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  • Monday, June 7, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:55 PM EDT
    Opening Session and Presidential Symposium: Discovering Metabolic Effects of Micronutrient Deficiencies and Interventions

    Chair: Lindsay H. Allen, PhD – Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture

    Speaker: David Wishart, PhD – University of Alberta

    Speaker: Michael Fenech, PhD – Genome Health Foundation

    Speaker: Sun-Eun Lee, PhD – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Discussant: Keith P. West, Jr., DrPH, MPH, RD – Center for Human Nutrition, Dept of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Immunocompetence, Nutrition & COVID-19

    Chair: Dallas R. Donohoe, PhD – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Speaker: Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD – The Rockefeller University

    Speaker: Carmen Piernas-Sanchez, PhD, MSc – University of Oxford

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Protein in a Changing Environment

    Chair: Daniel Raiten – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

    Chair: John Finley, PhD Animal Nutrition – USDA ARS

    Speaker: Naglaa H. El-Abbadi, PhD, MPH – Tufts University

    Speaker: Johnpaul Kagulire, MS – Tuskegee University

    Speaker: Clayton Nevins – University of Florida

    Speaker: Natalie Lounsbury – University of New Hampshire

    Panelist: Dave Gustafson, PhD – Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

    Panelist: Klaus Kraemer, PhD – Sight and Life Foundation

    Panelist: Kevin Miller, PhD – General Mills

    Panelist: Sylvia Rowe – SR Strategy, Chair of the NASEM’s Food and Nutrition Board Food Forum

    Food Science and Systems

  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Welcome Messages to the Nutrition Community from the Honorable U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and the Honorable Senator Cory Booker
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    How to Get Your Manuscript Published in Leading Nutrition Journals

    Chair: Marta Van Loan, PhD – USDA

    Speaker: Teresa A. Davis, PhD – USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

    Speaker: Christopher P. Duggan, MD, MPH – Boston Children's Hospital

    Speaker: Jack Odle, PhD – North Carolina State University

    Speaker: Katherine L. Tucker, PhD – University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Panelist: Paul M. Coates, PhD – American Society for Nutrition

    Panelist: Sarah McCormack – American Society for Nutrition

    Career/Professional Development

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    The Future of Nutrition Data. Welcome to the Great Disruption (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Adam Drewnowski, PhD – University of Washington

    Speaker: David Heber, MD, PhD – UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

    Speaker: Britt M. Burton-Freeman, PhD – Illinois Institute of Technology

    Speaker: Donald K. Layman, PhD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Speaker: Peter Frazier, PhD – Cornell University

    Speaker: Matthew Lange, PhD – IC-FOODS

    Speaker: Shavawn Forester, PhD RDN – Nutrient Institute

    Speaker: Paul Magelli, MS – WISEcode

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

    Global and Public Health Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Nutrient Institute
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Time for an Update - Nutrients in the DRI Waiting Room (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Speaker: Maret G. Traber, PhD – Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University

    Speaker: William S. Harris, PhD – Fatty Acid Research Institute

    Speaker: Rebecca Costello, PhD – Center for Magnesium Education and Research (CMER)

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Council for Responsible Nutrition, GOED
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    ASN Community Activities and GEM Forums
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Global Nutrition Council Business Meeting and Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition Lecture

    Chair: Sera L. Young, Ph.D. – Northwestern University

    Chair: Debbie Humphries, PhD, MPH – Yale School of Public Health

    Chair: Daniel J. Hoffman, PhD – Rutgers University

    Speaker: Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, BS, MS, PhD – Yale School of Public Health

    Speaker: Luis A. Mejia – Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Students Meet the ASN Class of 2021 Fellows Event (w/ Networking)

    Chair: Ashley M. Toney, B.S. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Chair: Megan Lawless, PhD – University of North Carolina Greensboro

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    ANDP Nutrition Department Head Networking Event

    Chair: Patricia A. Cassano, PhD – Cornell University

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM EDT
    Bootcamp / Live Fitness Class
  • 8:30 AM – 8:55 AM EDT
    The Cherry on Top: Compelling Conversations about the Health Effects of Sweet Cherries (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: James Michael

    Speaker: Kelly Pritchett, PhD – CWU Athletics

    Speaker: Giuliana Noratto, Ph.D – Department of Food Science at Texas A&M University

    Speaker: Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD – Institute of Child Nutrition

