Wendy Ward, Professor, Canada Research Chair

Brock University

Dr. Ward is a Professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Bone and Muscle Development. Within the Nutrition, Bone and Oral Health Research Group, her team’s overall research goal is to develop dietary strategies that help protect against osteoporosis, and to also understand how diet can be used to promote periodontal health. Using advanced imaging, biomechanical strength testing and biochemical analyses the team investigates how calcium and vitamin D, as well as novel foods and food components including flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, fish oil, flavonoids in tea and citrus, and soy and its isoflavones impact bone health using preclinical models. Clinical studies investigate how diet is associated with better periodontal health and healing outcomes after periodontal procedures. Her team has published many peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews and book chapters on the topic of nutrition, with particular emphasis on nutritional programming of bone health as well as use of herbal and nutritional supplements. Wendy is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM), a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and a Member of the Education Committee of the Canadian Nutrition Society. She is actively involved in continuing education for health professionals and community education activities on topics about nutrition and health.

APNM Author Guide: How to Successfully Engage with Your Journal

This session will provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into assessing an APNM article. It will cover peer review, article best practices, and open access. It will also highlight the benefits of publishing and engaging with Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM), the official journal of the CNS.