Agenda: Science in Session - 2020

 

 

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Challenges and opportunities for public health recommendations around dietary supplements


Science in Session spans two half days, starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 12–3:05 pm Eastern, and continuing Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 12–2:50 pm Eastern. See further details and links to speaker information below.

DAY ONE —Tuesday, October 13, 2020  (All times in Eastern Daylight Time)

11:45 am –12:00 pm

Morning Melodies with Pianist Alex Lok

Join us as we help you put a little pep in your virtual step before the Science in Session event with musical stimulation led by pianist Alex Lok. Indulge in the audio frequencies and intricate patterns of curated songs that Alex will play from his grand piano.

 

12:00 – 12:10 pm

Opening remarks

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

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

 

12:10 – 12:40 pm

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Is there a role for dietary supplements?

Robert C. Post, Ph.D, MEd., M.Sc.
CEO and Principal, FoodTrition Solutions, LLC

Dr. Robert Post discusses the treatment of dietary supplements in the recent process to develop the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and future opportunities to include dietary supplements in public health recommendations.

 

12:40 – 1:10 pm

The evolving science of nutrition and public policy: Are nutrient gaps here to stay?

Jaime Gahche, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Nutritional Epidemiologist, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Jaime Gahche discusses recent trends and future forecast for nutritional adequacy analyses, challenges in nutritional intake assessments, and future research needs.

 

1:10 – 1:20 pm

Break

 

1:20 – 1:50 pm

The importance of nutritional status in defining “optimal nutrition”

Manfred Eggersdorfer, Ph.D.
Professor, Healthy Aging, University Medical Center, Groningen

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer discusses the state of the science around nutritional status biomarkers and how they could be used to establish optimal nutrient intake recommendations.

 

1:50 – 2:20 pm                         

Supplements in the age of personalized nutrition

Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Ph.D., FASN, FACN
Research Professor and Director, Entrepreneurship Education Program, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Dr. Jeff Blumberg discusses nutrition policy focus on prevention of nutrient deficiency and chronic disease and predicts a role for dietary supplements in personalized nutrition.

 

2:20 – 2:30 pm

Break

 

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Panel discussion and Q&A

Speakers respond to questions from the audience.


3:00 – 3:05 pm

Closing remarks for the day

Andrea Wong, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition

 

3:05 – 3:15 pm

Break

 

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Interactive Culinary Class & Demonstration, Sponsored by Church and Dwight

CRN and Church and Dwight invite you to join your colleagues in the kitchen for a hands-on cooking demonstration! You will be led through a cooking demonstration, highlighting cooking hacks, tips and tricks, all while learning to prepare a yummy healthy meal! This interactive course will enlighten your senses while sharpening your skills as our chef teaches you some hidden hacks commonly found at home.

 

Networking Rooms—Each room limited to 25 people

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Digestif Hour with DSM

Grab a digestif (noun: a drink or portion of food drunk or eaten in order to aid the digestion) and join DSM as we break down what we heard during the first day of CRN Science in Session! The DSM crew will be joined by Andrea Wong, Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition. Let’s decompress and digest some science!

Yappy Hour

Clear your pet’s calendar—you’ll want them available to join you and your industry colleagues for a meet and greet. Whether man’s best friend, your cool cat, the house hamster or another furry, finned, or feathered friend, log on with your pet for a cordial chat. Don’t have a pet yet? No problem, all animal lovers are welcome—you may even get some ideas or tips if you are thinking of taking the pet-owning plunge.

Dream Destinations

Some of us are taking the travel bans harder than others and just can’t wait for a new adventure outside of our homes once again. Gather virtually with kindred wanderlusters to share your travel dream destinations. Been somewhere amazing and can’t wait to get back? Looking for ideas for your next trip? Whether you’re more Rick Steves or Simon Reeve, layover with us and compare notes on all things travel.

 

DAY TWO – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (All times in Eastern Daylight Time)

11:45 am –12:00 pm

Morning Melodies with Pianist Alex Lok

Join us as we help you put a little pep in your virtual step before the Science in Session event with musical stimulation led by pianist Alex Lok. Indulge in the audio frequencies and intricate patterns of curated songs that Alex will play from his grand piano.

 

12:00 – 12:10 pm

Opening remarks

Haiuyen Nguyen
Senior Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition

Deshanie Rai, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.
Vice President, Global Scientific, Regulatory and Medical Affairs, OmniActive Health Technologies
Adjunct Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Sciences and Policy, Tufts University  

 

12:10 – 12:40 pm                     

Establishing Dietary Reference Intakes for bioactives under the DRI framework

John W. Erdman, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Dr. John Erdman diiscusses the dietary referenece intakes (DRIs) framework and how it may be adapted to develop recommended intakes for bioactive food components.

 

12:40 – 12:50 pm                     

Break

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS  

 

12:50 – 1:20 pm                       

A. Establishing DRIs for Omega-3 fatty acids

William Harris, Ph.D.
President, OmegaQuant
Professor, Sanford School of Medicine, South Dakota

Dr. William Harris discusses scientific evidence supporting dietary reference intakes for EPA and DHA.         

B. Establishing DRIs for Vitamin K2

Leon J. Schurgers, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry of Vascular Calcification and Vice Chair of Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, University of Maastricht

Dr. Leon Schurgers discusses scientific evidence supporting dietary reference intakes for vitamin K2 separate from vitamin K1.

 

1:20 – 1:30 pm

Break
 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS


1:30 – 2:00 pm                         

A. Setting dietary reference intakes for lutein and carotenoids

Elizabeth J. Johnson, Ph.D., FACN, FICS
Research Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy, Tufts University

Dr. Elizabeth Johnson discusses scientific evidence supporting dietary reference intakes for lutein and carotenoids.

 

B. Magnesium: Evidence basis for revising existing DRIs

Rebecca Costello, Ph.D.
Nutrition Scientist/Senior Research Fellow, Center for Magnesium Education and Research

Dr. Rebecca Costello discusses scientific developments surrounding magnesium that suggest an update to existing dietary reference intakes for the nutrient.


2:00 – 2:10 pm

Break


2:10 – 2:40 pm

Panel discussion and Q&A

Speakers respond to questions from the audience.


2:40 – 2:50 pm

Closing remarks

Andrea Wong, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition