Seminar for Health Professionals

Bob LeRoy, via IVU | 05/28/10

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Dear Friends--

As many of you know, I've been working toward a long-range goal of establishing 2 permanent annual continuing-education-credit-awarding conferences for health professionals, regarding prevention of degenerative diseases through eating choices. I'm thrilled to announce that the first gathering of this kind will take place in July.

North American Vegetarian Society is sponsoring a one-day Friday conference/seminar, July 9, 2010, as part of Vegetarian Summerfest in Johnstown PA. 5 pre-approved continuing education hours will be awarded to Registered Dietitians (but anyone may attend). The seminar title is:
"Degenerative Diseases and their Behavioral Origins: Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Interventions"

The website address for info & registration for this one-day event is:

The Friday dietetic seminar may be attended by itself, or added to a weekend registration for Summerfest... but for anyone attending the full 5-day Summerfest there is no additional registration charge for the dietetic seminar.

Speaker & topic info are summarized below:

-- Neal Barnard, MD is a clinical researcher, principal investigator or co-investigator on several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health, including most recently a study on dietary interventions in diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted under the auspices of the George Washington University School of Medicine, and is the author of many publications in scientific and medical journals.

-- Brenda Davis, RD, is Lead Dietitian, Diabetes Wellness Research Project, Canvasback Missions, Majuro, Marshall Islands, a dietitian in private practice, co-author of 7 books, and Food and Nutrition Director, TRACS, Kelowna BC, Canada.
-- Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN, CNS is a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA and Director, Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Loma Linda CA.

-- Bob LeRoy, RD, EdM, MS, MAT, is Nutrition Advisor, North American Vegetarian Society, Dolgeville NY, and was certified as an Exercise Test Technologist by the American College of Sports Medicine.

-- Facilitating Cardiovascular Disease Reversal Successfully through Diet and Lifestyle: The CHIP Program.

-- Successful Disease-Reducing Diet and Lifestyle Interventions, in a population disproportionately susceptible to incidence of type II diabetes.

-- The Influence of Allergens and of Food Components that Directly Affect Brain Chemistry, upon risks of depressive, behavioral, cognitive and neurological disorders.

-- Breaking the Food Seduction: Understanding the biological basis for maladaptive food habits, and practical skills for assisting patients to break food addictions and to become familiar with the disease risk related health effects of commonly craved foods.

-- Translating Research Literature into Public Health Dietary Recommendations: Identifying common ground among risk factors and among protective factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, auto-immune diseases and eating disorders.

For RD's, the seminar fulfills CPEU Levels 2 & 3, Learning Need Codes: 4040, 4090, 5110, 5120, 5160, 5190, 5200.

NAVS has sponsored this July 9 event which will hopefully recur annually.

Please stay in touch with me regarding the effort to establish ANOTHER permanent annual (medical & dietetics) continuing-education-credit-awarding conference (on prevention of degenerative diseases) via a collaboration of other organizations.

BUT... regarding attending the July 9 event, please direct all inquiries ONLY to:

Thanks so much, & my best wishes to you always,

Bob LeRoy,, 55 Grove St., #4, Asheville NC 28801,
& 301 S. Geneva St., Suite 108, Ithaca NY 14850, 607-272-1038.
Nutrition Advisor since 1990, North American Vegetarian Society.
M.S. in Nutrition and Public Health; Ed.M. in Community Nutrition Education. Registered Dietitian.

NAVS is a member of the International Vegetarian Union -


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