Draft program only - program subject to change
07:00 - 08:30 Pre-Conference Breakfast: Trainees in Nutrition
08:30 – 16:30 Pre-Conference Workshop: Food for Health
Guidance On “Heavily Processed Foods”:  Assessing Impacts from Bench to Bedside

13:00 - 13:30 PhD Dissertation Award Lecture
Speaker: 2020 Award lecture speaker TBC
16:30 - 17:45 Opening Reception
17:45 - 18:45 Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Address
Keynote speaker: TBC


FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020
07:00 - 08:00 Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast / Poster Viewing
07:00 - 08:00 How a Nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Program Reduced Hospitalization Rates and Healthcare Resource Utilization in Community-dwelling Adults
Speakers: Suela Suho, PhD, Abbott and Dr. Refaat Hegazi, MD, PhD, Abbott
07:50 - 08:00 Opening Remarks
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast Plenary: Health Canada Updates
Speakers: William Yan, PhD, Health Canada and Alfred Aziz, PhD, Health Canada
09:15 - 10:15 The Nutrition Graduate Student and Trainee Award Oral Presentations 

10:15 - 10:45

Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
10:45 - 12:00 Nutrition and Gut Microbiota: A Reality Check
Speakers: André Marette, PhD, Université Laval and Natasha Haskey, RD, MSc, PhD (c), University of British Columbia
New Mobile Applications for Dietary Assessment and Education
Speakers: Mavra Ahmed, PhD, University of Toronto and Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, McGill University
Advancing the Malnutrition Agenda in Hospitalized Patients
Speakers: Heather Keller, RD, PhD, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging, University of Waterloo and Dr. Jessie Hulst, MD, PhD, SickKids
12:00 – 12:40 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing LUNCH
12:45 - 13:30 The Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award Lecture
13:45 - 15:00

Nutrition and Remission of Type 2 Diabetes
Speakers: Dr. Natalia McInnes, MD, FRCPC, McMaster University and TBC

Developing a Healthy Eating Index Reflecting the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide: challenges and opportunities
Speakers: Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, RD, University of Waterloo and TBC
Clinical and Nutritional Management of Patients with Intestinal Failure
Speakers: Dr. Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, McMaster University and Dr. Nikhil Pai, McMaster University
15:00 - 15:30 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
15:30 - 16:45 Vitamin D: Where are we now?
Speakers: Francine Ducharme, PhD, Université de Montréal and Stephanie Atkinson, PhD, McMaster University
To be a Fly on the Wall: Analysis of Stakeholder Meetings and Correspondence on the Healthy Eating Strategy
Speakers: Dr. Aalaa Jawad, Public Health England and Monique Potvin Kent, PhD, University of Ottawa
Nutrition Support in Medical Inpatients and Developing a Malnutrition Safety Standard
Speakers: Dr. Nina Kägi-Braun, Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland and Roseann Nasser, MSc RD CNSC FDC Research Dietitian, Saskatchewan Health Authority
17:00 - 18:30 Exhibitor Wine and Cheese Reception / Poster Viewing
18:45 Social Activities. For details, CLICK HERE


07:00 - 08:00 Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast / Poster Viewing
07:50 - 08:00 Opening Remarks 
08:00 -09:00 Breakfast Plenary: TBC
09:15 - 10:15 The Nutrition Graduate Student and Trainee Award Oral Presentations Canadian HTPN Registry Updates
09:15 - 10:40
10:15 - 10:45 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing 
10:45 - 12:00 Go with the Grain: Canadians Whole Grain Intakes and Benefits & Future Ideas
Speakers: TBC
Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Populations in a Globalizing World
Speakers: Valerie Tarasuk, PhD, University of Toronto and Dr. Nigel Rollins, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization
Guidelines to Clinical Practice - The Latest in Research for TPN in ICU/Surgical and Oncology Patients
Speakers: Dr. Mette Berger, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland and Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC, University of Alberta
12:00 – 12:40 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing LUNCH
12:45 - 13:30 Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research Lecture
13:45 - 15:00 Role of Probiotics & Prebiotics in Chronic Disease Management
Speakers; Raylene Reimer-De Bruyn PhD, RD, University of Calgary and Karen Madsen, PhD, University of Alberta
Food Literacy: Nutrition Knowledge Translation Linchpin
Speakers: Roy Ballam, British Nutrition Foundation and Elsie Azevedo Perry, RD, MSc, Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Implementing Body Composition Assessment in Chronic and Acute Care Settings
Speakers: Carla Prado, PhD, RD, University of Alberta and Lesley Moisey, PhD, RD, University of Saskatchewan
15:00 - 15:30 Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
15:30 - 16:45 Nutritional Biomarkers – From Discovery Metabolomics to Novel Indicators of Dietary Intake
Speakers: David Wishart, PhD, University of Alberta and Yvonne Lamers, PhD, University of British Columbia
Strengths-based Nutrition Interventions in Indigenous Communities
Speakers: Kate Storey, PhD, RD and Rosanne Blanchet, RD, PhD, University of Alberta, and Suzanne Johnson, RD, University of British Columbia
Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Infant Health and Nutrition
Speakers: Dr. Philip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, SickKids and TBC
17:00 – 18:00 CNS Annual General Meeting Trainee Symposium
The Juggling Act: How to fulfill the diverse roles of an academic career while maintaining work-life balance

Panelists: Sylvia Santosa, PhD, RD, Concordia University and Jessica Lieffers, PhD, RD, University of Saskatchewan
18:30 - 19:00 Pre-Banquet Reception
19:00 - 22:30 CNS Awards Banquet


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