This program is designed to enhance primary care providers’ knowledge of applied nutritional biochemistry and the associated research literature pertaining to several conditions commonly encountered in clinical practice. Various levels of evidence will be presented for evaluation and discussion, in order to facilitate improved communication with patients about health promotion, disease prevention and preferences for treatment.
This program is intended for: Family physicians, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary care professionals.
Update and Controversies 2019 Program Topics:
- Dietary Modification of Dementia Risk
- Update on Heart Disease, Diet and Nutritional Supplements
- Nutritional Support and Adrenal Fatigue
- Diet and Weight Loss:Risks, Benefits and Currently Popular Weight Loss Strategies
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Critique current evidence for nutritional support in several conditions commonly encountered in primary care, including the prevention of dementia and support of cardiovascular health.
- Evaluate claims for potential health benefits or adverse effects resulting from popular weight loss diets.
- Explain nutritional biochemistry related to specific metabolic pathways and physiological processes influencing stress and adrenal health.
- Communicate knowledgeably with patients about their preferences for treatment, including the use of specific diets and nutritional supplements.