Program

Community Event is Sunday, February 25 (details under social activities)

(Lunch is included everyday and refreshments are provided)

February 26-28, 2018 | Loma Linda, California, USA

Day 1: Monday, February 26, 2018


8:00  8:20AM | Welcome Address

8:20  9:10AM | Plenary Lecture

Plant-based diet for personal, population, and planetary health
Frank Hu, MD, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health

 

9:30 – 11:40AM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Epidemiological studies of vegetarians: Updates, making sense of discordant findings between cohorts, and directions for future research

Adventist Health Study-2
Gary Fraser, MBChB, PhD, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
EPIC-Oxford Study
Tim Key, PhD, University of Oxford, UK.
East Asian Cohort
Tina Chiu, PhD, RD, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
Indian Migration Study Cohort
Preet K. Dhillon, PhD, Public Health Foundation of India
Panel discussion

11:40 – 1:40PM | Lunch

12:00 – 1:00PM | Simultaneous Sessions

A VEGETARIAN CULINARY ADVENTURE (Food Demonstration & Lunch)

POSTER SESSION 1

 

1:40 – 3:35PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant-based diets and life cycle stages: Gestation through Geriatrics

Plant-based maternal diet influences on childhood obesity
Trudy Voortman, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
DHA for gestation and infancy: Lessons learned and implications of a vegetarian diet
Susan E. Carlson, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
Plant-based diets, plant foods and nutrients, and telomere length and aging
Aleix Sala-Villa, PhD, Lipid Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
Bone health and plant-based diets across the life course
Trudy Voortman, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

 

3:55 – 5:25PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant foods, plant-based diets, and the gut microbiome

Gut microbiome by diet patterns
Michael Orlich, PhD, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
Gut microbiome: Polyphenols and cardiovascular disease protection
Aedin Cassidy, PhD, Norwich Medical School, England, UK.
Nuts and the gut microbiota: Cardiovascular disease implications
David Baer, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland

5:30 – 6:30PM | Poster Presentation 2 

5:30 – 7:00PM | Reception


Day 2: Tuesday, February 27, 2018


8:00 – 8:10AM | Welcome Address

8:10 – 9:00AM | Plenary Lecture

Reversing chronic disease with plant-based diets: Past, present, future
David Katz, MD, MPH, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

 

9:20 – 11:20AM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Reversing Chronic Diseases with Plant Based Dietary Approach

Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and plant-based diets
John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Obesity, weight loss, and low-fat vegetarian diets
Neal Barnard, M.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Plant-based diets in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes
Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
Cancer recurrence and soy foods
Mark Messina, PhD, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

11:25 – 12:15PM | Plenary Lecture

Is butter back? Saturated fat controversies and food choices in the context of plant-based diets
Alice Lichtenstein, PhD, D.S.c,  Tufts University, Boston.

 

12:15 – 2:15PM | Lunch

12:30 – 2:00PM | Short oral sessions I and III simultaneous

Short Oral Session I: Vegetarian Diets and Health Outcomes-I
  1. A vegetarian diet is associated with lower stroke risk
    Chin-Lon Lin, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
  2. Intake of high-protein foods and other major foods in people of different diet groups in UK
    Kathyrn E. Bradbury, University of Oxford, UK
  3. Meat and egg intake and type 2 diabetes risk: Results from the Adventist Health Study-2
    Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  4. Vegetarian diets vs non-vegetarian diet in the ADVENTO study: Findings on cognitive functions
    Naomi Vidal Ferreira, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
  5. Vegetarian diet and cataract risk.
    Chia-Chen Chang, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
  6. Higher vegetarian lifestyle index scores is associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality
    Lap T. Le, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Short Oral Session III: Nutritional Status and Assessment of Vegetarians
  1. Body composition of Brazilian Adventists exposed to different vegetarian dietary patterns
    Marcia C Martins, Adventist University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. Nutrient intake and growth indices of vegetarian, vegan and omnivorous children (1-3 y) in Germany
    Stine Weder, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands, Germany
  3. Clinical significance of vitamin B12 status among vegan and vegetarian adults
    Roman Pawlak, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  4. Biomarkers of dietary intake differentiate vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns
    Fayth L. Miles, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  5. Protein and amino acid consumption and their associations with body composition in adolescents
    Golandam Khayef, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2:15 – 3:45PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Protein Quantity, Quality and Source Matters

