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Nutrition for a Healthy Life

June 4, 2020

Dear NACSN members and friends:

I hope that you are safe and healthy!

Today, we just had a very successful China International Forum (CIF) at the virtual conference NUTRITION 2020 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM via ZOOM. CIF is a traditional activity sponsored by American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS) and North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN). There were at least 178 attendees online at one point. I would like to thank you for your attendance.

I would like to thank Dr. John Courtney (ASN Chief Executive Officer) for his leadership at ASN, and Mrs. Gwen Twillman (ASN Chief Knowledge Officer) and Mr. Dante Preciado (ASN Vice President, Engagement & International Affairs) for their efforts to find time spot and to set up ZOOM Webinar for CIF. ASN has overcome challenges and successfully launched the virtual Nutrition 2020 online. Congratulations! 

Four speakers, Drs. Catherine Ross, Qiuzheng Wang, Margaret Rayman and An Pan, from three countries gave excellent presentations, which covered the topics of micronutrients and bioactive compounds on immunity and diseases. I would like to thank them for their time and efforts. I also want to thank Dr. Xingen Lei for co-chairing the event and his continuous contribution to the CIF. Please visit https://meeting.nutrition.org/ for any re-run or records of this event.

The pandemic of COVID-19 has changed our ways to live and do business tremendously and probably permanently. It also lets us appreciate more about health and society. Nutrition always plays a key role in maintaining health and fighting against diseases. I wish that those of us who study nutrition will contribute more to build a healthy society.

NACSN will do more to serve its members and friends in the future.

Sincerely yours,

 

Guoxun Chen, PhD. 

President of NACSN (2019-2020)

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4 days of free scientific and clinical educational content presented by the American Society of Nutrition, a leading advocate for nutrition scientists and the advancement of nutrition for nearly 100 years.

 

NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, June 1- 4, will be a rich, interactive online experience that you can join from anywhere in the world, offering great content in the form of lectures, scientific sessions, satellite programs, virtual abstract presentations, virtual exhibits, and more. Connect with a global audience through panel discussions, live Q&A and interaction for selected sessions. NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE is completely free and supported by the ASN Foundation.

 

The Third Webinar North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) in 2020

Nutrition and COVID-19: Observations and Reflections

April 17, 2020
To all NACSN members and friends Dear colleagues and friends:

It is my great pleasure to notify you of the third webinar offered by the North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) in 2020. Drs. Guoxun Chen at the University of Tennessee, Chaodong Wu at Texas A&M University, Jingrong Zhou at Harvard Medical School, and Ling Zhao at the University of Tennessee will team- up and present a topic regarding COVID-19 pandemic and nutrition-related issues. This is a great opportunity for NACSN members and friends to further learn the life span of a coronaviruses, their infection routes, human responses to COVID-19 infection, current understanding of nutritional strategies against COVID-19, and considerations for nutritional research.

It is my pleasure to announce that this Webinar will also provide one credit hour of continue education if registered dietitians watch it online. Below, you will find the detail information of this webinar, the web link, speaker introduction and abstract.

Activity: The Third Webinar North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) in 2020 Title: Nutrition and COVID-19: Observations and Reflections
Speaker: Drs. Guoxun Chen, Chaodong Wu, Jin-Rong Zhou, and Ling Zhao
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Webinar linkhttps://zoom.us/j/91130288123?pwd=QzV0Yzh3OGtHaHJ0YXRoUldtcnJyUT09 Meeting ID: 911 3028 8123
Password: 032048
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Speakers information

Dr. Guoxun Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Chen obtained his BS in Virology and Molecular Biology from Wuhan University and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, and has studied the role of vitamin A in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism.

Dr. Chaodong Wu is a Professor of Nutrition at Texas A&M University (TAMU, College Station, Texas) and Faculty Fellow of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Dr. Wu obtained his MD in Medicine from Hubei University of Chinese Medicine and his PhD in Medical Science from Beijing Medical University. Dr. Wu’s research focuses on unhealthy nutrition-associated metabolic diseases.

Dr. Jin-Rong (Joseph) Zhou is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Zhou obtained his BS in Chemistry and MS in Environmental Sciences from Nanjing University and his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Zhou’s research focuses on bioactive dietary and nutritional components for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as cancer, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Ling Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Zhao obtained her M.D in Preventive Medicine from Beijing Medical University and PhD of Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition at University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Zhao’s research focuses on adipocyte biology, obesity, and chromic metabolic diseases.

