Friday, October 10
Starwood Room at the Four Points by Sheraton Portland East
1010 NE 181st, Portland, OR
Join your colleagues as we celebrate science educators who have demonstrated professional excellence.
Cost: $25 per person
No-host bar available at 6pm
Plated Dinner: 6:30-7:00pm
Awards Presentation: 7:30-8:00pm
Keynote Presentation: 8:00-8:30pm
Dr. Kent Thornburg, Oregon Health Sciences University
The New World of Food Biology
We have all heard that nutrition is important and that healthy eating can lead to a longer life. That’s certainly true for food choices you make as an adult, but what about what you ate when you were a kid? Or what about the food your mom ate when she was pregnant with you? Is it possible that those meals can have an effect on your health and lifespan?
Dr. Kent Thornburg will discuss his research at OHSU that shows that the increase in chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes is a consequence of mothers growing up on the American diet. Learn how the research is being done, how the word is being spread that nutrition at all stages in life is important, and how you can take steps to protect yourself and educate children.
Seating is limited.