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Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition: Addressing gaps, biases, and shifts

American Society for Nutrition

Save the date for the American Society for Nutrition's fourth annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference, being held December 4-6 at the Gaylord National Harbor outside Washington, D.C. Added sugars, vitamin and mineral supplements, and microbiota are featured topics in a robust program on clinical themes, including advances in hospital-based nutrition. "This conference grows every year due to its relevancy for the practicing health professional and the quality of the science presented," said program co-chair Joel Mason, MD, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. "This year the agenda will feature such current issues as nutrigenetics and nutrition and cancer."

The 3-day program delivers valuable clinical updates and networking opportunities to advance your understanding of hotly debated nutrition areas. Download the program today to review all speaker-experts and their session titles.

Early registration discounts end Friday, October 3. Credentialed media, science writers and bloggers are invited to cover all or part of the conference with free registration.

New in 2014: Clinical Briefs!

This new program element offers abbreviated presentations with takeaways that are immediately applicable to a practice-based environment. One of the first talks in this new format will be "Micronutrients and Macular Degeneration," presented by Emily Y. Chew, MD, of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Select Program Highlights

Shifts in the Intestinal Microbiota: Therapeutic Opportunities for Pre- and Probiotics Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

What's Explaining the Reported Declines in Obesity?

William H. Dietz, MD, MPH, STOP Obesity Alliance, Washington, DC

Reliability of Nutrigenetic Markers across Ethnic Groups

José M. Ordovás, PhD, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA Effects of Obesity Bias and Stigma on Health Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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