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2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture

Redefining Aging and Embracing Longevity: Nutrition Opportunities Abound

Sunday, October 27

10 – 11:30 a.m.

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. Why? By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that one in every five residents will be retirement age. The growth of the aging population offers many opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs to utilize “evidence-based” nutrition in overall health management and improved quality of life for their clients and patients. This session will discuss redefining the aging population; the challenges with ageism and how RDNs and NDTRs can provide successful leadership, innovation with best practice to meet nutritional needs of the older adult.

Speaker: Brenda Richardson

Brenda Richardson
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2019 Trailblazer Lecture

Dietetics and Food Science – A Winning Partnership for Public Health

Sunday, October 27

3:30 – 5 p.m.

The combination of dietetics, nutrition and food science has enormous potential to improve public health through the development and dissemination of compelling educational materials and delicious foods. This presentation will give real-life outcomes of this mutually beneficial alliance and explore both opportunities and threats for its continued success.

Speaker: Guy Johnson

Guy Johnson
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2019 President’s Lecture

Solutions to Meet the United Nations Sustainable Nutrition Goals

Sunday October 27

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Through an expert panel, the session will address the 2018 Global Nutrition Report and the EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report specific to sustainable diets, new data on equity and inclusion, social determinants and water. Utilizing this data will support a sustainable increase in food security and promote collaboration between government, business, and stakeholders to solve long-standing global problems. The data is also critical to identifying the role registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) serve in this space. Additional expertise from global leaders will further reinforce the RDN’s role in how to achieve the United Nations sustainable nutrition goals.

Speakers

Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo
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Walter Willett

Walter Willett
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The Edna & Robert Langholz International Nutrition Lecture: Reflections on a Half Century of TPN and Clinical Nutrition in the Future

Sunday October 28

1:30 – 3 p.m.

This session will review comprehensively the half-century odyssey of the basic development and clinical application of Total Parenteral Nutrition and its current role together with enteral and oral nutrition in providing optimal nutrition to all people under all conditions at all times. The rational, logical, step-by-step approaches to the myriad problems which had to be solved by the investigator in developing the materials, the methods, principles, techniques, and practices, which ultimately lead to success as a safe, efficacious, practical, and affordable clinical nutrition support technique, which significantly changed the way medicine is practiced, will be described and demonstrated. Finally, a brief outline of the vast opportunity for nutritional, metabolic, biochemical applications for the comprehensive approaches to management of pathophysiologic and health maintenance problems currently and in the future will be presented to challenge the expert audience to achieve their unlimited potential to serve humanity and Society.

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Stanley Dudrick, MD

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