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American College of Nutrition 2011 Conference:
Emergence of Nutrition as Core Medicine Presentations

Atlantic Health System Integrative Medicine is co-sponsor of the American College of Nutrition's (ACN) 2011 Conference: Emergence of Nutrition as Core Medicine.

The ACN has provided some of the presentations from the conference exclusively for attendees. These works are the property of the respective lecturers, and by downloading, you agree to use them for your personal learning purposes only and will not disseminate them to other parties. In addition, these documents may only be understood in the context of their actual presentation and should not be considered stand-alone educational materials. For more information, please contact the ACN at 727-446-6086 or e-mail

Thursday November 17, 2011

Keynote Presentation
Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater
Vitamin D: A D-Lightful Solution For Good Health
Michael Holick, MD, PhD, FACN, Professor of Medicine, Boston University
Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Symposium I

Insulin Resistance Syndrome: A Historical Overview
Gerald Reaven, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Stanford University, Stanford, California.

The Risk Relationship Between Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Amalia Gastaldelli, PhD, FACN, National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy; University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

The Reduced Obese State: The Challenge of Weight Maintenance
Robert Eckel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Abdominal Adiposity, Metabolic Risk and the Endocannabinoid System
Richard N. Bergman, PhD, Director, Cedars-Sinai and Obesity Diabetes Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

Clinical Implications of Insulin Resistance in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Kenneth Cusi, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The University of Florida at Gainesville, Gainesville, Florida

ACN Award Lecture: Dissecting the “Metabolic Syndrome”
Gerald Reaven, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Symposium II

Neuroendocrine Weight Control Mechanisms
Judith Korner, MD, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York

Medical Obesity Management
Lisa DeRosimo, MD, Lowcountry Weight and Wellness Center, Charleston, South Carolina

Surgical Obesity Management
Geltrude Mingrone, MD, PhD, MACN, Universita’ Cattolica del S. Cuore, Rome, Italy

Medication Related Weight Gain
Ayaz Virji, MD, Medical Director, Highmark Health Center @ Hand, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

The Role of Weight Control in Diabetes Management
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Bariatric Surgery for T2DM Resolution
William Inabnet, MD, Chief, Division of Metabolic, Endocrine & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Symposium III

Discovery of Human Zinc Deficiency: Immune Effects, Prevention of Infection, and Treatment of Colds by Zinc Therapy
Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD, MACN, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

The Role of Oral Supplement With Zinc and Antioxidant Vitamins for the Therapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Emily Y. Chew, MD, Deputy Director of Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Treatment Of Wilson’s Disease With Zinc
Fred Askari, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Efficacy of Zinc Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dianna Pollock, MD, Madonna Ptak Alzheimer’s Research Center, Morton Plant Mease Neuroscience Institute, Clearwater, Florida

New Findings Related to Copper Toxicity: Toxicity of Inorganic Copper from Drinking Water in the Casusation of Alzhiemer’s Disease
George J. Brewer, MD, MACN, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Friday, November 18, 2011

Seelig Magnesium Award Lecture: Magnesium, Stress and Neuromuscular Hyperexcitability
Leo Galland, MD, FACN, The Foundation for Integrated Medicine, New York, New York

Symposium IV

Phytopharmaceuticals in Cancer Chemoprevention
Debasis Bagchi, PhD, MACN, CNS, Iovate Health Sciences Research Inc., Oakville, Ontario, Canada; University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas

Cancer, Insulin and Dietary Glycemic Index
David J.A. Jenkins, PhD, MD, MACN, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; Department of
Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nutrition in Inflammation
Robert I-San Lin, PhD, FACN, CNS, Nutrition International, Irvine, California

Inflammation and Cancer: The Role Of Diet
Leo Galland, MD, FACN, The Foundation for Integrated Medicine, New York, New York

Soya, Phytoestrogen and Women’s Health
Manashi Bagchi, PhD, FACN, Research & Development Department, Dr. Herbs LLC, Concord, California

Nutritional Interventions tTo Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk
Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACN, CNS, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

Symposium V

Overview of Regulatory Approval for Ingredients in the US and EU: Discussion of the Science Involved in Evaluating Functional Ingredients and the Strategy for Effectively Communicating the Process to Consumers
Claire L. Kruger, PhD, DABT, Chief Executive Officer, Spherix Consulting, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

Principles of Safety Assessment: Integrating the Sciences of Nutrition, Chemistry, Toxicology and Pharmacognosy into Food Ingredient Evaluations
Nancy Booth, PhD, Senior Science Consultant, Spherix Consulting, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland

Routes to Market for Functional Ingredients in Traditional Foods, Medical Foods and Dietary Supplements
Diane B. McColl, RPh, JD, Principal and Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC, Washington, DC

Safety Assurance And Traceability of Materials Through the Supply Chain
Roger Clemens, PhD, FACN, CNS, Chief Scientific Officer, E.T. Horn Company, La Mirada, California

Symposium VI

Anti–Inflammatory Diet and Supplements in Pain Management: Review and Update
Nancy Cotter, MD, Medical Director, Atlantic Integrative Medicine, Morristown, New Jersey

The Anti-Epileptic Diet
Jeffrey Politsky, MD, Atlantic Neuroscience Institute Epilepsy Center, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, New Jersey

Supplements and Dietary Interventions In Multiple Sclerosis: From Disease Prevention to Hinder Disease Progression
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, SUNY Buffalo, Director of the Baird MS, Center at The Jacobs Neurological Institute, Buffalo, New York

Diet and Exercise Therapy for Enhancing Brain Function and Cognitive Development Diet, Nutrients and Neuroplasticity
Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Mediumchain Fatty Acids for Alzheimer’s Disease: Ketones as an Alternative Fuel for the Brain
Mary T. Newport, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Spring Hill Regional Hospital, Spring Hill, Florida. All Children’s Specialty Physicians, St. Petersburg, FL


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grace Goldsmith Award Lecture: Nutritional Modulation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gerald Mullin, MD, FACN, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Symposium VII

Role of Arginine in the Care of Critically Ill Patients
Adrian Barbul, MD Chairman of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

The Eric A. Newsholme Memorial Lecture: Glutamine and Immunemodulation
Lindy M. Castell, PhD, Senior Research Associate, University of Oxford, Green Templeton College, Oxford, UK

Nutrition and Gut Immunity
Kenneth A. Kudsk, MD, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Critical Illness: Mechanisms and Clinical Applications: When Disease is Prevented, Treatment Costs are not Needed
William Lands, MD, College Park, Maryland

Glucose Delivery and Glucose Control With TPN and Enteral Nutrition
Ken Storch, MD, PhD, Florham Park, New Jersey

Symposium VIII

Optimizing Muscle Growth During Training With Optimal Nutrition
William Kraemer PhD, FACN, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Human Performance Laboratory, Storrs, Connecticut

Nutrition For The Muscle: Recovering From Training and Competition
Richard Wood, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts

A New Look at Whey Protein to Optimize Health and Athlete Performance
Brittany Volk, MA, RD, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

New Paradigms in Carbohydrate Nutrition for Athletes
Jeff S. Volek, PhD, RD, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

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