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11th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Protective Nutrients:
Are They Here to Stay?

July 8-9, 2009
Boston

PROGRAM

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 Children’s 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 Children’s 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 - Valérie 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

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