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Assessing Nutrition Risk in Seniors in the Community Pharmacy

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University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

10A Victoria Street South

Room 1008

Kitchener, ON N2G 1C5

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This is a free workshop presented by the Southwest Academic Health Network (SWAHN) and hosted at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.

A 2015 Canadian Malnutrition Task Force study “revealed that an astonishing 45% of patients admitted to medical and surgical units in Canadian hospitals are malnourished. The study also found that patients encounter avoidable issues that aggravate the problem of malnutrition during their admission.”

As frontline healthcare providers, community pharmacists are ideally positioned to identify malnutrition in elderly patients and to educate those patients about their options.

Join us for this workshop and:

  • Build a greater awareness of the prevalence and impact of malnutrition in your elderly patients
  • Connect with dietitians who work in your area
  • Walk away with a toolkit full of resources to help you implement nutrition screening in your community practice

This event is open to practicing community pharmacists. Local dietitians will be in attendance.

Speakers:

Dr. Janet Madill is an Associate Professor at Brescia University College (BUC), Western University. Throughout her career, Janet has provided inspiring and passionate leadership, mentorship of many dietitians and students, and has actively pursued research endeavors that have achieved global impact. Janet has presented and published nationally and internationally and received several grants to complete her research endeavors. Janet is a passionate educator and advocate for nutrition as therapy and is actively engaged in research in Malnutrition in the elderly population as well as in chronc disease conditions. Janet has recently been awarded a Fellowship of Dietitians of Canada.

Michele MacDonald Werstuck (RD MSc CDE) is a lifelong member of Dietitians of Canada, Chair of the Dietitians of Canada Ontario Primary Health Care Action Group and an Assistant Professor within the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, Michele is a strong advocate of the "food is medicine" philosophy and the power of food to prevent and manage many of the chronic diseases we commonly see in primary care. Working with family health teams (FHTs) over the past 20 years including the McMaster FHT and the Hamilton FHT, Michele is a strong believer in team based care spearheading the use of group medical visits in her clinics and advocating for nutrition screening programs to enhance earlier detection and more timely intervention for populations at nutritional risk within family practice. In this session she will highlight some of the malnutrition screening initiatives happening across Ontario in primary care and share validated screening tools and processes to help you get started with screening in your setting.

Parking: $5.00 credit card pay-and-display parking is available in Lot 3. The entrance to this parking lot is off Joseph St (at Victoria and Joseph). We are the tall building with floral images on the windows.

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Kitchener, ON N2G 1C5

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