Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference

February 1—2, 2019 · Tempe, Arizona

Managing obesity: Thinking outside the box

Join ASU's College of Health Solutions for our 14th annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference. This year's conference explores better health outcomes and managing obesity.

Ideal for dietitians, nutritionists, health care and fitness professionals, policy makers, researchers and students, the conference offers practical solutions and the latest research, along with the opportunity to discuss current issues with peers and professionals.

This activity qualifies for 10 CEUs.

Conference Speakers

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Internationally recognized experts will present fresh perspectives on nutrition and exercise topics:

Aaron Kelly, PhD Associate Professor University of Minnesota Medical School

Precision Medicine for Obesity?

Aaron Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School

Carl (Chip) Lavie, MD  Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Director John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute

Fitness, Fatness and the Obesity Paradox

Carl (Chip) Lavie, MD

Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Director
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute

Amy Luke, PhD Director of Research Center for Community and Global Health, Loyola University Medical Center

Physical Activity Does Not Influence Obesity Risk: Time to Clarify the Public Health Message

Amy Luke, PhD
Director of Research
Center for Community and Global Health, Loyola University Medical Center

Robert Ross, PhD  Professor University of Montreal

Obesity Management: Setting a Target for ‘Clinically Significant Weight Loss’ Does More Harm than Good

Robert Ross, PhD

Professor
University of Montreal

Glenn Gaesser, PhD

Have the Health Risks of Obesity Been Exaggerated?

Glenn Gaesser, PhD

Professor
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD

The Long Road to Precision Nutrition

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD

Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Susanne Votruba, RD, PhD

Managing Obesity: What if Exercise and Eating Right Aren't Enough?

Susanne Votruba, RD, PhD
Research Dietitian
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Corrie Whisner, PhD

Siddhartha Angadi, PhD

What Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse Can Teach Us About Obesity-Related Cardiometabolic Health

Corrie Whisner, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

 

Siddhartha Angadi, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

Professional Development Workshop (No Additional Cost)

Reducing imprecision of nutrition guidance in practice

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD
Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Receive hands-on training with Dr. Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during this innovative workshop aimed to teach attendees how to provide nutritional guidance in a personalized way. Dr. Kohlmeier will review the current evidence for personalized nutrition, setting individual nutritional targets, and food selection for menu planning when working with a variety of individuals, particularly maternal and child populations. An exciting feature of this workshop will be training on innovative new software Dr. Kohlmeier has created to assist nutritional professionals as nutrition practice evolves into more personalized approaches. Discussions and examples during this workshop will focus on personalized nutrition for males and females during the child-bearing years, specifically using pregnancy to evaluate individual nutrition targets for prenatal health.

This session is supported by the HRSA-funded TRANSCEND Program in Maternal Child Health Nutrition and Childhood Obesity Prevention training program for professionals and pre-professionals.

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 Cost

ASU students: FREE!
Registration is required.

Professionals:
25% discount for ASU alumni

  • Early bird (before Jan. 25): $90
  • Regular: $115

 Location

ASU's Memorial Union (Tempe campus)
301 E. Orange St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Directions

Browse food options around the ASU Tempe campus

 Contact

Email: bhlconference@gmail.com
Phone: 424-256-6344;