From Garden to Table: A Unique Nutrition Conference For Personal Health: With Hands-On Cooking
Sunday November 5, 2017
Chopping Block at the Merchandise Mart
This program is focused on personal health and is intended the public (some of our other conferences are directed at health professionals).
Come join us for a UNIQUE and TASTY half-day conference where you will learn the SCIENCE behind which foods are health promoting and why.
The knowledge gained will immediately be put to good use in CULINARY DEMOS where you will learn quick and easy methods to prepare PLANT-BASED FOODS.
Finally, you will USE what you learned by preparing a gourmet lunch, under the expert supervision of trained chefs.
Program cost $150 for all participants (includes vegan lunch, and plant based e-cookbook and resource guide).
Pre-registration is required. Our nutrition/hands-on cooking programs typically sell out weeks in advance-register now if you would like to join us!
Cardiometabolic Health Conference
October 4-7, 2017
Dr. Devries presented “Interventional Cardiology: Delivered With a Fork” at the 12th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Conference.
Food For Thought: Nourish Your Body and Mind
September 28, 2017
Our program included:
• New Advances in the Science of Food for Thought by Stephen Devries, MD
• Cooking Demo; Power Foods for the Brain by Carol D’Anca, MS, CNS, LDN
• Mindful Eating Group Experience led by Margot Andersen, MSW, RYT
This event was sponsored by the Gaples Institute and co-hosted by Stephen Devries, MD and Carol D’Anca MS, CNS, LDN
Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know (With Hands-on Cooking and CME)
June 4, 2017 (Sold Out)
Check Back for Future Culinary Medicine CME Programs
Jointly Sponsored by the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
This innovative one day event included a review of evidence based nutrition essentials, counseling strategies, and hands-on cooking.
Program Director: Dr. Stephen Devries
Dr. Weil’s Nutrition and Health Conference
May 1-3, 2017
Dr. Devries gave a plenary talk on “Omega-3’s by Land and Sea”.
Pictured in Phoenix the night before the talk with Dr. Weil and his daughter Diana who is studying to be a nutritionist. Good energy all around!
Harvard Nutrition Education Working Group
March 28, 2016
The Gaples Institute joined leading nutrition educators, scientists, and policy experts to focus on opportunities to add requirements for nutrition education in all phases of medical training.
Gaples Institute Nutrition Science and Hands-On Cooking Conference
October 23, 2016
Doctors and nurses came together for a continuing education conference in Chicago presented by the Gaples Institute and led by Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Devries.
View the video highlights from this joyful day:
Harvard Nutrition Education Summit
September 19, 2016
Dr. Devries spoke at the Harvard Club to a group of medical school educators on the topic “Medical School is Only the Beginning: The Arc of Nutrition Education in Medical Training”
Royal Society of Medicine
Royal Society of Medicine Conference “Food: The Forgotten Medicine”
From Steve Devries, Gaples Institute Executive Director:
The Gaples Institute was invited to speak at this inaugural nutrition conference. Dr. Andrew Weil and I were the only representatives from the US. I was thrilled to meet Prince Charles, who has a keen interest in nutrition and integrative medicine.
Cardiometabolic Health Conference
October 5-7, 2016
Dr. Devries presented a continuing medical education program “Nutritional Interventions in Clinical Practice: What Every Doctor Needs to Know”
Symposium of Integrative Medicine
July 11, 2016
Taos, New Mexico
Dr. Devries gave a plenary talk: “Update on Integrative Cardiology”
Patient Advocacy Symposium
Dr. Devries spoke to a diverse gathering of advocacy professionals on the topic of “What Feeds Your Heart?”
You As Medicine: A Community Event
May 25, 2016
Sponsored by the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology
Co-organized with Carol D’Anca, Integrative Nutritionist
Presentations Were Made By:
Nesita Kwan, Former NBC medical journalist and Gaples Institute Advisory Board Member
Stephen Devries, MD; Executive Director, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology
Carol D’Anca MS, CNS, LDN; Integrative Nutritionist, Author, and Managing Director of “Food not Meds”
With a special Tai Chi break provided by instructor Gordon Lock
Based on Nesita’s Kwan presentation during this event, click below for her guide to beginning a meditation practice:
Hot Topics in Contemporary Cardiovascular Practice
May 6, 2016
Dr. Devries spoke to the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting of the Illinois and Wisconsin Chapters on “Interventional Cardiology Delivered with a Fork.”
