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Advances and controversies in clinical nutrition: Looking forward via science

American Society for Nutrition

Are you ready to start a healthier new year now? Hear the latest on food and nutrition science at the fourth annual ASN Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference at National Harbor, MD, December 4-6. With featured topics like hospital-based nutrition or dietary supplements, we have an exciting 3-day program filled with clinical updates in hotly debated nutrition areas such as sugars; two satellite sessions; and various networking opportunities. Credentialed media, science writers and bloggers are invited to cover all or part of the conference with free registration (email us Press registration includes opening reception Thursday, lunch Friday and breakfast Saturday.

Browse the full program for a list of speakers and session titles. The two sponsored satellite symposia on chocolate and cardiovascular disease occurring Friday in conjunction with this conference are open to all. Participants can register here.

Select Lectures

Role of Genetics and Mechanisms of Action: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Michael H. Davidson, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

Clinical Brief: Nutritional Issues in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Fang Fang Zhang, PhD, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Sugars and Dental Caries: Evidence for Setting a Recommended Threshold
Paula Moynihan, BSc, PhD, RPHNutr, SRD, Director, Centre for Oral Health Research/Professor of Nutrition & Oral Health, Newcastle University

Not able to attend, but wish to cover a symposium? ASN will facilitate interviews with program committee members or speakers prior to or following the event (email

This program is being jointly provided by ASN and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Learn more about available continuing education credits on the ASN website.


Physicians: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Nurses: Nursing contact hours will be awarded.
Dietitians: ASN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 CPEUs. Participants in sponsored satellite programs are eligible for additional CPEUs.
CHES/MCHES: A total of 15 Category 1 continuing education contact hours are available. There are no advanced-level continuing education contact hours available

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