Abstract: Since January 2020, the epidemic of COVID-19, a diseased caused by infection of SARS-CoV2 also called 2019-nCoV, has become a focus of public health globally. To date, more than 2 million people have been infected, which has led to more than 147,000 deaths worldwide. SARS-CoV2 is a member of coronavirus family, which can infect both human and animals. This virus infects human through air droplets and impacts human respiratory system. Its infection acting with other comorbidities can be fatal. Currently, quick and accurate diagnostic tools have been developed to examine more and more people accurately and quickly. In addition, various forms of vaccines and drugs targeting the critical steps of viral proliferation have been investigated and may be on the market in the near future. Nutritional status is one factor that plays a critical role in a person’s immunity. This is also the case of COVID-19. This Webinar will provide an opportunity for people in nutritional science field to learn the life span of coronavirus, sources and infections routes, and prevention strategies; key knowledge of how inflammation is triggered during COVID19, and potential roles of nutrition or certain nutrients in improving immune function in relation to COVID19; dietary and nutritional considerations for enhancing immune defense system to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, alleviate symptom and help with the recovery from COVID-19 infection; and critical issues regarding the design and execution of nutritional scientific research in the context of roles of nutrition in the COVID-19 treatment and prevention.

This is an event organized and offered by the NACSN. Any use of the content of this webinar in part or whole should be approved by the NACSN. All people interested in this topic are invited to attend.

For RDs who would like to earn continuous education credit, please register by sending an email to NACSN_CPE@yahoo.com. If you have any questions, please send an email to nacsnmembership@yahoo.com or nacsn.usa@gmail.com. I am looking forward to joining you at the webinar!

Sincerely yours
Guoxun Chen, PhD.
President of NACSN 2019-2020

1st webinar from North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) in 2020 by Dr. Lixin Zhu

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December 16, 2019

To all NACSN members and friends

Dear colleagues and friends:

It is my great pleasure to notify you of the first webinar from the North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) in 2020. Dr. Lixin Zhu at Sun Yat-sen University will give a talk on the microbiome and its link to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Dr. Zhu is a lifetime member of NACSN. This is an excellent opportunity for NACSN members and friends to get a taste of one part of the nutritional sciences. Below, you will find detailed information about this webinar, speaker information, and abstract.

Activity: The First Webinar North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) in 2020

Title: Microbiome Contribution in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Speaker: Lixin Zhu, PhD         

Time: 9:00 to 10:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020

Webinar linkhttps://zoom.us/j/8125694121

Meeting ID: 812 569 4121

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Speaker information: Currently, Dr. Lixin Zhu is an associate professor in the Sixth Affiliated Hospital at Sun Yat-sen University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He did his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley before his tenure-track assistant professor position at SUNY Buffalo, where he conducted several microbiome studies in NAFLD. He also conducted microbiome studies in other gastrointestinal diseases such as constipation, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

Abstract: NAFLD is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Besides excess caloric intake and sedentary lifestyle, microbiome-derived insults are important contributing factors for the pathogenesis of this obesity-associated liver disease, largely due to the fact that the portal vein brought together the gut microbiota and the liver. The first study examining the gut microbiome of the NAFLD revealed a significant difference between NAFLD patients and healthy controls at every taxonomic unit, including a highly elevated representation of Enterobacteriaceae NAFLD microbiome, a fact in line with increased blood alcohol level in NAFLD. In addition to alcohol, gut bacterial products, bile acids and lipopolysaccharide have shown to contribute to the initiation or development of NAFLD. Future studies may focus on trimethylamine oxide and phenylacetic acid, which are emerging bacterial products that may contribute to the pathogenesis of NAFLD.

This is a free event organized and offered by the NACSN. Any use of the content of this webinar in part or whole should be approved by the NACSN.

If you have any questions, please send an email to nacsnmembership@yahoo.com 

or nacsn.usa@gmail.com. I am looking forward to joining you at the webinar!

Sincerely yours

Guoxun Chen, Ph.D. 

President of NACSN 2019-2020

Webinar by Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein

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Title: Formulating the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

When: 12-1pm (ET), March 26, 2019

About Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein: 

Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Laboratory

JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA

Dr. Lichtenstein was a vice-chair of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The presentation can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EuwwvL4fmNf6zR4oGVMFJ_1Nx2xN0yP/view?usp=sharing

Webinar by Dr. Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen

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Title: Designing Your Own Clinical Trials: What I Learned Doing it

When: 8-9pm (ET), March 2, 2019 (9-10am, March 3 in China)

About Dr. Leslie Shen: 

Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine

Professor of Pathology and Physiology

Clinical Professor of Diagnostic & Primary Care

Funding Director, Center for Integrative Health

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

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Scientific Session at the 13th China Nutrition Science Congress (中国营养学会第十三届大会北美华人营养学会分会场)

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We are pleased to announce that the North America Chinese Society for Nutrition (NACSN) will co-host a scientific session, Nutrition and Chronic Diseases (营养与慢性病 - 北美华人营养学会分会场),  at the 13th China Nutrition Science Congress, May 22 – 24, Beijing.

