American Society For Nutrition

Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition 2015

Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition 2015

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

December 4-6 | Long Beach, CA

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

The 2015 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference highlights the latest research, advances, and best practices in clinical nutrition. The conference features lectures, controversy sessions, workshops, professional development, scientific posters, networking and more.

Download the Advance Program (PDF)

Target Audience: The primary target audience for this conference is health care professionals (MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs, RDs), faculty in medical, nursing, nutrition and other health professional schools, nutrition scientists and public health professionals.

Activity Goal: This activity is designed to foster an interest in clinical nutrition among health care professionals. Programming is designed to communicate significant, cutting-edge advances in nutrition research, as well as stimulate discussion on emerging or controversial topics that impact human health. Many health care professionals lack adequate training and education in nutrition, although nutrition plays a critical role in the prevention and treatment of various non-communicable diseases. 

Learner Objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the role of diet in the development of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other chronic diseases.
  • Critically appraise current nutrition controversies and advances and identify opportunities for integrating evidence-based research findings into clinical practice.
  • Discuss advances in the treatment of obesity and methods to improve clinical practice and patient care.
  • Discuss patient-provider communication techniques to encourage lifestyle changes and help patients reach their goals.
  • Evaluate evidence obtained from nutrition research.

2015 Program Highlights
  • Gluten Sensitivity: New Epidemic or Current Craze?
  • Highlights from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee Report
  • Saturated Fats: To Eat or Not to Eat?
  • Carbs Under Attack: Helping your Patients Navigate the World of Carbohydrates
  • Low and No Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Management
  • Is there an Optimal Diet for Patients with Diabetes?
  • Lifestyle Approaches to the Management of Sarcopenia in the Elderly
  • The Microbiome: What We're Learning from Human Studies
  • Nutrition in the Post- acute Hospital Stay  
  • Nutritional Approaches to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Dietary Supplements: Is There a Recommended Approach for Evaluating the Evidence?
  • Motivational-Interviewing Techniques to Encourage Lifestyle Change and Weight Loss
  • Fit Bits, Apps and Weigh Ins: What do we Know about Self-Monitoring?

Program Committee/Faculty
Joel B. Mason, MD, Co-Chair
Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, Co-Chair
Connie W. Bales, PhD
Ruth E. Grossmann, RN, MNHP, PhD 
Melina B. Jampolis, MD
Scott Kahan, MD, MPH          
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD 
Susan Raatz, PhD, MPH, RD 
Ed Saltzman, MD  
Tom R. Ziegler, MD
Catherine Barrell Wall, RN, MSN, PNP-BC, CPON

Other Faculty
Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD
Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE
Gary D. Foster, PhD
James O. Hill, PhD
Scott Kahan, MD, MPH 
Ronald M. Krauss, MD
Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD          
Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS
Alan McHughen, D.Phil
Marian L. Neuhouser, PhD, RD
Kathryn I. Pollak, PhD
Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, Co-Chair 
Thomas A. Trikalinos, MD, PhD
Arnold van Huis, PhD
Elena Volpi, MD, PhD

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