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2014 Conference - Translational Nutrition: Turning Research into Practice

Translational Nutrition: Turning Research into Practice
In Partnership with Scripps Health
2pm Wednesday, October 15, to Noon Saturday, October 18, 2014

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See the 2014 Research Abstracts!

Symposium I: Food Addiction: From Research to Practice


  • Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN, Abstinent Food Plans
  • Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA, The Role of Craving Triggers

Moderator: Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA

Opening Presentation and Reception: Anti-Inflammatory Strategies for Beautiful Skin, Health and Longevity

  • Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN, CNS

Symposium II and III: Debate of Micronutrient Supplementation--Chromium, Vitamin D, Copper & Zinc

  • Richard Anderson, PhD, FACN, Beneficial Effects of Chromium Supplementation
  • John Vincent, PhD, Is Chromium Nutritionally or Pharmacologically Relevant?
  • Robert Heaney, MD, FACN, The Human Vitamin D Requirement is Higher than the IOM Thinks
  • Sue Shapses, PhD, RD, Vitamin D is Not a Simple Vitamin: A Few Reasons Why
  • Bonnie Ransom Stern, PhD, MPH, Consideration of Copper Supplements to Optimize Health and Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease
  • George Brewer, MD, MACN, Risk of Cognition Loss from Taking Copper Supplements
  • Ananda Prasad, MD, PhD, MACN, Zinc Supplementation in the Elderly
  • Leslie Klavay, MD, Hidden Hunger for Copper

Moderators: George Brewer, MD, MACN and Ananda Prasad, MD, PhD, MACN

Symposium II is presented in conjunction with the Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI)

Symposium IV: Ketogenic Diet & Endurance in Athletes

  • Jeff Volek, PhD, RD, Grace Goldsmith Award Presentation: Ketogenic Diet--Science
  • Gilbert Kaats, PhD, FACN, Dexa Introduction

Moderators: Beverly Teter, PhD, MACN, CNS and Glibert Kaats, PhD, FACN

Symposium V: GMO Impact on Health: A Debate on the Science

  • Dallas Clouatre, PhD, FACN, GMO Overview
  • C.S. Prakash, PhD, Pro: Food Biotechnology Can Be Among the Vital Solutions to Feed the Future World
  • Thierry Vrain, PhD, Con: Nutritional Implications of GMOs
  • Michael Colgan, PhD, CCN, FACN, Pro Rebuttal
  • Robert Verkek, PhD, Con Rebuttal

Moderators: Harry Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS; Dallas Clouatre, PhD, FACN and Corinne Bush, MS, CNS

Symposium VI: Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics & Informatics

  • Chandan Sen, PhD, FACN, MicroRNA: The Missing Link of Nutrigenomics
  • Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA, Diet-Gene Intereactions and Weight Management
  • Okezie Aruoma, PhD, FACN, Nutrition, Genomics and Human Health: A Complex Mechanism for Wellness
  • Shampa Chatterjee, PhD, Bioinformatics Insights into Lung Inflammation and Injury

Moderators: Debasis Bagchi, PhD, MACN, CNS and Harry Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS

Symposium VII: Research Briefs: The Latest in Nutrition Science

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Symposium VIII: What Drives Cardiometabolic Risk--Excessive Fat or Low Muscle Mass?

  • Ralph DeFronzo, MD, ACN Award Lecture - Lipotoxicity, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stephen Harrison, MD, Fat in the Liver
  • Geltrude Mingrone, MD, PhD, MACN, Wallach Award Lecture - Losing Weight with Bariatric Surgery: A New Treatment for Cardiometabolic Disease?
  • Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, Losing Muscle as You Age: Does this Increase Cardiometabolic Risk?

Moderators: Amalia Gastaldelli, PhD, FACN and Ralph DeFronzo, MD

Register for the Conference
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San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

San Antonio, TX 78025

Make reservations: 1 (210) 223-1000 

Last Day to Register for Hotel Room: September 17, 2014

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