American Society For Nutrition

The Program

The Program

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
Conference Dates: Dec. 5-7, 2013
Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

Onsite Program with Abstracts and Exhibit Guide (40 pages, 4 MB, PDF)
List of Sessions (2 pages, PDF)
Page Updated: November 26, 2013

Thursday, December 5

Satellite Symposia 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Polyphenol-Rich Fruits and Dietary Guidance: A Case Study on the Cranberry
Sponsored and organized by Ocean Spray

1:30 – 3:30 pm
The Role of Yogurt in Improving the Quality of the American Diet and Meeting Dietary Guidelines 
Sponsored and organized by The Dannon Company, Inc.

1:30 – 4:30 pm
The Controversial Role of Dietary Protein in Diabetes and Related Disorders
Sponsored and organized by the Egg Nutrition Center

Opening Reception (5:00 – 7:00 pm)


Friday, December 6

Satellite Symposium and Breakfast (6:30 - 8:00 am)
Preventing Sarcopenia: What is the Key to Improving Protein Metabolism? 
Sponsored and organized by DuPont Nutrition & Health

Opening Session (8:15 am – noon)

The Changing Paradigm: A History of Dietary Guidance and Recommendations in the U.S.
Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health

Fortified Foods, Supplements and All Else Missing from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 
David Heber, MD, PhD, Professor, UCLA Department of Medicine, founding Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and UCLA School of Public Health

Whole Grains and Health: Does the Evidence Support Current Guidelines?
Joanne L. Slavin, PhD, RD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

Saturated Fats, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease
Ronald M. Krauss, MD, Senior Scientist and Director, Atherosclerosis Research, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Exhibit Hall Open · Lunch on Own (12:15 – 1:15 pm)

Afternoon Session (1:15 – 4:30 pm)

Are Nutrient-Gene Interactions Ready for Prime Time?
Carl L. Keen, PhD, Professor in Nutrition and Internal Medicine Chair, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis 

Are Some Foods More Fattening than Others? What Does this Mean and How do we Test It?”
David B. Allison, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Science, Director, Office of Energetics, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Is there a Role for the DGAs in Weight Management?
Susan Roberts, PhD, Director, Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University 

Is it Ever Too Early to Intervene in Childhood Obesity?
William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, Former Director, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bariatric Surgery in Obese Children and Adolescents
Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, Surgical Director, Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, Director, Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital 

Reception with Posters and Exhibitors (5:30 – 7:00 pm)


Saturday, December 7

Sponsored and organized by the American Beverage Association

General Session (8:00 am – noon)

The Benefits of Breakfast
Heather Leidy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri

Beyond Sodium: Total Diet Approaches to Hypertension
Connie M. Weaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University

The Gluten Controversy: Much More than Celiac Disease?
Douglas L. Seidner, MD, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

New Technologies for Monitoring Food Intake
Dale A. Schoeller, PhD, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at University of Wisconsin Madison 

The Gut Microbiome in Health: Fact or Science Fiction?
Federico Rey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin Madison

Lunch on Own (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)

Concurrent Workshops (1:30 – 2:45 pm)

Evaluating and Implementing Popular Diets for Your Patients: From the Mediterranean to the DASH Diet

Joanne M. Spahn, MS, RDN, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Eve Stoody, PhD, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Mary McGrane, PhD, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Maximizing the Impact of an Inter-professional Approach to Nutrition Conditions
Doug Heimburger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Brian W. Tobin, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville
Catherine Garner, DrPH, MSN, RN, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville

General Session (3:00 - 4:40 pm)

Organic Foods: Do They Make a Difference?
Roger Clemens, DrPH, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences within the USC School of Pharmacy

Translating Nutrition Science to Clinical Practice: What to Tell Your Patients
David Heber, MD, PhD, Professor, UCLA Department of Medicine, founding Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and UCLA School of Public Health