Flavio Teixeira Vieira, Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD, MSc

Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences
University of Alberta

Nourishing Careers: Perspectives from Nutrition Trailblazers

The field of nutrition houses an intricate web of possibilities. As trainees, no doubt you are in the midst of major decisions about which pathway(s) you find yourself choosing as you transition into your career, including how your interests, skills, and aspirations align. This dynamic career panel represents a snapshot of the range of possibilities that those with an interest in nutrition may follow. This session will offer optimal opportunities to engage with this panel, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into the wonderful possibilities that await you post-graduation. Following the panel discussion, we hope you will join us for a trainee networking event that will transition into the CNS 2024 Conference opening reception. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and set the stage for your future success. This event is supported by the CIHR INMD Training and Community Support Grant.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Dr. Flavio Vieira is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Departments of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences and Pediatrics and a recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowships from Alberta Innovates and the Women and Children's Health Research Institute. Dr. Vieira completed his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Human Nutrition at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, his home country, with visiting periods at the University of Alberta, Canada, and the University of Porto, Portugal. Dr. Vieira holds Postgraduate diplomas in Clinical Nutrition (Residency Program) and Epidemiology; and credentials as a Registered Dietitian Specialized in Nutrition Therapy from Brazil. Dr. Vieira's main research interests are body composition abnormalities, especially obesity and obesity-related comorbidities, working both in prevention and treatment, involving nutrition, exercise, pharmacology, and behavioral changes.