2020 Food As Medicine Update
Nutrition Myth Busting: Headlines vs. Evidence
Rundle Lister Lectureship
Dr. JoAnn Manson (2020); Dr. Walter Willett (2019); Dr David Jenkins (2018); Dr. Philip Sherman (2017)
4th Annual Event 2020
Full day VIRTUAL CONFERENCE...Register now!

We are delighted to invite you to the 2020 Food as Medicine Update - Nutrition Myth Busting: Headlines vs. Evidence, to be held virtually on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 8:15am to 4:00pm.

The Food as Medicine Update series was created to address the knowledge-gap in continuing medical education related to the role of nutrition in patient care.  It is a full day symposium for healthcare professionals designed to address the emerging interest in therapeutic diets for chronic disease prevention.

A special feature of the 2020 Food as Medicine Update will be the Rundle-Lister Lectureship in Transformative Nutritional Medical Education, which will be awarded this year to Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, FACP in recognition of her outstanding contributions to translational research in the field of therapeutic diets and chronic disease prevention.

The health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, speakers, and planning committee is very important to us. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Food as Medicine Update steering committee has made the decision to move the 2020 symposium to an interactive online platform.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 2020 Food as Medicine Update.

Sincerely,

2020 Food as Medicine Update Steering Committee

John L Sievenpiper,  MD, PhD, FRCPC, Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Nutritional Medical Education Coordinator, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Lifestyle Medicine Lead, MD Program, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, St. Michael's Hospital
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital

Margaret A Rundle,  BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Advisor
Family Physician

Viola Antao,  MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP
Associate Professor, Faculty Development Director, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Julia Rackal, MD, CCFP, MHSc
Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Active Staff, Department of Family and Community Medicine St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team

Kristie Srichaikul,  MD, CCFP, MSc, BSc Hon
Research Assistant, Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael's Hospital
Family Physician, Community Practice

Chris Tomlinson  MB, ChB, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology, Hospital for Sick Children

Elena Comelli,  PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research,
The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, University of Toronto

Chantal Sorhaindo, MN, NP(PHC-GH), RN-EC, BScN
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Family Practice Unit, St. Michael's Hospital

Vivian Choo, MD, MSc
Family Practice Resident, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto

Rebecca Noseworthy, RD, MPH
Nutritional Medical Education Specialist, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Clinical Research Project Manager, Translational Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children

Chelsea McPherson, RD, MAN
Project Manager, Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto


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