Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
June 5, 2014
Sheraton Hotel Fort William Salon B

Principles and Philosophies for Development of Ongoing Public-Private Partnerships to Support Food-Health Research

“This year’s ground-breaking interactive Workshop will explore the theme of public-private research partnerships to advance health through food-based strategies in Canada and provide a forum for attendees to exchange ideas on how multi-stakeholder collaborations based on food and nutrition can benefit the health of Canadians.” – CNS

This event was hosted by the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) and IAFNS. More information about the 2014 CNS Annual Meeting can be found here.

Speaker bios, abstracts, presentation slides and reference materials can be accessed below.


Robert Bertolo, PhD, CNS-SCN President and Assoc. Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bio: Bertolo Rob.pdf

Introduction & Background
Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC, CNS-SCN Advocacy Committee Chair and Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Prof in Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
Bio: Gramlich Leah.pdf

David Ma, PhD, CNS-SCN Advocacy Committee Executive and Assoc. Professor, University of Guelph
Bio: Ma David.pdf

Keynote: Review of Principles for Successful Public-Private Partnerships
Andrea Baruchin, PhD, Senior Advisor to the President, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bio & Abstract: Andrea Baruchin- Bio and Abstract.pdf

Case Studies: Potential Areas for Developing Public-Private Partnerships
Eric Hentges, PhD, Executive Director, IAFNS
A Public-Private Partnership: Branded Food Products Database for Public Health
Bio & Abstract: Eric Hentges.pdf

Maria Kalergis, PhD, RD, CDE, National Program Manager, Nutrition Scientific Affairs, Dairy Farmers of Canada
Investments in Dairy Research: Building Partnerships for Innovation
Bio & Abstract: Maria Kalergis.pdf

Presentation: Focus on Partnerships
Philip Sherman, MD, FRCPC, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)
Bio & Abstract: Philip Sherman.pdf

Presentation: Partnerships for Delivering Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Food and Health Research Priorities; Past, Present and Future
Dan Ramdath, PhD, FACN, Clinical Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph Food Research Centre
Bio & Abstract: Dan Ramdath.pdf

Presentation: Research Partnership Opportunities Involving NSERC
Richard Isnor, PhD, Manager, Atlantic Regional Office, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Bio & Abstract: Richard Isnor.pdf

Presentation: Supporting Industry Relevant Research in Newfoundland and Labrador
Paula Clarke, Director of Program Delivery with the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC)
Bio: Paula Clarke.pdf

Reference Materials

For information on IAFNS’s Public-Private Partnership with USDA ARS and the ATiP Foundation, click here.