CNS is Celebrating 10 years!

Medical Nutrition Therapy in the 2020 Canadian Obesity Guidelines

Date: March, 11 2021
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET

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John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto 

Jennifer Brown, MSc, RD, CBE - The Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Centre of Excellence

Moderated by: 
Vicky Drapeau, PhD, RD - Université Laval

Webinar Description: It has been 15 years since the last adult obesity clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) were published in Canada. Since then, there have been immense changes in evidence in the field of clinical obesity, specifically regarding nutrition recommendations. The 2020 Canadian Adult Obesity CPGs recommend a shift in the understanding of obesity that advocates for providers, researchers, policy makers and public messaging to move away from an 'eat-less, move-more' mentality. This webinar will provide attendees with a review of the Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) evidence, recommendations, and clinical pearls to apply into practice. 

John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Presentation "Medical Nutrition therapy for obesity in the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs): The journey from evidence to recommendations"

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the rationale for the transition from a focus on single nutrients to foods and dietary patterns
  2. Discuss the evidence-based approach and methods used for the development of the CPGs
  3. Apply the evidence supporting the nutrition recommendations for obesity management

Jennifer Brown, MSc, RD, CBE

Presentation “Medical Nutrition Therapy Review of the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs): The Journey from Recommendations to Practice”

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the complexity of obesity and understand why the narrative around obesity and nutrition needs changing  
  2. How to apply the MNT chapter from the Clinical Practice Guidelines into practice

About the Speakers:

John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC  - Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Physician and Scientist and St. Michael’s Hospital. He has established an internationally recognized research program focused on using randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses to address questions of clinical and public health importance in relation to diet and cardiometabolic disease prevention. He is the recipient of numerous awards. He is directly involved in clinical practice guidelines development for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease with appointments to expert committees in Canada and Europe. He has authored > 200 papers.

Jennifer Brown, MSc, RD, CBE - The Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Centre of Excellence

Jennifer Brown is a registered dietitian and certified bariatric educator with the Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Centre of Excellence. She received her nutrition degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada and completed her graduate studies at the University of Ottawa in human kinetics, researching the physiology of weight and appetite regulation. She is involved with a number of obesity-related initiatives globally, including her involvement as a steering committee member and lead author on the 2020 Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines; a national representative for Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Obesity Advocacy Network as part of the Obesity Policy Engagement Network initiative; chair of the Ontario Bariatric Network Dietitian Working Group and the provincial lead for the eConsult Champlain LHIN in bariatric nutrition. She has presented at national and international conferences/scientific meetings, published obesity-related research and is dedicated to standardizing nutrition-related education, research and program development in bariatric care.

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