2018 Agenda: The Workshop

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


Subject to change

8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by KGK Science, Inc.

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

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


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

11:20 – 11:50 am
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

11:50 – 12:20 pm
Foods for bugs in your gut: It’s not just dietary fiber!

Oliver Chen, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Biofortis, Mérieux NutriSciences

12:20 – 1:40 pm Lunch Sponsored by Church & Dwight

1:40 – 2:10 pm
Probiotics and the Microbiome: What We Know and Don’t Know

Donald Brown, N.D.
Managing Director, Natural Product Research Consultants

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

Session 3: Impact of sleep on human health and disease


Casey Vanous, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Global Product Science & Safety, Worldwide R&D and Scientific Affairs, Herbalife Nutrition
Chair, CRN Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC)

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., FAHA
Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine
Director, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Sleep Center of Excellence, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 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.