“The Latest and Greatest in Whole Person Care” is the theme for the 88th Annual Postgraduate Convention (APC) plenary sessions. APC, March 6-9, 2020, is a time when alumni can return to the Loma Linda University campus to learn, connect, and earn continuing medical education credits.
Keynote plenary sessions will feature two renowned guest speakers, Jamy Ard, MD, professor and co-director of the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Valter Longo, PhD, USC professor of gerontology and biological sciences and director of the Longevity Institute.
Medical research will be featured on Sunday and Monday of APC. Participants who visit the expanded scientific poster exhibit will have the opportunity to earn more continuing medical education credits than have been offered in the past. Video streaming of Dr. Ard, Dr. Longo, and other plenary session presenters will be available again in 2020. For more information or to register, visit apc.llusmaa.org.
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS
Jamy Ard, MD
Dr. Ard has more than 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition and obesity during which he developed and tested medical strategies for the treatment of obesity in special populations, including African Americans, those with type 2 diabetes, and older adults. His research interests include clinical management of obesity and strategies to improve cardiometabolic risk using lifestyle modification. Answers to challenging observations about weight loss, including the variability in response to obesity treatment strategies in a variety of patient populations as well as why individualized treatment strategies may be more effective in obesity treatment, will be presented by Dr. Ard during his session, “Complexities of Obesity Treatment: Beyond ‘Eat Less and Move More.’”
Valter Longo, PhD
Dr. Longo was called a “guru of longevity” in Time magazine in 2015 after his research was among the most widely cited in the biomedical field. He is recognized as a leader in the area of aging studies and related diseases. His discoveries include some of the major genetic pathways that regulate aging and life-threatening diseases as well as the identification of a genetic mutation that protects men from several common diseases. Dr. Longo will speak on the effects of fasting mimicking diets (FMD) on disease prevention and disease treatment during his presentation, “Fasting Mimicking Diets, Regeneration, and Age-related Diseases.” Participants will learn about the genetics of aging, the effects of calorie restriction on diseases, and the effects of FMDs on disease prevention.