Guidelines for Sponsored Webinars and Conference Sessions

The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) organizes educational events and activities throughout the year that provide ideal learning opportunities to its members and the broad nutrition network.  Webinars and conference sessions are two of these types of educational events.

Webinar and Conference Session Selection and Evaluation Criteria

Webinar topics are identified by the CNS Education Committee. In addition, the CNS Education Committee accepts webinar proposals from potential webinar sponsors. Conference sessions are identified through a multi-step process that includes a formal Call for Proposals to the CNS community.  Conference session proposals are submitted by CNS members from all areas, including industry and potential conference sponsors.  All conference proposals are reviewed for content and selected by the CNS Conference Organizing Committee.

Webinar and conference session proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria:

Sponsored Webinar and Sponsored Session Guidelines

If a CNS Webinar or Conference Session has a sponsor connected to it, the following guidelines must be met:

CNS Commitment to working with industry partners and sponsors

CNS is committed to maintaining responsible and transparent processes in all of its activities.  As with all of our sector stakeholders, CNS considers and values industry partner and sponsor input, but retains all programmatic and editorial control.  All CNS conference and webinar programming, educational initiatives and award recipients are reviewed and approved by respective CNS committees. To view our Prerequisite, Governance and Operational Principles – CLICK HERE.

Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices

CNS participated as a member of the Scientific Integrity Consortium, a group of approximately 30 organizations that came together across scientific disciplines with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and differences in approaches to scientific integrity strategies. The Consortium agreed on the importance of a community consensus and alignment around the necessity for scientific integrity standards and their content. The CNS has officially endorsed the Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices and uses them to guide and manage our collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

For questions or discuss any of part of these Sponsored Webinar and Conference Session Guidelines, please contact:

Andrea Grantham
CNS Executive Director
613-482-8020 ext. 1

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