American Society For Nutrition

Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Onsite Program and Exhibit Guide

Friday, June 22 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Opening Session: Nutrition and Disease

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Speaker Order Changed at 2:30 pm Friday, June 22

2:00-2:50 pm: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention

Sharon Ross, PhD, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 

2:50 pm-3:40 pm Keynote Lecture: Evidence for a Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease

Dean Ornish, MD, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Sausalito, CA

3:40-4:30 pm Diet and Disease: What Have We Learned from the Large Observational Studies?

Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

4:30-5:40 pm Current Controversy: Sodium Reduction: What the Data Shows

Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Andrew Mente, PhD, MA, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Followed by a reception 5:45-7:00 pm: Opening Reception with Posters and Exhibitors


Saturday, June 23 6:30am - 7:00pm

Satellite Session – Morning Discussion: Calcium Supplementation and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

6:30 – 8:00 am, Breakfast will be available

Sponsored by the Council for Responsible Nutrition 


Concurrent Sessions (8:00 – 10:30 am)

Session A: Bariatric Surgery and Nutrition

Hormonal Changes following Bariatric Surgery

David Cummings, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Nutritional Approaches to Common Problems following Bariatric Surgery

Robert F. Kushner, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Influence of Surgical Procedure on Weight Loss

Samuel Klein, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Session B: Foods and Supplements

Fresh vs. Processed Foods: Differences and Similarities

Connie Weaver, PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Functional Foods: Real or Wishful Thinking?

Mehmood Khan, MD, PhD, PepsiCo Inc., Chicago, IL

Antioxidant Supplementation: Is it Beneficial?

Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA

John E. Morley, MBBCH, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Current Controversy: Glycemic Load and Glycemic Index: Are They Important? (10:50 am – 12:00 pm)

Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH, Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Cara B. Ebbeling, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Exhibit Hall Open ·Lunch on Own


Obesity (1:30 – 5:30 pm)

Current Controversy: Does the Energy Density of Food Contribute to Weight Gain?

Barbara Rolls, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Richard Mattes, PhD, MPH, RD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Battle of the Weight Loss Plans: Is Anyone Winning at Losing?

Christopher Gardner, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

How Can We Stem the Obesity Epidemic?

Boyd Swinburn, MBChB, MD, FRACP, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia


Reception with Posters and Exhibitors (6:00 – 7:00 pm)


Sunday, June 24 · 8:00 am – Noon

General Session

Front of Package Labeling

Richard Black, PhD, Kraft Foods Inc., Chicago, IL

Current Controversy: Lifestyle Modification for Diabetes Prevention: Does it Work?

Richard Kahn, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Ron Ackermann, MD, MPH, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL