Personalized Nutrition 2021 Session Details

Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Catalyst (Afternoon)

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Session 1: Personalization Trends: Labs, Devices, Assessments & the Practitioner - This session will explore innovations and challenges in nutrition science, technology, and industry in the evolving landscape of personalized nutrition. We will discuss the benefits of technology and its horizons and limitations, including the role of expert practitioner knowledge in the digital era.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Moderator: Victor Chapela
  • Panelists:
    • Mariëtte Abrahams, MBA, RD
    • Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD 


Session 2: Adoption: Behavior Change, User Experience & User Psychology - This session will explore mechanisms of successful behavior change including emerging tools and user psychology. Panelists will also discuss common barriers to adopting lifestyle and nutrition changes and how to facilitate change.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Moderator: Tom Blue
  • Panelists:
    • Pilar Gerasimo
    • Hassan Khan
    • Austin Perlmutter, MD
Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Catalyst (Morning)

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Session 3: Scaling the Personalized Nutrition Movement - Personalized nutrition has tremendous potential to benefit the health of our society. Yet many barriers such as cost, value, availability, and accessibility stand in the way of widespread adoption. Panelists will illuminate learnings from their work to set a baseline for discussion around how stakeholders can take concerted action to eliminate barriers to scaling personalized nutrition.

This session developed in collaboration with World Economic Forum.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Moderator: Rob Frankfurt & Andy Moose
  • Panelists:
    • Aparna (Amy) Divaraniya, PhD, MS, BS
    • Christopher Lynch, PhD


Session 4: Optimizing Outcomes via the Feedback Loop - Making personalized nutrition a reality requires that we address a multiplicity of real-world challenges such as rapid, ethical, and standardized digital evidence collection and dissemination; meaningful and translational research approaches; consumer-driven product development; and efficient integration of clinical tools. Panelists will explore several angles on optimizing real-time feedback loops in personalized nutrition.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Moderator: Sonja Horner
  • Panelists:
    • Mette Dyherberg
    • David Korsunsky BSc, MBA
    • Helen Messier PhD, MD
    • Ali Mostashari, PhD
Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Innovative Directions in Science & Practice (Afternoon)

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Personalized nutrition is a field with great potential to address chronic disease and optimize human health and performance. This session examines the potential of personalized approaches to transform human health and the healthcare landscape through continued advancements in nutrition research, technology, and evidence-based nutrition care.

This session will equip learners to:

  • Define personalized nutrition and describe its scope and role in human health
  • Recognize the potential of personalized nutrition to transform human health and healthcare
  • Discuss innovations and current challenges facing the field of personalized nutrition


Confirmed Speakers

  • NIH 2020-2030 Vision: Increasing the Scope, Quality, Dissemination, & Impact of Nutrition Research - Christopher Lynch, PhD
  • Machine Learning & the Philosophy of Science in Evidence Based Personalized Nutrition - James Neil, BSc PhD
  • COVID-19 Risk & Ethnicity: Genetic Variations in Fatty Acid Metabolism - Artemis Simopoulos, MD
  • Innovative Assessments & the Future of Personalized Practice - Mona Ezzat Velinov, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP
Thursday, September 30, 2021: Omics in Practice (Full day)

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This session presented in conjunction with the Natural Health Research Institute

NHRI

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. This session examines the role omics approaches in personalized nutrition practice.

This session will equip learners to:

  • Identify mechanisms by which personalized nutrition approaches may enhance or alter phenotypic expression
  • Discuss the influence of omics research on the field of personalized nutrition
  • Translate clinically relevant omics research into evidence-based personalized nutrition intervention strategies


Confirmed Speakers

  • Translating Omics into Practice - José Ordovás, PhD
  • Searching for An Anti-Aging Diet with New Methylation Technology - Josh Mitteldorf, PhD
  • Nutrition, Genetics & Male Infertility - Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD
  • Nutrition, Genetics & Premenstrual Symptoms - Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD
  • Personalized Nutrition & Lifestyle as Disease Cure: Systems Biology & Phenotypic Flexibility - Suzan Wopereis, PhD
  • Circadian Rhythm & Timing of Nutrition in Health & Disease - Satchidananda Panda, PhD
  • Microbiomics & the Future of Personalized Nutrition Practice - Tim Spector, PhD
Friday, October 1, 2021: Beyond the Second Brain (Morning)

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This session digs deeper into the trove of an important area 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
  • 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


Confirmed Speakers

  • Nutritional Ketosis & the Microbiome - Catherine Saenz, PhD, RD, CSCS
  • Sugar Cravings & Neuropods: Gut-Brain Neurocircuitry Drives Eating Behavior - Diego Borhorquez, PhD
  • Interplay of Nutrition & Exercise with Human Genomics & Gut Microbial Communities - Derrick MacFabe, MD, FACN
  • Mind, Mood & the GI System - Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