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Research Workshop 2018: The Effect of Nutrition on Epigenetic Status, Growth and Health (RW-2018)
Monday, January 22, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The goal of the Research Workshop, The Effect of Nutrition on Epigenetic Status, Growth and Health, is to focus on influence of nutrition and dietary exposure to xenobiotics on the epigenome during critical periods in development and how these exposures influence disease incidence and severity over multiple generations.
A growing compendium of research indicates that the incidence and severity of common and costly human diseases are influenced by dietary exposures and deficiencies that modify the epigenome. The greatest periods of vulnerability to these exposures are the periconceptual period and early childhood. Xenobiotics delivered through the food chain, protein malnutrition, methyl donor deficiencies and excesses have a profound bearing on the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and mental illness over several generations. The financial impact and the life burden of these diseases is enormous. Knowledge of the influences of nutrition on the epigenome is well understood in scientific community, but is poorly disseminated among healthcare providers who make critical clinical decisions for patients and also influence nutrition policy. The workshop is leveraged to address the existing gap between the bench and the bedside. The workshop will provide a venue for inter-disciplinary collaboration among early career and established researchers from basic, applied and clinical outcomes science that are seeking opportunities to improve health and reduce disease burden through scientifically valid nutritional strategies. This workshop brings together nutrition researchers from ASPEN with experts from the fields of developmental biology, epigenetics, population biology, and pediatric nutrition support. This milieu will facilitate research collaborations, where they might not otherwise occur. This topic is of key relevance to ASPEN researchers, and indeed for health care delivery policy.
For more information on faculty and topics, please visit the Research Workshop webpage.
ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conferernce
The ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference is the premier forum for clinical nutrition research and education, featuring robust and relevant evidence that impacts your practice now and in the future.
Your patients depend on you to provide safe, efficacious care, and the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference is the place you can walk away with strategies and solutions that you can instantly take back and implement at your institution.
The conference offers you a variety of timely topics from world-renowned experts on issues that impact you daily, such as:
• Premiere educational sessions
• State-of-the-art evidence-based practice recommendations
• Networking opportunities with clinicians from around the globe
• Access to world-renowned researchers and experts
• New insight on the latest products and innovations from exhibitors
Early Bird - Registration by November 8, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET
Advanced - Registration by January 10, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET
Standard/Onsite - Registration after January 10, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET
Kick-start your learning with our popular pre-conference courses which will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018. Pre-conference courses offer skill-building tools and focus on the topics that you will require for career advancement and professional development.
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And don’t forget to book your stay at the official conference hotel, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV.
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