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Diet and Optimum Health Conference

Diet and Optimum Health Conference
May 16-19, 2007
Portland, Oregon

On behalf of the Linus Pauling Institute conference organizing committee and its international scientific advisory board, we invite you to attend the fourth biennial conference on "Diet and Optimum Health" to be held May 16-19, 2007 at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Diet and Optimum Health 2007 will emphasize the prevention and treatment of human diseases by lifestyle and diet modifications. The target audience for the conference includes scientists and health professionals in preventive medicine, public health, clinical nutrition, cardiology, and oncology. We anticipate a strong scientific look at the cutting edge of nutrition research. The program features individual sessions focusing on:

  • Flavonoid Functions
  • New Discoveries of Vitamin C in Health and Disease
  • Lipoic Acid: Biological Mechanisms of Action
  • Neuroprotection by Antioxidants
  • Maternal Diet, Genes, and Epigenetics
  • Cancer Chemoprevention
  • Obesity, Exercise, and Gene Regulation

The conference is jointly sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University and co-sponsored by the Oxygen Club of California, which will organize a conference in 2008 on "Oxidants and Antioxidants in Biology" in Santa Barbara, California, co-sponsored by the Linus Pauling Institute.

Registration at pre-meeting rates is available now until April 13, 2007, and abstracts for posters can be submitted between now and March 1, 2007.

The conference features a poster session, allowing scientists to share their latest research findings. The three most outstanding posters presented by graduate students or post-doctoral fellows will receive Young Investigator Awards, consisting of a $500 scholarship and a certificate.

A highlight of the conference will be the award of the 2007 Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research. This international award is intended to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of nutrition and health, and consists of a medal and $50,000. The prize winner will present the last talk of the day on Friday, May 18, 2007.

If you would like to know how you can support the conference, please contact the Linus Pauling Institute at 541-737-5075 or email us at

Free Public Session

Don't miss the free public session on Saturday, May 19, 2007, that will feature Sally Squires, medical and health writer for The Washington Post, where she also writes a weekly column, The Lean Plate Club, dedicated to helping consumers instill healthy eating and exercise habits.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Oregon Health & Science University and the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University. OHSU is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association: OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.