Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Webinars


Advocating for Nutrition: Every Voice Matters!

Date and Time: Monday, October 3, 2022, 12:00 - 13:15 ET. 

      

The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force and the Canadian Nutrition Society are pleased to host this webinar in partnership with their society partner, ASPEN. 

Speakers:

Introduction by Leah Gramlich  MD, FRCP, University of Alberta, Past Co-Chair CMTF
Bettemarie Bond, Patient Advocate
Mary R. L’Abbé, CM, PhD, University of Toronto 
Penny Allen, RD, CNSC, FASPEN, FNHIA
 

      

Description:

Advocating for nutrition is often viewed as a vast and complex platform aimed at increasing commitments for nutrition at the political and society level. Multiple efforts are being undertaken by patients, clinicians, and organizations to improve nutrition, however busy practitioners may be unaware of these or may find the concepts too overwhelming to navigate on their own. There is a need for practical recommendations to guide clinicians and administrators to act for positive changes around nutrition care. In this 75 minute session, attendees will hear an ASPEN patient advocate share their personal lived experience around nutrition while speakers from CNS-CMTF and ASPEN will explain what advocacy means and review current public health and professional society efforts being undertaken to commit to better nutrition. Speakers will provide practical insights on how practising clinician’s can lend their voice to advocate for better nutrition in their own settings.

Learning Objectives: 
By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  1. Learn about a patient’s and a clinician’s experience with nutrition advocacy
  2. Gain an understanding of the importance of advocacy at various levels 
  3. Become familiar with examples of advocacy efforts- overcoming barriers and recent successes 
  4. Describe the importance of collaboration between organizations
  5. Be able to identify strategies to start advocating for nutrition and to amplify efforts

Moderator: Leah Gramlich MD, FRCP, University of Alberta, Past Co-Chair CMTF

This webinar is presented in English / Ce webinaire sera présenté en Anglais. Speaker bios available here.

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Dietitians Adding Value to Primary Care: A service designed to support those at risk of frailty and malnutrition

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Speakers:

Mary Hickson PhD RD, Professor of Dietetics, University of Plymouth, UK
Avril Collinson PhD RD, Associate Professor and Academic Lead for Dietetics, University of Plymouth, UK
Heather Keller RD PhD, University of Waterloo
 

   

Description:

The majority of people at risk of malnutrition live in the community and early identification and treatment or prevention is the best approach. However, community dietetic services rely on referral by other health professionals, who may not always have the knowledge and skills necessary to identify those in need for nutritional support at an early stage. The session will outline a service model for supporting frail and malnourished people living in the community, by dietitians working within a general practice (family doctor) multi-disciplinary team. The dietitian in this case study was able to use data held in general practice systems to screen and identify those potentially at risk of malnutrition and then intervene to prevent deterioration. A brief update of current and future initiatives being undertaken by CMTFs Primary and Community Care Working Group will also be shared.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand a service model for supporting frail and malnourished people in primary care
  2. Identify factors which would help make a business case for the delivery of such a services
  3. Be aware of factors which may influence implementation of such a service mode

Moderator: Heather Keller, RD PhD, Co-Chair of CMTFs Primary Care Working Group

This webinar is presented in English / Ce webinaire sera présenté en Anglais​​​​​​​. Speaker bios available here.

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Re-imagining Nutrition in LTC-Addressing Gaps highlighted by COVID-19

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 ET

Speakers: 
Heather Keller RD PhD, University of Waterloo.
Cherie Furlan-Craievich RD, Chair Dietitians of Canada, Gerontology Network

   

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted systemic issues in nutrition care and access to food for seniors living in long term care across Canada.  It is essential to prevent and address malnutrition in this setting as well as maintaining their quality of care.  With representatives from various non-profit and private organizations including Long Term Care (LTC)/residential care, hospital food systems and professional associations such as Dietitians of Canada, CMTF’s LTC and Food Working Group, has been focusing on improving nutrition care, food, and mealtimes in (LTC) and other healthcare institutional settings. In this session, speakers from CMTF and DC will review the latest evidence and guidance for improving food, nutrition care and mealtimes in long term care. Recent efforts undertaken to review the existing best practice documents and guidelines impacting the role of dietitians in LTC will be shared.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this webinar the audience will be able to:

  1. Describe gaps in current standards and guidelines around practices impacting nutrition care of residents living in Canada’s long-term care homes
  2. Reflect on novel approaches that could lead to better nutrition care in a reimagined LTC environment in Canada
  3. Explore ways to advocate for and improve nutrition care in their own settings

Moderator: Marlis Atkins, Co-Chair CMTF Long Term Care and Food Working Group

This webinar is presented in English / Ce webinaire sera présenté en Anglais. Speaker bios available here

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Food Insecurity for Children in Canada: a Stark Reality

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 ET

Speakers:
Meta van den Heuvel MD, Hospital for Sick Children
Jessie Hulst MD, Hospital for Sick Children

Description:

