Food for Health 2019 Workshop:

Technology at the Interface between Food and Health

The Food for Health Workshop is an annual pre-conference event hosted by CNS and ILSI-North America.  The workshop aims to bring together representatives from across the nutrition spectrum to engage in solutions and actions that aim to improve the health of Canadians.  

After attending Technology at the Interface between Food and Health, participants should be able to:

Draft program (subject to change)

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2018 - 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
07:30 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Jim House, CNS President / University of Manitoba
08:45 - 09:30 Keynote Talk: Cutting edge technologies for nutrition and health promotion
Speaker: TBC
09:30 - 10:00 New approaches to understanding nutrient intake in populations
Speaker: Dr. Benoît Lamarche, Université laval
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Developing smartphone apps to influence nutrition-related knowledge, decision making and behaviours
Speaker: Dr. Jason Gilliland, University of Western Ontario
11:00 - 11:30 Integration of imaging technologies to enhance nutritional assessment in clinical settings
Speaker: Dr. Vickie Baracos, University of Alberta 
11:30 - 12:00 Morning Speaker Panel
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Technology partnerships to advance our understanding of food composition:  Experiences with the USDA Branded Foods Database and exploring opportunities for Canada
Speakers: Dr. Pamela Starke-Reed (USDA), Maya Villeneuve (Health Canada) and TBC 
13:45 - 14:15 Technologies to increase nutrient intake: Biofortification
Speaker: TBC
14:15 - 14:45 Technologies to increase nutritional security: Controlled systems
Speaker: Dr. Mike Dixon, University of  Guelph
14:45 - 15:00 Break 
15:00 - 15:45 Towards a sustainable food system: Role of technology
Speaker: Dr. Evan Fraser, University of Guelph
15:45 - 16:15 Afternoon Speaker Panel
16:15 - 16:30 PM Session wrap-up and concluding remarks
16:30 PM Adjournment - CNS Annual Conference Opening Reception

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