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Nutritional Armor for the Warfighter: Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Enhance Stress Resilience, Wellness, and Military Performance? (Day 1)

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Air date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8:00:00 AM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 834 * This only includes stats from October 2011 and forward.
Category: Conferences
Runtime: 07:01:02
Description: 8:00 – 8:10am Welcome
Wayne B. Jonas, M.D.
President/ CEO, Samueli Institute

8:10 - 8:30 Welcome
COL Karl E. Friedl, Ph.D.
Director, TATRC, US Army Medical Research & Materiel

8:30 - 9:15 Keynote and Q&A
Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006)
Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch
President, Canyon Ranch Institute
Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

9:15 – 9:30am Workshop Goals and Process
CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, M.D. and Bernadette P. Marriott, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

9:30 – 10:00am Scope of the Problem: Cycles of Stress and the Warfighter Situation in the Field and at Home
CAPT Kurt A. Henry, M.D.

10:00 – 10:30am Fundamentals of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Biochemistry and Health
Sheila Innis, Ph.D.
Director, Nutrition Research Program, B.C. Research Institute;
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Canada

10:45 – 11:15am Omega Fatty Acids and Aggression, Suicide and Psychiatric Distress
CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, M.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

11:15 – 11:45am Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Stress-Immune Interactions/Wound Healing
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor, S Robert Davis Chair of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Division of Health Psychology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

11:45 – 12:15pm Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Negative Affect and Optimization of Cognitive Functioning in Non-Patient Populations
Mathew F. Muldoon, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Studies, Behavioral Physiology Laboratory, Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

12:15 - 1:00pm Perspectives of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Evolution of the Human Brain.
Michael A. Crawford, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, FRCPath
Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, London.

1:00 – 1:30pm Neurotrophic Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid
Hee Yong Kim, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Signaling, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

1:30 –2:00pm Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Physical Performance Optimization
Timothy D. Mickleborough, Ph.D., FACSM
Associate Professor, Human Performance and Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University

2:00 – 2:30pm Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Health
Peter R. Howe, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

2:30 – 3:00pm Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Surgical, Respiratory and Intensive Care Issues
Robert G. Martindale, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery, Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services, Division of General Surgery, Oregon Health Science University

3:30 – 4:00pm Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Bleeding and Suicide
Tomohito Hamazaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan

4:00 – 4:45pm Discussion of Applications of Scientific Presentations About Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Panel Moderator: COL Francis G. O’Connor, M.D., M.P.H
Panel members:
Col (Retired) Jeff Sventek, MS
COL Warren Dorlac
CDR Lanny Boswell

4:45 – 5:15pm Conclusions from Day 1
Brigadier General Rhonda L. Cornum, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, U.S. Army
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NLM Title: Nutritional armor for the warfighter : can omega-3 fatty acids enhance stress resilience, wellness, and military performance? / sponsored by the Samueli Institute, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Author: Samueli Institute.
Subjects: Combat Disorders--diet therapy
Dietary Supplements
Fatty Acids, Omega-3--therapeutic use
Military Personnel
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Publication Types: Congress
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NLM Classification: WB 425
NLM ID: 101518969
CIT Live ID: 8107
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