Featured Speakers 2017-10-10T09:57:33+00:00

Featured Speakers

Sunday, October 22

8 – 9:30 a.m.

John Coupland, PhD

What Chicago in 1900 Can Teach Us About the Challenges of Science and Food Today

Today, the majority of the population is removed from the production of the food they eat and must rely on the expertise of food and nutrition scientists working in companies, universities and regulatory bodies to ensure the availability, safety and quality of their food.

In this session, Dr. John Coupland will use examples from an earlier age – Chicago at the start of the 20th century – to reflect upon the challenges we face now. Chicago was the place where we first learned to industrialize our food system. And these efforts changed the food system.

People today enjoy less expensive, safer food; malnutrition and hunger are rarer; and employees enjoy better working conditions – but the changed food system still has real problems. While providing no easy solutions to today’s problems, these historical analogies provide a call for food scientists and registered dietitian nutritionists to join forces and improve the modern food system.

About John Coupland

John Coupland is a professor of food science at Penn State where he teaches food chemistry and conducts research on emulsion science and fat crystallization. He is an active member of IFT and current serves as President.

He previously served on the Divisions Taskforce that proposed the current structure for divisions, chaired the Food Chemistry sub-panel for the 2009 annual meeting and served on a taskforces charged with developing the new IFT logo and improving the quality of the scientific program at the annual meeting. He is most active in the Food Chemistry Division and is a member of the Education, Engineering and Dairy divisions. He is a member of the Keystone Section of IFT.

Sunday, October 22

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

2017 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture:

Through the Eyes and Taste Buds of Our Children: School Food and Nutrition Past, Present and Future

Since the beginning of organized school meals, food and nutrition professionals have been involved in feeding the nation’s school children well. Academy leaders were instrumental at every step taken to expand programs beyond lunch to breakfast, snacks, suppers and summer feeding.

Over the past decade, RDNs and NDTRs have been at the forefront of innovation to enhance nutritional quality, culinary excellence and agricultural sustainability of the food served at school. Looking toward the Second Century of our profession, we have the opportunity – and responsibility – to influence the nutrition future of our nation’s youth.

Let’s explore together – through the eyes and taste buds of children – how that future can ensure that they grow strong, think clearly, and enjoy the delicious flavors of a healthful eating style.

About Dayle Hayes

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy for students and staff. She collected success stories for Making It Happen, a joint CDC-USDA project; wrote a chapter on communicating with students in Managing Child Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence; and co-authored the 2014 Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years.

In recognition of her professional and volunteer leadership, Dayle has received many honors, including Montana Dietitian of the Year and an ADA Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice Award. In January 2012, she received the Silver FAME Award as a Friend of Child Nutrition and Food Service Director magazine named her as one of their 20 Most Influential. She was honored with a Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Montana School Food Service Professional of the Year in 2013.

Sunday, October 22

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Luc J.C. van Loon, PhD

Skeletal muscle protein is constantly being synthesized and broken down, with a turnover rate of about 1-2% per day. The rate of skeletal muscle protein synthesis is regulated by two main metabolic stimuli, food intake and physical activity. Ingestion of a single meal-like amount of protein allows ~55% of the protein derived amino acids to become available in the circulation, thereby improving whole-body as well as leg muscle protein balance.

When food is ingested after a bout of physical activity the post-prandial muscle protein synthetic response is augmented, with higher muscle protein synthesis rates sustained over a more prolonged period of time. In other words, when you ingest protein following a bout of physical activity ‘you become even more of what you just ate’.

Planned with the Academy’s Committee for Lifelong Learning

About Luc J.C. van Loon

Luc van Loon is a Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Head of the M3-research unit at the Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University Medical Centre. Luc has an international research standing in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism. Current research in his laboratory focuses on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to exercise, and the impact of nutritional and pharmacological interventions to modulate muscle metabolism in health and disease.

Luc has authored more than 290 original, peer-reviewed research and review articles. He is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and the European Journal of Sport Science. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the European College of Sport Science and the Benelux Association for Stabile Isotope Scientists

Sunday, October 22

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCP(C)

2017 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture:

How Global Collaborations Impact Change: Lessons from Four Continents

This session will highlight collaborations among institutions in countries differing in social, cultural, political and economic status. Emphasis will be placed on impacts on local health and nutritional status, capacity building and nutrition policy. Recommendations will be reviewed on “what not to do” and on “what to do for success”.

About Richard J. Deckelbaum

Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCP(C), received his education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He now directs the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University where he holds professorships in nutrition, pediatrics and epidemiology. In addition to his ongoing basic research in cell biology of lipids, cardiovascular diseases and issues of human nutrition, he has been active in translating basic science findings to practical application in different populations.

