PROGRAM

6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition
FEBRUARY 24-26, 2013 | LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA, USA

Day 1: Sunday, February 24, 2013

8:00 - 8:20AM | Welcome Address

Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, Congress Chair, Professor & Nutrition Department Chair, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, President, Loma Linda University Health

8:20 – 9:10AM | Plenary Lecture

Diet pattern and longevity: do simple rules suffice? CDE
David Jacobs, PhD
Mayo Professor of Public Health
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

9:30 – 11:25AM | Symposium: Plant based diet patterns and healthy aging

Walnuts and berries for the brain CDE
Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD
Research Psychologist, USDA, ARS
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University

Dietary n-3 fatty acids and cognition: Does the source matter CDE
Gregory Cole, PhD
Associate Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
University of California, Los Angeles

Plant based diet, n-3 fatty acids and risk of osteoporosis CDE
Katherine L Tucker, PhD
Visiting Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University

Plant-based macular xanthophylls, n-3 fatty acids and age-related macular degeneration
Paul SanGiovanni, ScD
Staff Scientist, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health

11:30 – 12:25PM | Symposium: Epidemiological studies of vegetarians

Updates from the Adventist Health Study-2
Gary Fraser, MBChB, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean of Research
Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Population Medicine
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Updates from the EPIC - Oxford
Timothy Key, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Diet expert at Cancer Research UK and Group Head / PI

12:25 - 2:25PM | Lunch

12:40 - 2:25PM | Short Oral Session I: Nutrition Education/Policy

12:40 – 1:40PM | A vegetarian culinary adventure (Food Demonstration)

Chefs Cory Gheen and Betty Crocker, MPH, RD, with Wendy Bazillian, DrPH, MA, RD

 2:25 – 4:20PM | Symposium: Role of nuts in disease prevention

Cognition: The new frontier for nuts CDE
Peter Pribis, MD, DrPH
Associate Professor of Nutrition
Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Andrews University

Nuts in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic syndrome CDE
Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD
Human Nutrition Unit, Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Pere Virgili Health Research Institute, University Rovira i Virgili, Reus,
Spain

Nut consumption, body weight and obesity
Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

Nut consumption: Acceptability, satiety and metabolism CDE
Richard Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD
Professor, Foods and Nutrition
College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University
Symposium: Vegetarian diet patterns and Obesity

4:40 – 6:35PM | Symposium: Vegetarian diet patterns and obesity

Obesity trends in a vegetarian subcontinent: India
Pramil Singh, DrPH
Director, Center for Health Research
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Population Medicine
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Vegetarian diets for weight loss and management: evidence from clinical trials
Neal Barnard, MD
Founder and President
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine

Plant based diet pattern, plant foods and weight control: Observations from NHANES
Bonnie Farmer, MS, RD
Owner, PlantWise Nutrition Consulting
Regulatory Scientist, Kellogg Company
Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, Western Michigan University

Thyroid disease according to type of vegetarian diet
Serena Tonstad, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Health Promotion and Education, School of Public Health
Professor, Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine
Loma Linda University

6:35 - 8:30PM | Reception & Poster Sessions

Day 2: Monday, February 25, 2013

7:50 - 8:00AM | Welcome Address

Tricia Penniecook, MD MPH, Dean, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

8:00 – 8:50AM | Plenary Lecture

Vegetarian diets: Past, present and the futureCDE
Claus Leitzmann, Ph.D.
Professor, Justus Liebig University, Germany

8:50 – 10:20AM | Symposium: Vegetarian diet and prevention of cancer

Meat, dairy and cancer riskCDE
Rashmi Sinha, PhD
Deputy Chief, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA

Plant based dietary patterns, plant foods and cancer risk: Findings from EPIC CDE
Timothy Key, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Diet expert at Cancer Research UK and Group Head / PI

Nutrigenomics, plant based dietary patterns and cancerCDE
Sharon Ross, PhD, MPH
Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention, NIH/NCI, USA

10:40 – 12:20PM | Symposium: Role of soy in health and disease

Soy and women’s healthCDE
Mark Messina, PhD, MS
Co-owner of Nutrition Matters, Inc.
Executive Director of the Soy Nutrition Institute
Adjunct associate professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Soy and coronary heart disease: The "timing hypothesis"
Howard Hodis, MD
Harry Bauer & Dorothy Bauer Rawlings Professor of Cardiology
Professor, Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Director, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Keck School of Medicine
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California

Soy and prostate cancer
Raymond Bergan, MD
Professor in Medicine-Hematology/Oncology and Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