Household food insecurity is a serious public health concern in Canada, and on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity is associated with multiple negative health outcomes in children. Families with children, and particularly children with chronic health conditions, are disproportionally affected by food insecurity. Food insecurity has been associated with poor child health outcomes, including obesity.  In this session an overview of the prevalence of food insecurity in children in Canada will be described and a review of the nutritional effects of food insecurity will presented. Additionally, the management of food insecurity in pediatric settings, including screening for food insecurity, will be discussed. A brief update will be given about the activities of the pediatric working group of CMTF with a focus on the developed Pediatric Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (P-INPAC) which aims to prevent, detect, monitor and treat malnutrition in acute care pediatric patients. This also includes post discharge nutrition care which could be a challenge in case of household food insecurity.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe food insecurity in children in Canada
  2. Evaluate the effect of food insecurity on nutrition status in children
  3. Discuss the management of food insecurity in pediatric settings

Moderator:  Kim Brunet-Wood, Co-Chair of CMTF Peds Working Group

This webinar is presented in English / Ce webinaire sera présenté en Anglais. Speaker bios available here.

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Initiatives visant la prise en charge de la malnutrition en milieu hospitalier ("Hospital Initiatives to Address Malnutrition")

Date and Time: Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 ET

Ce webinaire est donné en français / This webinar is presented in French. 
Une version anglaise de ce webinaire aura lieu à 14h HNE / An English version of this webinar is being held at 2:00pm ET.

Speaker: 

Paule Bernier FDt.P., M.Sc., ASC, Member of CMTF Advisory Committee

   

Description:

This session will review the latest initiatives being undertaken by the Canadian Malnutrition TaskForce and its partners to improve and sustain best nutrition care practices in hospitals. An update on the next steps regarding the pilot of  the Required Organizational Practice by Health Standards Organization (HSO) Malnutrition Prevention, Detection and Treatment Standard will be shared. CMTFs latest national program, Advancing Malnutrition Care (AMC) is designed to provide mentorship to hospital champions across Canada as they implement and sustain best practices from the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC). This presentation will explain the mentor/champion model, why we chose this approach, how it aligns with the Malnutrition Standard, and ways for interested individual across Canada to get involved. Preliminary key results of a national hospital survey to assess current malnutrition practices will be shared along with plans for training for Subjective Global Assessment.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  1. Describe the next steps for the pilot of the Required Organizational Practices for the Malnutrition Prevention, Detection and Treatment Standard in hospitals.
  2. Understand the mentor-champion model for improving malnutrition care practices across Canada, in line with the Malnutrition Standard.
  3. Reflect on the roles of mentors and hospital champions, as well as opportunities for involvement.
  4. List gaps in current nutrition practices in hospitals that will direct future knowledge mobilization.

Modératrice : Roseann Nasser, MSc RD CNSC FDC - Co-Chair of CMTF

Ce webinaire est donné en français / This webinar is presented in French. Biographie de la conférencière

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Hospital Initiatives to Address Malnutrition

Date and Time: Friday, October 7, 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 ET

Ce webinaire sera présenté en anglais / This webinar is presented in English.
Une version française de ce webinaire aura lieu à 12h HNE / A French version of this webinar is being held at 12:00pm ET.

Speakers: 

Hilde Timmerman, Program Manager, Global Programs, Health Standards Organization (HSO)
Celia Laur, PhD, Scientific Lead Office of Scale and Spread, Women’s College Hospital
Rupinder Dhaliwal, RD FDC, Program Manager CMTF, Canadian Nutrition Society

         

Description:

In this session, presenters will review the latest initiatives being undertaken by the Canadian Malnutrition TaskForce and its partners to improve and sustain best nutrition care practices in hospitals. Health Standards Organization (HSO) will share the next steps regarding the pilot of the Required Organizational Practice for the Malnutrition Prevention, Detection and Treatment Standard. CMTFs latest national program, Advancing Malnutrition Care (AMC) is designed to provide mentorship to hospital champions across Canada as they implement and sustain best practices from the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC). This presentation will explain the mentor/champion model, why we chose this approach, how it aligns with the Malnutrition Standard, and ways for interested individual across Canada to get involved. Preliminary key results of a national hospital survey to assess current malnutrition practices will be shared along with plans for training for Subjective Global Assessment.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  1. Describe the next steps for the pilot of the Required Organizational Practices for the Malnutrition Prevention, Detection and Treatment Standard in hospitals.
  2. Understand the mentor-champion model for improving malnutrition care practices across Canada, in line with the Malnutrition Standard.
  3. Reflect on the roles of mentors and hospital champions, as well as opportunities for involvement.
  4. List gaps in current nutrition practices in hospitals that will direct future knowledge mobilization.

Moderator:  Roseann Nasser, MSc RD CNSC FDC - Co-Chair of CMTF

This webinar is presented in English / Ce webinaire sera présenté en Anglais. Speaker bios available here

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Malnutrition Awareness Week™ is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Used with permission from ASPEN. 

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