Advances in Integrative Nutrition Annual Conference

October 28, 2021 to October 30, 2021



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 The Advances in Integrative Nutrition Annual Conference is specifically designed for healthcare professionals interested in using integrative nutritional approaches to provide patient-centered care. Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA, The Ellen and Ron Caplan Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Science and CEO, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at the Thomas Jefferson University has designed this multidisciplinary program to offer participants a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of Integrative Nutrition.

Keynote Speaker

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of Applied Nutrition.

Dr. Perlmutter will be speaking on nutritional strategies for Alzheimer's risk reduction.


This year's event features topics on:

  • Nutrition and metabolic health
  • Diet and disease
  • Nutrients as pharmaceuticals
  • Gut microbiome
  • Advanced nutritional strategies for specialized populations

Registration Fees

Early Bird Pricing: $295 for full conference
(on/before Oct 15)


Full Conference
(3 Days)
after Oct 15

One Day Attendance
Licensed Healthcare Providers 


Jefferson Health-Faculty & Staff $295$199

Jefferson students, residents, and fellows, contact Oia Cassar at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health for rates or call (215) 503-6508. For all other inquiries, contact Mary Gozza-Cohen.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be submitted no later than Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This program is targeted to physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, dietician, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives





Day 1
  1. Identify role in helping patients implement lifestyle and behavioral change(s) designed to improve overall health and wellness.
  2. Apply the foundations of clinical nutrition to patients.
  3. Discuss the relationship between nutrition and biochemistry processes. 
  4. Explain homeostasis from a nutritional and biochemical standpoint including the physiological consequences of different nutritional states.
  5. Evaluate the scientific advances related to the gut microbiome.
  6. Discuss microorganisms and their effect on health and well being.
  7. Explain dietary principles and metabolic health.
Day 2
  1. Describe the foundations of clinical nutrition.
  2. Compare the various popular diets and evidence basis for each.
  3. Compare  glycemic load and glycemic index to the effect on glucose and insulin response.
  4. Examine the relationship between nutrition and biochemistry processes.
  5. Analyze the role of peptides in maintaining homeostasis and in therapeutic application.
  6. Contrast diet and nutrition impact on hormone biochemistry, physiology, diet and nutrition impact on general function in men and women.
Day 3
  1. Explain the role of nutrition in brain health.
  2. Examine the current and emerging evidence on related topics.
  3. Explain the current research  on the potential effect of  vitamins, nutrients, and supplements on brain health and physiology.
  4. Use related evidence-based recommendations for  patients interested in maintaining brain health.
  5. Explain the impact of stress on nutritional status.
  6. Examine the nutrients to be used beyond nutritional support and the recording of adverse effects.
  7. Evaluate the status of nutrients and supplements from a regulatory perspective.
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Content Areas: 
Integrative Medicine
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.50 Attendance
  • 15.50 CNE
  • 4.00 Patient Safety
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/28/2021 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/30/2021 - 12:00pm EDT

Commercial/In-Kind Support

Any commercial/in-kind support received for this educational activity will be published and announced prior to the start of the activity.


The following sessions will not offer credit on Friday, October 29th:

  • The Modified HCG Diet/Dr. Richard Dittrich
  • Ketogenic Diet/Dr. Sara Gottfried

Recording and Photography Strictly Prohibited

Unauthorized recording or photography at a Jefferson-sponsored event is strictly prohibited. Individuals found violating this policy will be removed from the online activity or asked to leave from the live activity. No credits or refund will be issued.

This activity will be a live virtual meeting.

Conflict of Interest

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, authors, presenters, and content reviewers are required to disclose all financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest entities within the past 12 months. Any conflict of interests have been resolved prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Off-Label Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved. Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Planning Committee

No member of the planning committee have any conflict of interest to disclose.
Daniel Monti MD, MBA-Activity Director
Mary Gozza-Cohen PhD
Tracy Powell MSN, RN
Oia Cassar BA


None of the presenters have any conflict of interest to disclose.
Daniel Monti MD, MBA
Soussan Ayubcha, MD
Nina Ballon, MD
Anthony Bazzan MD
Madeleine Becker MD
Richard Dittrich, MD
Yiu Tak Leung, MD, PhD
Bryan Levey, MD
Reina Marino MD
Andrew Newberg MD
Nicole Simone, MD
George Zabrecky MD

The following presenters have conflicts of interest to disclose.
David Perlmutter, MD
  Disclosure: Consultant/Scientific Advisor: Garden of Life, Scientific Advisor/Stock Shareholder: Levels, Stock Shareholder: XYMOGEN, Inc.

Sara Gottfried MD-no credit will be awarded for her session

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.




In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 15.50 nursing contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Other credit types

PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit

This activity qualifies for 4.0 PA Patient Safety and Risk credits. The following sessions qualify:

Day 1: 2.0 credits
Going with Your Gut: An Update on Dietary Influences on the Microbiota and the Gut-Brain Connection
Gut Microbiome: Advanced Concepts and Considerations for Cancer Populations

Day 2: 2.0 credits
Advanced Nutritional and Lifestyle Concepts from Bone Health to Osteoporosis in the Post-Menopausal Woman
Men's Health: Diet and Nutrition Considerations for Midlife and Beyond

Day 3: No credits offered

Daily Credit Breakdown

Credit TypeDay 1Day 2Day 3
Other healthcare professionals6.55.03.75

No credit is offered on Day 2 for Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Sara Gottfried or for The Modified HCG Diet with Dr. Richard Dittrich

Add 0.25 credit one time for the required evaluation completion time.

Available Credit

  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.50 Attendance
  • 15.50 CNE
  • 4.00 Patient Safety


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Registration Fees

Early Bird Pricing: $295 for full conference
(on/before Oct 15)


Full Conference
(3 Days)
after Oct 15

One Day Attendance
Licensed Healthcare Providers 


Jefferson Health-Faculty & Staff $295$199

One Day Attendance use code : NU1DAY

Jefferson students, residents, and fellows, contact the Oia Cassar at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health for rates or call (215) 503-8506. For all other inquiries, contact Mary Gozza-Cohn.

Registration Information

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No refunds will be given after 10/15/21. See full refund policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by OCPD before 10/15/21 . Registrants who fail to attend the conference are responsible for the entire registration fee. All refunds will be processed after the conference concludes.

Should any emergency arise, of any nature, prior to the opening conference date that would prevent its schedule opening (destruction or damage to the facility by fire, flood, storms, acts of God, etc., or declaration of any emergency by the state of Pennsylvania or the United States Government), Jefferson reserves the right to cancel or postpone the conference. In the event of cancellation or postponement, Jefferson will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to registrants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.