    Speaker: Alex Caspero, MA, RD, RYT – Delish Knowledge, Plant-Based Juniors

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Northwest Cherry Growers
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    IUNS Actions on Capacity Development, Global Health and Sustainability (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: J. Alfredo Martinez, MD PhD – IUNS & Universidad de Navarra, Spain

    Chair: Catherine A. Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD – Kings College of London and IUNS

    Speaker: Vishweshwaraiah Prakash, PhD – IUNS & CSIR-INDIA Former Director of CFTRI-INDIA

    Speaker: Francis B. Zotor, Ph.D Public Health Nutrition – IUNS & University of Health and Allied Sciences, Hohoe, Ghana

    Speaker: J. Alfredo Martinez, MD PhD – IUNS & Universidad de Navarra, Spain

    Speaker: Hisanori Kato, PhD – 22nd IUNS-ICN Organizing Committee & The University of Tokyo

    Global and Public Health Nutrition


    Sponsored By: IUNS
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Transforming Food Systems: Missing Pieces to Make Them Work (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Eileen Kennedy, DSc – Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Chair: Patrick Webb, PhD – Tufts University

    Speaker: Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH – Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Panelist: Francesco Branco, MD, PhD – World Health Organization

    Panelist: Jamie Morrison, PhD – Food Systems Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Panelist: Christopher Hegadorn – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Panelist: Alexandria M. Schmall, MSPH, PhD(c) – Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) & Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Food Science and Systems


    Sponsored By: Tufts University
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    W.O. Atwater Lecture - Atwater Factors at the Biology-Behavior Interface

    Speaker: Richard Mattes, MPH, PhD, R.D. – Purdue University

    Chair: Chavonda Jacobs-Young, PhD – US Department of Agriculture Research, Education and Economics Mission

    Moderator: Pamela Starke-Reed, PhD – Agricultural Research Service, USDA

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Malnutrition and Food Security in the Context of COVID-19

    Chair: Reina Engle-Stone, PhD – University of California, Davis

    Chair: Homero Martinez, MD, PhD – Nutrition International

    Speaker: William H. Dietz, MD, PhD – Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

    Speaker: Roni Neff, PhD, MS – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health & Engineering, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

    Speaker: Susan Keino, PhD – Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

    Speaker: Lynnette M. Neufeld, PhD – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Maternal and Paternal Nutrition (From Research to Practice)

    Chair: Roschelle Heuberger, PhD, RD – Central Michigan University

    Chair: Ann Anderson-Berry, MD, PhD – University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Speaker: Lewis P. Rubin, MD – Georgetown University Medical Center

    Speaker: Leslie Myatt, PhD, FRCOG – Oregon Health & Science University

    From Research to Practice

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Future of Food: Innovating Towards Sustainable Healthy Diets (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Adam Drewnowski, PhD – University of Washington

    Chair: Petra Klassen Wigger, PhD – Nestlé Research and Development

    Speaker: Eileen Kennedy, DSc – Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Speaker: Adam Drewnowski, PhD – University of Washington

    Speaker: Judy Buttriss, BSc DipDiet PhD RNutr FAfN – British Nutrition Foundation

    Speaker: Isabelle Bureau-Franz, PhD – Nestlé Research

    Food Science and Systems


    Sponsored By: Nestle R&D
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Nutrition, Immunosenescence and Infectious Disease: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence on Micronutrients and Bioactives (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Philip C. Calder, PhD – University of Southampton

    Speaker: Renee Korczak, PhD, RDN, CSSD – GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Speaker: Simin N. Meydani, D.V.M., PhD – Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

    Speaker: Heather Zwickey, PhD – National University of Natural Medicine

    Speaker: Charles B. Stephensen, PhD – USDA

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: GlaxoSmithKline
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Personalized Nutrition: Where Emerging Science Meets Consumer Health Needs (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Marissa McCormick, MS, RD – General Mills

    Speaker: Lu Ann Williams – Innova Market Insights

    Speaker: Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD – University of Illinois

    Speaker: Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: General Mills
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Early Life Nutrition (From Research to Practice)

    Chair: Cora M. Best, PhD, MHS, RDN – University of Washington School of Medicine

    Chair: Christy Tangney, Ph.D. – Rush Medical College

    Speaker: Carol L. Cheatham, PhD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Speaker: Ruchi S. Gupta, MD MPH – Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

