Lawson Centre Nutrition Digital Series

Dietary Patterns in the Management of Cardiometabolic Disease

February 8 – June 6, 2024 - Digital Series

Nutrition is a key tenet in the prevention and management of many chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and obesity. Despite this, nutrition education is limited in many Canadian medical school curricula, resulting in medical trainees and practicing physicians feeling ill-prepared to provide nutrition advice to their patients and their families.

The Lawson Centre Digital Series aims to bridge this gap by providing physicians and healthcare providers with a comprehensive overview of topics in clinical nutrition relevant to primary care.

The series will consist of ten, one hour-long interactive webinars presented by clinicians, scientists, and registered dietitians. In 2024, the series will focus on 5 different dietary practices relevant to cardiometabolic disease presented from the perspective of physicians, scientists and registered dietitian. Each session will provide evidence-based support, and introduce practical counseling strategies to help participants feel more confident in incorporating nutrition counseling into their practice. Participants will be provided with a 1-page summary, 1-week post-session with key messages and practical approaches.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the Lawson Centre Digital Series, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe evidence-based dietary patterns in the management of cardiometabolic diseases
  • Participants will be able to identify strategies to promote healthy eating behaviours using a patient centred approach
  • Identify tools and resources in clinical practice for improving the nutrition knowledge and guiding the dietary behavior of patients and their families

Structure of the Program

  • 10 live, interactive webinars covering 5 different dietary practices

  • Resource material available after each session with key messages and detailed practical approaches

Series Faculty Highlight

Dr. Vivian Choo

Dr. Vivian Choo is a Family Physician working at Women’s College Hospital. She completed her Master of Science degree in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and her residency training as well as fellowship in education scholarship with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She contributes to physician education work at the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, where her primary interests are in the promotion and application of nutrition education in primary care for patients and providers. Vivian is also the Tristan Lawson Distinguished Fellow in Physician Professional Development in Child Nutrition.

Who is this program for?

This digital series will appeal to family physicians, specialist physicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitian.