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2014 Consensus Conference on Nutrition
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The 2014 Consensus Conference on Nutrition was held May 14-16, 2014 at The Population Health Research Institute - 20 Copeland Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Diet and food policies affecting cardiovascular disease globally: A joint conference of the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)

Guiding Principles:

WHF and CAHS are committed to ensuring transparency, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in relation to the content of meeting presentations and any publications arising from the 2014 Consensus Conference on Nutrition.  In this regard, the following guiding principles have been developed:

  • The conference organizing committee will act independently of all conference funders and will not include representatives of any funder on the organizing committee.
  • The identities of the conference funders and the organizing committee members will be transparent and readily accessible (e.g. conference website and handouts at the meeting).
  • While suggestions for topics and speakers from all sources will be considered, decisions regarding the content of the meeting and the speakers will be made solely by the organizing committee.
  • The conference agenda will be transparent, updated as required and readily accessible (e.g. conference website).
  • All organizing committee members, session chairs, facilitators and speakers will provide detailed disclosures of potential conflicts of interest, which will be presented at the meeting and readily accessible (e.g. conference website).
  • The organizing committee will make significant efforts to include speakers with a range of views to enable full discussion of available evidence.
  • The conference agenda will include sufficient time for, and encouragement of, questions and open discussion.
  • Sessions will be chaired by experts who do not have a pre-set position with respect to the session's focus.
  • All speakers, chairs, and facilitators will have the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the preparation of summary materials and reports arising from the conference.
  • All participants will have the opportunity to provide comments on draft publications prior to publication.  Decisions about final content of publications will be made by the publication working groups, after review of all comments.


Session I Dietary Patterns and Macronutrients                                                                                   
Session II Nutrition Controversies
Session III Dietary Sodium Intakes
Session IV Diet Shifts
Session V The Role of Modern Food Distribtuion
Session VI Agricultural and Food Policies
Session VII Factors that Influence Consumption

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Ann Bolger (World Heart Federation)

Dr. John Cairns (Canadian Academy of Health Sciences)

Dr. Tara McCready (Population Health Research Institute)

Dr. Andrew Mente (Population Health Research Institute)

Dr. Barry Popkin (University of North Carolina)

Dr. Walter Willett (Harvard School of Public Health)

Dr. Salim Yusuf (World Heart Federation)

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