International Conference on Diabetes: Schedule

The Physicians Committee

International Conference on Diabetes: Powerful Interventions to Address the Epidemic

Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, 2014
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Washington, D.C.


Friday, July 18 Saturday, July 19
7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast 7-8 a.m. Fit Quickies Exercise with Lani Muelrath, M.A.
9 a.m. Welcome by Neal Barnard, M.D., and Caroline Trapp, N.P., C.D.E. 7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:15-10 a.m.
Magnetic Resonance Examinations on Lipid Metabolism in Insulin Resistance and Beyond by Chris Boesch, M.D., Ph.D.
9-9:45 a.m.
Global Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes: The Roles of Diet, Lifestyle, and Genes by Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
10-10:45 a.m.
Lipid and Energy Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function in the Development of Diabetes by Michael Roden, M.D.
9:45-10:30 a.m.
Can We Prevent Type 1 Diabetes? The TRIGR Study by Michael Knip, M.D., Ph.D.
Break Break
11-11:45 a.m.
Clinical Translation of Genetic Predictors for Type 2 Diabetes by Jose Florez, M.D., Ph.D.
10:45-11:30 a.m.
Dietary Interventions for Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications by Neal Barnard, M.D. and Anne Bunner, Ph.D.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
The 2013 AACE/ACE/TOS Healthy Eating Clinical Practice Guidelines: Key Points by Jeffrey Mechanick, M.D.
12:45-1:15 p.m.
Food Addictions, Diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease: Breaking the Food Seduction by Neal Barnard, M.D.
1:15-2:00 p.m.
Understanding the Issues on TZDs, DDP4s, GLP-1 agonists: How We Got the Pharmaceutical Industry We Deserve by Edwin Gale, M.B., F.R.C.P., BChir
1:00-1:45 p.m.
Carbohydrates (Starches) are Good for People with Diabetes by John McDougall, M.D.
2-2:45 p.m.
The Glycemic Index in Clinical Practice by David Jenkins, M.D., D.Sc., Ph.D.
1:45-3:30 p.m.
Models for Nutrition in Clinical Practice Panel:
Caroline Trapp, N.P., C.D.E., Moderator
Dana Armstrong, R.D., C.D.E.
Garth Davis, M.D.
Joel Kahn, M.D.
Neil Cooper, M.D., M.H.A.
Break Break
3-3:45 p.m.
Meat as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes by Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D.
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Improving Diabetes Research: Moving Beyond Animal Models by Charu Chandrasekera, Ph.D. and Anne Bunner, Ph.D.
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Defeating Diabetes: A Story of Hope from the Marshall Islands by Brenda Davis, R.D.
4:30-5 p.m.
Toward Dietary Recommendations for Diabetes Prevention and Management by Neal Barnard, M.D. and Caroline Trapp, N.P., C.D.E.
4:30-5 p.m.
New Diabetes Treatment Model in Native American Communities by Caroline Trapp, N.P., C.D.E.


5-6:30 p.m.
Poster and Networking Reception





Call for Posters



Hotel and Meals





Thanks to the following sponsors:



International Conference on Diabetes sponsor

Treeline Treenut Cheese

Whole Foods Market Friendship Heights