The sodium debate is one that is longstanding. Camps are divided between those who believe in reducing overall sodium intake to improve blood pressure and hypertension, and those who believe there is little scientific fact to point to that reduced sodium equates to better health and improved health measurements. This webcast is made up of a well-respected panel of experts to better understand the issues at the heart of this important debate.
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Product Developers, Management, Sales & Marketing, Research Staff, Regulators
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01/08/10 12:00 AM
Dr Roger A Clemens, CFS, DrPH
Dr. Roger A. Clemens is Chief Scientific Officer for Horn (aka E.T. Horn Company). He also serves as Regulatory Science faculty and adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences within the USC School of Pharmacy. He was the Scientific Advisor for Nestlé USA for more than 21 years. He has published more than 50 original manuscripts in nutrition and food science, participated in more than 250 invited domestic and international lectures, served as an expert panel member for the food industry, scientific organizations, trade associations and regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada and Europe, and provided more than 500 media interviews on food science, nutrition and health. Dr. Clemens is IFT's immediate past-president (2012-2013), professional member of and Fellow in the Institute. He is a former leader in IFT at local (Chair, Southern California IFT), division (Chair, Toxicology and Safety Evaluation Division and Nutrition Division) and national (Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee) levels.Dr. Clemens was a member of the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and member of the American Dietetic Association's Committee on Dietetic Registration (CDR). He currently serves on the USP expert committee on food ingredients.
Dr Stephen Havas
American Medical Association
Stephen Havas, MD, MPH, MS is vice president, the American Medical Association. He graduated from Oberlin college with a degree in government in 1966, received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1971, and an MPH in 1973 and an MS in Health Policy and Management in 1978 from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Havas trained at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York and is board certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Havas’ career spans the clinical, governmental, academic, and professional association arenas. In the 1970s, he worked as a primary care physician at a Massachusetts General Hospital neighborhood health center. Subsequently, he worked as a Medical/Public Health Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and then as a Special Assistant to the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). From 1980 to 1983, Dr. Havas served as chief of the Bureau of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Connecticut Department of Health Services, and then served as Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health until 1988. From 1988 to 2005, he worked at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine , where he was professor of epidemiology, preventive medicine, and medicine. Since September 1, 2005, he has been vice president for Science, Quality, and Public Health at the American Medical Association.
Dr. Havas’ experiences in research, teaching, and policy-making have focused on the prevention of heart disease, cancer, and stroke, with special emphases on nutrition, exercise, and hypertension. He has served as PI on numerous NIH grants and has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. For the past 20 years, he has served on the NHLBI’s National High Blood Pressure Education Program and National Cholesterol Education Program Coordinating Committees.
Morton Satin is the Vice President, Science and Research for the Salt Institute. Trained as a molecular biologist, he is a senior executive with international experience in management, marketing, and research. For 2 decades, he directed the Food and Agro-Industry program at FAO - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, where he received international recognition for his work on technology development. He developed several new food processes and received the only patents awarded to the United Nations System. He was FAO Scientific Secretary for the WHO/FAO International Group on Food Irradiation. In 1989, Morton was nominated for the World Food Prize by the World Food Council. He retuned to North America as Executive Director of the International Agribusiness Management Association (a group of academics and CEO’s representing > $700 billion in international sales) and Adjunct Professor at Texas A & M University. Prior to joining FAO, Morton was Vice President of Research for Multimarques Corporation and was responsible for the first commercially successful natural high fiber white breads as well as the first commercial supplementation of foods with folic acid in 1978 – two decades before it was made mandatory. He has several technology patents to his name and has published over 500 articles on a wide range of food science, technology. and agribusiness topics. He authored seven text books in English and Spanish on the subjects of food irradiation, food poisoning, food Safety, and the history of coffee. He has lectured widely on food safety, trade and salt and health.
Leo J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC
Steven is a food industry executive with over forty years experience in retailing, wholesaling, food service and cooperative management. He has worked for Jewel Food Stores in Chicago , Star Markets in Boston and Topco Associates Inc., a nationwide leader in cooperative buying and marketing with over $5 billion in revenues, where he has served seven years as President/CEO, member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
Steven also teaches at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he coaches MBA teams that are consulting to major corporations and lectures on the strategic and tactical use of market research. Steven’s breadth of experience includes retail management, marketing, buying, advertising, building corporate equity, corporate branding, competitive profiling, category management, business strategy development and tactical implementation. He holds a BA in business administration and marketing from Brigham Young University and a MSA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Business.