ICNM 2017 Schedule

The Physicians Committee

July 28-29, 2017


  • Sessions run Friday and Saturday, July 28-29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (13 credits)
  • Skip the lines! Join us for preregistration (name badge and packet pickup) on Thursday, July 27, 4-7 p.m.
  • On Friday, July 28, registration and continental breakfast opens at 7:30 a.m.
  • White House Photo Op on Friday afternoon
  • Two-credit Friday evening dinner program**additional fee
  • Complimentary exercise session is Saturday, July 29 from 7-8 a.m.
  • All events take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington

Friday, July 28, 2017

9-9:15 a.m.: Welcome
9:15-10:00 a.m.: Nutrition Essentials: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, The George Washington University

10-10:45 a.m.: Understanding Metabolic Adaptation to Changes in Dietary Patterns in Humans
Matthew Hulver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00-11:05 a.m. Communications

11:05-11:50 a.m.: Topic: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers
Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M.
President, NutritionFacts.org

11:50a.m. - 12:30p.m. Lunch Break

12:30-1:45p.m.: Building your Practice

Topic: Leveraging Time and Connection with Group Medical Visits
Shilpa Saxena, M.D., I.F.M.C.P.
President, SevaMed Institute

Topic: Billing for Nutrition Guidance
Caroline Trapp, D.N.P., A.N.P.-BC, C.D.E., F.A.A.N.P.
Director of Diabetes Education and Care
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Topic: Talking with Patients about Nutrition
Stephen Neabore, M.D.
Physician, Barnard Medical Center

1:45-2:30 p.m.:  Plant-Based Nutrition in Practice
Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., F.A.C.C.
Director of Preventive Cardiology, Montefiore Health System

2:30-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45-3:30 p.m.: Evaluating the Problem Gut
Robynne Chutkan, M.D., F.A.S.G.E.
Georgetown University

3:30-4:15 p.m.: Diet, Stress, and Cellular Aging
Cindy Leung, Sc.D., M.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco

Q-and-A with Dr. Leung >

4:15-6:00 p.m.: Networking Time and White House Photo Op

Sex, Dopamine and Rocknroll presentation at ICNM

Friday Night Dinner Program – July 28, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tao Jiang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Burgundy University in France,
Researcher at Lyon Neuroscience Research Center

Alain Dagher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor McGill University
Montreal Neurological Institute

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, The George Washington University

  • Two credits
  • Four-course meal specially crafted by Grand Hyatt executive chefs.
  • Networking opportunities

Cost: $55.00 and $35.00 for spouse or guest ticket. Be sure to add this to your cart upon checkout.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

7-7:45 a.m. Morning Exercise
Karen Smith, R.D., C.P.T., C.D.E.
Start your Saturday with an hour of exercise suited for all fitness levels led by Physicians Committee senior manager of clinical dietetics.

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast

9-9:45 a.m.: Diet and Alzheimer’s Disease
Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D.
Professor of Epidemiology, Director of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University

Q-and-A with Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D. >

9:45-10:30 a.m.: Diet, Intestinal Microbiota, and Cardio-Renal Disease Risk
W.H. Wilson Tang, M.D.
Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

10:30-10:45 p.m. Break

10:45-11:45 a.m.: What You Can Do to Change Federal Food Policy: SNAP, Dietary Guidelines, Commodities

Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D.
Director of Nutrition Education, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Cindy Leung, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Researcher, Center for Health and Community in the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Kyle Ash, M.A., L.L.M.
Director of Government Affairs, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch break

12:30-1:15 p.m.: Obesity and the Microbiome
Jamie Kane, M.D.
Director, Northwell Health Center for Weight Management

1:15-2:30 p.m.: Helping Patients Break through the Weight Plateau
Anthony Lim, M.D., J.D.
Medical Director, The McDougall Program
Joined by Chef AJ and Tricia Slimbarski
Q -and-A with Dr. Anthony Lim >

2:30-3:15 p.m.: The Role of Diet and Fasting on Gut Permeability and Autoimmune Disease
Alan Goldhamer, D.C.
Founder and Director, TrueNorth Health Center

3:15-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-4:15 p.m.: Understanding Vitamin D
Anastassios Pittas, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Tufts Medical Center

4:15-5:00 p.m.: Resetting Your Clock with Nutrition: The Effect of Diet Composition and Meal Frequency and Timing
Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Research at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine