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Translational Nutrition: Optimizing Brain Health

American College of Nutrition's 56th Annual Conference
November 11-13, 2015 in 
Orlando, FL
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Wednesday, Nov. 11

  • Nutrition for the Developing Brain with Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric neurologist.
  • Welcoming Reception and Media Award Lecture by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM. Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. The Media Award recognizes his contribution to public awareness that brain disorders and dysfunction may be preventable with lifestyle changes, specifically a low carbohydrate/higher fat diet coupled with aerobic exercise. 

Thursday, Nov. 12

  • The Gut/Brain Axis with David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM.
  • Nutrient Therapies for Brain Health with Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH and Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM.  Dr. Davis is the Founder/President of Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit providing research and education about environmental health hazards, and promoting constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Lewis is President of the Brain Health Education and Research Foundation, and his work focuses on the clinical use of omega-3 fatty acids for brain injuries and trauma.  
  • Research Briefs the latest research in the field.

Friday, Nov. 13

  • The Impact of Ketones and Carbohydrates on Brain-related Disorders with Terry Wahls, MD. Dr. Wahls is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa who restored her health after being diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. 
  • Nutrition in Slowing Progression/Reversing Cognitive Dysfunction with Dale Bredesen, MD, William Walsh, PhD and George Brewer, MD, MACN. Dr. Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and the Founding President/CEO of the Buck Institute. Dr. Walsh is a scientist paving the way for nutrient-based psychiatry and nutritional medicine. Dr. Brewer is the Sellner Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics and Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also a renowned researcher on Wilson's disease, an inherited disease of copper accumulation and copper toxicity, and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Research Briefs the latest research in the field.

Make your room reservations early! A block of rooms is being held for us until October 20, 2015 at B Resort & Spa. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Be sure to mention the American College of Nutrition reduced rate if making your reservations over the phone.

B Resort & Spa
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 828-2828
Reserve your room today!

Rates and Reservations
We are fortunate to have obtained special low rates at the hotel starting at $179 per night for single occupancy/$199 for double occupancy (plus tax and parking). All rooms also come with:

  • Discounted self-parking at $10 per day
  • Daily breakfast voucher for hotel restaurant, American Q
  • 20% Discount on spa services
  • No Resort Fee
  • Complimentary use of the fitness center
  • Complimentary internet 

The B Resort & Spa is a brand new lifestyle resort located 17 miles from the Orlando International Airport.  As a guest of the B Resort & Spa, you are staying inside the Walt Disney World® Resort and will enjoy a variety of special benefits including complimentary shuttle transportation to all four theme parks and the Downtown Disney® area; priority seating for Disney dinner shows and theme park restaurants; and preferred tee times at the Disney championship golf courses.

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Learn about our 2014 conference.