Food As Medicine Summit: Agenda

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Conference Day 1

  • Tuesday, May 25th
Tuesday, May 25th
8:00am ET

Conference Platform Opens

The conference platform opens before the agenda starts, giving you time to plug the presentations, panels, and discussions into your agenda for the rest of the day. This also gives you plenty of time to get familiar with the platform.

9:00am ET

Chair’s Opening Remarks & Setting then Scene

Linda Shiue, Physician & Director of Culinary Medicine, Kaiser Permanente 

9:10am ET

Keynote Presentation: Food as Medicine: Innovations for Health, Wealth, and Equity 

“Food is Medicine” encompasses the twin concepts that what we eat is foundational to our health, well-being, and the prevention and treatment of disease; and that health policies must therefore prioritize food and nutrition, in particular within the healthcare system.

Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

9:40am

Wellness Break

9:45am - 10:35am ET

Keynote Panel Discussion: What is Food as Medicine and Who Needs to Know About It? 

With such a variety of interest and success in this movement, it is vital that we come together to define what Food as Medicine really means and the common obstacles each party faces. Join leading figures from across this field to tackle the key questions in Food as Medicine and set the stage for the rest of the Summit.

  • What is Food as Medicine, and how do the definitions differ between different stakeholders?
  • What are the key pieces of research and commercial developments responsible for the recent boom in interest in Food as Medicine?
  • What is the main obstacle in the way of Food as Medicine becoming a huge industry, and what are the unique challenges for food as a preventative medicine vs as a treatment for severe illness?
  • How can we identify the best populations to target for both prevention and treatment: should we only be looking at those with the greatest potential for therapeutic impact?
  • What can we hope to achieve by bringing together multiple stakeholders across Food as Medicine?

Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Eileen Howard BooneSVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy and Chief Sustainability Officer| President, CVS Health | CVS Health and Aetna Foundations

David Waters, Chief Executive Officer, Community Servings

Don Barnett, CEO, Sun Basket

William Li, President & CEO, The Angiogenesis Foundation

10:35am ET

Morning Extended Wellness Break

10:50am ET

Fireside Chat with Open Q&A: The Future of Precision Nutrition – Going Beyond Genes and Personalization

Naveen Jain, Founder & CEO, Viome

11:30am

Wellness Break

11:35am ET

Roundtable with Q&A: Evidence to Support Medically Tailored Meals

Cathryn Couch, Founder & Executive Director | Chair, Ceres Community Project | California Food is Medicine Coalition

Paul Hepfer, Chief Executive Officer, Project Open Hand 

Sue Daugherty, Chief Executive Officer, MANNA

12:20pm ET

Wellness Break

12:25pm - 1:15pm ET

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: Should There Be An Agreed Level of Evidence in Food as Medicine? 

Gathering evidence that clearly demonstrates the benefits of food as medicine interventions on consumer health, patient outcomes, and health care costs is of paramount importance to all stakeholders in this field, for a multitude of different reasons. How should we be using the evidence we already have, and where should we be focusing our efforts in research across the Food as Medicine movement?

  • Where are the main gaps in the research, and what current studies and potential future findings will have the biggest impact?
  • What evidence is required to implement large scale reimbursement?
  • How important is the backing of scientific organizations, such as the ADA and FDA, to consumer brands and other stakeholders in the space?
  • Should there be a standardized level of evidence in this space, and what are the potential roadblocks to achieving this?
  • Are outcomes more important than evidence?

Yi Sherry Zhang, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, GenoPalate

Sarah Downer, Clinical InstructorCenter for Health Law & Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School 

Kristin Rising, MD MS, Associate Professor & Director of Acute Care Transitions in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Jefferson Center for Connected Care, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Jaclyn Albin, Assistant Professor|Executive Director, Culinary Medicine Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Katie Ward, Associate Vice President Clinical Integration & Outcomes, ProMedica

1:15pm ET

Lunch

Building A Food as Medicine Industry

2:00pm ET

Presentation: Healthy Meals for Chronic Illness Management

Don Barnett, CEO, Sun Basket

2:25pm

Wellness Break

2:30pm ET

Presentation: Reducing Diet-Based Disease With Fruit and Vegetables Through Gene Editing

Tom Adams, CEO, Pairwise

2:55pm

Wellness Break

3:00pm ET

Presentation: Fresh Food Farmacy

John Bulger, Chief Medical Officer Insurance Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Geisinger

3:25pm ET

Afternoon Extended Wellness Break

3:50pm ET

Presentation: Supporting Veggie-Forward Early Palate Development and Making Nutrition a Top Priority

Betsy Fore, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Tiny Organics

4:15pm

Wellness Break

4:20pm - 5:10pm ET

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: How and Why Should We Transition to a Food as Medicine Approach?

With many household-name companies starting to see the benefit of incorporating Food as Medicine approaches, it is unsurprising that there is a lot to learn and many questions to be asked. Join newcomers and trailblazers to assess the best way to adopt such approaches, discuss the lessons learned from previous endeavors, and really learn why it is that so many companies are starting to take notice of this emerging industry.

  • What are the consumer needs that can be addressed by incorporating a Food as Medicine approach, and how have consumer demands changed over the last 12 months?
  • What lessons have we learned from other large consumer brands and organizations paving the way in Food as Medicine?
  • What benefit could the adoption of Food as Medicine policies by large consumer brands have for the brand, and for the movement as a whole?
  • What are the key considerations when adopting a Food as Medicine approach?
  • How should we apply scientific rigor whilst still making products and services attractive to consumers and encouraging adherence?

