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MUIH Nutrition Symposium

MUIH Nutrition Symposium

June 15-17, 2018

Presented by the MUIH Nutrition Department in partnership with Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA), this symposium will focus on Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice. The field of nutrigenomics emphasizes the critical intersection of nutrition and genetic expression, and MUIH’s symposium will center specifically on translating nutrigenomics information for the clinician and clinical practice. Attendees will learn the science behind the field and gain practical skills to apply in their practice to meet the growing patient and client demand for information. A separate track will focus on Naturopathic Management of the Complex Patient and sessions will discuss topics such as chronic infections, digestive disorders, anxiety, pre-conception and conception.

Speakers include Leah Hollon ND, Liz Lipski PhD, Ginger Nash ND, Kara Cucinotta MS, Lindsey Berkson DC, Ralph Esposito ND, Anil Gajnath MD, Tara Nayak ND, Eleonora Gafton, MS, Jessica Pizano DCN,  Amanda Archibald RD,  Chrissie Williamson DCN, Kevin Passero ND, Erin Kinney ND, Randy Gastwirt, ND, PhD and Peter Bongiorno ND.

This symposium is suitable for clinical nutritionists, MDs, NDs, other clinicians, academics, and students with an interest in nutritional genomics and clinical practice. Space is limited to 100 participants.  For those seeking a genetics refresher, a Pre-Symposium is available Friday morning as a Pre-Symposium workshop. A second Pre-Symposium workshop on Friday morning will feature Culinary Genomics.

The symposium will take place over three days on our campus in Laurel, Maryland – halfway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.


Click here to download a complete schedule including speakers and session topics. 

Schedule and speakers subject to change.

Schedule at a Glance:

Friday, June 23

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-Symposium Workshop:
Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Registration
1:45 – 5:00 p.m. Keynote, General Sessions, and Breakouts
5:30 p.m. MUIH Alumni Reception
(open to MUIH graduates, students, and faculty)

Saturday, June 24

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   General Sessions, and Breakouts
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.     Lunch (included)
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.     General Sessions and Breakouts

Sunday, June 25

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    General Sessions, and Breakouts, and Closing


Click here to see a list of all speakers at the 2017 MUIH Nutrition Symposium.


Click here to see the exhibitors joining the 2017 MUIH Nutrition Symposium.


The following hours are pre-approved for continuing education units:

  • NDs: 10.5 hours for Symposium (Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Nutritionists: 10.5 hours for Symposium, 3.0 hours for Pre-Symposium (Board for Certification for Nutrition Specialists, Commission on Dietetic Registration)
  • Acupuncturists: 10.5 hours for Symposium (Maryland Board of Acupuncture)

If you did not receive a CEU letter, please contact