Conference Schedule

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022

Draft schedule only; subject to change. All times ET.
CNS is hopeful that we will be able to resume in-person participation along with live-streaming options, and is monitoring the situation closely. Ultimately, the health, safety and well-being of participants, speakers, supporters and staff will be of utmost importance. Stay tuned for more information.

7:30am

Registration desk opens

7:30am - 8:30am EST

8:30am

Welcome and opening remarks

8:30am - 8:40am EST


Speakers: Conference co-chairs : Catherine Field, PhD, RD - University of Alberta (CLICK HERE for bio) and Mei Tom, RD - Alberta Health Services (CLICK HERE for bio)

8:40am

SEGMENT ONE: Understanding Nutrients in Diet & Immune Function

8:40am

Nutrition, Immunity and COVID-19

8:40am - 9:30am EST


Speaker: Philip Calder, BSc(Hons), PhD, DPhil, RNutr, FSB, FAfN - Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

CLICK HERE for speaker bio and presentation details. 

9:30am

Q & A

9:30am - 9:50am EST


Moderator: TBC

9:50am

Health Break

9:50am - 10:10am EST

Visit Virtual Poster Expo

9:50am - 10:10am EST

Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

9:50am - 10:10am EST

10:10am

SEGMENT TWO: TBC

10:10am

A Mediterranean-like fat blend protects against inflammatory bowel disease and co-morbid metabolic dysfunction

10:10 am - 10:40am EST


Speaker: Deanna Gibson, PhD - Biology, University of British Columbia

CLICK HERE for speaker bio and presentation details. 

10:40am

Dietary Patterns and Biomarkers of Immune function

10:40am - 11:10am EST


Speaker: Fred Tabung, PhD, MSPH - Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center

CLICK HERE for speaker bio and presentation details

11:10am

Q & A

11:10am - 11:40am EST


Moderator: TBC

11:45am

Lunch Break

11:45am - 12:45pm EST

Visit Virtual Poster Expo

11:45am - 12:45pm EST

Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

11:45am - 12:45pm EST

12:45pm

SEGMENT THREE: Immune System in Infants and Young children

12:45pm

Afternoon Welcome back

12:45pm - 12:50pm EST


Speaker: TBC

12:50pm

Allergies / Oral & Immune Tolerance

12:50pm - 1:20pm EST


Speaker: Sarah E. Henrickson, MD, PhD -  Pediatrics/Allergy Immunology, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania

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1:20pm

How to induce Oral Tolerance

1:20pm - 1:50pm EST


Speaker: Julia Upton, MD, MPH - Pediatrics/Immunology and Allergy, Hospital for Sick Children

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1:50pm

Vitamin D and Immune function: A focus on infants and children

1:50pm - 2:20pm EST


Speaker: Geneviève Mailhot PhD, RD - Department of Nutrition, Université de Montréal 

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2:20pm

Q & A

2:20pm - 2:50pm EST


Speaker: TBC

2:50pm

Health Break

2:50pm - 3:20pm EST

Visit Virtual Poster Expo

2:50pm - 3:20pm EST

Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

2:50pm - 3:20pm EST

3:20pm

SEGMENT FOUR: Aging and the Immune System

3:20pm

Aging and Chronic Inflammation: an overview, and the role of insulin on immune cells

3:20pm - 3:50pm EST


Speaker: Dan Winer, MD - Gerontology, Buck Institute for Research on Aging (USC)

CLICK HERE for speaker bio and presentation details.

3:50pm

Diet, oxylipins and inflammation

3:50pm - 4:20pm EST


Speaker: Harold Aukema,PhD - Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba 

CLICK HERE for speaker bio and presentation details. 

4:20pm

Q & A

4:20pm - 4:40pm EST


Moderator: TBC

4:40pm

Closing Remarks

4:40pm - 4:45pm EST


Speaker: TBC


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