He also coordinates programs related to the effects of varying nutrient intakes on expression of cardiovascular risk factors in populations of different genetic backgrounds in both national and international studies. He has chaired task forces for the American Heart Association, the European Atherosclerosis Society, WHO, the Institute of Medicine, the March of Dimes, and has led and/or served on advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health, the FDA, RAND Corporation, and the USA National Academies of Science, as well as the US Dietary Guidelines Committee.

Sunday, October 22

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

2017 President’s Lecture:

Systems Medicine, Big Data and Scientific Wellness; Transforming Healthcare

With the ever escalating costs of healthcare, which is now 18% of the U.S. GDP and rising at 5.8% annually, a new kind of medicine is needed — one that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory (P4).

P4 medicine provides healthcare that can optimize the health of the individual, use the identification of wellness to disease transition points to develop drugs for early reversal of most chronic diseases (the preventive medicine of the 21st century), and dramatically reduce the costs of healthcare. Get ready to tackle one of biggest healthcare challenges to date – persuading an ever skeptical healthcare system with many interests vested in 20th century medicine to change.

About Leroy Hood

Doctor Leroy E. Hood graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1964 with an MD and from Caltech with a PhD in biochemistry in 1968. After three years as a Senior Investigator at NIH, his academic career began at Caltech, where he and his colleagues developed the DNA gene sequencer and synthesizer, and the protein synthesizer and sequencer–four instruments that paved the way for the successful mapping and understanding of the human genome.

A pillar in the biotechnology field, Dr. Hood has played a role in founding fifteen biotechnology companies including Amgen, Applied Biosystems, Integrated Diagnostics and Arivale. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine.

Sunday, October 22

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Irv Rosenberg

Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD

The Edna & Robert Langholz International Nutrition Lecture: Collaborating to Battle Cognitive Decline with Nutrition

The worldwide demographic wave to an increasingly elderly population creates an imperative for us in nutrition care to prevent as far as we can the cognitive decline which robs elders of independence and quality of life. While there is much still to be learned about the role of good diet and nutrition, along with healthy exercise, in maintenance of cognitive and cerebrovascular health, there is a solid evidence-base for application of emerging knowledge in practice of good nutrition and aging.

Medical and nutrition practitioners will need to work hand in hand, especially in our approach to protect our elder patients from folic acid excess while making every effort to prevent neural tube defect births in women of child bearing age.

About Irwin H. Rosenberg

Doctor Irwin Rosenberg is University Professor of Nutrition and Medicine at Tufts University’s USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and the Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy. He was born and educated through college in Madison, Wis. and received his M.D. at Harvard Medical School with sub-specialty training in Internal Medicine Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Thorndike Memorial laboratory and at the National Institutes of Health.

His research interests include the impact of diet and nutrition on aging brain functions with special reference to the vitamins Folic acid and B 12, as well as the regulation of homocysteine metabolism and maintenance of cerebrovascular integrity. Dr. Rosenberg was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served as chair of its Food and Nutrition Board. He is the current editor of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin and former editor of the Nutrition Reviews.

Monday, October 23

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, MD, Dr Med Sci, Dr HC.

Challenges in Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Obesity (Session 124)

Obesity reflects a preceding slow cumulative positive energy balance. Whether it is primarily due to a minutely increased input, decreased expenditure or increased deposition remains unclear. Obesity leads to increased energy expenditure and hence increased energy needs, making it difficult to distinguish the processes and a challenge to interfere. Genetic predisposition and environmental exposures are involved, but which specific factors are operating and when remain to be clarified. The strong association between psycho-socio-economic factors and obesity calls for a new theory.

Obesity is associated with metabolic alterations predisposing to several diseases, with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as the most prominent. However, some of the obese escape the problems, whereas some skinny fat may suffer from them. The link between the accumulation of the excess though inert triglyceride in fat cells and the metabolic alterations may be explained by the adipose expandability theory.

About Thorkild I.A. Sørensen

Doctor Sørensen is professor of metabolic epidemiology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He has conducted research in the field of human obesity for more than 40 years, and he has played a leading role in several large-scale European research programs. His primary focus has been on genetic and environmental causes, development and changes in occurrences, metabolic and psychosocial consequences, co-morbidities and mortality.

His research has mainly been based on a variety of epidemiological methods, but more recently he has been engaged in theory development. He has published about 700 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and several in those with the highest impact. He has received several awards, including Population Science and Public Health Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity and the Mickey Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award from The Obesity Society.