Conference Agenda 2021

 

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The conference will take place June 4 through June 6, 2021, online using a virtual conference platform that will allow for the full conference experience including lectures, expert panels, culinary skills-building programming and small group interactions with your colleagues.

The overarching theme of this year’s conference is culture change — how do we help change attitudes about food and health amongst our patients, colleagues and policy makers.


Friday June 4, 2021

Culinary Skills Building

8:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pacific – Skills Building Session: Modified Texture Cookalong – Jodi Balis, RDMelissa Batchelor, PhD

Pediatrics and The Family

Two lectures with Panel Discussion covering critical topics of the pediatric diet from a lifecycle perspective and how it integrates into family and social life.

10:40 AM Pacific – Pediatric Obesity and Impact on Current and Future HealthSarah Messiah, PhD, MPH

11:20 AM Pacific – The Family Table: An Evidence-Based Lens for Feeding Children to Thrive – Jaclyn Albin, MD, FAAP, FACP

Keynote Address

1:00 PM Pacific – Dr. Marion Nestle will kick off an important discussion around food and culture in 2020 that will include other speakers and panelists throughout the morning.

Pediatrics and The Family Panel Discussion

2:00PM – Panel Discussion covering critical topics of the pediatric diet from a lifecycle perspective and how it integrates into family and social life.

Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH – Professor of Epidemiology, Genetics and Environmental Sciences and Director, Center for Pediatric Population Health, a Children’s Health and UTSPH collaborative

Jaclyn Albin, MD, FAAP, FACP – Director UT Southwestern Culinary Medicine Program and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Robert Karch, MD – Deputy Secretary for Children’s Medical Services, Florida


Saturday June 5, 2021

Culinary Skills Building

8:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pacific

Skills Building Session: Knife Skills Cookalong – Emily Schlag RD and Chef Heather Nace RD

Food & Culture in 2020: Culture Change for Patients, Professionals and Policy

10:35 AM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2021 – Corporate Wealth or Public Health? 

Dr. Robert Lustig – Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco

11:15 AM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2021 – Culture Change in the Food Industry

Sir Mohammed Jaafar – Member World Business Council for Sustainable Development

11:55 PM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2021: Food Policy in Hospital Systems

Leonard Walsh – Chief Operating Officer at St. Barnabas Hospital

1:00 PM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2021: Panel Discussion 

Dr. Robert Lustig – Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco

Sir Mohammed Jaffar – Member World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Leonard Walsh  – Chief Operating Officer at St. Barnabas Hospital

Emily Broad-Leib – Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic

Dr. Lawrence Deyton – George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Sunday June 6, 2021

Culinary Skills Building

8:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pacific

Nutrient Density Skills Building Demonstration and Cookalong – Allison Graham, RD and Jennifer Leon, RD

Health Coaching & Diabetes Prevention Program

10:40 AM Pacific – Health Coaching – Evidence From the Literature

F. Abby Cabrera, MPH –  Health coaching in clinical practice with both evidence from the literature and practical approaches for implementation in the clinic setting.

11:20 AM Pacific – Diabetes Prevention Program: History, Implementation and Clinical-Community Integration

Kristy McCarron, MPH – A presentation detailing the effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program and practical recommendations on launching programming.

12:40 PM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2021: Panel Discussion 

F. Abby Cabrera, MPH – Project Manager: Center for Excellence in Primary Care, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Kristy McCarron, MPH – Association Director of Community Health – YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Ryan Hampton – Lifestyle Medicine Advisor, Spectrum Health

Kofi Essel, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s National and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWUSMHS)