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Canadian Plant-based Nutrition Conference

  • The Michener Institute of Education, University Health Network 222 St. Patrick Street Toronto Canada (map)
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This is the first Canadian conference on Plant-Based Nutrition and Health, showcasing Canadian expertise. The conference is brought to you by the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine (CALM) and Plant-Based Health Professionals UK (member organisation of the True Health Initiative and British Society of Lifestyle Medicine).

The conference will provide evidence-based education in the field of plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic disease. The conference is aimed at health professionals, both medical and allied medical professionals, and members of the public. The topics covered include the role of nutrition in obesity and diabetes, cardiac health, cancer, and mental health. We will bust some commonly held myths of a plant-based diet, discuss the global impact of our food choices and much more.

Our keynote speech will be delivered by the amazing Dr. David Jenkins, Professor, and Canada Research Chair, in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicines, the Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, and a Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. He has spent his career researching nutrition and health, and is well known for introducing the concept of the Glycemic Index of foods.

A draft programme can be found here and speakers biographies here. A poster for advertising can be found here.

Lunch and refreshments will be included and food and drink will be plant-based. Please email if you have any other dietary requirements.