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IPTN offers monthly webinars on a wide range of topics related to therapeutic nutrition. The webinars feature local, national, and international subject matter experts.

Now in its fifth year,  the interactive webinar series is an excellent way to share knowledge and emerging best practices with members of the growing IPTN Therapeutic Nutrition Community of Practice.

The webinars are coordinated and hosted by IPTN staff. The webinar speakers volunteer their time to deliver a 60-minute talk followed by a question-and-answer period. The webinar series is shaped by a Scientific Advisory Committee and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons through the UCB Continuing Professional Education (Medicine) department.

There is no cost to attend, and past webinars are archived and accessible for members of IPTN's Therapeutic Nutrition Community of Practice. (Click the link to join the Community of Practice if not yet a member.)

To see the most recent, and all the past webinars, scroll below.

June 28, 5 pm PDT/ 8 pm EDT

Bringing Lifestyle Medicine Into Clinical Practice

How does a busy clinician integrate the tenets of lifestyle medicineespecially therapeutic nutrition, into daily patient care? Alberta physician Dr. Leanne Reimche shares her experience and advice about establishing a lifestyle medicine practice in the IPTN webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2023;  5:00-6:30 pm PDT

Dr. Leanne Reimche, MD BSP MSc FRCPC, is an internal medicine specialist and an associate professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, with a master’s degree in applied nutrition from the University of New England. She has also been a Senior Clinical Evaluator for the Clinical Trials Division for the past 10 years and is the Section Head in General Medicine in Calgary Alberta. She runs her own team-based lifestyle medicine clinic.


Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the motivations for starting a lifestyle clinic.

  2. Recognize the challenges and rewards of this type of clinic.

  3. Discuss the types of clients in the clinic and the nutrition therapies utilized.

  4. Describe “clinical pearls” for clinicians in practice.

While Dr. Reimche will share her own journey in establishing her lifestyle medicine clinic, she encourages a robust question-and-answer period during the webinar for participants to share their challenges and wisdom in coaching patients to adopt lifestyle changes to manage or reverse their chronic health conditions.

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Past webinars

  • Therapeutic Nutrition for Major Depressive Disorder, Dr. Elisa Brietzke

  • Plant-focused Ketogenic Diet for Polycystic Kidney Disease, Jessianna Saville, RD, CSR, LDN

  • Keto and the Kidneys: Where the Science is Going, Jessianna Saville, RD, CSR, LDN

  • The RESET for Remission Trial for young adults with type 2 diabetes, Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, MD, Normand Bould PhD, Dr. Roseanne Yeung, MDnals

  • The Experience of Developing and Implementing the Waterloo/Wellington Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction Guides for Health Professionals, Amy Waugh, RD

  • Nutrition Counseling Techniques for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Jess Pirnak, RD

  • Food Systems in Health,  Jennifer Reynolds and Mair Greenfield

  • Nutrition and Brain Health, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

  • The mouth as a window into health and well-being, Dr. Len Smith, DDS

  • Let Food Be Thy Medicine - Have We Gone Too Far?,  Wendy Busse, RD 

  • Lifestyle Medicine in Practice, Dr. Jasdeep Saluja, Dr. Jesse Pewarchuk, Dr. Laura McLean and Bernadette Bebb 

  • HIITing Diabetes Hard: Can we strategically target muscle insulin sensitivity with high intensity interval training and diet, Dr. Jonathan Little, PhD 

  • The Role of Protein in Health, Dr. Stuart Phillips, PhD

  • Therapeutic Nutrition for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver, Lynne Sinclair, RD

  • Ketone Bodies as Resilience Signaling Metabolites, Dr. Brianna Stubbs, PhD 

  • What Are We Feeding Grandma? The Inside Scoop on Menu Quality in Long Term Care, Shauna Prouten, RD

  • A Lifestyle Medicine Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Reversal - Developing Tools for Behaviour Change, Dr. Brendan Byrne 

  • Tipping the Scale Towards Change: Motivating People to Take Steps in the Positive Direction, Dr. Tricia Tang

  • Rethinking Nutrition for Type 1 Diabetes, Dr. Andrew Koutnik, PhD

  • Evidence-Based Carbohydrate Restriction, Eliana Witchell, RD and Michelle Shepherd, RD 

  • Therapeutic Nutrition in Food Insecure Populations, Dr. Larisa Eibisch and Nikki MacLellan

  • Obesity and Weight Bias, Dr. Ali Zetner 

  • Low Carb High Fat (Ketogenic) Nutrition for Weight Loss and Metabolic Health - A Cardiology Perspective, Dr. Ethan Weiss

  • Hyperinsulinemia: Major Driver of Chronic Illness Hiding in Plain Sight, Amy Berger 

  • Food Cravings: The War of the Hunger Hormones or the Saboteur of Successful Weight Loss,  Dr. Vera Tarman 

  • Introduction to Metabolic Health, Dr. Campbell Murdoch

  • The High-Risk Patient with Fatty Liver Disease: Practical Tools to Help Your Patients, Dr. Supriya Joshi 

  • Women's Health: Weighing in on Menopause, Hormonal Changes and Wellness,  Dr. Nathalie Gamache 

  • Sugar Free Revolution for Families and Children, Dr. Shakha Gillin & Karen Thomson

  • Incorporating Therapeutic Nutrition into Your Practice, Dr. Dax Biondi 

  • Behaviour Factors Affecting Weight Loss, Dr. Michelle Klassen 

  • Implementing a Low Carb Approach in Hospital, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 

  • Breastfeeding and Insulin Resistance, Dr. Shawna Lamond

  • The Microbiome: We are Not Alone - it's Role in Health and Disease, Dr. Gerard MacDonald

  • Excess Insulin as a Driver of Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Disease, Prof. Jim Johnson 

  • Using Personalized Nutrition to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Dr. Eric Westman

  • Carbohydrates, Fat Consumption and CVD: A More Complete Picture, Dr. Andrew Mente 

  • Diabetes Understood - Diabetes Resolved, Dr. Robert Cywes 

  • Therapeutic Nutrition for Gestational Diabetes, Lily Nichols, RD 

  • Carb Restriction for Diabetes and Obesity - a Dietitians Journey, Franziska Spritzler

  • Emerging Role of Ketones in Healthy Brain Aging, Dr. Stephen Cunnane

  • Understanding and Diagnosing Hyperinsulinemia, Dr. Catherine Crofts, Pharm D 

  • Deprescribing 101 for LCHF and Ketogenic Diets,  Dr. Jeff Stanley

  • Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets in Type 1 Diabetes, Adam Brown 

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