Protein quality and source, fasting mimicking diets and longevity
Sebastian Brandhorst, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Protein and cardiometabolic health: What matters?
Francois Mariotti, PhD, Agro Paris Tech, France
Protein quantity and quality for chronic kidney disease
Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD, MPH, Loyola University medical Center, Illinois

4:15 – 5:30PM | Short oral session II and IV simultaneous

Short Oral Session II: Vegetarian Diets and Health Outcomes-II
  1. The effect of almonds on vitamin E status and cardiovascular risk factors in Korean adults: A randomized trial
    Oliver Chen, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Boston, MA
  2. Vegetarian diets as protective to subclinical atherosclerosis evaluated by clinical imaging
    Everton Padilha Gomes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke in UK meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and vegans
    Tammy Tong, University of Oxford, UK
  4. Fasting‐mimicking diet and risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease
    Mahshid Shelechi, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  5. Impact of a one year plant-based diet intervention on diet and the Dietary Inflammatory Index
    Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  6. Grain patterns are associated with dietary fiber intake, diet quality and weight-related measures
    Yanni Papanikolaou, Nutritional Strategies Inc., Canada
Short Oral Session IV: Plant-based Diets and Health Education: Person and Planet
  1. Sociodemographic and health behavior determinants of vegetarianism among Adventist youth in India
    Solomon Renati, KBP College, Mumbai, India
  2. Making traditional and popular soul food recipes more healthful while maintaining cultural relevance
    Marty Davey, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  3. The scientific production about vegetarian nutrition in the past 109 years: A systematic review
    Julio Acosta-Navarro, Heart Institute University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  4. Effect of vegetarian diets on planetary and population health outcomes
    Alfredo Mejia, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
  5. Sustainability of different dietary patterns according to health, environment and price: Results from the SUN project
    Ujue Fresan, University of Navarra, Spain
  6. Protecting biodiversity with healthy soil, healthy seeds-and our plate
    Irana W. Hawkins, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

6:30 – 8:30PM | Banquet


Day 3 – Wednesday, February 28, 2018


8:00 – 8:10AM | Welcome Address

8:10 – 9:00AM | Plenary Lecture

Planetary health and vegetarian diets: How far have we come and what is next?
Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University


9:10 – 11:10AM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant-based diets for the health of the planet

Optimization of plant-based diets for planetary health: A modeling approach
Nick Wilson, MB ChB, DIH, MPH, University of Otago, New Zealand
Consumer attitudes towards meatless diets in relation to planetary health
Ruben Sanchez, PhD, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Meat substitutes: Measuring the environmental impacts of high protein plant products
Helen Harwatt, PhD, Sustainable Food Specialist, UK
Challenges and controversies in sustainable diets
Marco Springmann, PhD, University of Oxford, England

11:20 – 12:55PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant foods, food groups, and health outcomes

Plant foods, cancer and mortality
Aune Dagfinn, PhD, Imperial College, London, UK
Walnuts, other plant foods, plant-based diet patterns and cognition- the WAHA study and more
Sujatha Rajaram, PhD, Loma Linda University, CA
Legumes and beans in the prevention of cardiometabolic disease
Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

12:55 – 2:30PM | Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM | Culinary Adventure (lunch provided) 

2:30 – 4:40PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – A vegetarian client: Applications for health professionals

Vegetarian diets for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes: Case Reports
Brenda Rea, MD, PT, RD, Loma Linda University, CA
Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, Loma Linda University, CA
Brenda Davis, RD, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
The Vegetarian Athlete
Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, Nutrinic Inc. Los Angeles
An inside look at the new position paper: Policy implications and practical applications
Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, Vancouver BC, Canada
Winston Craig, PhD, Loma Linda University
Vegetarian diets in the context of different cultures
Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, Duarte, CA
What replaces meat?
Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN, Chapman University, CA

