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Third Annual SoCal DIFM Event: Cardiovascular Health From IFM/IFMNT Lens

Date: December 7, 2019

Third Annual SoCal DIFM Event: Cardiovascular Health from IFM/IFMNT Lens
"Nutritional-Genomic Influences and Cardiovascular Health" 
Saturday December 7, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
3715 McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Building/Room-GER-124 (Auditorium)
Organized by DIFM California Coordinator Sangeeta Shrivastava, PhD, RDN 


8:00 AM Check In/Registration/Exhibits and Networking

8:40 AM Welcome/Review of the day Sangeeta Shrivastava Ph.D., RDN

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM “Understanding Cardiovascular Health Beyond Standard Risk Factors-Targeted Therapy Through Cardiac Genomics Testing and Nutrigenomics," presented by Dr. Cynthia Thaik MD (Founder and Owner of “Holistic Healing Heart Center in Burbank, CA)
Learning Objectives:
1.Understand the role of vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in hypertension and heart disease
2.Understand the importance of gut health and the microbiome
3.Understand the role of genetic testing and the contribution of nutrition to gene expression

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break/Stretch/Network/Exhibits

10:15 AM - 11:45 PM “Evidence-Based Nutritional Influences on Cardiovascular Health and Cardiovascular Disease Risk” presented by Diana Noland MPH, RDN, CCN, LD (Owner of Integrative and Functional Nutrition Therapy Private Practice Food Fax, Burbank, CA)

Learning Objectives:
1.Identify most evidenced-based foods and nutrients influencing cardiovascular health
2.Apply knowledge of anti-nutrients that perturb nutritional metabolism and increase CVD risk and guidelines of how to reduce exposure
3.Gain knowledge of foods and nutrients to recommend to clients that improve their nutrition plan to reduce CVD and improve wellness
11:45 PM - 12:15 PM "Fasting Mimicking Diets: The Science of Longevity" presented by James Kelly, MD, MBA (Medical Science Liaison, L-Nutra)
Learning Objectives:
1. To understand and be able to explain the different types of fasting (time restricted eating, intermittent, prolonged fasting) and their benefits
2. Be able to clearly defend the biological mechanism of fasting (e.g. how it triggers autophagy and apoptosis, etc.)
3. Be able to explain how fasting mimicking diets provide similar benefits as water-only fasting
12:15 PM and on: Lunch/Network/Exhibits
1:00 PM Note of gratitude/Adjourn
$15 for Students
$20 for DIFM members
$30 for non-DIFM Academy members
$35 for non-Academy members

For any questions, please contact Sangeeta Shrivastava Ph.D., RDN at a.sangeeta.aa@gmail.com

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