Past Event

Nutrition Frontiers for China: Preparing for the 21st Century

May 20, 2018
9:30 AM - 6:50 PM
Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun
Nutrition Frontiers for China: Preparing for the 21st Century

On May 20, Columbia University and the China Nutrition and Health Food Association will hold a symposium on nutrition research in Beijing. This meeting invites authoritative scholars and researchers from Columbia University, and experts, representatives, and government officials from China's food and nutrition industry to discuss the impact of westernized Chinese food on obesity, cardiovascular system, nervous system diseases and aging, and to assess China's major nutritional problems that will influence the future of China's health condition and economics. 

The meeting will focus on exploring the molecular mechanisms in adverse condition and on how to ensure a "healthier" China in the 21st century. Topics include the impact of nutrition on health and economics, Chinese cardiovascular risk factors, lipoprotein metabolism and fatty acid study, nutrition in aging, westernized nutrition, and Chinese clinical nutrition.

The symposium is supported by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.



9:30am – 9:50am         Welcome and Opening Remarks (Lawrence Stanberry, Richard Deckelbaum, CNHFA)

9:50am – 10:10am        Mission and Goals of the CUCC (Richard Deckelbaum)

Morning Session: The Background

10:10am – 10:40am     The Health and Economic Costs of the Double Burden of Under- and Overnutrition (Richard Deckelbaum)

10:40am – 11:10am      The Risks of Cardiovascular Risk Factors to China (Andrew Moran)

11:10am – 11:30pm       Tea/Coffee

11:30pm – 12:00pm     Nutrition and Aging (Yvon Carpentier)

12:00pm – 12:30pm    What is Needed to Change Nutrition Policies in China? (Speaker from China)

12:30pm – 1:45pm       Lunch

Afternoon Session: Using “Old” Molecules for “New” Approaches

1:45pm – 2:15pm          Molecular and Genetic Controls of Hepatic Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism (Henry Ginsberg, via video)

2:15pm – 2:45pm         Cellular Mechanisms of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in “Protection” of Liver, Heart, and Brain (Richard Deckelbaum)

2:45pm -2:15pm          Fatty Acids and Regulation of Cellular Membrane Activities (Wei Min)

3:15pm – 3:45pm         Novel Lipid Emulsions (Yvon Carpentier)

3:45pm – 4:00pm       Break

4:00pm – 4:30pm       CNHFA (pending)

4:30pm – 5:00pm       The “New” Molecules in Aging and Neurodegeneration (Estela Area-Gomez)

5:00pm – 5:20pm       Concluding Remarks (CNHFA, Lawrence Stanberry)

5:20pm – 6:50pm       Public Panel: “Westernization of Chinese Nutrition: Good or Bad for the People and the Economy of China?” (Lawrence Stanberry, chair, Andrew Moran, Richard Deckelbaum, 2 panelists from China, Public Discussion)


Special Notice
  • Registration is required for participating the whole-day symposium. Please fill in the registration form below and send it back to [email protected] before May 15;

  • The public panel session at 17:20 will be free to public and will be live-streamed. Please click register to apply for a ticket.

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