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May 16-19, 2021

May 16-19, 2021

Today’s Dietitian is looking forward to our 8th annual Spring Symposium, May 1619, 2021. This continuing education event for dietitians and nutrition professionals will feature a diverse program of sessions and workshops offering at least 20 CEUs, plus a variety of unique opportunities to interact and network with fellow RDs and program sponsors. We invite you to expand your nutrition expertise and professional development by joining us!

 

About the Symposium

Today’s Dietitian is hosting our 8th annual Spring Symposium from May 16–19, 2021. The premier continuing education event for dietitians and nutrition professionals, it features a diverse program of timely and relevant coursework. Plus, there are ample opportunities to interact and network with fellow RDs and program sponsors. We invite you to expand your nutrition expertise and professional development by joining us!

The foundation of our event is continuing education. Our sessions, workshops, and presentations will once again be led by some of the foremost experts in dietetics and nutrition. All topics chosen for our program are current and pertinent to the professional growth and development of registered dietitians.

Our Symposium program and lineup of expert presenters will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to provide exceptional dietetics counsel to your clients, as well as supply you with tips to grow your professional career and practice. In addition to the selection of sessions, presentations, and workshops, our unique environment presents a variety of opportunities for creative networking, peer interaction, and acquiring information from our sponsors.

Unlike any other event designed for dietitians, the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium has traditionally offered a level of engagement, interaction, and meaningful contact between our attendees, our session presenters, and our sponsors that is truly different and quite extraordinary for an industry meeting. This year’s event promises to add some unique and creative approaches to delivering this one-of-a-kind experience.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Attend information-filled continuing education sessions featuring leaders in the fields of dietetics and nutrition
  • Earn at least 20 CEUs in a variety of topical areas
  • Access to recorded versions of ALL sessions for a period of 1 year from the live date
  • Unique opportunities for interaction with peers and presenters
  • Virtual fitness activities
  • Receive a “Swag Bag” in the mail that includes samples, materials, and other goodies from our sponsors
  • 24/7 access to our Virtual Exhibit Hall for sponsor interaction and prize drawings
  • Online chat for questions and comments during sessions

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Call 877-925-2355 or email symposium@gvpub.com.

Presenters

Our 2021 Lineup of Presenters

Click on a speaker’s headshot to read more about their session!

 

Toby Amidor
MS, RD, CDN, FAND
Ask the Expert: A Year in Review and A Look Ahead
Karen Beathard
MS, RD, LD, FAND
What is the ME in Mentoring?
Kristen Hicks-Roof
PhD, RDN, LDN, CLC, FAND
What is the ME in Mentoring?
Nancy Clark
MS, RD, CSSD
Sports Nutrition: Considerations for Counseling Today's Athletes

Sharon Collison
MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD
Sarcopenia: Nutrition and Exercise Strategies for Prevention and Treatment
Connie Diekman
M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, FADA, FAND
Weight Management ≠ Weight Bias
Mandy Enright
MS, RDN, RYT
Humanizing Nutrition: Unveiling the Digital Curtain
Yvette Perrier Quantz
RDN, CSSD, LDN
Humanizing Nutrition: Unveiling the Digital Curtain

Clancy Cash Harrison
MS, RD, FAND
Food Dignity®: Challenge the Stigma, Change the Culture
Adrien Paczosa
RD, LD, CEDRD-S
Group Practice Time: Knowing When You Should Grow to the Next Level
Denine Rogers
MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Cultural Humility in Nutrition and Dietetics
Christine Rosenbloom
PhD, RD, LD, FAND
The Role of Nutrients in the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Aging Adults

Carol Sloan
RDN, FAND
ABCs for Successful Dietetics Careers in Agriculture, Business, and Communications
Cyndi Thomson
PhD, RD
Diet and Colorectal Cancer: Addressing Nutrition Therapy in Early-Onset Survivors
Susan Weiner
MS, RDN, CDN, CDES, FADCES
Telehealth and Diabetes Education: A Guide to Understanding and Incorporating the New Guidelines into Your Practice
Naim Alkhouri
MD
Nutrition and Recommendations for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Sponsors

Sponsors do not provide input into the content or design of the Symposium session program. Course content is written and created by the instructor and approved by the Today’s Dietitian Continuing Education division in accordance with CDR guidelines.

