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About the Program

Although nutrition is described in cardiovascular guidelines as a foundation of care, neither education nor practice among cardiologists and cardiovascular team members reflect that. Cardiologists report inadequate training in nutrition, with minimal education in medical school, and often none during internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship training. Cardiologists state that they spend less than three minutes of their physician-patient office visit on nutrition counseling.

The goal of this conference is to educate physicians, allied professionals, and medical students about the impact of food on the body through understanding of stress response, microbiome and immune response. Culinary Medicine 2020 will consist of talks from expert lecturers and physicians on the link between diet and health and how to incorporate these concepts into your practice. Attendees will also get the opportunity to experience 2 hours of plant-based cooking demonstrations from experts Ann and Jane Esselstyn.

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Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the optimal diet: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds
  • Understand how nutrition can impact illness via the immune system and microbiome
  • Obtain practical skills on how to advise patients on good diet and practical tips to eating better
  • Educating allied professionals, physicians and medical students about the impact of food on the body through understanding of stress response, microbiome and immune response.
  • Provide practical tips on what foods are important in the body and why
  • Provide hands-on experience with different spices and food preparation to then be better educators to patients

Culinary Medicine