This webcast highlights emerging research in the rapidly evolving field of DHA and cognition, focusing on DHA’s role in neurocognitive development. Presenters will explain the importance of DHA status of maintenance of cognitive function throughout life. Specific information will be provided about the DHA levels needed to support cognitive development from infancy through childhood.
You will gain a deeper understanding of the results of clinical studies reflecting the growing importance of DHA status for cognitive function and memory. Implications of new research, trends for nutrition labeling, communications and marketing will also be discussed.
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03/24/10 12:45 PM
Dr James D Astwood, CFS
Aurora Algae Inc
James D. Astwood, Ph.D. is VP Product Management at Aurora Algae, Inc. Previously, Jim was VP Scientific and Government Affairs at Martek Biosciences Corp (Now DSM Nutrition). Prior to joining Martek, he was at ConAgra Foods where he we V.P Global Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs. He received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Genetics from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Food Science jointly through the University of Manitoba and University of Minnesota. He completed post-doctoral work in molecular biology and biochemistry at Washington State University before joining Monsanto Company where he worked as a Science Fellow and Director of the Monsanto Product Safety center for 14 years. He has conducted research on a broad range of food issues including food safety and risk assessment of biotechnology products, food allergy, nutrition, and most recently - the impact of population-based dietary intervention strategies on health and economic outcomes in the United States. He has published numerous papers and participates in learned societies reflecting these interests.
Dr Susan Carlson
Univ of Kansas
Dr. Carlson is the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She received her baccalaureate degree from Washington State University and her Ph.D. in nutrition, biochemistry and physiology from Iowa State University. She did NIHLB fellowships in the Department of Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, and in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida. She has conducted research on the role of DHA in infant development including studies in term and preterm infants. Most recently, these studies have included the study of DHA exposure during intrauterine life and beyond infancy.
Dr. Carlson is currently the Vice President and President-elect of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. She was made an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association and in 2008 received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for her pioneering research in the role of DHA in development and for studies of DHA in maternal and infant nutrition.
Dr Janet E Collins, PHD, RD, CFS
Janet E. Collins, Ph.D., R.D. currently serves as the Global Biotechnology Manager, Government Affairs Lead, and Ag Policy Manager for the DuPont Company, and is based in their Government Affairs office in Washington DC. Janet’s responsibilities include serving as the policy lead for DuPont, and its agricultural business Pioneer Hi-Bred in international organizations with focus on agricultural biotechnology. Organizational oversight includes Codex Alimentarius, Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, International Standards Organization and others as identified by the businesses. As GA lead for the Ag and Nutrition Platform of DuPont, Dr. Collins also serves as liaison between the GA function for the US within the global organization, and directs the business functions within the State government affairs organization. Within DuPont, the agriculture and nutrition platform includes businesses in various areas including seeds and traits, nutrition and soy ingredients, and crop protection chemicals. Janet is a food scientist and nutritionist, with policy experience relating to food safety assessment, food labeling and health claims, nutritional contribution of foods and dietary exposure assessment, and agricultural biotechnology issues working in the regulatory affairs group at Monsanto, and also in the regulatory and scientific affairs functions of meat and dairy trade associations.