    From Research to Practice

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Multidimensional Approaches to Malnutrition, Nutrition and Health

    Chair: Martha S. Field, PhD – Cornell University

    Chair: Anna Thalacker-Mercer, PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Speaker: Martin w. Bloem, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

    Speaker: Saurabh Mehta, MBBS, ScD – Cornell University

    Speaker: Elizabeth L. Prado, PhD – Institute for Global Nutrition, University of California, Davis

    Speaker: Rebecca A. Seguin-Fowler, PhD, RDN, LD, CSCS – Texas A&M, AgriLife Research

    Speaker: John Hoddinott, PhD – Cornell University

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    The Field of Precision Nutrition: Hype or Hope?

    Chair: Kevin C. Klatt, PhD, RD – Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

    Speaker: Kevin D. Hall, PhD – National Institutes of Health

    Speaker: Christopher D. Gardner, PhD – Stanford Prevention Research Center

    Speaker: Deirdre K. Tobias, ScD – Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Sponsored Session Break: Download recent research and recipes, video chat with POM’s RDs, and enter for a chance to win a month's supply of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice – all at Booth #133!
    Sponsored By: POM Wonderful
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    ASN Community Activities and GEM Forums
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Medical Nutrition Council GEM Forum and NIH Listening Session (Strategic Goal #4: Reducing the Burden of Disease in Clinical Settings: How Can We Improve the Use of Food as Medicine?)

    Chair: Roschelle Heuberger, PhD, RD – Central Michigan University

    Speaker: Cora M. Best, PhD, MHS, RDN – University of Washington School of Medicine

    Speaker: Christopher J. Lynch, PhD – National Institutes of Health

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences GEM Forum

    Chair: Cristina Palacios, PhD – Florida International University

    Speaker: Gretchen L. George, PhD, RDN – San Francisco State University

    Speaker: Qisi Yao, MPH – University of Rhode Island

    Speaker: Mercy E. Sosanya, MSc – Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

    Speaker: Rana F. Chehab, RD, MPH – Purdue University

    Speaker: Ana F. Moyeda Carabaza, PhD – Texas Tech University

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Eat Well Connect
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Nutritional Microbiology GEM Forum

    Chair: Hannah D. Holscher, PhD, RD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Moderator: Sarah S. Comstock, PhD – Michigan State University

    Speaker: Elizabeth Johnson, PhD – Cornell University

    Speaker: Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD – University of Illinois

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Obesity GEM Forum - Where Things Went South: How to Prevent the Distortion of Research Findings in the Media

    Chair: Drew Sayer, PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Speaker: Corby Kummer – Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Speaker: Adam Pope – University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Sports Nutrition and Human Performance GEM Forum - Hot Topic: Rehabilitative Nutrition for Athletes and Active Individuals

    Chair: Nancy R. Rodriguez, PhD – University of Connecticut

    Speaker: Kevin Tipton, PhD – Institute of Performance Nutrition

    Speaker: Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM, FISSN – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    Speaker: Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS*D, FISSN, FACSM, FNAK – University of South Carolina

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    New Job 101 Job Search Strategies, Networking, and Interview Tips for Aspiring Professionals, Organized by the ASN Student Interest Group

    Chair: Boluwatiwi O. Durojaye, PhD – Reckitt

    Chair: Megan Lawless, PhD – University of North Carolina Greensboro

    Chair: Sumira Phatak – University of California, Irvine

    Speaker: Rachel E. Kopec, PhD – The Ohio State University

    Speaker: Corey Scott, PhD – Cargill

    Speaker: Priyankar Dey, PhD – Thapar University

    Speaker: Kelly A. Higgins, PhD, MPH – USDA, ARS, BHNRC, Food Components and Health Lab

    Career/Professional Development

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Carotenoid and Retinoid Interactive Group (CARIG) GEM Forum

    Chair: Jessica Cooperstone, PhD – The Ohio State University

    Speaker: Joseph L. Napoli, PhD – University of California, Berkeley

  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Ride with Team ASN
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    ASN Community Activities and GEM Forums
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Dietary Bioactive Components GEM Forum - Hot Topic: Dietary Polyphenols and Mitigation of Diabetes

