Course Information

Personalized Nutrition in Primary Care 2021: The Essential Role of Nutrition in Immunity

Live Virtual Learning

March 13, 2021

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Nutrition is the central pillar of good health and quality of life. The global pandemics of viral infection, obesity, and malnutrition have put a spotlight on the important role that nutrition plays in supporting the immune system. The public demand for nutrition information as it relates to immunity has increased and patients regularly turn to their trusted primary care providers for information and advice.

New discoveries in nutritional science have defined the role of the microbiome in inflammation and common age-related chronic conditions including obesity through its interaction with the gut-associated immune system. Recent research has also demonstrated how various nutrients (macro, micro, and phytonutrients) play an essential role in preserving and augmenting various aspects of cellular immune function and reducing inflammatory mediators.

“Personalized Nutrition in Primary Care 2021: The Essential Role of Nutrition in Immunity” is a live virtual CME course for health care providers in the primary care setting. This event is an opportunity to learn from experts in the field about nutrition and immunity that can translate to clinical practice. Participants will learn how to formulate personalized nutrition recommendations to support optimal immunity.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers in primary care.

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

*Note: To ensure course material is received before the course begins, early registration is advised. Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, March 10th.

Enrollment after online registration has closed: Please call (310) 794 – 2620 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) by Friday, March 12th and leave a voicemail with your name, callback number, and the course you’d like to attend. Our staff will return your call during business hours.

Enrollment on the day(s) of the course: Registration will only be accepted between 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time). Please leave a voicemail with your name, callback number, and the course you’d like to attend. An assistant will return your call during that timeframe to enroll you in the course.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Course Fee

  • $50.00

Refunds

No refunds will be granted for this course due to the low enrollment fee. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty

Course Director

Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Human Nutrition

Course Faculty

Lydia Chau, MS, RD
UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Medicine

Michael C. Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Medicine

David Heber, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Public Health
Founding Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

Jonathan Jacobs, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Division of Digestive Diseases
Department of Medicine

Lauren M. Lemieux, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Medicine

Vijaya Surampudi, MD, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director, UCLA Healthier Weight Management Program
UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Medicine

Joseph S. Yusin, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Department of Medicine
VA Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System

Saturday, March 13, 2021

7:50 am (PST) Introduction
8:00 am Immunonutrition: The New Nutrition Science
David Heber, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN
9:00 am Diet, Microbiome and Immunity
Jonathan Jacobs, MD, PhD
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Dietary Protein: Building Muscles and Immunity
Michael C. Garcia, MD
11:30 am Supplementing the Immune System: A Review of Evidence for Dietary Supplements
Lauren M. Lemieux, MD
12:30 pm Break
1:30 pm Immune Function and Obesity: The Missing Link?
Vijaya Surampudi, MD, MS
2:30 pm Sustainable Weight Management in Primary Care
Lydia Chau, MS, RD
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Phytonutrients and Immunity: Lesson Learned from Allergic Rhinitis
Joseph S. Yusin, MD
4:30 pm Dietary Quality and Immune Health
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
5:30 pm Adjourn

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the new science of immunonutrition
  • Learn the relationship between nutrition, gut microbiome and immune response
  • Tailor macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients for optimal immune response
  • Evaluate food quality and dietary pattern and their effects on immune response
  • Counsel patients using a personalized approach on dietary interventions to prevent and treat chronic inflammation which also underlies various common health problems including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
  • Integrate modern nutritional concepts into primary care practice for optimal immunity

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.