12:20 - 2:00PM | Lunch

12:40 – 1:55PM | Mini-Symposium

Vegetarian studies: A global perspective (Panel)

Vegetarian diets among Latin Americans: Past, present and future
Julio Acosta Navarro, MD, PhD

German vegans and vegetarians
Markus Keller, PhD

Flemish vegetarians
Peter Clarys, PhD

Cardiometabolic risk factors for Taiwanese omnivores and vegetarians
Tina Chiu, MPH, RD

Pros and cons of vegetarian nutrition in Slovak population
Zora Krivošíková, PhD

12:30 - 2:00PM | Short oral session II: Plant based diets and health outcomes

2:00 – 3:30PM | Symposium: Are all n-3 fatty acids created equal?

Health benefits of plant n-3 fatty acidsCDE
Sujatha Rajaram, PhD
Program Coordinator, DrPH Nutrition
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Achieving adequate n-3 fatty acid status: How to go about it?CDE
William S. Harris, PhD
Senior Scientist at Health Diagnostic Laboratory
Research Professor, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Cardiovascular Health Research Center, Sanford Research
President and CEO of OmegaQuant

Plant versus marine n-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular outcomes: What is the verdict?CDE
Thomas Sanders, PhD
Head of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Division
Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics
School of Medicine, King’s College, London

3:40 – 5:45PM | Symposium: Vegetarian diet patterns and cardiometabolic syndrome

Plant-Based Diets in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes: Findings from PREDIMEDCDE
Miguel Angel Martinez Gonzalez, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine-University Hospital
University of Navarra, Spain

Vegetarian diets for blood lipid management: An Eco-Atkins perspectiveCDE
Cyril Kendall, PhD
Professor and Research Associate, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Anti-inflammatory life style for prevention and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases: Facts and fiction
Bharat Aggarwal, PhD
Professor, Department of Experimental Theraputics
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Gut microbiome and health outcomes: Influence of diet patterns
Julia Wong, PhD, RD
Research Fellow, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center
Children’s Hospital Boston & Harvard Medical School

7:00 - 9:00PM | Banquet

Day 3: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

8:00 – 8:50AM | Plenary Lecture

Sustainability of plant based diets: Back to the futureCDE
Joan Sabate, MD, DrPH
Professor & Department Chair
Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition

8:50 – 9:50AM | Symposium: Efficiency and environmental aspects of meatless diets

Protein production: Planet, profit plus peopleCDE
Harry Aiking, PhD, ERT
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biology
Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University

Evaluating the global warming mitigation potential of healthy vegetarian dietary patterns CDE
Samuel Soret, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

10:10 – 11:40AM | Symposium: Foods and nutrients of interest to vegetarians: The science and application (Part I)

Is iron and zinc nutrition a concern for vegetarian infants and young children?CDE
Rosalind Gibson, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Human Nutrition
University of Otago, New Zealand

The Vitamin B12 story: Why is it still a concern?CDE
Ella Haddad, DrPH
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Bone nutrients for the vegetariansCDE
Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
Nutrition advisor
Vegetarian Resource group
Baltimore, MD

11:40 - 1:30PM | Lunch

12:00 – 1:30PM | Short oral session III: Studies on vegetarians

12:00 – 1:30PM | Short oral session IV: Nutritional epidemiology

1:30 – 3:00PM | Mini-Symposium: Foods and nutrients of interest to vegetarians: The science and application (Part II)

Legumes and beans: Nutrition and health benefitsCDE
Ginny Kisch Messina, MPH, RD
Co-owner, Nutrition Matters, Inc.

Metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and diabetes: Does dairy help?
Peter Elwood, MD, DSc, FRCP, FFPHM
Professor, Institute of Primary Care & Public Health
Cardiff University

Epigenetics and plant based diets: Application for cliniciansCDE
John Kelly, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

3:20 – 4:30PM | Symposium: Classification of vegetarian dietary patterns: (Panel)

Introduction
Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH
Professor & Department Chair Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition

Self-defined vegetarian status: Usefulness and validityCDE
Timothy Key, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Diet expert at Cancer Research UK and Group Head / PI

Definition of vegetarian status according to the absence of animal product consumptionCDE
Gary Fraser, MBChB, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean of Research
Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Population Medicine
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Data reduction techniques to classify plant based dietary patterns: Pros and consCDE
David Jacobs, PhD
Mayo Professor of Public Health
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

4:40PM | Closing Remarks

Sujatha Rajaram, PhD
Program Coordinator, DrPH Nutrition
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

 

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