Opening Session & Presidential Symposium: Food as Medicine: New Findings to Explain Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by Dietary Linoleic Acid (CME Credit for Physicians)

CME Credit Available for Physicians!

Linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid found in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. There is confusion among the public on the effects of linoleic acid on health and its importance as part of a healthy diet. In a classic NUTRITION format, the Presidential Symposium approaches this topic by convening experts who broaden our understanding using different research methodologies.

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD (Pennsylvania State University) sets the stage and explains why we are still talking about edible plant-derived oils and CVD risk prevention. Frank Hu, MD (Harvard University) addresses the topic from an epidemiologic perspective, detailing what epi studies and biomarker analysis have inferred about dietary intake of linoleic acid and CVD risk. Jyrki Virtanen, PhD (University of Eastern Finland) reviews some of the key randomized controlled trials on linoleic acid and cardiovascular risk factors. Finally, Genevieve Sparagna, PhD (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center), tackles a novel cellular target involving mitochondria that may shed new light on mechanisms of LA to favorably influence heart health.

This session addresses the latest clinical findings and new basic biology insights into how linoleic acid affects the heart.

Originally presented at NUTRITION 2023, ASN's flagship meeting which was held July 22-25, 2023 in Boston, MA.

 

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Speakers

Martha Belury, PhD, RD
ASN President (2022-2023)
Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Nutrition, Human Sciences, The Ohio State University

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD
Chair, Department of Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public; Health Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD
Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

Genevieve Sparagna, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

Jyrki Virtanen, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what observational studies and biomarker analysis have inferred about dietary intake of linoleic acid and CVD risk
  • Explain findings from clinical trials on linoleic acid intake and CVD risk factors
  • Describe potential cellular mechanisms involving mitochondria that may explain how linoleic acid influences heart health

 

Competencies

The Desirable Physician Attributes addressed in this activity are:

  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Medical Knowledge

Target Audience

  • Researchers
  • Physicians
  • Dietitians
  • Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
  • Academic Faculty
  • Health Educators
  • Behavioral Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Wellness Professionals 
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Students/Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Medical Students and Residents
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The American Society for Nutrition is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The ASN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Participation

    ASN does not offer CME credit to non-physicians. However, all non-physician and non-dietetic healthcare professionals of this activity will be able to complete an evaluation and download a Certificate of Participation. This certificate designates your participation in this education activity. It lists the amount of continuing medical education credit that has been designated for physicians by ASN. You should be able to use this documentation for your licensing or certification needs. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly. Please note ASN cannot guarantee its acceptance.

Course opens: 
09/18/2023
Course expires: 
09/30/2025
Cost:
$20.00
Rating: 
0

This activity includes the following presentations:

Introduction to the Presidential Symposium: Why Are We Still Talking about Edible Oils and CVD Prevention?

Martha Belury, PhD, RD
ASN President (2022-2023)
Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Nutrition, Human Sciences, The Ohio State University

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD
Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

Dietary Intake of Linoleic Acid and Risk of CVD from Epidemiologic Studies and Biomarker Analyses

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD
Chair, Department of Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public; Health Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Randomized Controlled Trials and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Jyrki Virtanen, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland

Cellular Mechanisms Involving Mitochondria and Cardiolipin

Genevieve Sparagna, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

Panel Discussion

Martha Belury, PhD, RD
ASN President (2022-2023)
Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Nutrition, Human Sciences, The Ohio State University

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD
Chair, Department of Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public; Health Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD
Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

Genevieve Sparagna, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

Jyrki Virtanen, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the American Society of Nutrition, in compliance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education to ensure that education presents learners with only accurate, balanced, and scientifically justified recommendations and protects learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. ASN requires disclosure of all financial interest that the planning committee (including ASN staff) or faculty members have with ineligible companies. All faculty and contributors to this continuing education activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationship that may have direct bearing on the subject matter of this program. Specific disclosure information is in the course materials. 

The American Society for Nutrition supports fair and unbiased participation of individuals in its education activities. Any real or potential conflicts of interest must be identified and managed. All relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that directly impact and/or might conflict with ASN activities must be disclosed, or disclosure that no relevant financial relationships exist must be documented. Other relationships that could cause private interests to conflict with professional interests must also be disclosed. This policy is intended to openly identify any potential conflict so that participants in an education activity are able to form their own judgments about the presentation. In addition, disclosure must be made of presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Speakers

Martha Belury, PhD, RD, ASN President (2022-2023), Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Nutrition, Human Sciences, The Ohio State University
Disclosures: United Soybean Board: Grant/Research Support (Ongoing) 
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.   

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, Chair, Department of Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public; Health Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Genevieve Sparagna, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Disclosures: Stealth Biotherapeutics: Consultant (Ongoing) 
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.   

Jyrki Virtanen, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Planners

The following individuals served on the NUTRITION 2023 Scientific Program Committee. The session titled 'Opening Session & Presidential Symposium: Food as Medicine: New Findings to Explain Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by Dietary Linoleic Acid' was included in the scientific program of NUTRITION 2023, ASN's flagship meeting which was held from July 22-25, 2023.

Paola Baratto, MS, Rutgers University 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, Texas A&M University 
Disclsoures: Abbott: Speaker Fees 
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.   

Bradley Ferguson, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Martha Field, PhD, Cornell University 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Daniel Hoffman, PhD, Rutgers University 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Disclosures: Almond Board of California; Grant/Research Support; Beneo: Speaker/Speaker's Bureau; Bio-Cat: Grant/Research Support; General Mills Inc.: Grant/Research Support; Hass Avocado Board: Grant/Research Support; ISAPP: Speaker/Speaker's Bureau; National Dairy Council: Speaker/Speaker's Bureau; National Honey Board:Grant/Research Support; Tate & Lyle: Grant/Research Support 
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.   

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, UCLA 
Nutrient Institute (Scientific Advisory Board Member) 
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.   

Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD, Purdue University 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Kathryn Porter Starr, PhD, RD, Duke University School of Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Lewis Rubin, MD, Georgetown University Medical Center 
Disclosures: Abbott Nutrition: Grant/Research Support 
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.   

Anna Thalacker-Mercer, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Staff

Michelle Crispino, CAE, DES, American Society for Nutrition
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Gwen Twillman, American Society for Nutrition
No relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The American Society for Nutrition is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians
The ASN designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The certificate you receive upon completion of this education activity will list the amount of continuing medical education credit you were awarded. Please use this documentation for your CME licensing or certification needs.

Learners seeking CME credit are required to pass a post-test assessment of subject matter comprehension. To pass the post-test assessment, learners must correctly answer 75% of the questions.

Non-physician Professionals
ASN does not offer CME credit to non-physicians. However, all non-physician professionals will be able to complete an evaluation and download a Certificate of Participation. This certificate designates your participation in this education activity. It lists the amount of continuing medical education credit that has been designated for physicians by ASN. You should be able to use this documentation for your licensing or certification needs. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly. Please note ASN cannot guarantee its acceptance.

Learners seeking a Certificate of Participation are required to pass a post-test assessment of subject matter comprehension. To pass the post-test assessment, learners must correctly answer 75% of the questions.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The American Society for Nutrition is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The ASN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Participation

    ASN does not offer CME credit to non-physicians. However, all non-physician and non-dietetic healthcare professionals of this activity will be able to complete an evaluation and download a Certificate of Participation. This certificate designates your participation in this education activity. It lists the amount of continuing medical education credit that has been designated for physicians by ASN. You should be able to use this documentation for your licensing or certification needs. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly. Please note ASN cannot guarantee its acceptance.

Price

Cost:
$20.00
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