September 25th, 2017

// CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HEALTH – Travelling symposium hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada explores important aspects related to nutrition and women’s health

CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HEALTH

Travelling symposium hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada explores important aspects related to nutrition and women’s health

 

The presenters are as follows:

  • Angela Alberga, PhD, Concordia University, will speak about her research and efforts to reduce weight discrimination in society, as weight-based stigma is extremely harmful and prevalent, even in our health system. She received a Canadian Diabetes Association Doctoral Research Award for her research on improving the cardiometabolic health of children and adolescents with obesity through exercise.
  • Stéphanie Chevalier, PhD, RD, McGill University, will speak about protein metabolism and the role of dietary protein and amino acids in preventing loss of muscle mass and strength in aging, which can lead to functional decline and loss of autonomy. Her research goal is to better understand the metabolic alterations leading to loss of muscle and functions, and develop nutritional strategies to counteract them.
  • Kelsey Mangano, PhD, RD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, will present her research exploring the relation between nutrition and bone health through the lifespan. She will highlight the public health burden of osteoporosis and fractures and provide scientific updates on the roles of dairy products and their nutrients on bone mass and the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures in older adults.
  • Elizabeth Mansfield, PhD, MSc, RD, CSEP-CEP, CSSD, is an Exercise Physiologist and Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics and Peak Performance.She will speak on nutrition considerations for physically active women including women who may have specific attitudes and behaviours related to food and exercise which may compromise their health and their performance.

 

Monday, October 2

8:45 a.m. until noon

The Royal Glenora Club

11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton

Tuesday, October 3

9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

English webcast available

The Carlu

Concert Hall

444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto

Wednesday, October 4

9:00 a.m. until noon

French webcast available

Centre Mont-Royal

Auditorium

2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal

Thursday, October 5

9:00 a.m. until noon

Wesleyan Celebration Centre

Life Centre Auditorium

945 St. George Blvd, Moncton

 

 

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