CRN unveils breakfast session speaker for The Conference in October

WASHINGTON — Preventive Medicine Research Institute founder and president, Dean Ornish, will speak at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s annual conference in October, CRN has announced.

The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry is taking place Oct. 16 to 19 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.

Ornish is known for his work demonstrating the effects of comprehensive lifestyle changes on health outcomes and that lifestyle changes can help reverse coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and early-stage prostate cancer. He is the author of six national best-selling books and is widely published in scientific journals. Millions view his TED talks and he has appeared in PBS’s “Nova” and its series “Healing & The Mind.” The “Ornish Diet” has been rated No. 1 for heart health by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017. He was chosen by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation” and recognized by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”

“Dr. Ornish, an eminent scientist with decades of clinical research demonstrating that key lifestyle factors that can prevent — and reverse — disease and enhance longevity, is a perfect fit for our breakfast session at The Conference,” said CRN president and CEO Steve Mister. “Our dietary supplement and functional food company executives in attendance will hear valuable insights on empowering consumers by helping them make meaningful, holistic choices.”

In addition to Ornish, The Conference will feature speakers on regulation, business and marketing, government affairs and more, to be announced throughout the summer.