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Friday, September 15 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Kickoff Keynote Address — Neurocognition of Food: Culinary Medicine and the Role of Food in Psychiatry

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Join Psych Congress for an educational and appetizing kickoff keynote address that will feature New Orleans' own Timothy Harlan, MD, FACP, Executive Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tulane University.

In his CME-accredited address and cooking demonstration, Dr. Harlan will be discussing the negative impact the standard American diet has on psychotic disorders. Attendees will learn about foods shown to promote optimal brain function and understand the role of diet in ADHD, as well as recognize how modern diets contribute to increasing rates of dementia.

CME Accredited. Limited seating. Must be registered for Psych Congress to attend.  

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Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FAPC

Assistant Dean for Clinical Services, Tulane University; Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine | | “Eating well and eating healthy is the same thing," says Timothy Harlan, MD, aka “Dr. Gourmet,” who discovered his love of food long before embarking on a successful career as a physician. By the age of 18, Dr. Harlan was managing his rst restaurant and opened an intimate French Bistro at age 22. Returning to school to pursue a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Dr. Harlan found his way to medicine. While completing his degree, he began writing about the clear link between food and health, blending his extensive knowledge of food and nutrition with his medical expertise. Dr. Harlan is the Executive Director of The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine (GCCM) at Tulane University. GCCM is part of an innovative program at Tulane Univer- sity that requires medical students to work in the nation's rst medical school teaching kitchen to gain a real-world understanding of diet and lifestyle in a setting that bridges the gap between basic sciences, clinical medicine, the community and culinary education. GCCM's unique curriculum has currently been adopted by over 20% of medical schools in the U.S., ensuring that future clinicians have greater knowledge of and appreciation for the vital role nutrition plays in overall... Read More →
avatar for Leah Sarris, RD, LDN

Leah Sarris, RD, LDN

Director of Operations/Executive Director, Instructor of Medicine | | Leah Sarris is the Program Director for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is thought to be the first chef employed full time by a medical school. Chef Leah obtained her BS in Culinary Nutrition from the prestigious Johnson... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
La Nouvelle Orleans C The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130