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CRN will be NYAS promotional partner for nutrition economics conference

By Maggie Hennessy , 19-Feb-2014

“The upcoming conference is relevant for scientists in our industry, but is particularly relevant to CRN because of our interest in the economic impact of proper nutrition,” said Duffy MacKay, ND, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at CRN.
“The upcoming conference is relevant for scientists in our industry, but is particularly relevant to CRN because of our interest in the economic impact of proper nutrition,” said Duffy MacKay, ND, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at CRN.

Citing strong interest in the economic impact of proper nutrition, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced it is a promotional partner for the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) conference, “Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Nutrition Interventions Across the Continuum of Care.” 

“CRN has been a promotional partner on previous NYAS Sackler Institute events because we appreciate what they are doing to advance nutrition science and research,” Duffy MacKay, ND, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at CRN, told NutraIngredients-USA. “I have been impressed by their efforts to bring together scientists, regulators, and policymakers to take a deep dive into important nutrition topics, with the goal of driving community intervention design and public policy changes.”

The event, sponsored by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, takes place March 13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. It will focus on the clinical and economic impacts of malnutrition on prevention across the continuum of care; new approaches and interventions to integrated care; and a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions.

Industry experts, including nutrition and health system researchers and practitioners, economists and policymakers will discuss emerging research on nutrition health economics, the role of supplementation across the continuum of care, and how nutrition can affect healthcare costs. 

“The upcoming conference is relevant for scientists in our industry, but is particularly relevant to CRN because of our interest in the economic impact of proper nutrition,” MacKay added, noting that it comes on the heels of the release of a report by Frost & Sullivan (funded by a grant from the CRN Foundation), which showed that dietary supplementation at preventive intake levels in high-risk populations can result in significant societal and individual health care cost savings.