    Chair: Joshua D. Lambert, PhD – The Pennsylvania State University

    Speaker: Dongmin Liu, PhD – Virginia Tech

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Nutrient-Gene Interactions GEM Forum - Hot Topics: (1) Precision Nutrition: Recent Accomplishments and Upcoming Challenges and (2) The Link Between Nutrition and the Microbiome in Infancy

    Chair: Bradley S. Ferguson, PhD – University of Nevada, Reno

    Speaker: Jose M. Ordovas, PhD – Tufts University

    Speaker: Carolyn M. Slupsky, PhD – University of California, Davis

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Speed Mentoring, Organized by the ASN Student Interest Group and Early Career Nutrition Interest Group

    Chair: Rana F. Chehab, RD, MPH – Purdue University

    Chair: Kristen K. Hicks-Roof, PhD, RDN, LDN, CLC, FAND – University of North Florida

    Chair: Nadine Mikati, PhD, RDN, LDN – Nova Southeastern University

    Chair: Nadeeja N. Wijayatunga, MBBS, MPhil, PhD – Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi

    Chair: Yiying Zhao, B.S – Purdue University

    Career/Professional Development


    Sponsored By: Herbalife Nutrition
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021
  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM EDT
    Bootcamp / Live Fitness Class
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Dialogues in Nutrition: Meet Jess Haines – Bridging Research Findings and Practical Guidance for Families for a More Sustainable Healthy Diet

    Speaker: Jess Haines, PhD, MHSc, RD – University of Guelph

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

    Food Science and Systems

  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Should Isoflavones Be Considered Endocrine Disruptors? A Critical Review of the Literature (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Speaker: Martin Ronis, PhD – Louisiana State University

    Speaker: Alison M. Duncan, PhD, RD, FDC – University of Guelph

    Speaker: Ian Rowland, PhD – University of Reading

    Speaker: Mark Messina, PhD, MS – Loma Linda University

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Soy Nutrition Institute
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Case Study: A 51-year-old Female with a History of Crohn’s Disease and Intestinal Resection* (*This is a hypothetical case and patient.)

    Speaker: Gabriela Gardner – Memorial Hermann Health System

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Takeda
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    A New Structured Lipid Product for Treatment of Fat Malabsorption and Other Causes of Weight Loss or Growth Faltering (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Virginia A. Stallings, MD – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Speaker: Virginia A. Stallings, MD – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Encala™ | Envara Health
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    George Bray Outstanding Scientific Achievements Award in Obesity Research Lectureship - My Lifetime Journey Through Obesity Research

    Chair: George Bray, MD – Pennington Biomedical Research Center

    Chair: Leanne M. Redman, PhD – Pennington Biomedical Research Center

    Speaker: Eric Ravussin, PhD – Pennington Biomedical Research Center

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    Gilbert A. Leveille Lecture - Precision Nutrition: Lessons from the Study of Choline (From Research to Practice)

    Chair: Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD, RD – UNC-Chapel Hill

    Speaker: Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    From Research to Practice

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Using Innovative Technologies for Nutrition and Dietary Assessment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Chair: Winnie Bell, MPH, MS – Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Chair: Marieke Vossenaar, PhD – Center for Dietary Assessment, FHI 360

    Speaker: Jennifer Coates, PhD – Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    Speaker: Mourad Moursi, PhD – Intake - Center for Dietary Assessment, FHI Solutions

    Speaker: Aulo Gelli, PhD – International Food Policy Research Institute

    Speaker: Markus Pohl – Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Gaps in Maternal and Child Iron Management: Unmet Needs and Future Challenges (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Michael K. Georgieff, M.D. – University of Minnesota

    Speaker: Kimberly O. O'Brien, PhD – Cornell University

    Speaker: Michael Auerbach, MD – Georgetown University

    Speaker: Michael K. Georgieff, M.D. – University of Minnesota

    Speaker: Sarah E. Cusick, PhD – University of Minnesota

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Abbott Nutrition
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Optimizing NAD Status: A Call to Action for Nutrition Research (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Mona Rosene, MS, RD – ChromaDex Corp

    Speaker: J. Bruce German, PhD – UC Davis

    Speaker: Eija Pirinen, PhD – University of Helsinki

    Speaker: David L. Katz, MD, MPH – Diet ID, Inc

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism


    Sponsored By: ChromaDex
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    The Global Nutrition Transition: Precision Nutrition and Hidden Hunger (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: David Heber, MD, PhD – UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

    Speaker: Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD – UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

    Speaker: Jose M. Ordovas, PhD – Tufts University

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Herbalife Nutrition
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Dialogues in Nutrition: Improving Nutrition Research with Stable Isotopes

    Chair: Cornelia U. Loechl, PhD – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

    Panelist: Daniel J. Hoffman, PhD – Rutgers University

    Panelist: Daniel Tomé, PhD, Professor – Université Paris-Saclay, AgroParisTech, INRAE, UMR PNCA, France

    Panelist: Georg Lietz, PhD – Newcastle University, U.K.

