American Society For Nutrition

Program and Schedule

Program and Schedule

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The following is an outline of the program for the Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference (February 25‐27, 2011, in San Francisco, CA). Satellite sessions may be scheduled before, during or directly after the program activities listed here. Session and workshop titles, speakers and schedule of talks are subject to change at ASN's discretion. As speakers are confirmed, they will be added to the program information below. This page is updated as frequently as possible. Last updated: Nov. 29, 2010.

Friday, February 25

Conference Registration Hours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Continuing Education Sign In: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Poster Presenter Check-in: 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Posters must be up by 5:00 pm)

Exhibit Hours: 1:00 pm-4:15 pm

Topic: Dietary Supplements

2:00-2:40 pm

“Fortification vs. Supplementation.” Jesse F. Gregory, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida.

2:40-3:20 pm

“Assessing and Managing Vitamin D Deficiency." Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine.

3:20-4:00 pm

“Vitamin D and Chronic Disease.” Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS, Associate Director, Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Co-Director, Diabetes Center, Tufts Medical Center.

4:00-4:15 pm: Break

4:15-4:55 pm

“Folate and Cancer Risk: A Complex Relationship: Two Points of View.” Joel B. Mason, MD, Director, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, Tufts University, and Patrick J. Stover, PhD, Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University.

4:55-5:35 pm

“Dietary Supplements: Who Needs Them and When Are They Needed?” Robert M. Russell, MD, ASN President, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Nutrition at Tufts University and Special Expert to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at NIH.

5:35-6:05 pm

"Issues in the Use of Herbal Dietary Supplements." Paul M. Coates, PhD, Director, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health.

6:05-7:30 pm

Poster Reception

Saturday, February 26

Conference Registration Hours: 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Continuing Education Sign In: 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Exhibit Hours: 9:30 am-3:25 pm

Topic: Obesity, Diet and Disease

8:00-8:40 am

“Sodium and CVD: Two Points of View.” Michael Alderman, MD, Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Glenn Chertow, MD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University.

8:40-9:20 am

“Is a Calorie a Calorie?” Susan B. Roberts, PhD, Director, Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Tufts University.

9:20-10:00 am

“Nutrition Management of the Bariatric Patient.” Edward Saltzman, MD, Scientist II, Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Tufts University.

10:00-10:15 am


10:15-11:05 am

“The Role of Dietary Fat in CVD: Two Points of View.” Ernst J. Schaefer, MD, Director, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory, Tufts University, and Mark Pereira, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

11:05-11:55 am

“Brain Nutrient Sensing and Disease.” Randy J. Seeley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the Obesity Research Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

11:55 am-12:35 pm

“The Microbiome: Should We Modify It?” J. Bruce German, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis.

12:35-1:45 pm

Lunch on your own

1:45-2:25 pm

“The Benefits and Risks of Calcium Supplementation.” John A. Baron, MD, Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth College.

2:25-3:05 pm

“The Role of Diet in Atopic and Inflammatory Disease.” David Heber, MD, PhD, Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.

3:05-3:25 pm


3:25-4:05 pm

“Energy Density and Energy Balance: Questions on Causation and Recommendations." Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, Professor of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University.

4:05-4:50 pm


“Assessing Micronutrient Deficiencies.” Douglas Seidner, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition

“Feeding the Hospitalized or Institutionalized Patient.” Thomas Ziegler, MD, Director, Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Emory University Hospital.

“Nutrition Management Bariatric Surgery Patient.” Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN, Dietitian, John Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery.

5:15-6:45 pm

Poster Reception

Sunday, February 27

Conference Registration Hours: 7:00 am-12:00 pm

Continuing Education Desk Open: 7:00 am-12:00 pm

Exhibit Hours: 7:00 am-11:15 am

Topic: Nutrition, Diet and Aging -- Does Diet Influence the Aging Process?

8:00-8:40 am

“Impact of Caloric Restriction on Biomarkers of Aging.” Eric Ravussin, PhD, PDr, Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

8:40-9:20 am

“Does it Matter to Your Aging Brain What You Eat?” Joshua W. Miller, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence, University of California, Davis.

9:20-10:00 am

“Nutrition Interventions to Prevent Muscle Loss.” K. Sreejumaran Nair, MD, PhD, Endocrinology Researcher, Mayo Clinic.

10:00-10:20 am


10:20-11:05 am


“Techniques for Effective Nutrition Behavior Change." Daniel H. Bessesen, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Science Center.

“Medical Nutrition Therapy in Diabetes." Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, Head, Behavioral & Nutritional Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

11:05 am-12:05 pm

“Dietary Recommendations and Age: At What Point Do You Stop Caring About Diet Composition? Two Points of View." Denise K. Houston, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University, and John E. Morley, MD, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

12:05 pm

Conference Ends