The Truth About What Makes Us Healthy ...

Explore the Myths and Evidence Surrounding Lifestyle and Chronic Illness.

Join us for a talk with Timothy Caulfield, two-time national best-selling author, professor of law, and TV Host, including a thought-provoking discussion with a panel of local healthcare experts.

Forget what the fads and headlines tell you about optimizing your health and let's talk about the changes that are backed by good scientific evidence.


  • $40

    Per ticket. All are welcome to attend.

Join us at the Met

Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:00 PM

281 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB

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About Our Keynote Speaker

Timothy Caulfield is a Canadian professor of law at the University of Alberta, the former research director of its Health Law Institute, and current Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. He studies, writes and speaks about legal, policy and ethical issues in medical research and its commercialization. He is known for debunking celebrity health advice as a critic of pseudoscience.

He is the author of two national bestsellers: "The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness" (2012) and "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash" (2015). He recently released “The Vaccination Picture.”

Caulfield is host and co-producer of the documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.


Introducing our Expert Panel ...

Our keynote presentation will be followed by a thought-provoking discussion featuring a panel of local healthcare experts from presenting organizations, the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre and the Wellness Institute.


Dr. Navdeep Tangri, MD

Dr. Tangri is Scientific Director at the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre and an attending physician and Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine and the Department of Community Health Sciences at the U of M. His research is focused on improving clinical decision-making for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). He developed and validated the Kidney Failure Risk Equation to predict the need for dialysis in patients with CKD.


Dr. Dylan S MacKay, PhD

Dr. McKay has a PhD in Human Nutritional Sciences. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and Clinical Trialist at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at the U of M. His field of study is clinical trials and inter-individual variability, with a focus on lifestyle and chronic disease risk. He was selected as the American Society for Nutrition’s Clinical Emerging Leader (2014) and is an Investigator on The Manitoba Personalized Lifestyle Research (TMPLR) program.


Dr. Kevin Saunders, MD

Dr. Saunders is a noted Family Physician who was one of the founders of the Wellness Institute. He has served as Chair of the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been active in the College of Family Physicians of Canada program Doctors Promoting Active Living, which challenges physicians to stimulate communities and politicians with ideas on increasing health and wellness through physical activity. He is a long-standing advocate of Exercise is Medicine is Medical Director at the Wellness Institute.


Casie Nishi

Casie is Executive Director of the Wellness Institute. She holds a Master’s of Science degree, and a management certificate from Michigan State University. She has been an online Instructor for the U of M, is a site examiner with the Medical Fitness Association and a Stanford University trainer for the chronic disease self-management program. She is published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology (maiden name: Shields) and is a board member for local health organizations. Casie proudly supported Seven Oaks Hospital in becoming Manitoba’s only Health Promoting Hospital and helped license the Wellness Institute brand to hospitals in China.

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The Truth About What Makes Us Healthy is the second in a series being planned by the Wellness Institute to help you sort health fact from fiction and understand the science of prevention!

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