To learn more and discuss available 2021 sponsorship opportunities, contact Gigi Grillot at 646-942-2214 or email ggrillot@gvpub.com.

American Pecan Council

americanpecan.com


American Pistachio Growers

www.AmericanPistachios.org

Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition

www.bellinstitute.com

Chobani

www.chobani.com


Carlson Labs

www.carlsonlabs.com

California Table Grapes

www.grapesfromcalifornia.com


Calorie Control Council

caloriecontrol.org

Danone North America

danonereferralpad.com

Dr. Schär

drschaer.com


Functional Formularies

www.functionalformularies.com

GoGo squeeZ®

www.gogosqueez.com

Hormel Health Labs

www.HormelHealthLabs.com


NASCOBAL®

www.nascobal.com

National Dairy Council

www.usdairy.com

National Honey Board

honey.com


NOW Foods

www.nowfoods.com

Nutricia North America

www.fttnewstandard.com


Pure Maple from Canada

www.puremaplefromcanada.com

Real Food Blends

www.RealFoodBlends.com

Regular Girl

www.RegularGirl.com


Siggi's

www.siggis.com

Silk®

silk.com


StarKist

www.StarKist.com

The Sugar Association

www.sugar.org

Tru Niagen Pro®

practitioner.truniagen.com


Sponsorship & Exhibiting

SYMPOSIUM SPONSORSHIP

Core sponsorship of the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium includes an extended, multi-phase interaction with our audience that goes beyond just being at the event itself. Connect with, entice, and educate our audience of nutrition professionals in the weeks and months leading up to the Symposium, then onsite at the event AND following a successful show.

PHASE 1: BEFORE

Through a multiplatform digital marketing campaign, your message is promoted to the entire universe of Today’s Dietitian’s professional audience and is continually reinforced prior, during, and after the May event.

Once you sign on, the promotion begins!

PHASE 2: DURING

Our virtual exhibit hall is THE place to be. This is where sponsors have the opportunity to interact with and educate our attendees on their products and brands. Our attendees are eager to learn about your products, and are in a position to immediately introduce them to clients who can benefit from them.

PHASE 3: AFTER

Your connection to the Symposium and its audience extends beyond the event itself, as our social media promotion and post-show e-blasts remind attendees about their visit to sponsors in the exhibit hall and all the fun and learning they enjoyed. Plus, it provides sponsors the opportunity to reach out to their followers with positive news about their experience at the Symposium.

To learn more and discuss available 2021 sponsorship opportunities, contact Gigi Grillot at 646-942-2214 or email ggrillot@gvpub.com.

CORE SPONSORSHIP

INCLUDES

SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in Core Sponsorship of the 2021 Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium?

To learn more and discuss 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gigi Grillot at 646-942-2214 or email ggrillot@gvpub.com.

Naim Alkhouri, MD

Nutrition and Recommendations for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a global health concern with a suspected increasing prevalence due to the rise in obesity and diabetes mellitus. Most patients with NAFLD have the non-progressive and generally benign phenotype, NAFL, and a smaller number of patients with NAFLD have the more severe phenotype, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH can lead to progressive hepatic fibrosis, development of cirrhosis, and end-stage liver disease complications.

Several noninvasive tests have emerged as promising biomarkers to stage and monitor the progression of the disease but unfortunately, there are no FDA-approved medications at the current time. Two agents, vitamin E as an antioxidant and pioglitazone as an insulin sensitizer, have shown modest efficacy against NASH in randomized clinical trials. However, the mainstay of treatment remains lifestyle changes to induce weight loss through diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery represents an attractive option for patients with advanced disease and those with multiple comorbidities. Dietitians, as critical members of the care team, play an important role in the successful management of NAFLD and can positively impact patient outcomes.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND

Ask the Expert: A Year in Review and A Look Ahead

Today's Dietitian’s "Ask the Expert" columnist, Toby Amidor, will go in depth on the latest nutrition trends from the past year and look ahead at upcoming trends consumer may be asking about. Stay abreast of current and future trends by being prepared to answer client questions intelligently and adequately.

