Award Oral Presentations
10:15 - 10:45 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing 
10:45 - 12:00 Go with the Grain: Canadians Whole Grain Intakes and Benefits & Future Ideas
Speakers: Nicola McKeown, PhD, Tufts University, Jessica Smith, PhD, Nutrition Scientist, General Mills, and Caroline Sluyter, Program Director, Whole Grains Council
Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Populations in a Globalizing World
Speakers: Valerie Tarasuk, PhD, University of Toronto and Dr. Nigel Rollins, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization
Guidelines to Clinical Practice - The Latest in Research for TPN in ICU/Surgical Patients
Speaker: Dr. Mette Berger, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland 
12:00 – 12:40 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing LUNCH
12:45 - 13:30 Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research Lecture
Speaker: Mélanie Plourde, PhD, Université de Sherbrooke
13:45 - 15:00 Role of Probiotics & Prebiotics in Chronic Disease Management
Speakers; Raylene Reimer-De Bruyn PhD, RD, University of Calgary and Karen Madsen, PhD, University of Alberta
Food Literacy: Nutrition Knowledge Translation Linchpin
Speakers: Roy Ballam, British Nutrition Foundation and Elsie Azevedo Perry, RD, MSc, Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Implementing Body Composition Assessment in Chronic and Acute Care Settings
Speakers: Carla Prado, PhD, RD, University of Alberta and Lesley Moisey, PhD, RD, University of Saskatchewan
15:00 - 15:30 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
15:30 - 16:45 Nutritional Biomarkers – From Discovery Metabolomics to Novel Indicators of Dietary Intake
Speakers: David Wishart, PhD, University of Alberta and Yvonne Lamers, PhD, University of British Columbia
Strengths-based Nutrition Interventions in Indigenous Communities
Speakers: Kate Storey, PhD, RD and Rosanne Blanchet, RD, PhD, University of Alberta, and Suzanne Johnson, RD, University of British Columbia
Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Infant Health and Nutrition
Speakers: Dr. Philip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, SickKids and Meghan Azad, PhD, University of Manitoba 
17:00 – 18:00 CNS Annual General Meeting Trainee Symposium
The Juggling Act: How to fulfill the diverse roles of an academic career while maintaining work-life balance

Panelists: Sylvia Santosa, PhD, RD, Concordia University and Jessica Lieffers, PhD, RD, University of Saskatchewan
18:30 - 19:00 Pre-Banquet Reception
19:00 - 22:30 CNS Awards Banquet


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