John Bulger, Chief Medical Officer Insurance Operations and Strategic Partnerships, Geisinger 

Daniel Price, Food as Medicine Merchandiser, Kroger Health

Christophe Perthuisot, SVP, Global Research & Innovation, Danone

Antonio Tataranni, Chief Medical Officer, PepsiCo 

Joy Dubost, Head of Nutrition & Health, North America, Unilever

5:10pm ET

Close of Day 1 

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Conference Day 2

  • Wednesday, May 26th
Wednesday, May 26th
9:00am ET

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Betsy Fore, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Tiny Organics

Changing The Mindset: Consumer, Patient, Physician

9:05am ET

Keynote Presentation: Eat For Your Genes: How Digitalized Nutrigenomics Can Transform Consumers and Patients’ Food Behaviors For Sustainable Metabolic Health 

  • Hear how single base-pair variants in your genes can impact on how an individual absorbs and metabolizes nutrients, which further interact with environmental factors such as food to influence parameters of wellness and health outcomes.
  • Discuss why implementing personalized nutrition in food and health industries is key to reversing metabolic syndrome pandemic and the science of nutrigenomics as the cornerstone of personalized nutrition.
  • Examine the science underpinning GenoPalate, including the clinical trials and nutritional and health outcomes genomics studies that allow them to produce an in-depth nutritional analysis of a large food database based on your genomic, lifestyle and other important personal nutrition data streams, and how this translates into accessible information for health care professionals and consumers.
  • Explore the potential for a digital personalized nutrition platform to engage patients and consumers at scale, and enhance adherence to treatment protocols and support long-term success in health outcomes with a data-driven approach. 

Yi Sherry Zhang, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, GenoPalate

9:35am ET

Wellness Break

9:40 - 10:30am ET

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: Changing Behaviour: Where Do We Start?

One common challenge truly uniting all stakeholders in the space is this: the success of the Food as Medicine approach is determined by adoption of that approach by its target audience, whether that audience consists of physicians, patients or consumers. Bringing together leading representatives of each perspective, this panel discussion examines how we can work to change the mindset around Food as Medicine to drive long-term success.

  • With B2B and B2C both valid routes to market for many companies in this space, how important is changing the mindset of the target market to success?
  • How do you articulate the benefit and convey key information related to Food as Medicine in an effective way to consumers?
  • What are the main incentives that can be utilised to change consumer behaviour and adherence?
  • How will increased nutrition training for physicians impact both the treatment and prevention sides of the Food as Medicine movement?

Deepa Krishnan, Founder & CEO, Spoonful

Lindsay Hanson, Head of Partnerships and Innovation, John Hancock Insurance

Linda Shiue, Physician & Director of Culinary Medicine, Kaiser Permanente 

Ernest Baskin, Food Marketing Professor, St. Joseph’s University

Shamera Robinson, Director, Nutrition, American Diabetes Association

10:30am ET

Morning Extended Wellness Break

11:00am ET

Presentation: Personalized Nutrition: Telenutrition in the Retail Grocery Lens

  • Explore Kroger’s Telenutrition program, where e-commerce and two-way video chat allow anyone to experience personalized medical nutrition therapy from Registered Dietitians and true grocery experts, all from the comfort of home
  • A look at the rationale behind the development of the program, the success so far, and how Registered Dietitians are able to facilitate shoppers using their grocery cart to empower their health
  • Review how Kroger puts Food as Medicine at the forefront through dietitian thought leadership framing the grocery store as a food playground, from the OptUP nutrition rating system to expert nutrition content

Bridget Wojciak, Director of Nutrition, Kroger

11:25am ET

Wellness Break

11:40am ET

Presentation: Increasing Adherence To Restricted Diets

  • With an estimated 90% of Americans eat more sodium and less vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats than recommended, hear how Performance Kitchen are ensuring that busy 21st century schedules don’t sacrifice consumer health
  • A look at the wide selection of nutritious, fresh frozen meals available for a number of eating approaches, such as Keto, Mediterranean and Whole 30, and health conditions, such as IBS, Chronic Kidney Disease and even Maternity Health
  • Discuss how Performance Kitchen are making nutrition a consumer-focused medicine, by offering a huge variety of personalization to encourage adherence

Robert Graham, Doctor & Founder | Chef & Medical Advisor, FRESH Med NYC | Performance Kitchen

12:05pm ET

Wellness Break

12:10pm - 1:00pm ET

Panel Discussion with Open Q&A: What Change Is Needed To Move This Movement Forward?

After 2 days of discussions, we bring together leaders from the different sectors of this emerging industry to discuss where we need to focus our efforts in the coming months to progress us into the mainstream. Examining the whole movement under the microscope, this is your last chance to ask your burning questions on all things Food as Medicine.

  • How do we need to work together to advance the Food as Medicine movement?
  • How can each stakeholder help to address the growing issues fueling Food as Medicine?
  • What have we learnt across the 2 days that will impact our work moving forward?
  • How kind of partnerships do we need to develop to drive progress and change?
  • With so many major developments on the horizon, what can we expect to be discussing at the Food as Medicine Summit 2022?

Deepa Prasad, Managing Director, WestRiver Group

Robert Hill JrVice President of Health StrategiesAmerican Heart Association

Philipp Schulte, CEOBaze Labs

Jacob Mirsky, Medical Director | Primary Care PhysicianMGH Revere Food Pantry | Massachusetts General Hospital

Ebenezer Satyaraj, Director, Molecular NutritionNestlé

1:00pm ET

Close of the Food As Medicine Summit

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