Andrew Weil Nutrition and Health Conference
March 21-23, 2016
Dr. Devries spoke about how perceptions of nutrition research findings are often colored by pre-existing beliefs.
Harvard University and the Culinary Institute of America
February 25-28, 2016
Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives Conference
Napa Valley, California
Dr. Devries gave a presentation on “Dietary Fats and Health Revisited.”
At the conference, Dr. Devries interviewed Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and Gaples Institute Advisory Board Member.
Rush Nursing Panel Discussion
February 16, 2016
Rush College of Nursing
Great time with American College of Cardiology President Dr. Kim Williams along with nutritionist and author Carol D’Anca on a nutrition panel.
Standing room only-a hopeful sign!
October 15, 2015
Chopping Block Cooking School
This program was part of the ongoing effort of the Gaples Institute to promote nutrition education among physicians-in-training. This unique hand-on program, co-sponsored by the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, was designed especially for physicians in cardiology training programs.
The program began with a presentation by Dr. Devries on Incorporating Nutrition Science into Cardiology Care. It continued with a “kitchen lab” segment in which all participants donned aprons and, under the direction of gourmet chefs, prepared a heart healthy dinner. The event concluded with an amazing dinner made by the docs!
From a Cardiology Trainee:
“I think the teaching points were spot on and very memorable – it reminds us that it’s not difficult to counsel patients and this provided us with some great selling points. Also emphasizes that despite all the other things we ask of patients, this is perhaps the most important.”
Our Goals: Nutrition education, better patient care, better self-care, and fun.
South Dakota Health Heart Vascular Symposium
October 28, 2015
Rapid City, South Dakota
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Dr. Devries delivered the opening conference presentation:
“Interventional Cardiology Delivered With a Fork”
Matter Chicago Health Technology Incubator
September 11, 2015
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza; Suite 1230
Dr. Devries spoke to a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders on the topic of:
“The Science and Awe of Healthy Eating”
University of Minnesota Wellbeing Lecture Series
April 14, 2015
University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
Dr. Devries spoke on the topic of:
“Well Being with an Open Heart”
April 16, 2015
Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest, Illinois
Dr. Devries spoke to a group of women (and men!) dedicated to heart health education and mutual support on the topic of:
“Natural Approaches to Heart Health: Perspectives from a Preventive Cardiologist”.
Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives
February 5-8, 2015
Napa Valley, California
This conference is jointly sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Culinary Institute of American, and the Samueli Institute.
Dr. Devries presented a session on:
“Dietary Fats and Heart Health Revisited: Insights for Your Clinical Practice and Palate”
More information and registration:
2015 Nutrition and Health Conference with Dr. Weil
May 4-6, 2015
Dr. Devries gave a plenary talk on “Fats and the Company they Keep: Implications for Heart Health.”
The conference also featured a taste-test of a culinary creation from Dr. Weil…indescribably good!
Gaples Institute at Head Start
The Gaples Institute presented to a group of Hispanic mothers with children in the Head Start program in South Chicago.
Discussed practical dietary changes to lower sugar load and improve family health, including:
-2 cans soda/day for 2 months leads to 5 pounds extra body fat (shown in picture)
-1 cup of white rice raises blood sugar more than a glazed donut
Plant Based Nutrition for Life Group
Wednesday June 24, 2015
Highland Park, Illinois
Dr. Devries and nutritionist and gourmet chef Carol D’Anca paired up for a unique presentation: “Medicinal & Culinary Use of Spices”
Dr. Roizen’s Preventive and Integrative Medicine Conference
Past Event: December 7-9, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 Lectures by Dr. Devries:
“Putting the ‘Heart’ Back in Cardiology: Focus on the Mind/Heart Connection”
“The Spiritual Dimension to Heart Healthy Nutrition: Insights from an Integrative Cardiologist”
Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology
Past Event: February 21-24, 2013Pattaya, Thailand
Two Lectures on Integrative Cardiology
Talk to Google Employees by Dr. Devries
Past Event: March 19, 2013
“Human Engine Optimization: Natural Strategies for High Ranking Health”
Nutrition and Health Conference with Dr. Weil
Past Event: May 13-15, 2013Seattle, Washington
Plenary talk by Dr. Devries:
“Interventional Cardiology Delivered with a Fork”
Chicago TribU: A Healthy Heart
Past Event: June 13, 2013
Tribune Towers, Chicago, Illinois
Presentation on how nutrition can help you maintain strong heart health and prevent disease with Stephen Devries, M.D.