Karen Beathard, MS, RD, LD, FAND, and Kristen Hicks-Roof, PhD, RDN, LDN, CLC, FAND

What is the ME in Mentoring?

The thought of mentoring may be exciting, nerve-wracking, or confusing. You may be asking, ‘what’s the purpose? Is it going to take up a lot of my time? Ultimately, is it worth it?’ Karen Beathard and Kristen Hicks-Roof will discuss the “ME” in Mentoring: the reciprocal benefits of participating in a mentoring program and its value to the dietetic profession. They will jump into the roles of the mentor and mentee and provide guidelines and tips for a successful mentoring relationship. They will discuss the research model, the RD Mentorship Program, and how it has shown success over the past five years. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the role and value of being a mentor, along with the tools and resources to participate in a productive mentoring relationship.

  Speaker Video

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Sports Nutrition: Considerations for Counseling Today's Athletes

Today's athletes are faced with a plethora of nutrition information and misinformation. This session will focus on the current food and fueling trends of sports-active people—and offer counseling tips to counter misguided fueling practices.

  Speaker Video

Sharon Collison, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD

Sarcopenia: Nutrition and Exercise Strategies for Prevention and Treatment

Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, was first recognized and classified in 1997. Through research and statistics we can define the population who suffers from sarcopenia and understand the rates of muscle loss by age, yet only a small percentage of dietitians use the term in their clinical practice, indicating many cases may be left undiagnosed and untreated. In this session Sharon Collison, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, will define the current population suffering from sarcopenia, share the metrics by age-based muscle reduction, the disease’s effect on health care costs, and share evidence-based guidelines for prevention and treatment.

  Speaker Video

Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, FADA, FAND

Weight Management ≠ Weight Bias

In 2013 the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease. This classification reflected the scientific evidence of the health impacts of obesity and the importance of access to care. The hope of this classification was that obesity would be viewed, and treated, as other defined diseases with evidence-based medical care, but that outcome has not been consistent.

Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, FADA, FAND, will dive deep into the evidence behind the health impacts of obesity ,along with the methods for care that focus on the client, their lifestyle, and their goals. This approach to care demonstrates equality of care to all clients and helps health care providers avoid potential bias or stigma.

Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, and Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN

Humanizing Nutrition: Unveiling the Digital Curtain

Advancing in the field and business of nutrition has meant embracing technology and incorporating more online-savvy ways to communicate. While technology has expanded the options for how we work and whom we serve, it’s also caused RDs to spend hours behind a computer and not directly engaging with people.

At the end of the day, while we work in nutrition, we are in the business of people. Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, and Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN empower RDs to get back to humanizing the field of nutrition. They will emphasize developing connections that create our circle of success: RDs to RDs, RDs to consumers, and RDs to other industries. The duo will explore the importance of human interaction for dietitians, how to connect and captivate, and strategies for relationship building. The role of technology to enhance relationships will be explored, in addition to how to pivot when direct human connection is not possible. Participants will be encouraged to step away from behind the digital curtain and connect on a more personal level with the people they serve.

  Speaker Video

Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RD, FAND

Food Dignity®: Challenge the Stigma, Change the Culture

United Nations calls “collaboration critical… if we are to create a more inclusive, just, and sustainable world.” Solutions to complex nutrition problems require diverse leadership, collaboration, compassion, self-awareness, and Food Dignity®. It is time to dramatically and permanently shift the conversation around food, health, and social responsibility. As dietitians, we must reflect deeply on our own assumptions, motivations and biases, and finally, help people to make a positive impact both on a personal and an organizational level.

In this session, Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RD, FAND, shares her journey as a recovering “food elitist” and reveals how her professional mission transformed her for the better after peeling back the layers of blind privilege as a registered dietitian. This interactive session integrates thought-provoking storytelling with statistics so participants are inspired to initiate effective collaboration, inspire Food Dignity®, improve health outcomes, and bust through the stigma associated with access to healthy food. Attendees will discover their voice, learn strategies to improve food access, and gain clever tips to engage the people they serve.

