Principles and Philosophies for Development of Ongoing Partnerships to Support Food-Health Research

Workshop Program
Thursday, June 5, 2014.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Ft. William Salon B

9:00 AM

Robert Bertolo, PhD, CNS-SCN President and Assoc. Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

9:10 AM
Introduction and Background

Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC, CNS-SCN Advocacy Committee Chair and Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Prof in Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
Bio: Gramlich Leah.pdf
Slides: Gramlich Intro Slides.pdf

David Ma, PhD, CNS-SCN Advocacy Committee Executive and Assoc. Professor, University of Guelph
Bio: Ma David.pdf
Slides: Ma-Pre-Wkshp Survey .pdf

9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation: Review of Principles for Successful Public-Private Partnerships

Andrea Baruchin, PhD, Senior Advisor to the President, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bio & Abstract: Andrea Baruchin- Bio and Abstract.pdf
Slides: Baruchin Food for Health Wkshp 05jun14.pdf
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10:00 AM 

Coffee Break

10:15 AM
Case Studies: Potential Areas for Developing Public-Private Partnerships

Eric Hentges, PhD, Executive Director, ILSI North America.
A Public-Private Partnership: Branded Food Products Database for Public Health
Bio & Abstract: Eric Hentges.pdf
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Maria Kalergis, PhD, RD, CDE, National Program Manager, Nutrition Scientific Affairs, Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Investments in Dairy Research: Building Partnerships for Innovation
Bio & Abstract: Maria Kalergis.pdf
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11:00 AM
Panel Discussion

12:00 PM

1:00 PM
Presentation: Focus on Partnerships

Philip Sherman, MD, FRCPC, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)
Bio & Abstract: Philip Sherman.pdf
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1:20 PM
Presentation: Partnerships for delivering Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's food and health research priorities; past, present and future

Dan Ramdath, PhD, Clinical Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bio & Abstract: Dan Ramdath.pdf
Slides: Ramdath-CNS-FFH.pdf
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1:40 PM
Presentation: Research Partnership Opportunities Involving NSERC

Richard Isnor, PhD, Manager, Atlantic Regional Office, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Bio & Abstract: Richard Isnor.pdf
Slides:Isnor R-CNSFFHSlides2014.pdf
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2:00 PM
Presentation: Supporting Industry Relevant Research in Newfoundland and Labrador

Paula Clarke, Director of Program Delivery with the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC).
Bio: Paula Clarke.pdf
Slides: Clarke-CNS.pdf
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2:15 PM
Breakout Session: Opportunities and Barriers to Establishing Public/Private Partnerships and Potential Areas that Lend Themselves to Public/Private Partnerships

3:00 PM
Report Back

3:50 PM
Concluding Remarks

Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC, CNS-SCN Advocacy Committee Chair and Associate Professor, Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science, University of Alberta

David Ma, PhD, CNS-SCN Advocacy Committee Executive and Associate Professor, University of Guelph



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