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Symposium on Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice

May 25, 2017 08:20AM
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in partnership with the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA) is offering an inaugural symposium Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice. This evolving field emphasizes the critical intersection of nutrition and genetic expression. The symposium will be held June 23 to 25, at MUIH’s campus in Laurel.

The symposium will center specifically on translating nutrigenomics information for the clinician and clinical practice. Attendees will learn the science behind the field and gain practical skills that can be applied in their practice to meet the growing patient and client demand for information. This symposium is suitable for clinical nutritionists, MDs, NDs, other clinicians, academics and students with an interest in nutritional genomics. Space is limited to 100 participants and CEUs are available. Symposium content is geared toward attendees with a working knowledge of nutrition and genetics. A genetics refresher is available in the Friday morning pre-symposium workshop.

Speakers include: Dr. Peter Bongiorno is a naturopathic and functional medicine practitioner who is co-medical director of InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture in New York; and Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy who was named one of the top 10 inventors of the year by University of Toronto and has been awarded the Centrum Foundation New Scientist Award for Outstanding Research by the Canadian Nutrition Society.

A reception for graduates, students and faculty of MUIH who are attending the symposium will be held Friday evening. If you plan to attend, please indicate your desire to attend during registration.

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