2018 Agenda: The Workshop

Full-day scientific symposium, Tuesday, Oct. 16, including a reception that evening with attendees of The Conference.

Preliminary Agenda

Subject to change

8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 9:10 am
Opening remarks

Susan Mitmesser, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science & Technology, Pharmavite


Session 1: Nutritional needs during pregnancy and the first two years

Moderator:
Susan Mitmesser, Ph.D.


9:10 – 9:40 am
Impact of nutrition on preconception and pregnancy

Aline Andres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Associate Director, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center


9:40 – 10:10 am
Nutritional needs of birth – 24 months population: Findings from 'Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study'

Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., C.P.H.
Associate Professor, Purdue University


10:10 – 10:30 Break


10:30 – 11:00 am 
Choline requirements in the first 1000 days

Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Nutrition, Director, Nutrition Research Institute and Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of North Carolina


11:00 – 11:20 am Q&A and panel discussion


Session 2: The microbiome’s impact on human health and disease

Moderator:

DeAnn Liska, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Nutrition Science & Biostatistics, Biofortis Research


11:20 – 11:50 am
TBD


11:50 – 12:20 pm
Metabolomics: Shedding light on the impact of the gut microbiome metabolism on whole-body health

Sean H. Adams, Ph.D.
Director, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, Professor and Section Chief, Developmental Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


12:20 – 1:40 pm Lunch


1:40 – 2:10 pm
Foods for bugs in your gut: It’s not just dietary fiber!

Oliver Chen, Ph.D.
Interim Director and Scientist, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University


2:10 – 2:30 pm Q&A and panel discussion


Session 3: Impact of sleep on human health and disease

Moderator:

Casey Vanous, Ph.D.
Director, Product Science, Worldwide R&D and Scientific Affairs, Herbalife


2:30 – 3:00 pm
New approaches to understanding the links between sleep and nutrition

Michael Grandner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine, Director, Sleep & Health Research Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine


3:00 – 3:20 pm Break


3:20 – 3:50 pm
Impact of sleep health on dietary patterns and caloric intake

Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Columbia University


3:50 – 4:20 pm
A clinician’s perspective on sleep and stress management and the use of botanicals

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
Internationally Recognized Expert on Dietary Supplements, Herbal Medicine, Women's Health and Natural Medicine


4:20 – 4:40 pm Q&A and panel discussion


4:40 – 4:50 Closing Remarks

Casey Vanous, Ph.D.