Tribune health reporter Julie Deardorff led a discussion with Dr. Devries about new advances highlighting the power of natural strategies for maintaining health and how they can be integrated with conventional medicine for optimal results.
The Heart of Wellness: An Evening of Insight and Discovery in Four Parts
Past Event: July 18, 2013
National-Louis University, Skokie, Illinois
*Stephen Devries: Natural Approaches to Heart Health
*Ramaa Krishnan: Heart Matters-Healing Through Emotional Awareness
*Carol D’Anca: Preparing Healthy, Delicious Plant Based Foods with Ease
*Mark Grumet: Integrative Approaches to Exercise and Physical Well-Being
International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Past Event October 29, 2013
A panel including Dr. Stephen Devries, Dr. Adi Haramati (Georgetown University) and Dr. David Eisenberg (Harvard University and Samueli Institute) pictured to the right presented an experiential program including an update on the science of nutrition and mind/body connections, a guided meditation with audience biofeedback monitoring, and a food preparation demo.
“Experiential Integrative Approaches to Heart Health”
Register at: http://www.icccim.org
The Power of Nutrition for Heart Health
Past Event September 11, 2013
Oak Park, Illinois
In this event hosted by the American Nutrition Association, Dr. Devries discussed new scientific advances that highlight the powerful role of nutrition for heart health. The program also featured nutritionist Carol D’Anca from the Academy of Nutrition and Plant Based Cooking who demonstrated healthy and delicious food preparation.
Interventional Cardiology Delivered With a Fork
Past Event September 13, 2013
Cardiology Grand Rounds
Rush Medical Center; Chicago Illinois; 7:00 AM
Nutritional Links Between Dental and Heart Health
Past Event Chicago Dental Society
February 20, 2014
The Gaples Institute gave a talk on “The Path to Heart Health is Through Your Mouth” at a conference of 30,000 dental professionals.
McCormick Place; Chicago, Illinois
Pictured is Dr. Devries with Dr. Robert Manasse, program chair.
2014 Nutrition and Health Conference with Dr. Weil
May 5-7, 2014
Plenary Talk by Dr. Devries: “Fats and Cardiovascular Health Revisited”
Workshop Session by Dr. Devries: “Practical Tips to Help Patients Make Healthy Changes”
Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association National Meeting
Past Events: April 10, 2014
Dr. Devries discussed “Lifestyle vs Technology: Integrative Approaches to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease”
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Past Event: January 16, 2014
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Dr. Devries will give Grand Rounds on “Interventional Cardiology Delivered with a Fork” at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 9:00 am.
Learn, Rebalance, and Taste
The Heart of Wellness
June 1, 2014
Takiff Center; 999 Greenbay Road
An afternoon program of experiential discovery:
“Natural Prescriptions for Heart Health” with Dr. Stephen Devries, Executive Director, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology
“Plant Based Nutrition Cooking Demo and Tasting; Take Home Easy and Delicious Recipes” with Carol D’Anca MS, CNS, LDN
“A Taste of Tai Chi and QiGong with Practice of a Few Simple Movements to Do at Home” with Gordon Lock, Tai Chi Instructor
Grand Rounds at Milwaukee Aurora Healthcare
May 22, 2014
St. Luke’s Medical Center
Presentation: Integrative Approaches to Preventive Cardiology
“It was excellent…A number of our faculty and resident physicians have told me that they have made nutritional changes based on y our presentation as well as are recommending this to their patients.”–Attendee
Integrative Medicine Conference
Symposium of Integrative Medicine in the Land of Enchantment
October 13-15, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dr. Devries gave a plenary talk on “What Nourishes Your Heart” and was the moderator of an integrative medicine panel that included Drs. Andrew Weil, Victoria Maizes, and Adi Haramati and a moderator on a panel on doctors as patients with Drs. Prasad, Haramati and Sierpina.