Food & Addiction Symposium Schedule

Symposium Welcome

10:00 Introductions Elissa Epel, PhD, UCSF

10:05 Opening Remarks Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California

10:10 “Food Addiction: How did we get here and where are we going?” Mark Gold, MD

I. Individual Biology, Behavior and Food

11:00 Session Chair Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD, UCSF

11:05 “What is the evidence that Food Addiction exists?” Ashley Gearhardt, PhD, U of Michigan

11:55 “Control over eating: What’s new?” Keri Boutelle, PhD, UCSD

12:15 Lunch 

II. Preventing Food Addiction in Children & Vulnerable Populations

1:00 Session Chair Laura Schmidt, PhD, UCSF

1:05 “Childhood Obesity Policies and Implications for Preventing Food Addiction” Lorrene Ritchie, PhD & Pat Crawford, PhD, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:25 “School based interventions: What have we learned?” Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS, UCSF

1:45 “Institutional Interventions: Living on the border between science and policy advocacy” Dean Schillinger, MD, UCSF

2:05 Break

III. Social Change & Public Policy Levers to Prevent Food Addiction

2:15 Session Chair Nancy Adler, PhD, UCSF

2:20 “What's the real addiction?” Robert Lustig, MD, UCSF

2:40 “Impacting policy on sugar and highly processed foods” Michael Roberts, JD, UCLA

Closing Discussions

3:00 “Captured! A conversation with David Kessler on how our attention is wired for food addiction” David Kessler, MD & Anahad O’Connor of the New York Times

3:35 Closing & Looking Forward Laura Schmidt, PhD, UCSF

3:45 SSEW Fellow Poster Presentations