Personalized Nutrition 2021

Join us at our 62nd annual summit!

PN 2021

September 28-October 1, 2021 | Chicago, IL

Nutrition is core to human health. Differences in our biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, and microbiota all contribute to the dramatic differences among individuals in response to their nutrition. Personalized nutrition leverages human individuality to drive nutrition strategies that can prevent, manage, and treat disease and optimize health. Its potential must be catalyzed if we are to move nutrition to the core of health care.

Personalized Nutrition 2021 will convene scientists, educators, healthcare professionals, philanthropists, and business leaders to consider how far we’ve come and how our work contributes to the ongoing formation of the field of personalized nutrition in the coming decades. We will, explore leading-edge areas of research, assessment and clinical care in personalized nutrition topics including:

  • Microbiomics
  • Nutritional genomics
  • Phenotypic flexibility
  • Metabolomics/lipidomics
  • Brain-body Mental health
  • Reproductive health
  • Longevity


Personalized Nutrition 2021 will equip participants to:

  • Define personalized nutrition and describe its scope and role in human health
  • Identify appropriate areas of clinical application for personalized nutrition strategies
  • Recognize the potential of personalized nutrition to transform human health and the healthcare landscape
  • Synopsize the current challenges facing the field of personalized nutrition
  • State the importance of novel research methods, technologies, and therapeutic strategies in the evolution of the field of personalized nutrition

Day 1: Personalized Nutrition Business Leaders Forum

The Personalized Nutrition Business Leaders Forum convenes nutrition-related businesses and investors to showcase innovations in the PN marketplace.

Day 2: Personalize for High Impact

Personalized nutrition is a field with great potential to address chronic disease and optimize human health and performance. If personalized nutrition is to achieve its potential, it must become a more accessible cornerstone of the healthcare landscape. Day 2 of Personalized Nutrition 2021 will explore the power and potential of personalized nutrition to change human health and the healthcare landscape through continued advancements in nutrition research, nutrition services, technology, and evidence-based nutrition care.

This session will equip learners to:

  • Define personalized nutrition and describe its scope and role in human health Identify appropriate areas of clinical application for personalized nutrition strategies
  • Recognize the potential of personalized nutrition to transform human health and the healthcare landscape
  • Synopsize the current challenges facing the field of personalized nutrition in the areas of research, services, and practice

Day 3: Omics in Practice

Personalized nutrition is rooted in the concept that one size does not fit all; differences in our biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, and microbiota all contribute to the dramatic differences between individuals in response to various inputs and exposures. An individual’s health status is not simply the presence or absence of a diagnosable disease, but rather the culmination of the interplay of systems and inputs - some inherited and some the result of environmental exposures, diet, and lifestyle. During Day 3 of Personalized Nutrition 2021, we examine the power of personalized nutrition and omics approaches in metabolic adaptability, longevity, and reproductive health.

This session will equip learners to:

  • Identify mechanisms by which personalized nutrition approaches may enhance or alter phenotypic expression
  • State the influence of metabolomic, lipidomic, and genomic research on the field of personalized nutrition
  • Translate aspects of omics research into clinically relevant, evidence-based approaches to patient or population health
  • Recognize contemporary research and evidence-based intervention strategies in the areas of longevity, reproductive health, and metabolic adaptability

Day 4: Beyond the Second Brain

The microbiome has far-reaching effects beyond the gut-brain axis. The interplay of food and nutrients with the microbiome and our genetic material influences the systems and biological processes that lead us toward health resilience or dysfunction and disease. On Day 4 of Personalized Nutrition 2021, we dig deep into the trove of one of the most important areas of research impacting personalized and functional healthcare fields–the microbiome–and the far-reaching implications of microbial research on human health and resilience.

This session will equip learners to:

  • Assess the current state of research in microbiomics as it applies to personalized nutrition practice
  • Summarize the impact of microbiota on human health in the areas of brain, immune, and metabolic function Identify appropriate clinical strategies to support microbial diversity in distinct populations
  • Apply personalized nutrition strategies that contribute to stress resilience, cognitive wellbeing, and mood balance