Pre-Conference - Food for Health Workshop

Nutrition as a Human Right – Dialogue on Disease Related Malnutrition


Workshop Overview

The 2022 Food For Health Workshop brings experts together from across Canada and around the world to have a focused dialogue on Disease Related Malnutrition (DRM) in the context of the WHO/UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. We will provide a broad perspective of DRM so that participants from a diversity of backgrounds, disciplines and geographies learn about DRM as a medical, ethical and health system consideration which impacts individual and health system outcomes in a negative way. We will learn about the sustainable development goals that have been articulated in the Decade of Action on Nutrition to include Nutrition as a Human Right. One of the goals of the workshop is to shine a light on policy approaches to addressing DRM. We will learn from federal, provincial and private sector experiences.  The goal of the workshop is to allow us to form effective alliances within Canada to advance scientific understanding and the policy landscape to address DRM and to work with stakeholders from around the world in order to advance this work globally so that we may benchmark with other countries and organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe Malnutrition, Disease Related Malnutrition (DRM) and system wide implications of DRM that impact Nutrition Care 
  2. Explore and understand Nutrition as a Human Right to include linkage to Sustainable Development Goals and the Decade of Action on Nutrition 
  3. Understand Policy implications that may influence DRM from the federal, provincial/territorial and private sector perspective
  4. Discuss how to improve DRM within the Decade of Action on Nutrition – by leveraging experiences by different sectors – and including policy approaches

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Draft schedule; subject to change. All times EST.

Thursday, May 5 2022

9:00am - 4:00pm

Pre-Conference: Food for Health Workshop

9:00am - 9:15am
iconSetting the Stage - CAN DReaM – Creating Alliances Nationally on Disease Related Malnutrition

Co-Chairs – Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC -  University of Alberta and Diana Cardenas Braz, MD, PhD - Universidad El Bosque

9:15am - 10:00am
iconKeynote Address: Nutrition and Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker & Session description:  Teiji Nakamura PhD, RD, President of Kanagawa University of Human Service *

* Remote speaker / Presenting virtually

10:00am - 10:15am
iconQ&A / Discussion

Moderated by Leah Gramlich & Diana Cardenas


10:15am - 10:45am

Short Snapper Talks

10:15am - 10:30am
iconWhat is Disease Related Malnutrition and Why does it Matter?

Speaker & Session description: Gordon L. Jensen, M.D., Ph.D. - UVM Larner College of Medicine *

* Remote speaker / Presenting virtually

10:30am - 10:45am
iconNutrition Care as a Human Right

Speaker & Session description: Diana Cardenas Braz, MD, PhD - Universidad El Bosque *

Remote speaker / Presenting virtually

10:45am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:15am
iconNutrition as a Human Right - Disease Related Malnutrition- Spreading Leading Practices

Speaker & Session description: Heather Keller, RD, PhD, FDC, FCAHS - Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging, University of Waterloo

11:15am - 11:30am
iconDiagnosing Malnutrition

Speaker & Session description: Isabel Correia - Professor of Surgery, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil *

* Remote speaker / Presenting virtually

11:30am - 11:45am
iconNutrition care - Health Systems Implications

Speaker & Session description: Carlota Basualdo-Hammond, RD, MSc, MPH - Alberta Health Services

11:45am - 12:30pm
iconPanel Discussion and Q&A

Moderated by Leah Gramlich & Diana Cardenas  

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Networking

1:30pm - 2:00pm
iconPolicy Level Action to Advance Nutrition Care: Learnings from Nourish and a Provincial Environmental Scan of Policy and Food in Healthcare

Speaker & Session description: Jennifer Reynolds - Co-Executive Director, Nourish Leadership

2:00pm - 2:30pm
iconFood Insecurity and DRM - what is the overlap and how can we use policy to address this

Speaker & Session description: Valerie Tarasuk, PhD - University of Toronto

2:30pm - 2:45pm
2:45pm - 3:15pm
iconFocus on policy level action to address Disease related malnutrition: Lessons from Australia

Speaker & Session description: Judy Bauer FDA, PhD, MHlthSc, BSc - Monash University *

Remote speaker / Presenting virtually

3:15pm - 3:45pm
iconOpen forum: Dialogue on disease related malnutrition


3:45pm - 4:00pm
iconDriving Community Action - Think Global Act Local - Closing Remarks

Leah Gramlich & Diana Cardenas

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