Adrien Paczosa, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Group Practice Time: Knowing When You Should Grow to the Next Level

Does this sound familiar: you’re coasting along in your private practice and starting to get more and more calls for new clients, but you’re booked out for months. What should you do?

It's time to grow and hire a team! In this session, Adrien Paczosa, RD, LD, CEDRD-S, will cover how to financially evaluate when you should grow, how to hire and interview new team members, implement tracking and goals for your practice, structure your business for growth, and work on embracing your new role as owner and boss. Adrien will help you successfully go from “Solopreneur” to the boss!

  Speaker Video

Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Cultural Humility in Nutrition and Dietetics

Food has a comforting impact that can be expressed through a person's culture, emotions, experiences, and background. But when food has a very significant meaning to a patient, dietitians may not understand the cultural importance. This is where cultural humility needs to take place.

Dietitians can start an engaging cultural humility discussion with their patients by questioning and identifying their own cultural and family values and beliefs. RDs can also begin analyzing their personal biases and assumptions about their patients with different values than themselves. During this presentation, Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, will discuss how to practice cultural humility, demonstrate a willingness to learn from patients while accepting inherent limitations, and increase self-awareness of biases and misperceptions.

  Speaker Video

Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, LD, FAND

The Role of Nutrients in the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Aging Adults

Dealing with COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on nutrition and immunity. The risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 increases with age, as eight out of ten COVID-19-related deaths reported in the United States have been among adults aged 65 years and older. With many people touting the immune-supporting benefits of vitamins D and C and zinc, clarity in the realm of nutrients as they relate to COVID-19 is badly needed.

Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, LD, FAND, will review the complexity of the immune system and the interrelated role of specific nutrients that are being promoted to prevent and treat infectious diseases. She will review the evidence that supports (or refutes) vitamins D and C, and zinc as they relate to immune function, specifically in preventing or treating COVID-19 in older adults.

  Speaker Video

Carol Sloan, RDN, FAND

ABCs for Successful Dietetics Careers in Agriculture, Business, and Communications

Career opportunities for dietetics professionals have expanded exponentially in the last decade. No longer do interns or early career RDNs need to follow advice from “out-of-touch” academics, preceptors, and mentors who tout job opportunities only in clinical or public health settings. There’s so much more!

In this session, Carol Sloan, RDN, FAND, will provide an overview of the latest career opportunities within dietetics, sharing case studies of successful professionals who, when carving out their career paths, looked forward and outside traditional jobs. Tips on integrity, professionalism, credibility, and networking will be shared.

  Speaker Video

Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD

Diet and Colorectal Cancer: Addressing Nutrition Therapy in Early-Onset Survivors

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a leading cause of cancer and cancer mortality in the US. Over the past 20 years, CRC has been increasingly diagnosed in younger adults (prior to age 50). Treatment can result in significant symptom burden and low uptake of cancer survivorship dietary guidance. This presentation will characterize this unique group of survivors and examine common symptoms that impact healthy eating, as well as provide insight into new research strategies to improve diet and related dietary outcomes after a diagnosis of early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC).

Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDES, FADCES

Telehealth and Diabetes Education: A Guide to Understanding and Incorporating the New Guidelines into Your Practice

As nutrition experts, dietitians and nutritionists must understand and be able to interpret evidence-based nutrition information as it relates to diabetes management. This process can be overwhelming for health care professionals as well as people living with diabetes, especially as the use of telehealth platforms increases.

During this session , Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDES, FADCES, will break down and discuss the latest updates and additions to the diabetes clinical guidelines in order to help RDs promote positive health outcomes and lower complication risk. Susan will also detail how to incorporate these new recommendations into a virtual or in-person practice using non-judgmental language and a truly collaborative approach.

  Speaker Video

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If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, it shall be deemed omitted and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions may be modified only in writing authorized by GVP. GVP’s waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right in the future. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and in the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue with respect to any action or suit arising out of or pertaining to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts of competent jurisdiction located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA.  Any claim arising out of or in connection with your use of or inability to use the Site or its Content, products or services must be brought within one (1) year after the event GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM or such claim SHALL BE barred.  These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all prior agreements, representations, statements, and undertakings, oral or written, are hereby expressly superseded and canceled.