4:40 – 4:50PM | Closing Remarks

Day 1: Monday, February 26, 2018


8:00  8:20AM | Welcome Address

8:20  9:10AM | Plenary Lecture

Plant-based diet for personal, population, and planetary health
Frank Hu, MD, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health

9:30 – 11:40AM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Epidemiological studies of vegetarians: Updates, making sense of discordant findings between cohorts, and directions for future research

Adventist Health Study-2
Gary Fraser, MBChB, PhD, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
EPIC-Oxford Study
Tim Key, PhD, University of Oxford, UK.
East Asian Cohort
Tina Chiu, PhD, RD, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
Indian Migration Study Cohort
Preet K. Dhillon, PhD, Public Health Foundation of India
Panel discussion

11:40 – 1:40PM | Lunch

12:00 – 1:00PM | Simultaneous Sessions

A VEGETARIAN CULINARY ADVENTURE (Food Demonstration & Lunch)

POSTER SESSION 1

1:40 – 3:35PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant-based diets and life cycle stages: Gestation through Geriatrics

Plant-based maternal diet influences on childhood obesity
Trudy Voortman, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
DHA for gestation and infancy: Lessons learned and implications of a vegetarian diet
Susan E. Carlson, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
Plant-based diets, plant foods and nutrients, and telomere length and aging
Aleix Sala-Villa, PhD, Lipid Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
Bone health and plant-based diets across the life course
Trudy Voortman, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

 

3:55 – 5:25PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant foods, plant-based diets, and the gut microbiome

Gut microbiome by diet patterns
Michael Orlich, MD, PhD, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
Gut microbiome: Polyphenols and cardiovascular disease protection
Aedin Cassidy, PhD, Norwich Medical School, England, UK.
Nuts and the gut microbiota: Cardiovascular disease implications
David Baer, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland

5:30 – 6:30PM | Poster Presentation 2 

5:30 – 7:00PM | Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, February 27, 2018


8:00 – 8:10AM | Welcome Address

8:10 – 9:00AM | Plenary Lecture

Reversing chronic disease with plant-based diets: Past, present, future
David Katz, MD, MPH, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

9:20 – 11:20AM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Reversing Chronic Diseases with Plant Based Dietary Approach

Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and plant-based diets
John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto, Canada
Obesity, weight loss, and low-fat vegetarian diets
Neal Barnard, M.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Plant-based diets in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes
Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
Cancer recurrence and soy foods
Mark Messina, PhD, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

11:25 – 12:15PM | Plenary Lecture

Is butter back? Saturated fat controversies and food choices in the context of plant-based diets
Alice Lichtenstein, PhD, D.Sc, Tufts University, Boston.

12:15 – 2:15PM | Lunch

12:30 – 2:00PM | Short oral sessions I and III simultaneous

Short Oral Session I: Vegetarian Diets and Health Outcomes-I
  1. A vegetarian diet is associated with lower stroke risk
    Chin-Lon Lin, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
  2. Intake of high-protein foods and other major foods in people of different diet groups in UK
    Kathyrn E. Bradbury, University of Oxford, UK
  3. Meat and egg intake and type 2 diabetes risk: Results from the Adventist Health Study-2
    Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  4. Vegetarian diets vs non-vegetarian diet in the ADVENTO study: Findings on cognitive functions
    Naomi Vidal Ferreira, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
  5. Vegetarian diet and cataract risk.
    Chia-Chen Chang, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
  6. Higher vegetarian lifestyle index scores is associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality
    Lap T. Le, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Short Oral Session III: Nutritional Status and Assessment of Vegetarians
  1. Body composition of Brazilian Adventists exposed to different vegetarian dietary patterns
    Marcia C Martins, Adventist University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. Nutrient intake and growth indices of vegetarian, vegan and omnivorous children (1-3 y) in Germany
    Stine Weder, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands, Germany
  3. Clinical significance of vitamin B12 status among vegan and vegetarian adults
    Roman Pawlak, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  4. Biomarkers of dietary intake differentiate vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns
    Fayth L. Miles, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  5. Protein and amino acid consumption and their associations with body composition in adolescents
    Golandam Khayef, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2:15 – 3:45PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Protein Quantity, Quality and Source Matters

