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

 

Brain disorders are the newest frontier in medical science. At this conference, some of the world’s foremost experts share the latest insights on the role of nutrients in Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions.

On Friday, July 19, the focus is on how a fascinating interplay of dietary fats and trace metals may damage delicate brain structures, and the dietary patterns that may protect the brain. On Saturday, the scope widens to include the surprising effects of exercise and sleep on brain structures, the even more surprising effects of chemotherapy, a hopeful new intervention for multiple sclerosis, and details on how clinicians can help their patients.

Learning Objectives include the following:

  • Participants will be able to evaluate how dietary fat plays a role in both increasing risk and prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Participants will be able to identify lifestyle factors that modulate the risk of developing common Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Participants will be able to explain which brain regions are most consistently affected by participation in physical activity.
  • Participants will be able to state the possible role of sleep in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of diet in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Participants will be able to identify evidence-based approaches to incorporating dietary recommendations into clinical practice.
Accreditation

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians

The George Washington University Office of CEHP is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Registered dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTR) will receive 12 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.

Nurses

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Virginia Nurse designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 contact hours. Registered Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Questions: Jill Eckart, 202-527-7337 or jeckart@pcrm.org

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