    Panelist: Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS – University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    AIN-93G/M: Is it Time to Revisit the Formulation?

    Chair: Jesse F. Gregory, III, PhD – University of Florida

    Chair: Robert E. Ward, PhD – Utah State University

    Speaker: Marta L. Fiorotto, Ph.D. – USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

    Speaker: David Klurfeld, PhD – USDA/ARS

    Speaker: Michael Pellizzon, PhD – Research Diets, Inc.

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Diversity in Nutrition Research at NIH: Research and Professional Development Opportunities

    Chair: Sonia Vega-López, PhD – Arizona State University

    Moderator: Lisa M. Troy, PhD – University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Speaker: Charlotte Pratt, PhD, MS, RD – NIH/NHLBI

    Speaker: Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RDN – National Cancer Institute

    Speaker: Mary Evans, PhD – National Institutes of Health

    Speaker: Alison A. Brown, MS, PhD, RDN – NIH/NHLBI

    Panelist: Padma Maruvada, Ph.D – National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

    Career/Professional Development

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Healthy Debate: What Role(s) Does Exercise Play in Weight Management and Energy Balance? (From Research to Practice)

    Chair: John W. Apolzan, PhD, FTOS – Pennington Biomedical Research Center

    Chair: Nancy R. Rodriguez, PhD – University of Connecticut

    Speaker: Herman Pontzer, PhD – Duke University

    Speaker: Robert Ross, PhD – Queen’s University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    From Research to Practice

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Aging and Chronic Disease GEM Forum - Hot Topic: Obesity and Weight Management in Older Adults: Weighing the Benefits and Risks

    Chair: Kathryn N. Porter Starr, PhD, RDN – Duke University School of Medicine; Durham VA Medical Center

    Speaker: Denise K. Houston, PhD – Wake Forest School of Medicine

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Climate/Environment, Health, Agriculture and Improved Nutrition (CHAIN) GEM Forum

    Chair: John Finley, PhD Animal Nutrition – USDA ARS

    Chair: Daniel Raiten – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Networking Event, Organized by the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee

    Chair: Sonia Vega-López, PhD – Arizona State University

    Speaker: Michelle I. Cardel, PhD, MS, RD – WW International, Inc.; University of Florida

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    ASN Community Activities and GEM Forums
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Experimental Animal Nutrition GEM Forum

    Chair: Timothy J. Wester, PhD – Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University

    Speaker: Vishal Singh, PhD – Pennsylvania State University

    Speaker: Andrew J. Steelman, PhD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition GEM Forum - Grant Writing Training Academy Forum

    Chair: Leanne M. Redman, PhD – Pennington Biomedical Research Center

    Moderator: Kristen E. Boyle, PhD – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

    Moderator: Cara F. Ruggiero, MS, RD – Pennsylvania State University

    Speaker: Katherine N. Balantekin, PhD, RD – University at Buffalo

    Speaker: Alissa D. Smethers, PhD, RD – Monell Chemical Senses Center

    Speaker: April J. Stull, PhD, RDN, FAND – Baylor University

    Career/Professional Development


    Sponsored By: 
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Vitamins and Minerals GEM Forum

    Chair: Sahar Ajabshir, PhD, MSc – Florida International University

    Speaker: Baljit Kaur, MSc – University of Toronto

    Speaker: Ei-Xia Mussai, MSc – University of British Columbia

    Speaker: Yiying Zhao, B.S – Purdue University

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    ASN Community Activities and GEM Forums
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation GEM Forum - Hot Topic: Interleukin-1 and Insulin Secretion: A Nutritional and Immunological Intersection

    Chair: Dallas R. Donohoe, PhD – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Speaker: Jason Collier, PhD – Pennington Biomedical Research Center

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    ASN Sustaining Partner Forum: Your Nutrition Industry – Who We Are and What We Do

    Chair: Jan Willem van Klinken, MD, PhD, MS – GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Speaker: Kristin Rubin, PhD – Kind International/MARS

    Speaker: Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, PhD – ChromaDex Inc.

