Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Tappenden (University of Illinois)
Speakers: Marian de van der Schueren (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam), Marinos Elia (University of Southampton), Leah Gramlich (Alberta Health Services North), Michael Johnson (Bayada Home Healthcare), Su Lin Lim (National University Hospital, Singapore), Hélène Payette (Université de Sherbrooke), Tomas Philipson (University of Chicago), Carla Prado (Florida State University)
The conference will focus on malnutrition's clinical and economic impacts of prevention across the continuum of care; new approaches and interventions to integrated care; and, a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Charles Camarda (NASA), Dave Mosher (Popular Science), Sara Zwart (NASA)
Going to space is the ultimate adventure, the tiniest margin of error can determine if a mission is a success or a failure. But other concerns, like what to eat for dinner, are also important to those who venture into the final frontier.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (United States Department of Agriculture)
Speakers: Bruce Cogill (Bioversity International), Fred Brouns (Maastricht University), Howard Moskowitz (iNovum LLC), James O. Hill (University of Colorado), Jodi Kahn (FreshDirect), Juan M. Gonzalez (Mead Johnson), Kees de Graaf (Wageningen University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Richard D. Mattes (Purdue University), Rick Weiss (Viocare, Inc.), Sanjiv Avashia (Tate and Lyle), Serena C. Lo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
This conference will explore how consumer behavior can be analyzed and utilized to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael S. Conte (University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA), Milan Fiala (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA), Gabrielle Fredman (Columbia University, New York, NY), Bruce Levy (Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA), Dipak Panigrahy (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA), Mauro Perretti (William Harvey Research Institute, London, UK), Charles N. Serhan (Harvard University, New York, NY), Patricia J. Sime (University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY)
Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology), Frank Yiannas (Walmart)
Speakers: David Acheson (The Acheson Group, LLC), Carol Byrd-Bredbenner (Rutgers University), Benjamin Chapman (North Carolina State University), Marjorie Nolan Cohn (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Jeff Farber (Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada), Linda J. Harris (UC Davis), Tanya Roberts (Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention), Manpreet Singh (Purdue University), Kevin Haninger (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This conference will discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Speakers: David Berry (Flagship Ventures), Jessica Fanzo (Columbia University), Gabor Forgacs (University of Missouri-Columbia), Dennis Miller (Cornell University), Prabhu Pingali (Cornell University), Mark Post (Maastricht University), Charles Schasteen (DuPont Nutrition & Health), Jean Steiner (United States Department of Agriculture), Josip Simunovic (North Carolina State University), Anna Thalacker-Mercer (Cornell University), Irvin Widders (Michigan State University), Guoyao Wu (Texas A&M University)
Studying the protein supply chain to improve dietary quality.
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Lawrence Brandt (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Martin Blaser (New York University Medical Center), Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (New York University)
Join us to learn about our basic microbial ecology; how our gut bacteria are linked to diabetes and obesity; how newborns are first colonized by bacteria; and how treatments are changing people's lives one single-celled organism at a time.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Alan Weisman
In his latest book, award-winning author Alan Weisman considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem. Traveling extensively, Weisman pursues the concept of a future balance between us and the world.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Louis N. Sorkin, Entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History
A recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization report proposes that entomophagy—insect eating—is a healthy and sustainable way to provide the world's population with protein. Join us as we learn all about what bugs make a tasty treat and sample some yourself!
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
This eBriefing looks at how to improve the protein supply chain, especially through programs designed to increase access to a high-quality diet for malnourished populations.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents four scholarly reports: (1) Effects of Genetic, Processing, or Product Formulation Changes on Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics; (2) Probiotics and Prebiotics: Prospects for Public Health and Nutritional Recommendations; (3)Targeting Epigenetic Regulators for Cancer Therapy; and (4) Précis of Nutrition of Children and Women in Haiti: Analyses of Data from 1995 to 2012.
Moderator: Christine Gorman (Scientific American
Speakers: Martin Blaser (New York University), Lawrence Brandt (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), and Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (New York University)
A panel discussed the impact on health care of new knowledge about human microbial ecology, highlighting the role bacteria play in childbirth, in diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and in general health and wellness.
Edited by Maureen M. Black
(University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland) and Kathryn G. Dewey
(University of California, Davis, California)
International experts in nutrition and childhood development discuss the current status of integrating early childhood interventions
Locavorism is all the rage these days, but does science back it up? Is local food more nutritious? Can it improve our environment? And does it even taste better? This June, we invited a panel of experts from the New York area to find out.
The battle of wills to resist the last cupcake isn't the only one being waged over sugar. In fact, sugar—or fructose to be more precise—is one of the most hotly contested subjects in the world of nutrition. Find out why in the fifth edition of our nutrition series.
A few years ago, Resveratrol—a compound found in red wine and dark chocolate, among other foods—made a splash in the news as an anti-aging wonder and was soon after seized upon by marketers. But the truth is that research is still in its early stages. Dr. Joseph Baur leads us through the science behind the hype.
Trans fat, saturated fat, hydrogenated oil—such terms are plastered on food labels across the country. But what do any of them really mean? Find out all about fat in this episode of our nutrition series.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.