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An Invitation from the Director

Dr. Steven ZeiselOn behalf of the organizing committee, I invite you to a symposium on Precision Nutrition and Brain Health. I eagerly anticipate the coming together of the best minds working in Precision Nutrition today through this conference. The ability to understand why people differ from one another in their metabolism of nutrients and, subsequently, why their brains develop and function differently, will allow us to individualize diet recommendations and to develop new nutrition interventions. This is what Precision Nutrition can offer, and we predict it will become the standard for evidence-based professional practice of nutrition.

During this symposium we will delve into the tools and approaches needed to study and practice Precision Nutrition with regard to brain development and function—from discoveries based on genetics to exciting developments in our understanding of the microbiomes that communicate with them. Results of our work in these emerging fields will be brought together for attendees’ examination and discussion. I look forward to seeing you April 2-3 in Kannapolis, NC!

Steve Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.
Kenan Professor of Nutrition
Director, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
Co-Director, UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center