Confidence and Competency in Malnutrition
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)


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


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

10:00am - 10:20am

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

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Virtual Subjective Global Assessment (SGA)

10:20am - 11:50am

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

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Nutrition and Energy Break

11:50am - 12:20pm


Malnutrition Screening, Assessment and Treatment 101

Pathways, guidance, nutrition treatment - beyond the basics
12:20pm - 1:20pm ET 

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

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Café Panel: Addressing Malnutrition across Canada

1:20pm - 2:45pm ET

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

Speaker:  Michele MacDonald Werstuck 


Panel 2: Alberta - New Adopter - Early Learnings in Primary Care

Speaker:  Rhiannon Quintilio


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

Speaker:  Leila Goharian 


Panel 4: Community Opportunities in Québec* (Cette présentation est donnée en français.)

Speaker:  Melissa Mercier 

NOTE: This presentation is being delivered in French. Simultaneous translation using Wordly artificial intelligence is available. Click here for more information.

Moderators:  Marlis Atkins / Annie Blais


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Closing Plenary: from Toolbox to Action

2:45pm - 3:00pm ET

Speaker:  Heather Keller, Marg Alfieri

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