Food, Nutrition and Obesity
Wednesday, September 15
Presented by the University of Rochester Medical Center's
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Environmental Health Sciences Center
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Keynote Address and Presentations
Class of '62 Auditorium
Free and open to the public—please RSVP
Lunch and discussion groups are now closed to registration. Please join us for the morning sessions!
This workshop, part of Rochester Women’s Health Week, focuses on new research on the environment in relation to food, nutrition, and obesity. Leading researchers from around the county will present new results on a range of topics from chemicals hidden in your diet to foods that help increase fertility. These scientific presentations will be complemented by talks on how the media covers these hot-button topics and how to use research to implement changes in your life and your community. In the afternoon, the speakers will lead small discussion groups on selected topics. Participants will have the opportunity to register for their preferred discussion groups in advance.
Morning session open to all:
|9:00am||Introduction and Brief Welcome
Shanna H. Swan, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, URMC
|9:10am||Keynote Address: Developmental and Environmental Origins of Obesity: A Growing Concern for Womens’ Health
Jerrold Heindel, PhD, Scientific Program Administrator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
|10:00am||Diet and Fertility for Women 101
Jorge Chavarro, MD, ScD, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
|11:00am||Simple Dietary Changes can Protect Against the Harmful Effects of Environmental Toxicants on the Developing Fetus
Dana Dolinoy, PhD, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan
|11:45am||Case study: Eat Healthy, Eat Fresh, Eat Local
Chris Hartman, Founder, Head Water Foods Inc.
Closed to Registration. Afternoon session:
|12:30pm||Lunch and Networking (Atrium)|
|3:15pm||A Media Perspective: Challenges of Translating Environmental Health Research
Janet Raloff, Senior Editor, Science News
|4:00pm||Summary of discussion groups
Shaw-Ree Chen, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine, URMC
Emily Barrett, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, URMC
Although walk-ins are welcome, registration for the morning session is encouraged and is free for all who would like to attend. To register, please contact Rebecca Rowley or call 585-275-9182.
For accommodations (including ASL interpretation) please contact Rebecca Rowley by September 9, 2010.
We look forward to seeing you!
This event is supported in part by NIH/NIEHS/NICHD grant number 1R13ES019374-01.