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Committees 2021

Annual Conference 2021

Core Committee

Guylaine Ferland, PhD – CNS President (Université de Montréal)
Alison Duncan, PhD, RD - Chair / CNS President-Elect (University of Guelph)
Mei Tom, RD – Clinical Rep (Alberta Health Services)
Benoît Lamarche, PhD - Local Co-Chair (Université Laval)
Angelo Tremblay, PhD – Local Co-Chair (Université Laval)
Andrea Grantham – CNS Executive Director
Cara Curtis – CNS Operations & Events

Canadian Malnutrition Task Force

Leah Gramlich  MD, FRCPC - Co-Chair
Roseann Nasser  MSc, RD, CNSC - Co-Chair
Andrea Grantham - CNS Executive Director
Johane Allard MD, FRCPC
Carlota Basualdo-Hammond RD, MSc, MPH
Paule Bernier PDt, MSc
Kim BrunetWood MSc, RD
Diala Chayab RD
Donald R. Duerksen MD, FRCPC
Jessie Hulst, MD, PhD
Khursheed Jeejeebhoy MB, PhD, MRCP, FRCPC
Heather Keller RD, PhD, FDC
Manon Laporte PDt, MSc, CNSC
Celia Laur PhD
Janice Sorensen PhD, RD - (Ex-officio)

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Nick Belissimo, PhD - Chair (Ryerson University)
Bohdan Luhovyy, PhD - Co-Chair (Mount Saint Vincent University)
David Ma, PhD (University of Guelph)
Vera Mazurak, PhD (University of Alberta)
Sukhinder Kaur Cheema, PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Daiva Nielsen, PhD (McGill University)
Jess Haines, PhD (University of Guelph)
Raylene Reimer, PhD (University of Calgary)
Catherine Chan, PhD (University of Alberta)
Tamara Cohen, PhD, RD (University of British Columbia)
Melanie Plourde, PhD (Université de Sherbrooke)
Vicky Drapeau, PhD, RD (Université Laval)
Maude Perreault, PhD, RD (University of Guelph)


Vera Mazurak, PhD - Chair (University of Alberta)
Cathy Alberda, RD (Alberta Health Services)
JoAnne Arcand, PhD (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Stéphanie Chevalier, PhD (McGill University)
Mary Cranmer-Byng, RD (MCB Nutrition and Movement)
Melissa Fernandez, PhD (University of Alberta)
Andrea Josse, PhD (York University)
Wendy Ward, PhD (Brock University)
Kyly Whitfield, PhD (Mount Saint Vincent University)
Jennifer Monk, PhD (University of Guelph)
Shirin Panahi, PhD (CNS/Université Laval)


Rajavel Elango, PhD - Chair (University of British Columbia)
Marg Brosnan, PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Alison Duncan, PhD (University of Guelph)
James House, PhD (University of Manitoba)
Robert Bertolo, PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
John Drover, MD, FRCPC (Queen’s University, Kingston Health Science Center)
Sylvia Santosa, PhD (Concordia University)
Mavra Ahmed, PhD (University of Toronto) 
Amanda MacFarlane, PhD (Health Canada)

Trainee Leadership Committee

Danyelle Liddle, PhD(c) - Chair (University of Guelph)
Chandani Dinesh, PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Melissa Fernandez, PhD (University of Alberta)
Claire Tugault-Lafleur, PhD (University of British Columbia)
Brock Williams, MSc, RD (University of British Columbia)
Bridve Sivakumar, BHSc (Ontario Tech University)
Claire Lawson, BSc (McGill University)
Andrea Glenn, MSc, RD (University of Toronto)
Chelsey Walchuk, MSc, RD (University of Manitoba)
Shirin Panahi, PhD (CNS/Université Laval)

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Michael McBurney, PhD - Chair (University of Guelph)
Sukhinder Cheema (PhD) (Memorial University)
Sarah Elshahat, PhD(c) (McMaster University)
Ola Fajobi, DrPH, MSPH, MSc
Véronique Gingras, PhD (Université de Montréal)
Rhona Hanning, PhD (University of Waterloo)
Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD (University of Waterloo)
Hadis Mozaffari, MSc (University of British Columbia)
Gayathri (Gaya) Murthy, MSc, RD, CDE (Langara College)
Dan Ramdath, PhD (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)
Shirin Panahi, PhD (CNS/Université Laval)

Clinical Advisory Committee

Mei Tom, RD - Chair (Alberta Health Services)
Cathy Alberda, RD (Alberta Health Services)
Barbara Cantwell (PhD) (Hamilton Family Health Team)
Rupinder Dhaliwal, RD (Canadian Nutrition Society)
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Canadian Patient Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Alliance (CPPENA)

Leah Gramlich, MD (co-Chair), Royal Alexender Hospital
Vanessa Lewis (co-Chair), BC HPN Program
Darsh Bains, Patient Rep BC
Dianne Cooper, Patient Rep AB
Francis Davoie, Patient Rep AB
Kathleen Gagnon, Patient Rep NB
Gerry Kimmel, Patient Rep BC
Mark Reyes, MB HPN Program
Catherine Richardson, Patient Rep BC
Camille Sagun, UHN/ON HPN Program
Olivia Saqui, CPNA-ON
Sandy Scagliano, Patient Rep ON
Patti Thompson, MB HPN Program


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