Primary Care Malnutrition Collaborative:

A Community of Practice 

The CMTF Primary Care Working Group is creating a unique opportunity for dietitians working in primary care and the community to share common interests, concerns, challenges, resources and learnings. Through regular informal mentoring sessions, dietitians will brainstorm on how to adopt best practices related to screening, assessing, treating and preventing malnutrition in their adult patients.

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Upcoming Mentoring Sessions

May is Mental Health Month

May 22, 2024 at 12:00 - 1:00pm ET
“Role for Dietitians in Mental Health” 
Speaker: Lisa Mowers, RD, Provincial Practice Lead for Mental Health, Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services

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Future Mentoring session topics Sept. 2024 - June 2025:  To be announced 

Past Community of Practice Sessions

March 13,  2024, 12:00-1:00pm ET
“Food Insecurity: Where to from here?”
Speaker: Gerry Kasten, RD, MSc FDC, Lecturer, Food Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia

Total number of attendees: 41

February 7,  2024, 12:00-1:00pm ET
“Managing Home Enteral Nutrition in the Community”
Speaker: Dr. Don Duerksen MD, FRCPC - Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba and Medical Director, Manitoba Home Nutrition Program

Total number of attendees: 42

November 30, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm ET 
“Navigating gut permeability & GI intolerance” (for Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month)
Speaker: Connie Tuttle, RD, DC

Total number of attendees: 47

May 24, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm ET 
“Malnutrition and Falls”
Speaker: Jennifer Sundberg, RD

Total number of attendees: 49

March 22 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
“From failure to thrive to frailty, disordered eating to substance use and dementia: Tracking Malnutrition Outcomes in Primary Care” 
Speaker: Michele MacDonald Werstuck, RD MSc CDE

Total number of attendees: 27

January 26, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00pm ET
"Nutrition Risk Screening for RNs"

Speakers: Bree Bondar, RN and Rhiannon Quintilio, RD

Total number of attendees: 42

November 23, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
"Subjective Global Assessment- commonly asked questions"

Speakers: Roseann Nasser RD FDC CNSC and Kari McKnight RD

Total number of attendees: 47

June 8, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
"Addressing Malnutrition in Primary & Community Care in Canada- where we are and where are we going?"

Speakers: Heather Keller, RD PhD, Marlis Atkins RD and Leila Goharian, RD, MSc

Total number of attendees: 41

April 20, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
"Food Insecurity and Malnutrition"

Speaker: Krystyna Lewicki, MHSc RD-The Four Villages Community Health Centre

Total number of attendees: 15

March 30, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
"Mental Health & Addictions- Considerations for Primary Care & Community RDs"

Speaker: Michele MacDonald Werstuck, RD MSc CDE - Hamilton Family Health Team

Total number of attendees: 65

February, 16, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
"What you need to know about Anemias and Malnutrition"

Speaker: Marg Alfieri RD, FDC

Total number of attendees: 40

January 26, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
"Nutrition Risk and Weight Stigma- Important Considerations for Practice"

Speaker: Sarah Ross RD, HSC Winnipeg Shared Health

Total number of attendees: 65

November 17, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
“Want to learn what to do after a positive malnutrition screen?” 

Speakers: Leila Goharian, MSc, RD and Michele Macdonald Werstuck, RD,MSc,CDE

Total number of attendees: 28

October 13, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
“A Framework to Guide the Implementation of a Malnutrition Screening Tool in Home Care”

Speaker: Leila Goharian, MSc, RD

Total number of attendees: 15

September 15, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
“Getting Started with Screening”

Speaker: Heather Keller RD, PhD, FDC

Total number of attendees: 37



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