Media Award lecture by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of New York Times Best-Seller Brain Maker

August 3, 2015, Orlando, FL— David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, will be the Media Award lecturer at the American College of Nutrition’s (ACN) 56th Annual Conference taking place Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the B Resort in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and is an internationally recognized leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders.

In his Media Award presentation Brain Maker, Dr. Perlmutter will discuss the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain’s destiny for the better.

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD, to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can address these issues. New research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome–the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells 10 to 1. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.

Dr. Perlmutter’s Media Award lecture will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and will be followed by a networking reception. Admission to the Media Award lecture is included in the conference registration fee. Consumers may attend the Media Award lecture for a registration fee of $35 per person. For more information or to register, visit AmericanCollegeofNutrition.org/Conference.

The American College of Nutrition’s (ACN) 56th Annual Conference will be held November 11-13, 2015, at the B Resort in Orlando, Florida. This interactive educational event is a must-attend for anyone interested in the field of nutrition science, and will focus on the impact of nutrition on the brain and cognitive health. World renowned researchers and clinicians will come together to translate nutrition science into practice. The conference will be supplemented by the poster and exhibit hall that will offer attendees the latest in nutritional science research and products and services that will aid the practitioner. A program outlining the list of speakers and scheduled events is available at AmericanCollegeofNutrition.org/Conference.

About the American College of Nutrition
The American College of Nutrition, founded in 1959, is on a mission to advance nutrition science to prevent and treat disease. Key goals of the professional society are to stimulate nutrition research and publication, elevate nutrition knowledge among clinicians and researchers, and provide practical guidance on clinical nutrition. The American College of Nutrition accepts no funding from for-profit corporations fostering its mission and ability to advance uncompromising science.