Nutrition Competencies in Health Professionals’ Education and Training: A New Paradigm

The Medical Nutrition Council
Global Nutrition Council

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 PM–5:00 PM


Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Ed Saltzman, MD, Tufts University, Boston, MA


  • Inter-professional competencies in nutrition and physical activity for healthcare professionals.  Sharon Akabas, PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY and Doug Seidner, MD, Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition, Nashville, TN
  • Ongoing ASN activities in nutrition education for healthcare professionals.  Carine Lenders, MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • The need for nutrition education programme that has been developed for tomorrow’s doctors in the United Kingdom: Program development and implementation.  Sumantra (Shumone) Ray, MBBS, MPH, MD, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, UK
  • The need for nutrition education programme that has been developed for medical students in the United Kingdom: Program evaluation and policy impact.  Celia Laur, MSc, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, UK
  • Policy advocacy for nutrition education for healthcare professionals.  Matthew Levy, MD, MPH, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Research opportunities in the area of healthcare professional nutrition education.  Charlotte Pratt, PhD, RD,  National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    • Discussion panel:
    • Caryl Nowson,  GDipEd, GDipEval, PhD,  Deakin University, Geelong Australia
    • Martin Kohlmeier MD PhD, UNC Schools of Medicine and Public Health and UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Chapel Hill, NC
    • Douglas Heimburger, MD, Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition, Nashville, TN