Protein quality and source, fasting mimicking diets and longevity
Sebastian Brandhorst, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Protein and cardiometabolic health: What matters?
Francois Mariotti, PhD, Agro Paris Tech, France
Protein quantity and quality for chronic kidney disease
Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD, MPH, Loyola University medical Center, Illinois

4:15 – 5:30PM | Short oral session II and IV simultaneous

Short Oral Session II: Vegetarian Diets and Health Outcomes-II
  1. The effect of almonds on vitamin E status and cardiovascular risk factors in Korean adults: A randomized trial
    Oliver Chen, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Boston, MA
  2. Vegetarian diets as protective to subclinical atherosclerosis evaluated by clinical imaging
    Everton Padilha Gomes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke in UK meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and vegans
    Tammy Tong, University of Oxford, UK
  4. Fasting‐mimicking diet and risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease
    Mahshid Shelechi, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  5. Impact of a one year plant-based diet intervention on diet and the Dietary Inflammatory Index
    Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  6. Grain patterns are associated with dietary fiber intake, diet quality and weight-related measures
    Yanni Papanikolaou, Nutritional Strategies Inc., Canada
Short Oral Session IV: Plant-based Diets and Health Education: Person and Planet
  1. Sociodemographic and health behavior determinants of vegetarianism among Adventist youth in India
    Solomon Renati, KBP College, Mumbai, India
  2. Making traditional and popular soul food recipes more healthful while maintaining cultural relevance
    Marty Davey, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  3. The scientific production about vegetarian nutrition in the past 109 years: A systematic review
    Julio Acosta-Navarro, Heart Institute University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  4. Effect of vegetarian diets on planetary and population health outcomes
    Alfredo Mejia, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
  5. Sustainability of different dietary patterns according to health, environment and price: Results from the SUN project
    Ujue Fresan, University of Navarra, Spain
  6. Protecting biodiversity with healthy soil, healthy seeds-and our plate.
    Irana W. Hawkins, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

6:30 – 8:30PM | Banquet

Day 3 – Wednesday, February 28, 2018


8:00 – 8:10AM | Welcome Address

8:10 – 9:00AM | Plenary Lecture

Planetary health and vegetarian diets: How far have we come and what is next?
Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University


9:10 – 11:10AM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant-based diets for the health of the planet

Optimization of plant-based diets for planetary health: A modeling approach
Nick Wilson, MB ChB, DIH, MPH, University of Otago, New Zealand
Consumer attitudes towards meatless diets in relation to planetary health
Ruben Sanchez, PhD, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Meat substitutes: Measuring the environmental impacts of high protein plant products
Helen Harwatt, PhD, Sustainable Food Specialist, UK
Challenges and controversies in sustainable diets
Marco Springmann, Phd, University of Oxford, England

11:20 – 12:55PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – Plant foods, food groups, and health outcomes

Plant foods, cancer and mortality
Aune Dagfinn, Imperial College, PhD, London, UK
Walnuts, other plant foods, plant-based diet patterns and cognition- the WAHA study and more
Sujatha Rajaram, PhD, Loma Linda University, CA
Legumes and beans in the prevention of cardiometabolic disease
Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

12:55 – 2:30PM | Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM | Culinary Adventure (lunch provided) 

2:30 – 4:40PM | Symposium

Symposium Topic – A vegetarian client: Applications for health professionals

Vegetarian diets for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes: Case Reports
Brenda Rea, MD, PT, RD, Loma Linda University, CA
Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, Loma Linda University, CA
Brenda Davis, RD, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
The Vegetarian Athlete
Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, Nutrinic Inc. Los Angeles
An inside look at the new position paper: Policy implications and practical applications
Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, Vancouver BC, Canada
Winston Craig, PhD, Loma Linda University
Vegetarian diets in the context of different cultures
Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, Duarte, CA
What replaces meat?
Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN, Chapman University, CA

4:40 – 4:50PM | Closing Remarks

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