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Mayo Clinic's 21st Annual Nutrition and Wellness in Health and Disease Conference

Keep You and Your Patients Healthy. Learn more about nutrition in pregnancy, whether vegetarianism is healthy for you, how screen time affect child development, and more.
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Nutrition and Wellness in Health and Disease Conference

About 117 million adults suffer from one or more chronic diseases due to insufficient nutrition and exercise, but it’s not easy getting, or even staying, healthy. It can be hard to get enough nutrition and achieve wellness when foods have increasing sugar content, when vegetables are mass-produced and lose their nutritional content, or when you’re too stressed about other things in your life to care. 

The data on nutrition and wellness changes so frequently that it's hard to know what's evidence-based and what's the newest social media trend. Your patients count on you to keep up with the details - are egg yolks newly seen as healthy, is red meat bad for you, how is social media harming affecting children - even as modern healthcare puts increasing demands on your time.

That's why GIBLIB and Mayo clinic have brought together only the top physicians to help you separate fact from fiction in one concise, comprehensive conference. Review how to keep your patients and yourself healthy in Mayo Clinic's 21st Annual Nutrition and Wellness in Health and Disease conference.

Learn from Mayo Clinic's Top Minds

Mayo Clinic's conference, 21st Annual Nutrition and Wellness in Health and Disease, is a groundbreaking CME conference that brings together top experts who have joined the national health care dialogue, discussing crucial topics in medicine and exploring evidence-based solutions.

Preview 6 Videos From Mayo Clinic's Nutrition Conference Now

Wellness and Nutrition in Pregnancy: Helping Pregnant Patients Eat Well (Realistically)


  • Tara M. Schmidt, M Ed, RDN, LD, discusses prenatal nutrition management. Learning Objectives: Provide general guidance around exercise and weight management during pregnancy; Address key macronutrient and micronutrient needs in pregnancy; Dispel common myths related to pregnancy nutrition.

Meals on a Budget


  • Kristen R. Blixt, RDN, LD, discusses different aspects of meal planning while staying on a budget. Learning Objectives: Share components of basic meal planning; Discuss strategies to be savvy at the supermarket; Explore implementation and resources.

What's the Beef with Meat?

  • Donald D. Hensrud, MD, MS, discusses various health benefits related to different kinds of meat. Find out: is meat bad for you? Learning Objectives: Be familiar with the evidence on the health benefits and risks of meat intake, including specific types of meat; Know the dietary recommendations and guidelines for protein and meat intake; Be able to counsel patients on meat intake.


Impact of Social Media and Screen Time in Children

  • Seema Kumar, MD, discusses the different impacts social media and technology have on children. Find out: how is social media affecting children? Learning Objectives: Review trends in social media use and screen time in children; Describe the impact of social media and screen time on nutrition and physical activity in children; Discuss the role of media and screen time on childhood development and mental health.

Physician Health and Physicians as Patients

  • Philip T. Hagen, MD, talks about different aspects of Physicians being patients and their overall health. Hagen reviews how we take care of ourselves and maybe equally importantly, how we take care of each other.

Tools and Tracking: Apps, Devices, and Websites

  • Thom Rieck reviews research around health and fitness tracking. Learning Objectives: Evaluate the research around health and fitness tracking; Explore the capabilities and limitations of mobile apps and wearable devices; Note technology’s role in healthy behavior change.

Other topics discussed in this conference include:

  • Top Articles in Wellness 2021
  • Nutrition and Cancer: Questions our Patients Ask
  • Nutritional Issues in Hematologic Malignancies
  • Diabetes: Key Aspects of Prevention and Management
  • Update on Vitamin D
  • Physical Activity, Cognitive and Mental Health and Risk of Dementia
  • Coaching in Your Office
  • Habits: Key Takeaways for Healthier Patients (You)
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Heart Healthy Diet
  • Planetary Health: Challenges and Proposals
  • COVID 19 and the Impact of Obesity: When Two Pandemics Collide
  • Start the Conversation about Obesity: How to Approach Obesity in the Office Visit
  • Start the Conversation About Diet
  • Gut Check
  • Medications for Weight Loss
  • Physical Activity in Obesity: How to Get Started
  • Top 3 Psychologically Complex Patients
  • Bariatric Surgery: Update on Current Practice
  • Endoscopic Weight Loss Through the Mouth Techniques
  • Follow Up After Bariatric Surgery: Keeping it all Together

Upon completion of this conference, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to gather as part of a multidisciplinary team to address the needs of patients with obesity and associated medical conditions and to determine the best approach.
  • Differentiate the benefits of physical activity on overall health, aging, and cardiovascular health as well as the role of activity tracking tools and wellness coaching.

Earn 8.75 CME credits when you register for a GIBLIB subscription.

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