Division of Nutrition

11th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Protective Nutrients:
Are They Here to Stay?

July 8-9, 2009
Boston

No Webcast recordings are available for this event.


Welcome

W. Allan Walker, MD
Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition; Professor of Pediatrics;
Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School

Overview:
Breastmilk as the "Gold" Standard for Protective Nutrients

W. Allan Walker, MD


SESSION I: PROBIOTICS

Moderator:
Philip Sherman, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP

How Do We Define a Probiotic?

Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD
Consultant, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies; Executive Director, International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

How Do Probiotics Function?

Philip Sherman, M.D., FRCP(C), FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Probiotics in Pediatrics

Stefano Guandalini, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Chicago Comer Childrenís Hospital

Probiotics in Adults

Martin Floch, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Specialized Use of Probiotics: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Eamonn Quigley, MD
Professor of Medicine and Human Physiology, Cork University Hospital

Session I Discussion


SESSION II:
PREBIOTICS

Moderator:
Glenn Gibson, MD

What are Prebiotics and How Do They Function?

Glenn Gibson, MD
Professor of Food Microbial Sciences, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Prebiotics in Pediatrics

Gigi Veereman-Wauters, MD, PhD
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Queen Paola Childrenís Hospital, ZNA

Prebiotics in Adults

Leo Dieleman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta

Protective Nutrients Including Prebiotics in the Elderly

Simin N. Meydani, DVM, PhD
Center Director, Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University;
Professor of Nutrition and Immunology, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy,
Sackler Graduate School at Tufts University

Discussion

Closing remarks


SESSION III:
PROTECTIVE NUTRIENTS

Moderator:
Eric Rimm, ScD

Keynote Address:
Vitamin D

Michael Holick, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics,
Boston University School of Medicine

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Sheila Innis, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

TGF - Beta

ValÈrie Verhasselt, MD, PhD
Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche (INSERM),
University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

Choline: Its Importance in Intrauterine and Neonatal Development

Steven Zeisel, MD
Kenan Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics,UNC Gillings Global School of Public Health;
Director, Nutrition Research Institute;
Director, UNC Clinical Nutrition Research Center,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Zinc

Nancy Krebs, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Head, Section of Nutrition,
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver

The Pros and Cons of Antioxidants and B-vitamins

Eric Rimm, ScD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition,
Harvard School of Public Health

Discussion

Closing Remarks

W. Allan Walker, MD


Presented by
The Division of Nutrition and Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
in conjunction with
The Department of Nutrition
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH