Here’s the complete program of the Finding Common Ground conference, with PowerPoint presentations and with videos where available. You’ll get the most value out of your “virtual participation” in the conference if you watch the PowerPoint slides while you listen to the speakers. You may also download the program book to review scientists’ abstracts.

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Searching for Common Ground: The Science of a Healthy, Sustainable Diet

1. Welcome and Overview
See video of Opening Remarks session
Sara Baer-Sinnott, President, Oldways 
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Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Nutrition Department, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
David Katz, MD, MPH, Founder and Director, Yale Prevention Research Center

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2. Making the Case for Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
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Dean Ornish, MD, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
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Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, Loma Linda University
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(commentary & questions: Walter Willett and Brierley Wright, MS, RD, Nutrition Editor, EatingWell magazine)

3. What Makes Sense about Paleo Diets in a Modern World — Evolutionary Health Promotion
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S. Boyd Eaton, MD, Professor emeritus, Emory University
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(commentary & questions: David Katz and Mary MacVean, Mind and Body Editor, Los Angeles Times)

4. The Evidence that the Mediterranean Diet is the Gold Standard
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Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, PhD, President, Hellenic Health Foundation
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Miguel A. Martínez-González, MD, MPH, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Univ. of Navarra
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(commentary & questions: Walter Willett and Cynthia Sass, MH, MA, RD, Contributing Editor, Health magazine)

5. A Paradigm Shift in the American Diet — Changing Social Norms
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Christopher Gardner, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
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(commentary & questions: David Katz and Jeane Teshler, Moor Insights & Strategy / Forbes Tech)

6. What’s So Special about Low-Glycemic Eating?
See video of the Low-Glycemic session
— Who Benefits Most from Low GI/GL Diets?
David Jenkins, MD, DSc, PhD, Professor, Univ. of Toronto; Director, Risk Modification Ctr, St. Michael’s Hospital
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— Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity? The Effects of Glycemic Index on Metabolism
David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Researcher and Pediatrician, Boston Children’s Hospital
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(commentary & questions: Walter Willett and James Hamblin, MD, Senior Editor, The Atlantic)

7. Good for the Planet, Too
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Malden Nesheim, PhD, Professor emeritus, Cornell University
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Tom Kelly, PhD, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Institute at the University of NH 
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(commentary & questions: David Katz and Barry Estabrook, Journalist)

8. There’s More to Consider!
—How Early Nutrition Shapes Gut Microbiota and Its Implication in the Autoimmunity Epidemics

Alessio Fasano, MD, Director, Center for Celiac Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
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—Saturated Fat
Frank Hu, MD, PhD, Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
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— Food Marketing and the Food Environment
Dariush Mozaffarian, D, DrPH, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University
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(commentary & questions: Walter Willett and Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, Director of Nutrition, WebMD) See video of discussion.

9. Major Points of Common Ground: Acknowledging What We Know and What We Don’t Know
—Plant Based Diets Panel

Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
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T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Founder, Center for Nutrition Studies
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Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

—Animal Foods Panel
Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH, Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
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Eric Rimm, ScD, Professor of Nutrition & Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
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Steven Abrams, MD, Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School, Univ. of Texas at Austin
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S. Boyd Eaton, MD, Professor emeritus, Emory University
Joint discussion on plant foods and animal foods. See video of this panel discussion.

Communicating Common Ground, in the Media and Elsewhere

10. Media Problems in Consistently and Constantly Communicating Common Ground
Presentation: John Bohannon, PhD, Contributing Correspondent, Science magazine

See video of the Panel 
Panel Moderator: Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition and Health Expert, NBC Today Show
— Toby Amidor, MS, RD, Nutrition Consultant and Writer, US News & World Report
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— Monica Eng, Food & Health Reporter, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
— Janet Helm, MS, RD, Blogger, Nutrition Unplugged
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11. How the Media Can Help Demolish Nutrition Myths 
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Panel Moderator: Liz Weiss, MS, RD, Meal Makeover Moms
— Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, Culinary Nutritionist and Author, FoodNetwork 
— Sidney Fry, MS, RD, Nutrition Editor, Cooking Light magazine
— Madelyn Fernstrom, CNS, PhD, News Health Editor, NBC

12. Communicating Common Ground Outside the Media
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Panel Moderator: Sara Baer-Sinnott, President, Oldways
— Dan Kish, Senior VP Food, Panera Bread
— Ken Toong, Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
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— Simon Poole, MD, Family Physician
— Janis Jibrin, MS, RD, Nutrition Consultant and Author
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— Bonnie Liebman, MS, Director of Nutrition, Center for Science in the Public Interest
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13. Conclusions and Next Steps
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Walter Willett, Sara Baer-Sinnott, David Katz