    Speaker: Swati Kalgaonkar, PhD – Almond Board of California

    Career/Professional Development

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Nutrition Rounds Live: A Case Discussion

    Chair: Doron D. Kahana, MD, CPNS – Ambulatory Care Network, LA County

    Speaker: Michael Rothkopf, MD – National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists

    Speaker: Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD – UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Sung Nim Han, PhD, RD – Seoul National University

    Speaker: Dong-Mi Shin, PhD – Seoul National University

    Speaker: Hakdong Shin, PhD – Sejong University

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism


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  • Thursday, June 10, 2021
  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM EDT
    Bootcamp / Live Fitness Class
  • 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Food Biome to Human Biome: Beyond Nutrients (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Oliver Chen, PhD – Biofortis Research, Merieux NutriSciences

    Chair: Hannah D. Holscher, PhD, RD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Speaker: Paul D. Cotter, PhD – Teagasc

    Speaker: Danilo Ercolini, PhD – University of Naples

    Speaker: Maria L. Marco, PhD – University of California Davis, Department of Food Science & Technology

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences, ASN Nutritional Microbiology RIS
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Dialogues in Nutrition: Understanding and Using National Dietary Data

    Chair: Alanna J. Moshfegh, MS, RD – USDA, ARS, BHNRC, Food Surveys Research Group

    Speaker: Donna Rhodes, MS, RD – USDA, ARS, BHNRC, Food Surveys Research Group

    Speaker: Suzanne Morton, MPH, MBA – American Society for Nutrition

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Insights on Micronutrients, Immunity and Vaccination (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Adrian F. Gombart, PhD – Oregon State University

    Chair: Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, PhD – DSM Nutritional Products, NA

    Speaker: Martin Hewison, PhD – Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research - University of Birmingham

    Speaker: Philip C. Calder, PhD – University of Southampton

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: DSM
  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT
    E.V. McCollum International Lectureships in Nutrition - How and Why Did Food Insecurity of Households and Individuals Become So Important?

    Speaker: Edward A. Frongillo, Jr., MS, PhD – University of South Carolina

    Chair: Christine E. Blake, R.D., Ph.D. – University of South Carolina

    Chair: Purnima Menon, PhD – International Food Policy Research Institute

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Current Issues in Adult Nutrition (From Research to Practice)

    Chair: David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN – Columbia University Irving Medical Center

    Chair: Roschelle Heuberger, PhD, RD – Central Michigan University

    Speaker: Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD – Duke University

    Speaker: Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc – Harvard Medical School

    From Research to Practice

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Role of Habitual Diet in Shaping the Human Gut Microbiome

    Speaker: Danxia Yu, PhD – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Speaker: Karine Clément, MD, PhD – University Pierre and Marie Curie

    Speaker: Abigail J. Johnson, PhD, RDN – University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

    Moderator: Sylvia Ley, PhD, RD – Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Assessing the Safety of Bioactives that Affect the Infant Immune System (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCP(C) – Columbia University

    Chair: John Wallingford, PhD – Nutrispectives, LLC

    Speaker: Steven A. Abrams, MD – Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

    Speaker: Peter Van Dael, PhD, MBA – DSM

    Speaker: Catherine J. Field, PhD, RD – University of Alberta

    Speaker: Talal A. Chatila, MD – Harvard University

    Speaker: Ronald Kleinman, MD – MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Columbia University
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Balancing Planetary and Human Health: The Crucial Role of Biodiversity (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD – University of Illinois

    Chair: Emeran A. Mayer, MD – UCLA

    Speaker: Fabrice DeClerck, PhD – Bioversity International and the EAT Foundation

    Speaker: Heribert Hirt, PhD – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    Speaker: Joël Doré, PhD – Université de Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech

    Food Science and Systems


    Sponsored By: Danone Institute International
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators (SPMs) and Their Role in Actively Resolve Inflammation: Physiological Mechanisms and Immune-Nutrition Solutions for the Increasing Challenge of Inflammatory Health Conditions (Sponsored Satellite Program)

