Featured Speakers2018-10-15T16:31:17+00:00

Featured Speakers

2018 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture

Dream Big … And Make It Happen: Skills and Strategies That Take Interventions from an Idea to Reimbursement

Sunday, October 21

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Room 146 ABC

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. and around the world. Lifestyle is key to prevention and treatment of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other chronic conditions.

Getting evidence-based lifestyle interventions widely implemented and sustained is very challenging. This presentation will discuss key components to successful wide-scale implementation and sustainment of proven interventions.

These components will draw from the Knowledge to Action Framework, the Collective Impact Model, behavioral economics, and leadership principles. The base case discussed will be taking the National Diabetes Prevention Program from a big idea to reimbursement, but the information will apply to many other interventions and big ideas.

Speaker: Ann L. Albright

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What the Internet and Big Data Reveal about Who We Are

Sunday, October 21

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Ballroom BC

How can Google search terms help predict elections? Are crime rates affected by violence in the media? Are boys secretly favored over girls amongst parents? For Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, the answer to these questions doesn’t lie in traditional polls, but in the billions of Google searches we make every day.

Through his original research with search terms and big data, he’s discovered — and predicted — a number of counterintuitive insights, often that fly in the face of conventional wisdom. And in this surprising session, he lays out just what big data can reveal about our biases, anxieties, and hidden desires—and how Internet searches can provide answers to questions we’re often too afraid to ask.

Though sometimes uncomfortable, these revelations are designed to help us understand the world with more accuracy. And they’re here to help us become smarter consumers of data, based on asking better questions. It’s about what people are actually doing, Stephens-Davidowitz argues — not what they say they want to do.

Speaker: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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2018 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture: Innovative Partnerships- How Collaboration Leads to Stronger Global Dietitians

Sunday October 21

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Room 143 ABC

This session will present the work of two organizations that are identifying nutrition educational needs and training dietitians/nutritionists in low resource settings around the world.

The University of Ghana and Iowa State University will discuss their innovative approach to providing global opportunities and training dietetic interns through rotations at the Nutrition Research and Training Centre in Asesewa, Ghana, Africa. Dietetic interns collaborate to develop and provide interventions to rural community members focusing on complementary feeding practices of infants six months up to five years of age.

Oregon Health & Science University will present how they have established the Lao-American Nutrition Institute in Lao P.D.R. in collaboration with the Lao Ministry of Health. To help the country achieve its 2020 Sustainable Development Goals, LANI is training Lao nationals as the country’s first clinical dietitian/nutritionists in a low-income, low-resource country.

Speakers

Diane Stadler

Diane Stadler
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Erin Bergquist

Erin Bergquist
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Laurene Boateng

Laurene Boateng
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Chandavone Phoxay

Chandavone Phoxay
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Judith Gilbride

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The Science of Modified Carbohydrate Diets and Application in the Clinic

Monday, October 22

1:30 – 3 p.m.

East Salon ABC

Conventional treatment for obesity, founded on the First Law of Thermodynamics, assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply “eat less and move more.” However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to an alternative approach, the metabolic state of the fat cells play a key role in determining body weight. High intake of processed carbohydrates raises insulin levels and programs fat cells to store too many calories, leaving too few for the rest of the body. Consequently, hunger increases and metabolic rate slows in the body’s attempt to conserve energy. From this perspective, conventional calorie-restricted, low-fat diets amount to symptomatic treatment, destined to fail for most people.

Instead, a dietary strategy aiming to lower insulin secretion promises to increase the effectiveness of long-term weight management and chronic disease prevention. This session will review the scientific support for, and controversies surrounding, a carbohydrate-modified diet for the treatment of obesity. In addition, translation of these principles to a family-based weight management clinic will be considered.

Speaker: David S. Ludwig

Speaker Biography

On the Shoulders of Giants: Learning Through Stories of Inspiration

Monday, October 22

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Room 147 AB

In the competitive field of nutrition and dietetics, where will you stand out and make your mark? How will your decisions today impact your reality tomorrow? What are the traits and qualities that you can acquire to propel your career beyond your highest aspirations?

Learn from true giants who have advanced the profession of nutrition and dietetics at this dynamic panel discussion presented by national honors and awards recipients. Among the many FNCE® sessions that will inform, educate, and encourage you to reach the next level in your career, this is the one that will truly inspire you.

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Judith Gilbride

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Ann L. Albright

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Christine Palumbo

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Ellie Krieger

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Food is Medicine: Dietary and Policy Priorities for a Healthier Nation

Tuesday, October 23

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Ballroom A

Our country faces a national nutrition crisis. The food system is a major cause of poor health, ever-rising healthcare costs, strangled government budgets, diminished economic competitiveness of American business, reduced military readiness and hunger and disparities. Americans of all backgrounds see these problems, and are hungry for and value leadership to create lasting solutions.

Fortunately, advances in nutrition and policy science now provide a road-map for addressing our nutrition crisis. These highlight the key dietary priorities that should be targets for action, including many healthy choices to promote; and the policy priorities for organizations and government.

The solutions are win-win, promoting better well-being, lower health care costs, greater sustainability, reduced disparities, improved economic competitiveness and greater national security. Multiple sectors have important roles to play, including farmers, retailers/supermarkets, restaurants, food manufacturers, worksites, schools, universities, life insurance, media, advocacy groups and the healthcare sector.

Speaker: Dariush Mozaffarian

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