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

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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. 

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.

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

last updated: 11/21/2014

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

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

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

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