Looking back and moving forward; a decade of CMTF
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 EST
The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF) was established in 2009 to address the longstanding problem of hospital malnutrition. Over the past decade, CMTF has conducted rigorous research, worked collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to improve the practice of nutrition care, and has become the 'go to' source for credible information to support practice change with respect to the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition in Canada. The future is equally bright with new opportunities and spread of the work of CMTF beyond hospital care. This webinar will provide historical overview of CMTF from its inception to the future advocacy work of this standing committee of the Canadian Nutrition Society.
About the Speaker:
Heather Keller RD, PhD, FDC
Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging; Professor, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Research Scientist, Agri-food for Healthy Aging, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
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. In her acute care program of research her work is focused on improving food quality and nutrition care processes to prevent, detect and treat malnutrition. As the co-chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force, she leads an interprofessional team to translate research into practice and advocate for improvements in nutrition care. Professor Keller has led several national research and knowledge translation projects, including the landmark Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals and More-2-Eat studies. This research has provided a foundation for implementation research that is currently underway. Current projects include phase 2 of More-2-Eat and the Hospital Patient Food Satisfaction study. Professor Keller has published widely and translates research into practice with practitioner tools and resource.
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