Scientific Meetings

Scientific Meetings

Meetings and presentations are organized by the most current first; multiple presentations from the same meeting are organized alphabetically by author's last name.

HAB representative(s) will be attending these scientific meetings:​

  • Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) 2016 – October 15-18, 2016 (Boston, MA)
  • The Obesity Society (TOS) ObesityWeek 2016 – October 3 – November 4, 2016 (New Orleans, LA)
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2016 – November 12-16, 2016 (New Orleans, LA)

Past Meetings

California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) Annual Conference and Exhibition
Author: Elizabeth Johnson

8th World Avocado Congress Plenary Talks and Abstracts
Title: Avocado nutrition: building the foundation for U.S. marketing and promotion
Author: Nikki Ford
Title: Post-ingestive effects of avocados in meals on satiety and gastric hormone blood levels
Authors: Joan Sabaté, Michelle Wien and Ella Haddad

2015 Experimental Biology

Title: A Healthy Approach to Dietary Fat Consumption: Understanding the Science and Taking Action to Clear Up Consumer Confusion
Speakers:(Chair & Moderator) Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Frank Hu, MD, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard University
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University
Kathleen Zelman, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition, WebMD

Oral Presentation
Title: Avocado Consumption Increases Neural Lutein and Improves Cognitive Function
Authors: Elizabeth J. Johnson, Rohini Vishwanathan, Emily S. Mohn, Jordan Haddock, Helen M. Rasmussen, Tammy M. Scott

2015 American Heart Association Epidemiology & Prevention | Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

Oral Presentation
Title: One Avocado per Day Lowers Plasma Oxidized-LDL and Increases Plasma Antioxidants in Overweight and Obese Adults 
Authors: Li Wang*, Ling Tao, Todd Stanley, Jennifer A. Fleming, Joshua D. Lambert and Penny M. Kris-Etherton
*Recipient of Early Investigator Travel Award

2014 Experimental Biology

Clinical Emerging Leader Award Competition
Title: Avocado consumption decreases LDL particle number and small, dense LDL cholesterol and obese subjects
Authors: Li Wang, Jennifer Fleming and Penny Kris-Etherton

IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition

Poster Sessions
Title: Effect of Hass Avocado Intake on Post-Ingestive Glucose and Insulin Levels in Healthy Overweight Adults
Authors: Elia Haddad, Michelle Wien and Joan Sabaté 
Title: Effect of Hass Avocado Intake on Post-Ingestive Satiety and Subsequent Energy Intake in Healthy Overweight Adults
Authors: Michelle Wien, Elia Haddad and Joan Sabaté 

2013 Experimental Biology

Poster and Presentation Abstracts
Title: Eating an Avocado a Day Does Not Change Body Composition or Blood Cholesterol in Healthy Students
Authors: Maxwell Bates Johnson, Bonny Burns-Whitmore, Thomas Spalding and Martin F. Sancho-Madriz.
Title: The Effect of One Hass Avocado per Day on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Factors
Authors: Li Wang, Peter L Bordi, Jennifer A Fleming and Penny M Kris-Etherton

2013 American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions

Poster Abstract
Title: Impact of avocado enriched diets on serum lipids: a meta-analysis
Authors: Sachin A Shah and Fanny Yan

2012 Experimental Biology

Symposium:"Monounsaturates: The Forgotten Fats"
This symposium explores the effects of monounsaturated fat ("good" fat and the primary type of fat found in avocados) on weight management, type 2 diabetes, lipid disorder, lipid metabolism and taste.

Links to Symposium presentations:
Title: "Welcome and brief overview of dietary MUFA." 
Authors: David Heber, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Title: "Effect of MUFA on glycemic control and satiety."
Authors: Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, Chair, Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda University
Title: "Acute effects of monounsaturated fatty acids with and without omega-3 fatty acids on vascular reactivity in individuals with type 2 diabetes."
Authors: Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, Penn State University
Title: "Effects of MUFA on visceral fat and inflammation."
Authors: Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Associate Chief, Clinical Nutrition, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Title: "MUFA-rich foods in weight management."
Authors: Richard Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University

Poster and Presentation Abstracts
Title: Acute effect of avocados in meals on peptide hormones in overweight healthy adults
Authors: Ella H. Haddad, Michelle Wien, Thomas Schaffer, Keiji Oda and Joan Sabaté
Title: Provitamin A Absorption and Conversion from a Unique High Beta-Carotene Tomato is Higher when Consumed with Avocado
Authors: Rachel E Kopec, Jessica L Cooperstone, Ralf M Schweiggert, Kenneth M Riedl, Earl H Harrison, David M Francis, Steven K Clinton and Steven J Schwartz
Title: Hass Avocado Improves Postprandial Vascular Reactivity When Consumed in Combination with Cooked Hamburger Meat
Authors: Zhaoping Li, Yanjun Zhang, Susanne M. Henning, Angela Wong, Alexis Jones, Alona Zerlin, Gail Thames, Susan Bowerman and David Heber
Title: Effect of incorporating avocados in meals on self-reported subjective feelings related to satiety in healthy overweight adults
Authors: Joan Sabaté, Michelle Wien and Ella Haddad