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Postgraduate Education in Nutrition

DON Yearly Symposia

Each year several symposia are held under the auspices of the DON. A brief description of each symposium follows.

DON Annual Research Symposium

Each year the DON selects a "cutting edge" topic in nutritional research to present. Authorities on this topic from North American and elsewhere are invited to present. Representatives from food industry, nutrition researchers, nutritionists and physicians are invited to attend and participate in the active discussion. The symposium is published in THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, as a supplement for wider dissemination of the presentations. Webcasts of all Symposia are also available following the event.

Center for the Study of Nutritional Metabolism Symposium

In conjunction with the DON, this center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital sponsors an annual symposium on nutrition care. This popular symposium for nutritionists provides the most updated studies on parenteral and enteral nutrition, discussions associated with nutrition and nutrients and dietary care (dietary supplements, probiotics, etc.).

Longwood Nutrition Seminars

The nutritionists and physicians from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center meet monthly in the Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School to consider case discussions and practical clinical didactic topics of importance in the care of pediatric and adult patients. Lunch is served with this conference.

Harvard School of Public Health - Nutrition Seminar Series

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health sponsors a weekly symposium to review the latest findings in nutritional epidemiology, nutritional biochemistry and nutrition clinical education. For further information or to be added to the e-mail list, contact Colleen Bertrand by e-mail.

Harvard College Undergraduate

Each year, Dr. Clifford Lo conducts a seminar series for Harvard undergraduates interested in nutrition. Students are assigned literature reviews of topics of interest in nutrition (prevention of excess weight, sports supplements, anorexia nervosa, etc.). For further information, contact Dr. Clifford Lo by e-mail, or contact him at the Division of Gastroenterology, Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115; Tel. (617) 355-7612; Fax. (617) 355-713-2892.

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