The Presidential Symposium. Malnutrition and Inflammation: Intimate Partners

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10:30 AM–12:30 PM


Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD, President, American Society for Nutrition
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


The program will explore exciting new developments in our understanding of the intimate interplay between malnutrition and inflammation. We now know that the pathophysiology of malnutrition that is associated with disease or injury invariably consists of a combination of varying degrees of under- or over-nutrition and acute or chronic inflammation, leading to altered body composition and diminished biological function.  The presentations will address the mechanisms of this interplay and the resolution of inflammatory response. Can we distinguish adaptive from pathologic inflammatory response at a point that we can intervene? Are there opportunities for nutritional modulation of inflammatory response?


Novel pro-resolving n-3 mediators & mechanisms in inflammationCharles N. Serhan, Ph.D. , DSc (hc), Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury, Harvard Medical School, Boston , MA

Inflammatory modulation of metabolism, adipose tissue and its transcriptome.  Muredach P. Reilly, MBBCH, MSCE, Penn Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Dangers, and benefits of the cytokine mediated response to injury and infection.  Professor Peter Soeters, MD , PhD, Department of Surgery, Maastricht University, The Netherlands