    Chair: Saame R. Shaikh, PhD – UNC Chapel Hill

    Speaker: Xavier de la Rosa, PhD – CETRI

    Speaker: Hildur Arnardottir, PhD – Karolinska Instutet

    Speaker: Julio Boza Puerta, PhD – Azur Global Nutrition

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition


    Sponsored By: Azur Global Nutrition
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    NIH’s All of Us Research Program: What Nutrition Researchers Need to Know

    Chair: Drew Sayer, PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Speaker: Joshua C. Denny, MD, MS – National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program

    Speaker: Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH – NIH Office of Nutrition Research

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Current Issues: COVID-19 and Infant Feeding

    Chair: Lars Bode, PhD – UC San Diego

    Chair: Veronique Demers-Mathieu, PhD – Medolac Laboratories, A Public Benefit Corporation

    Speaker: Diane L. Spatz, PhD – University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

    Speaker: Lars Bode, PhD – UC San Diego

    Speaker: Johannes B. (Hans) van Goudoever, MD, PhD – Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC)

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Nutrition and the Brain (From Research to Practice)

    Chair: Roschelle Heuberger, PhD, RD – Central Michigan University

    Chair: Christy Tangney, Ph.D. – Rush Medical College

    Speaker: Hussein Yassine, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC

    Speaker: Mary Yannakoulia, PhD, RD – Harokopio University

    From Research to Practice

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism GEM Forum - Hot Topic: A Journey from Fasting to Feeding: Jump on the Kinetics Train

    Chair: Lee M. Margolis, PhD – U.S. Army Research Institute of Envrionmental Medicine

    Speaker: Elizabeth J. Parks, PhD – University of Missouri

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    ASN Community Activities and GEM Forums
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Community and Public Health Nutrition GEM Forum - Navigating Weight Loss in a Post Pandemic Era – What is the Evidence?

    Chair: Alyce D. Fly, PhD – Ball State University

    Speaker: Carolyn Gunther, PhD, RND, LD – The Ohio State University

    Speaker: Valter Longo, PhD – University of Southern California

    Speaker: Jeff S. Volek, PhD, RD – Ohio State University

    Speaker: Carolyn Dunn, PhD, RDN, LDN – North Carolina State University

    Speaker: Arthur H. OWORA, PhD, MPH – Indiana University

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

    Global and Public Health Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Diet and Cancer GEM Forum

    Chair: Abby D. Benninghoff, PhD – Utah State University

    Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Nutrition Translation GEM Forum - Fermented Foods Health Benefits and Regulations

    Chair: Christopher J. Cifelli, PhD – National Dairy Council

    Moderator: Hannah D. Holscher, PhD, RD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Speaker: Carol D'lima, PhD – Food and Drug Administration

    Speaker: Maria L. Marco, PhD – University of California Davis, Department of Food Science & Technology

    Clinical and Translational Nutrition

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Nutritional Epidemiology GEM Forum - Hot Topics: (1) The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and (2) Introduction of Ongoing Cohorts

    Chair: Xiang Gao, PhD – Pennsylvania State University

    Chair: Victor W. Zhong, PhD – Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

    Speaker: Regan L. Bailey, Ph.D. – Purdue University

    Speaker: Trudy Voortman, PhD – Division of Human Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University and Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

    Speaker: Diane C. Mitchell, MS, RD – The Pennsylvania State University

    Speaker: Yun Li, Ph.D – North China University of Science and Technology

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Creating Work-Life Balance as an Early Career Academic, Organized by the ASN Early Career Nutrition Interest Group

    Chair: Nadine Mikati, PhD, RDN, LDN – Nova Southeastern University

    Chair: Katherine N. Balantekin, PhD, RD – University at Buffalo

    Speaker: Kristen K. Hicks-Roof, PhD, RDN, LDN, CLC, FAND – University of North Florida

    Speaker: Simin N. Meydani, D.V.M., PhD – Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

    Speaker: Lexi L. MacMillan Uribe, PhD, RDN – Cornell University

    Speaker: Joseph Kindler, PhD – University of Georgia

    Career/Professional Development

  • 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM EDT
    Early Career Nutrition (ECN) Interest Group Social Hour Networking Event

    Chair: Lexi L. MacMillan Uribe, PhD, RDN – Cornell University

    Chair: Jill Joyce, PhD, RD – Oklahoma State University

    Chair: Liliana Aguayo-Markes, PhD, MPH – Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health


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