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Life Long Learning (LLL): 2019


Life Long Learning 2019
Nutritional Support in Renal Disease

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CNS is pleased to partner with ESPEN for our sixth annual LLL live module on Nutritional Support in Renal Disease

Taught by Alice Sabatino, RD, MSc (Università di Parma, Italy)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

12:15 - 16:15
Sheraton on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

This live LLL session is being held during the CNS 2019 Annual Conference. The course has limited capacity and is available to clinical professionals, with primary acceptance given to those professionals who are CNS members.

The Nutritional Support in Renal Disease course will:

The course modules include:

About Alice Sabatino, MSc, RD

Alice Sabatino is a renal dietitian at the Nephrology unit of the Parma University Hospital. Trained as a Nutritionist in Brazil at the University of São Paulo and as a renal dietitian in Italy at the University of Pisa. She obtained a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Milan.  She has 10 years’ experience as a dietitian and 5 years’ experience in the nephrologic field. Alice is a clinical investigator, with a research focus on renal nutrition and nutritional status evaluation and monitoring in renal patients, particularly, critically ill patients with AKI, ESRD patients on hemodialysis and kidney transplant patients. She is the recipient of the 2015 Young Investigator research grant by the Italian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SINPE) and has published 18 papers in the field of renal nutrition and metabolism in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


About Johane Allard, MD, FRDPC will be supporting delivery of this LLL session.

Johane P. Allard is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada and is crossed-appointed at the Department of Nutritional Sciences. She trained in gastroenterology at McGill University before completing a research fellowship funded by the National Institute of Nutrition at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Allard is a clinical investigator, with a research focus in nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders. She is currently conducting several studies funded by peer-reviewed agencies in: the elderly, people with HIV infection, people with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and transplant recipients. Her interests and publications are primarily in the area of micronutrients, oxidative stress and nutrition support.

Dr. Allard is also the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Nutritional Support Program at the University Health Network (UHN). She works with a multidisciplinary nutritional support team and is the Chair of the Nutrition Review Committee. She is the Division Head of Gastroenterology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. She also co-chair the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon Examining Board in Gastroenterology.

Life Long Learning (LLL) Session: Theme TBD
For Clinical Professionals, Sat. May 4 12:15pm - 4:15pm
Early Bird Rate
(by 11:59pm ET
Mar. 23, 2019)
Full Rate
Mar. 24, 2019)
LLL Session - CNS Members $45.00
 Plus Conference Registration Fee 
Plus Conference Registration Fee 
LLL Session - Non-Members $70.00
Plus Conference Registration Fee 
Plus Conference Registration Fee
LLL Session Only (No Conference) - CNS Members $90.00 $110.00
LLL Session Only (No Conference) - Non-Members $125.00 $135.00

NOTE: Clinical Professionals NOT participating in the CNS Annual Conference are still able to register to attend the LLL Session. See Registration Page

Register Online

About the LLL Program:

The Life Long Learning (LLL) program in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is an extremely effective educational program for medical doctors and health specialists, including registered dieticians, nurses and pharmacists offering training on-line and at live courses, by variety of innovative training methodologies and resources.

LLL program in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is based on an Educational curriculum offering 120 training modules (100 are already available on-line) created and peer reviewed by recognized European experts. The Modules are freely accessible on-line after registration (Create new account at The module is the main educational unit of LLL-Program. Each module consists of updated review on a certain problem, clinical case, self-assessment test and grading quiz. Modules on related subject areas are grouped into Topics making it easier for the user to select modules in a particular field of interest.

Live courses (100 per year) provide intensive training and certification. Annual schedule of live courses is announced as Future Live Courses at and on the ESPEN website.Credits are awarded at live courses and for on-line training. Participation in a live course on one topic provides 3 CME credits. Each topic taken on-line provides CME credits as well. Credit accumulation gives you the opportunity to be awarded the ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition.  The LLL program gives an opportunity to study on an individual plan comprising self-selected list of modules, courses and lectures.

LLL Program in Nutrition and Metabolism is a global effort of ESPEN supported by EU to provide post-graduate qualification in Clinical Nutrition and thus to improve daily clinical practice.  It was developed as the project BG-03-B-F-PP-166039 of Leonardo da Vinci Program by ESPEN and a number of European universities with the support of European Union.  LLL Program in Nutrition and Metabolism was accredited by Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes.

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