Our conference program offers a mix of plenary sessions and symposia, concurrent sessions and workshops, research presentations and association celebrations as well as networking and social activities. Regardless of your practice setting or number of years in practice, you will be sure to find topics that meet your continuing education needs.
Sessions will be held at the Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre.

Pre-conference meetings (such as PDEP) will start Tuesday, June 6 prior to the start of the conference on Wednesday June 7.

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Program Highlights


Meeting: Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice Meeting



DC Board of Directors
Dietetic Educators
Network Leaders
Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Team
Workshop: From meh to mouth-watering: Food styling & photography


Plenary: Canadian dietitians: More than meets the eye
Concurrent Sessions (A)
New developments in DSM-5 classifications of EDs
You are on camera! Dietitians in the video era
Emotional intelligence: A game-changer for practice
Food insecurity: Advocacy skills and strategy
Workshop: Skill practice: Clinical swallowing assessment
Research: CFDR Research presentations
Association: Annual General Meeting of Members/ Assemblée générale annuelle des membres
Concurrent Sessions (B)
Is body composition assessment a new era for intervention?
Think big and make it happen: Driving organizational strategy
Community-led approaches to advancing Inuit food security
Special topics in women’s health
Symposium: The future of our food systems: Sustainable diets for all
Social: Welcome reception
Network socials:
Consulting Dietitians and Diabetes, Obesity & Cardiovascular Networks
Gerontology and Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment Networks
Student Network


Association: Member Awards/ Prix pour les membres
Lecture: Ryley Jeffs Memorial Lecture/ Conférence commémorative Ryley-Jeffs
Exhibitor Showcase
Member Resource Marketplace
Research and professional practice posters
Concurrent Sessions (C)
Current perspectives on fatty acids in breast cancer
Keys to becoming a successful writer/blogger
Novel approaches to managing IBS
Ingredients for Building a Community-based Health Promotion Program
Research: CFDR Research presentations
Concurrent Sessions (D)
Understanding food hypersensitivity testing
Measuring quality in seniors care
Lost in (knowledge) translation
Nutrition non-negotiables for sport performance
#Supermarket RD 
Research: CFDR Research presentations
Probiotics: Translating scientific knowledge into practice
Communicating Dietary Advice: Why Single Nutrient Messages Don’t Work
13th Annual CFDR Fun Run/Walk
Network socials:
Business & Industry and Media Networks
Career Advancement Network
Nutrition Support, Pediatric Nutrition & Home Care Networks
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Popular culture vs. science: A battle we can win! 
A nuanced approach to infant feeding
Concurrent Sessions (E)
Charting your course for career advancement
Dining strategies for dementia and responsive behaviours
Advancing competencies in nutrition supplements 
More-2-Eat: Improving nutrition care practices in hospital
Workshop: Building the case for sustainability
Concurrent Sessions (F)
The ABCs of outcome measures in nutrition support
Are ketogenic diets a new frontier in cancer care?
Update on Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy 
Beneath the surface: Hidden biases in health care
Closing Plenary: Unleash your leadership – affecting change through personal clarity and embracing community

Network social: Food & Culinary Network

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