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MUIH Nutrition Symposium

MUIH Nutrition Symposium

Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice

June 23-25, 2017

Presented by Maryland University of Integrative Health in partnership with the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA)

MUIH’s inaugural symposium will focus on Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice. This evolving field emphasizes the critical intersection of nutrition and genetic expression, and MUIH’s symposium will center specifically on translating nutrigenomics information for the clinician and clinical practice. Attendees will learn the science behind the field and gain practical skills that can be applied in their practice to meet the growing patient and client demand for information. They will learn about resources, tests, and training that will enable practitioners to specialize in the field.

Speakers include Peter Bongiorno, ND, Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, Kara Fitzgerald, ND, Leah Hollon, ND, MPH, Rob Kachko, ND, Liz Lipski, PhD, Deanna Minich, PhD and more. Click here to read more about the speakers

This symposium is suitable for clinical nutritionists, MDs, NDs, other clinicians, academics, and students with an interest in nutritional genomics. Space is limited to 100 participants. Symposium content is geared toward attendees with a working knowledge of nutrition and genetics. A genetics refresher is available in the Friday morning pre-symposium workshop.

The symposium will take place over three days on our campus in Laurel, Maryland – halfway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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Click here to download a complete schedule including speakers and session topics. 

Schedule and speakers subject to change.

Schedule at a Glance:

Friday, June 23

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-Symposium Workshop:
Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Registration
1:45 – 5:00 p.m. Keynote, General Sessions, and Breakouts
5:30 p.m. MUIH Alumni Reception
(open to MUIH graduates, students, and faculty)

Saturday, June 24

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   General Sessions, and Breakouts
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.     Lunch (included)
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.     General Sessions and Breakouts

Sunday, June 25

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    General Sessions, and Breakouts, and Closing


Click here to see a list of all speakers at the 2017 MUIH Nutrition Symposium.


Click here to see the exhibitors joining the 2017 MUIH Nutrition Symposium.


The following hours are pre-approved for continuing education units:

  • NDs: 10.5 hours for Symposium (Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Nutritionists: 10.5 hours for Symposium, 3.0 hours for Pre-Symposium (Board for Certification for Nutrition Specialists, Commission on Dietetic Registration)
  • Acupuncturists: 10.5 hours for Symposium (Maryland Board of Acupuncture)

If you would like to request a CEU letter for another board, please check in with the registration desk upon arrival.



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  Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Early-bird Registration
extended to 5/8/17
MUIH Students, Alumni & Faculty;
MNDA Members




Registration $325 $450

Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017

MNDA members and MUIH students, alumni, and faculty should check their email for the discount code, or contact alumni@muih.edu.

Pre-Symposium Workshop

Introduction to Genetics and Genomics: $125

If you would like to participate in the genetics refresher on Friday morning, please select this additional item during registration.

MUIH Alumni Reception

A reception for graduates, students, and faculty of MUIH who are attending the Symposium will be held Friday evening. If you plan to attend, please select this additional item during registration.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your Nutrition Symposium reservation and request a refund, please email alumni@muih.edu

  • Full refunds will be issued for written cancellation requests received by June 2, 2017, minus a $25 processing fee.
  • 50% refunds will be issued for written cancellation requests received by June 8, 2017, minus a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after June 8, 2017.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Homewood Suites – Columbia/Laurel for June 22, 2017 - June 25, 2017. The hotel is located ½ mile from campus, within easy walking distance.

The special room rates will be available until May 23 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Please see the hotel's website for cancellation information.

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Homewood Suites – Columbia/Laurel
7531 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
(800) 370-0983

For additional nearby hotel and restaurant information, click here.