Food As Medicine

Friday Forum: Food As Medicine
April 19, 2024 | 7:45 am - 12:15 pm

Join us for an extraordinary journey as we delve into the transformative power of nutrition in healthcare at the Friday Forum: Food as Medicine

New to Educating Leaders this year, we are excited to offer a half-day session where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the science of Food as Medicine and discover groundbreaking insights from visionary thought leaders who are revolutionizing patient care through nutrition.

Sponsored by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, this event promises to be a captivating exploration of innovative approaches to reshaping healthcare.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Gain insights from experts at the forefront of nutritional healthcare.
  • Explore innovative approaches to reimagining patient care through nutrition.
  • Network with like-minded professionals passionate about driving change in healthcare education.


7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall  

7:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Friday Forum: Food As Medicine 

7:45 AM – 8:40 AM 
The Essence of Vibrant Existence: Explore the Evidential Power of Lifestyle Medicine 
Dawn Mussallem, DO, Mayo Clinic 

8:40 AM – 9:15 AM 
Research, Policy and Practice
Alissa Wassung, Food Is Medicine Coalition 

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
COM Showcase  
Robin Dreibelbis, DO, ICOM
Kerry Scott, DO, WCUCOM
Shipra Bansal, MD, ATSU-SOMA 

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

How Nutrition Integrates with Osteopathic Philosophy 
Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS; Doug Spicer, PhD, UNE COM Bacchus Friday 

Nutrition in Preclinical Education: More Than Nutrients
Traci Stevenson, DO, TUCOM-CA; Darlene Berryman, PhD, OU-HCOM Northland 

Approach to Nutrition Education for Clinical Students    
Barbara Capozzi, DO, TouroCOM-Harlem 

Community Health    
Grace Marie Jones, PhD, TUCOM-CA; Breanne Jaqua, DO, MPH, ATSU-SOMA 

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks

Thank You to Our Friday Forum Sponsor!


Osteopathic Heritage Foundations