This conference offers a forum for experts in the field of aging to provide their work and share tips about gerontological and geriatric education and teaching. The theme for 2012 is ‘Engaging Maturing in Higher Education.’ Complete meeting details can be found at ‘Re-Engaging Aging in ADVANCED SCHOOLING: Challenges and Opportunities’ Opening Plenary Program: Thursday, Feburary 23, 6:30 p.m. This symposium targets the theme of re-engaging maturing within the priorities of establishments of higher education, from the general education and life abilities education of community college and undergraduate programs to the masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral level training provided in research universities.‘Scientific evidence has shown us that intake of artificial trans fat through processed foods is a direct contributor to cardiovascular system disease, which outcomes in stroke and coronary attack often, ‘ said authorized dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum. ‘The Academy supports the FDA's efforts to lessen the amount of foods which contain these harmful fats, ultimately helping save the lives of thousands of people every year,’ McCollum said. Related StoriesNutrition essential for patients dealing with serious burnsClinical dietitian provides ideas to reduce red meats consumptionResearchers find significant hyperlink between breast cancer and nutrition, explore fresh preventative treatment While there are several naturally occurring trans fat in animal foods, most of the trans excess fat in our food system is established through a process called hydrogenation.