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John Sievenpiper, BASc, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

Associate Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Lifestyle Medicine Lead in the MD Program at the University of Toronto. He also holds appointments as a Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Scientist in the La Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Sievenpiper completed his MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship training in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. He completed his MD at St. Matthew’s University followed by Residency training in Medical Biochemistry at McMaster University leading to his certification as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC). He has established an internationally recognized research program focused on using randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses to address questions of clinical and public health importance in relation to diet and cardiometabolic disease prevention with a particular interest in the role of sugars, carbohydrate quality, and plant-based dietary patterns. He is directly involved in knowledge translation with appointments to the nutrition guidelines’ committees of Diabetes Canada, European Association for the study of Diabetes (EASD), Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), and Obesity Canada. 
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Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, FADCES

Fellow, Association of Diabetes Care Education Specialists
Owner, Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC
New York, NY, USA
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, FADCES is an award-winning food and nutrition expert, author and speaker. She is the owner of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. Susan served as a Director, on the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Board of Directors and was named the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is an ADCES fellow. She is the recipient of the 2018 Media Excellence Award from the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the 2019 Diabetes Advocate of the Year Award from the Metropolitan New York Association of Diabetes Educators. 

Susan’s is the “Diabetes in Real Life” columnist for Endocrine Today and is the on-air host for video interviews and content for Healio. She is the co-author of "The Complete Diabetes Organizer” and “Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well”. Susan has extensive TV, Radio, podcast and video experience and is well versed in media communications. 

Susan is a well-respected national and international lecturer on a variety of topics related to nutrition, diabetes, wellness and health, and has authored several articles for peer reviewed journals. She has written and been quoted in dozens of articles for popular press, consumer publications and online sites. Susan earned her Master's Degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University. 
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