Nutrition and the Brain: Agenda

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 International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain: The Role of Foods and Lifestyle in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurological Disorders

 

Agenda

Friday, July 19

7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Neal Barnard, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine
9:15-10 a.m. New Concepts in Dementia
James Cooper, M.D., A.G.S.F., F.A.C.P.M., George Washington University School of Medicine
10-10:45 a.m. Dietary Fat Composition and Dementia Risk
Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., Professor, Internal Medicine, Director, Section of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology, Rush University Medical Center
10:45-11 a.m. Break
11-11:45 a.m. Apolipoprotein E, Cholesterol, and Cardiovascular Factors in the Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease: Myths and Reality
Judes Poirier, Ph.D., K.Q., Centre for the Studies on the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, McGill University
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunchtime Speaker: Dopamine, Diabetes, and Dementia
Neal Barnard, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine
1:15-2 p.m. Vitamin E and Dementia Risk
Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., Professor, Internal Medicine, Director, Section of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology, Rush University Medical Center
2-2:45 p.m. Diet, Longevity, and Cognition
Gary Fraser, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-3:45 p.m. Metals and Dementia Risk
Rosanna Squitti, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, AFaR - Osp. Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy
3:45-4:30 p.m. The Role of Iron in Neurological Disorders
Antonia Ceccarelli, M.D., Ph.D., Laboratory for Neuroimaging Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
4:30-5:15 p.m. Proteins and Dysfunctional Metal Homeostasis in Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease
Ashley I Bush, MD, PhD; Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
5:15-6:45 p.m. Reception
Saturday, July 20
7-8 a.m. Brain-building Boot Camp
John Pierre
7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast
9-9:45 a.m. The Effect of Exercise on Brain Structure and Function
Kirk I. Erickson, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
9:45-10:30 a.m. Amyloid-β Diurnal Pattern: Possible Role of Sleep in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis
Brendan Lucey, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:30 a.m. Cognitive Decline Following Chemotherapy
Shelli Kesler, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunchtime Speaker: Nutrition and Neurology Update
Michael Greger, M.D., Founder, NutritionFacts.org
1-1:45 p.m. A Starch-Based Diet Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
John McDougall, M.D.
1:45-2:30 p.m. Homocysteine Lowering with B Vitamins for Prevention of Brain Shrinkage and Memory Loss
Celeste de Jager, Ph.D.
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:30 p.m. Nutrition and Migraines
Ulka Agarwal, M.D., PCRM's Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Research
3:30-4:15 p.m. Toward Dietary Recommendations for Brain Health in Clinical Practice
Neal Barnard, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine
Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., PCRM