For members of the public and forward-thinking medical professionals interested in learning about cutting-edge health and nutrition information, you'll want to check out the upcoming 3rd Annual Nutrition & Health Conference from April 30 to May 3, in New York City.
This year's conference is sure to be an exciting one, if last year's event is any indication. You see, for the 2005 conference, I hopped on a plane to Arizona for the amazing gathering, which is the brainchild of Dr. Andrew Weil and the University of Arizona's Program in Integrative Medicine. (It was exciting for me -- while there I interviewed Dr. Weil, Dr. Walter Willett and Dr. David Ludwig for my upcoming book, SUGAR SHOCK!)
Anyhow, this fabulous nutrition event -- which is co-sponsored by Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- features a fascinating line-up of panels and speakers, as you can see in the event's brochure.
If you're a physician, nurse, dietitian and other health care professional, you'll have a chance to attend talks about the following subjects during the May 1 to 3 program:
- "Omega 3 Fatty Acids: A Major Tool in Health and Disease"
- "Breast Cancer: Nutritional Strategies in Prevention and Treatment"
- "Nutrition for Children"
- "Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies"
- "Vegetarian Nutrition in Practice: Big Blunders, Simple Solutions"
- "The Nutritional Management of Diabetes"
- "Evaluating Popular Diets"
- And much more...
If you're just a concerned citizen and want a program geared toward members of the public, you can go to the Public Forum, which includes talks from the following:
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the sure-to-fill-up public event so if you want to go, I highly recommend that you register right now for the Public Forum.
By the way, if you go, look for me and make sure to introduce yourself. I'd love to meet some readers of this blog.
Dr. Andrew Weil Founder & Director, Program in Integrative Medicine
Dr. Marion Nestle, Professor, New York University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Dan Barber, Organic Chef and Owner, Blue Hill Restaurant and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Dr. Joan D. Gussow, Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University