CNS is Celebrating 10 years!

 Confidence and Competency in Malnutrition
Hands-on virtual Workshop for Community/Primary care Dietitians

Date: Thurs. June 10, 2021 

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm  ET

Co-Chairs:  Heather Keller, PhD, University of Waterloo and Marg Alfieri, RD, Primary Care Dietitian Association (PCDA)

The Confidence and Competency in Malnutrition Hands-on Virtual Workshop targets community / primary care dietitians who provide malnutrition care to patients across Canada. This one-day (10am-3pm) event will deliver a suite of resources to attendees, and will aim to provide knowledge translation activities to enable the implementation of best practices for nutrition screening, assessment, intervention and evaluation within their practice.  By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to integrate quality improvements seamlessly within best practices for malnutrition management.  Participants will have the opportunity to join a vibrant, Canada-wide primary care malnutrition community of practice. 

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Learning Objectives:

(all times are listed as ET)

Presentations are given in English.
Simultaneous translation using Wordly artificial intelligence is available. Click here for more information.


Thursday, June 10, 2021
10:00am - 3:00pm ET


Opening Plenary: Why you need a toolkit for Malnutrition in Primary Care

10:00am - 10:30am

Presenter:  Heather Keller, PhD / Moderator:  Marg Alfieri, RD

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Virtual Subjective Global Assessment (SGA)

10:30am - 12 noon 

Speakers:  Manon Laporte, RD MSc and Kari McKnight, RD / Moderator: Rupinder Dhaliwal, RD

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Nutrition and Energy Break

12 noon - 12:30pm


Malnutrition Screening, Assessment and Treatment 101

Pathways, guidance, nutrition treatment - beyond the basics
12:30pm - 1:30pm ET 

Speakers:  Marg Alfieri, RD, FDC and Lorraine Teasdale, PDt,CDE / Moderator:  Marlis Atkins

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Addressing Malnutrition across Canada

1:30pm - 2:45pm ET

Panel 1: Ontario's Model - Four years of learning

Speaker:  Michele MacDonald Werstruck 


Panel 2: Alberta - New Adopter - Early Learnings

Speaker:  Rhiannon Quintilio


Panel 3: British Columbia - Growth of Nutrition Screening in Home Health  

Speaker:  Leila Goharian 


Panel 4: Opportunities in Québec

Speaker:  Melissa Mercier 


Moderator:  Marlis Atkins


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Closing Plenary: from Toolbox to Action

2:45pm - 3:00pm ET

Speaker:  Heather Keller, Marg Alfieri

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