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3rd Downstate Plant-Based Health and Nutrition Conference

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Lifestyle Interventions for Optimal Outcomes in Diabetes and Prediabetes

MAY 10, 2024
Alumni Auditorium
395 Lenox Road Brooklyn, NY 11203
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM
President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

  • Learn how lifestyle interventions can prevent, treat, and achieve remission for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Inspire your patients and clients to make and sustain positive lifestyle changes
  • Network with experts, organizations, and national leaders in a fast-paced, small group session
  • Enjoy a delicious and nutritious plant-based breakfast and lunch
  • Obtain CME or CEU credits, if desired

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Event Agenda

Past Events

2022 Conference on Plant-based Health and Nutrition

In-person conference at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Friday, May 6, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; online option available

2022 Conference

Nutrition Hero Interview from Plant-Powered Metro New York

45-minute inaugural interview for the Nutrition Hero Series from Plant-Powered Metro New York (PPNMY) in which PPNY founder Lianna Levine Reisner interviews Richard Rosenfeld about his career, mentors, plant-based nutrition, and his efforts to spread the message of lifestyle medicine and the power of healthy eating.

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2021 SUNY Distinguished Academy Webinar on Health & Wellness in the Age of COVID

2-hour inaugural webinar from the SUNY Distinguished Academy on Health and Wellness in the Age of COVID: A Call to Action for Higher Education, featuring Richard Rosenfeld as Emcee and Moderator, with addresses by SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University President, Wayne Riley, and presentations by T. Colin Campbell, Susan Benigas, Sharon Brangman, followed by a SUNY Downstate Student Panel with Ayanna Besson, Gabrielle Estevez-Inoa, Jigar Govind, and Lora Stoianova.

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2021 Presentation on Live Long and Stay Healthy

22-minute presentation featuring Richard Rosenfeld, Distinguished Professor at SUNY Downstate and Chair of the Committee on Plant-based Health and Nutrition, discussing 6 simple behaviors to live long and stay healthy

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2021 Presentation on Myths and Facts of Plant-based Eating

20-minute presentation featuring Richard Rosenfeld, Distinguished Professor at SUNY Downstate and Chair of the Committee on Plant-based Health and Nutrition, dispelling common myths about plant-based eating

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2020 Presentation on Eating for Health and Longevity

25-minute presentation featuring Richard Rosenfeld, Distinguished Professor at SUNY Downstate and Chair of the Committee on Plant-based Health and Nutrition, with pragmatic advice eating for health and longevity

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2020 Webinar on Racial Health Disparities and Nutrition Policy

90-Webinar featuring Milton Mills, an urgent care physician in the Washington DC area and prior Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and National Advisory Board member for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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2020 Webinar on Get in the Driver's Seat of Health with Plant-Based Nutrition

90-Webinar featuring Michael Greger (Nutrition and Susan Benigas (American College of Lifestyle Medicine

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2019 Conference on Plant-Based Health and Nutrition

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Conference Brochure

Full Conference Brochure: Introduction, Objectives, Agenda, Speaker Profiles, and Sponsorship Information

Video replays of Conference Presentations

Welcome and Introduction: Elizabeth Helzner and Richard M. Rosenfeld (3 minutes)

Advocacy for Plant-Based Nutrition: Wayne J. Riley and Eric L. Adams (18 minutes)

The Truth About Food (Keynote Presentation): David L. Katz (74 minutes)

SUNY Downstate Position Statement on Plant-Based Health & Nutrition: Richard M. Rosenfeld (19 minutes)

A Plant-Based Diet for Your Heart: Robert Ostfeld (54 minutes)

You Are What You (Don’t) Eat: The Psychology of Plant-Based Nutrition: Daniel Rosenfeld (14 minutes)

Panel 1: Overcoming Barriers to Dietary Change: Omowale Adewale, Diego Ponieman, Mereliz Ortiz, Richard M. Rosenfeld (moderator) (49 minutes)

Panel 2: Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Implementation: Lianna Levine Reisner, Ruth Stanislaus, Rachel Atcheson (moderator) (35 minutes)