Workshop Agenda

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019—Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC) Meeting and Dinner—by invitation for SSAC members, please contact Rashidah Denton for information.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8:00–9:00 am     Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:10 am     Opening Remarks

Annahita Ghassemi, Ph.D. 
Director, Corporate Global Product Safety and Clinical Affairs, Church & Dwight
Chair, Senior Scientific Advisory Council, Council for Responsible Nutrition

Session 1: Optimizing Nutrition to Promote Healthy Aging

Moderator: Stephen Daniells, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, NutraIngredients-USA

9:10–9:40 am     Defining Healthy Aging

Peter D. Adams, Ph.D.
Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

9:40–10:10 am     Biomarkers of Healthy Aging and Opportunities for Future Research

Raymond Yung, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Director, Geriatrics Center
Director, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan 

10:10–10:40 am     Impact of Nutrition Interventions on Healthy Aging

Simin Meydani, D.V.M., Ph.D. 
Professor, Immunology
Lab Director and Senior Scientist, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging, Tufts University

10:40–11:00 am     Break

Sponsored by Biofortis Research, Merieux

11:00–11:30 am     Development of Nicotinamide Riboside to Address Conditions of Metabolic Stress

Charles Brenner, Ph.D. 
Roy J. Carver Chair & Head of Biochemistry
Co-Director, Obesity Research & Education Initiative, University of Iowa

11:30–12:00 pm     The Role of Vitamin K2 in Bone and Cardiovascular Health Through the Life Cycle

Katarzyna Maresz, Ph.D.
President, International Science and Health Foundation
Krakow, Poland

12:00–12:30 pm     Panel Q&A

12:30–1:50 pm     Lunch

Sponsored by Church & Dwight

Session 2:    Advances in the Development of Nutrition Research Tools

Moderator: Susan Mitmesser, Ph.D. 
Vice President, Science & Technology, Pharmavite
Vice-Chair, CRN Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC)

1:50–2:20 pm     Application of Mobile Approaches to Diet Tracking in Nutrition Research

Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., R.D
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Deputy Director, TecHealth Center, University of South Carolina 

2:20–2:50 pm     Emerging Technologies for Measuring Nutrient Status

Michael McBurney, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph

2:50–3:20 pm     Understanding the Role of Genetics in Phenotypic Flexibility

José M. Ordovás, Ph.D.
Professor, Nutrition and Genetics
Lab Director and Senior Scientist, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

3:20–3:40 pm     Break

3:40–4:10 pm     The Botanical Safety Consortium: Modernizing the Safety Evaluation of Dietary Supplements

Joe Dever, Ph.D., DABT 
Manager, Product Safety 
Nutrilite Health Institute, Amway Corporation
Steering Committee, Botanical Safety Consortium

4:10–4:40 pm     Research Tools to Assess the Effect of Phytonutrients on the Microbiome

Mario Ferruzzi, Ph.D. 
Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, North Carolina State University

4:40–5:10 pm     Panel Q&A and Discussion

5:10–5:20 pm     Closing Remarks

Susan Mitmesser, Ph.D. 
Vice President, Science & Technology, Pharmavite
Vice-Chair, CRN Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC)


Wednesday Evening 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

Join us Wednesday evening in the Palm Courtyard for a reception with Workshop and Conference attendees, sponsored by Herbalife. Get ready to "Party like it's 1994" as have fun with pop culture memories from the same year DSHEA became law!