American Society For Nutrition

Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition 2014

Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition 2014

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

December 4-6, 2014
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Convening Health Professionals and Researchers around Today's Hot Topics in Food, Nutrition and Health

Online registration for ACCN 2014 is no longer available. Onsite registration in the Gaylord National's Cherry Blossom Lobby will be open from 10 am-6 pm Thursday, 7 am-6 pm Friday and 7 am-12 pm Saturday. Please email with any questions.

The 2014 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference features the latest research, advancements, and best practices in clinical nutrition. The conference features lectures, controversy sessions, workshops, professional development, scientific posters, networking, and more.

Download the Onsite Program, Abstract Listing and Exhibit Guide (PDF)

Download the Program at a Glance (PDF)
last updated: 11/26/2014

Conference Coverage

Media are invited to attend the entire conference or a specific portion. Press passes will be provided to credential media, science writers or freelancers. Email

Congratulations to Sheela Sinharoy and Chris Radlicz, who will be sharing live coverage from #ACCN14 on the ASN blog and YouTube channel, respectively.

2014 Program Features

- Today's hottest controversies in clinical nutrition
  • Saturated Fats – As Bad as We Thought?
  • Multivitamins and Health
  • Sugars and Health
- Nutrition and Aging
  • Approaches to Treating Obesity in Older Adults
  • Is Treating Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Preventing Diabetes Worthwhile in Older Adults?
- Updates in hospital-based nutrition
- Latest findings in nutrition and cancer
  • Obesity, Weight Gain and Cancer Survival
  • Micronutrients and Cancer Prevention: Protective or Harmful?
- Pre- and Probiotics and the Potential to Modify the Microbiome
- Nutrigenetics: Implications for Clinical Practice
- Hot Topics in Nutrition and Obesity
- “Clinical Briefs” – Short presentations on timely topics such as nutrition and eye disease

Program Committee
Joel Mason, MD, Co-Chair
Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD, Co-Chair

Connie Bales, PhD
Catherine Barrell, RN, MSN, PNP-BC, CPON
Leticia Castillo, MD
Roger Clemens, DrPH
William Dietz, MD
Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Martin Kohlmeier, MD
Susan Raatz, PhD, MPH, RD
Nadine Sahyoun, PhD, RD
Ed Saltzman, MD
Nanette Steinle, MD
William Wong, PhD
Tom Ziegler, MD

Target Audience

Physicians, nutrition scientists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, community health educators, policymakers and others with an interest in clinical nutrition or health-related industries.