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November 2017 Events

July 5, 2017

Advanced Workshop – Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

November 17, 2017 from 9 am – 4:30 pm – ECHA 2-490 (University of Alberta)

Management of Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
This workshop is a one-day comprehensive review of practical and evidence-based interventions for optimizing dysphagia care in head and neck cancer patients. Intended Audience: SLPs, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, head and neck surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians. Patients are welcome too!
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Accelerating Primary Care Conference (APCC): Advancing Patient Collaborative Care

November 17 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary

APCC is an annual conference that concentrates on bringing primary care leaders, physicians, allied health professionals, innovators and experts to network and share best practices in order to build medical homes for patients in Alberta. At 2017’s conference we will be pushing the boundaries of primary care and concentrate on the patient’s journey across the system while highlighting essential partnerships for integrated primary health care. For more information go to


Call for Information on Sodium Reduction Initiatives in the Canadian Foodservices Sector (closes November 20)

On October 24, 2016 Health Canada launched the Healthy Eating Strategy. The aim of this strategy is to make the healthier food choice the easier choice for all Canadians. One area of focus is sodium reduction in prepared foods sold in Canada through foodservice outlets (for example restaurants and caterers), including home meal replacements sold through retailers.

Food from foodservice establishments is a significant contributor to the daily sodium intake of Canadians. Meals eaten away from home are often higher in sodium (1), more than double the recommended amount.  Health Canada is seeking information from the foodservices sector (for example restaurants, caterers, institutions, suppliers, distributors and retailers selling home meal replacements) to better understand current factors influencing sodium levels in food served in foodservice outlets.

Health Canada will be using this information to develop a sodium reduction strategy specific to this sector in the near future. This call for information is a great opportunity for stakeholders to provide input to help inform these new initiatives as they move forward.

Stakeholders are invited to provide input on their sodium reduction experience in the foodservices sector. The call for information is open until November 20, 2017. We encourage you to spread the news about the sodium reduction call for information to your colleagues and other interested parties.

The Government of Canada is committed to openness and transparency. Health Canada supports this commitment by making more information available to Canadians.  We encourage you to carefully read our new approach to transparency of stakeholder communications.