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International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

Conference Check-In

Badge pickup will be available for Pre-Conference Nutrition Basics attendees starting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 25. Please join us in the Constitution Foyer on level 3B.

Main conference badge pickup will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 4-7 p.m. in the Constitution Foyer on level 3B or starting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, July 26 in the Independence Foyer, located on level 5B.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Pre-Conference Nutrition Basics Session
Hosted by: Maggie Neola, R.D., L.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

1-1:30 p.m.: Heart Health
Rob Ostfeld, M.D, M.Sc., F.A.C.C., Director, Preventive Cardiology, Montefiore Health System; Associate Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1:30-2 p.m.: Unleashing the Power of Plant-Based Diets
Brenda Davis, R.D.

2-2:20 p.m.: Weight
Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

2:20-2:35 p.m.: Break

2:35-2:55 p.m.: Cancer
Lee Crosby, R.D., L.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

2:55-3:25 p.m.: Diabetes
Caroline Trapp, D.N.P., A.N.P.-B.C., C.D.E., F.A.A.N.P., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

3:25-3:50 p.m.: The Cheese Trap
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Adjunct Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine; President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 

3:50-4:05 p.m.: Complete Nutrition
Minh Nguyen, M.S., R.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

4:05-4:30 p.m.: What Your Patients Need to Know; Tips and Resources to Set Them Up for Success
Karen Smith, R.D., C.D.E., Progressive Health of Delaware 

Can’t make it to the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, D.C., this summer? Join us for a special livestream of the Pre-Conference Nutrition Basics Session on July 25 from 1-4:30 pm for $149.

Friday, July 26, 2019

9-9:15 a.m.: Welcome
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Adjunct Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine; President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

9:15-10 a.m.: The Role of Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease
Paul M. Ridker, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

10-10:45 a.m.: The New Biology of Type 2 Diabetes
Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

10:45-11 a.m.: Break 

11 a.m.: Communications Update
Dania DePas, M.A., Director of Communications, Physicians Committee

11-11:45 a.m.: Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome in the Elderly
Kitt Falk Petersen, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Role of Plant Based Diets in Kidney Disease
Sean Hashmi, M.D., M.S., F.A.S.N., Regional Physician Director, Clinical Nutrition and Weight Management, Southern California Kaiser Permanente

12:30 p.m.: Introduction to Food for Life with Josh Oviatt

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch 

1:30-2:45 p.m.: Building Nutrition into Your Practice
Robert Ostfeld, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C., Director, Preventive Cardiology, Montefiore Health System; Associate Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jamie Kane, M.D., Chief, Section of Obesity Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Michelle McMacken, M.D., NYU School of Medicine
Danielle Belardo, M.D.

2:45-3 p.m.: Break

3-3:45 p.m.: Iron in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease
Ashley I. Bush, M.D., Ph.D., Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia

3:45-4:30 p.m.: Colon Cancer: Overview and Potential Impact of Nutrition

Marie L. Borum, M.D., Ed.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

4:45-6:15 p.m.: White House Photo Op and Networking Time

5:45-6:30 p.m.: Poster Presentations
Join us in Farragut (outside of Independence Ballroom).

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Awards and Dinner Program

From Patient to Policy
Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

A Unifying Theory of Reversing Chronic Diseases
Dean Ornish, M.D., President and Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Policy in Action
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Adjunct Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine; President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Saturday, July 27, 2019

7-7:45 a.m.: Morning Exercise
Karen Smith, R.D., C.D.E.

9-9:15 a.m.: Welcome
Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Councilmember on the Council of the District of Columbia

9:15-10 a.m.: Role of Saturated Fat in Cardiometabolic Disease: Implications for a Plant-Based Diet
Ulf Risérus, M.D., Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden

10-10:45 a.m.: Uncovering and Validating Potential Therapeutic Targets and Gene X Nutrient Interactions Along the Sex-steroids, Insulin Signaling, and Adipogenesis Pathways for Cardiometabolic Health
Simin Liu, M.D., Sc.D., Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine and Surgery, the Alpert School of Medicine; Director, Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health

10:45-11 a.m.: Break

11-11:45 a.m.: Nutrition and the Gut Microbiome: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?
Leigh A. Frame, Ph.D., M.H.S., Program Director, Integrative Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Current Recommendations for Nutrition and Cancer: a Closer Look
Elisa V. Bandera, M.D., Ph.D., Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Poster Presentations
Join us in Farragut (outside of Independence Ballroom).

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Soyfoods and Health: Proposed Benefits and Issues of Concern 
Mark Messina, Ph.D., M.S., Executive Director, Soy Nutrition Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

2:15-3 p.m.: Deconstructing Keto and Paleo Diets
Brenda Davis, R.D.

3-3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15-4 p.m.: Plant Powered Metabolism
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Adjunct Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine; President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

4-4:45 p.m.: Effective and Sustainable Weight Loss with Lifestyle Medicine: A Case Study
Eric O’Grey, Director of Philanthropy, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Preeti Kulkarni, N.D., Owner and Founder of Core Integrative Health, Ambassador for Institute of Natural Medicine

4:45-5:45 p.m.: Novel Models for Nutrition in Medical Practice
Baxter Montgomery, M.D., Montgomery Heart & Wellness
Ted Barnett, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., Founder and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Lee Crosby, R.D., L.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Special Sessions

Please join us for the following special sessions during ICNM! These items can be added to your registration cart when signing up for the conference.

Pre-Conference Nutrition Basics Session, $189
July 25, 1 p.m.
Join Neal Barnard, M.D., Rob Ostfeld, M.D., Brenda Davis, R.D., and other experts for a session covering the nutrition fundamentals. 3 credits of CME available!

Nurse Networking and Lunch
July 26, 12:30 p.m.
Join fellow nurses in an opportunity to network and connect.

Student Session
July 26, 4:45 p.m.
Network with like-minded students and hear from experts, including Michelle McMacken, MD, on the future of medicine.

White House Photo Op
July 26, 4:45 p.m.
Calling all clinicians! Join us for a photo op in front of the White House! This activity is a short walk from the Grand Hyatt and will be led by PCRM staff.

Friday Night Dinner Program, $60
July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious meal provided by the Grand Hyatt executive chefs, along with an expert presentation from Dr. Dean Ornish and testimonial from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Two credits of CME available!

Poster Presentations
July 26, 5:45 p.m.
July 27, 12:30 p.m.
Join us in Farragut (outside of Independence Ballroom) for two opportunities to view original research posters.

Saturday Morning Exercise
July 27, 7 a.m.
All attendees are invited to join Karen Smith, RD, CDE, for an all-levels workout on Saturday morning! Wear comfortable clothing. Water and towels will be provided.

Join us at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

Hear the latest research on nutrition and earn continuing medical education credits.