 

The scientific session will cover a broad range of research topics from our members.

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Contemporary Controversies and Facts in Basic Nutrition and Chronic Diseases - (百家争鸣 - 当代基础营养与疾病)中国营养学会第十三届大会

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China Nutrition Society, North America Chinese Nutrition for Nutrition, and American Society for Nutrition will co-host a  a scientific session, Contemporary Controversies and Facts in Basic Nutrition and Chronic Diseases - (百家争鸣 - 当代基础营养与疾病),  at the 13th China Nutrition Science Congress, May 22 – 24, Beijing.

 

Dr. Xingen Lei and Dr. Huanbiao Mo, as invited speakers, will represent NACSN to give keynote presentations.

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北美华人营养学会代表参加将参加中国粮油学会粮油营养分会举办的第一届亚太区粮食科技大会“全产业链与营养健康”分会场

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北美华人营养学会成员Drs. Xingen Lei, Meizi He, Rick Guan, Jin-Rong Zhou, and Hong Chen将演讲.

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NACSN leadership committee meeting minutes October 2016

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The leadership members participated the teleconference on October 21, 2016.

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NACSN leadership committee meeting minutes August 2016

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Seven leadership members participated the teleconference.

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Board of Directors election results

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Dear NACSN Members,

 

We are please to announce that Dr. Leslie Shen and Dr. Hong Chen have been elected as new members of the Board of Directors. 

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Call for nomination of BOD

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Dear NACSN Members,

 

We are electing two additional members of the Board of Directors. 

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New President and the Leadership Team

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Dear NACSN Members,

I am excited to announce the newly elected 2016 leadership group of NACSN starting immediately.

President (2016-2017)

NACSN

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Webinar: 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Scientific Process, Key Recommendations

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Speaker: Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D

Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Webinar: Career development and promotion in industry

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Speaker: James Jin, Ph.D

Vice President of Biocytogen LLC

 

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The 1st NACSN Scientific Symposium at EB 2016

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Date/Time: April 4, 2016 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: HILTON SAN DIEGO GASLAMP QUARTER 401 K Street San Diego CA 92101

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Internation Forum-China, Chinese Interest Group at EB 2016

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Date/Time: April 4, 2016 at 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location:  Room 32AB, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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Webinar: Inflammation in obesity-associated metabolic diseases: Regulation and Phthophysiological Roles

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Speaker: Chaodong Wu, MD, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Faculty Fellow of AgiLife Research

Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Texas A&M University

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Webinar: "Career development and promotion" on Feb 17, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00pm (EST)

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Presented by Dr. Dr. Zhaoping Li, Center Director and Division Chief, Clinical Nutrition, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (More information)

伊利集团招聘 (Scientist positions available)

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科研领域:现招聘:1)益生菌/肠道菌群研究;2)骨骼肌肉研究(包括运动营养);3)母婴营养/幼儿营养;4)心血管健康;5)免疫健康等领域科学家。

工作地点:中国北京市

职位:科学家(助理至资深级别)(Click here for More Information)

Webinar: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: Lessons We Learned

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Presented by Dr. Xiangdong Wang, Director and Senior Scientist, Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory, JM HNRCA at Tufts University; Professor, Tufts University, Friendman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. (More information)

Three Research Assistant Professor Faculty Positions at Texas Tech Univ.

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Department of Nutritional Sciences (NS) seeks three energetic faculty members to join the department with 16 full time faculty. For more information, go to https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ns/

Dr. Xinfu Gran seeking research collaboration

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 In the area of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic diseases. (For More information)

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position

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In ingestive behavior, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign. (More information)

NACSN board/leadership meeting

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The meeting focused on the items: brief summary/update of spring and summer activities, board members update/change, budget update, future activities planning. Stay tuned for exciting events. !!! Volunteers are needed to help the society !!!

Donation from Biocytogen Inc. is highly appreciated.

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Biocytogen Inc. specializes mouse knockout/in services. (More information)

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