$30 – $75

PLANT-BASED NUTRITION FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND REVERSAL

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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Alumni Auditorium

395 Lenox Rd

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Learn about: Plant-based nutrition for disease prevention and management. Tips for transitioning your patients, your family, and yourself.

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This conference is organized by the SUNY Downstate Committee for Plant-based Health and Nutrition, a multidisciplinary body with representation from the College of Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, STAR Program, Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, University Hospital of Brooklyn, Plant-Powered Metro New York, and the Brooklyn Borough President’s office. The Committee promotes awareness of the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, provides a forum for multidisciplinary interaction, and discusses ways to integrate plant-based health into resident training, medical student education, and the overall culture at SUNY Downstate.

This conference is the second of an annual conference series in collaboration with the Brooklyn Borough President’s office. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Milton Mills, who will discuss the benefits of whole-food, plant-based nutrition as well as problems with the current national nutritional guidelines and issues with food justice. Other featured speakers include Dr. Michelle McMacken, director of Bellevue Hospital’s Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program, Dr. Robert Ostfeld, director of Montefiore Hospital’s Cardiac Prevention Program, and Dr. Richard Rosenfeld from SUNY Downstate.

Specialized afternoon workshops will cover plant-based nutrition for disease prevention and treatment, strategies for transitioning your patients, your family and yourself to plant-based meals, and plant-based nutrition for optimal athletic performance.

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The intended audience is clinicians (MDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, RDs) public health professionals, resident physicians in training, medical and public health students, community leaders, and interested members of the public.

Objectives

  • Summarize new and current evidence on the benefits of plant-based nutrition with regard to preventing and treating chronic disease.
  • Use 1-2 strategies from provider’s resources that attendees can use to help their patients, their clients, or themselves adopt a whole food, plant-based dietary lifestyle.
  • Engage with diverse stakeholders in discussing how to overcome obstacles to dietary change, such as food access, preparation, and cultural adaptation of new foods.

Accreditation & Designation Statements: The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: Approval pending from the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Dietitians: CDR Credentialed Practitioners Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) is pending for this activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA category 1 credit for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Social Workers: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0469.

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The conference will be held at the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers, serving the people of Brooklyn since 1860. SUNY Downstate is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn and includes the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Public Health, School og Health Professions, the School of Graduate Studies, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. It is conveniently located in East Flatbush near public transportation.

The program take place in SUNY Downstate’s Alumni Auditorium, a recently renovated facility that can hold up to 530 individuals. A delicious plant-based continental breakfast will be held in the Atrium space immediately adjacent to the Alumni Auditorium. Box lunches will be served in separate lecture halls holding the afternoon breakout sessions.

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