Dr. Adams received bachelor’s degrees in both biochemistry and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley; and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
He has …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Roberta is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and is board certified in sports nutrition (CSSD). Roberta received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University in dietetics and nutrition. She is currently the Performance Dietitian for Bay…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist for over three decades, of which the last 28 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. Her experience includes inpatient treatment programs, management of outpatient nutrition programs for c…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr. Philip Brown serves as Executive Vice-President and Chief Physician Executive at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Living and practicing in his hometown, Dr. Brown has enjoyed the privilege of serving his community as a General and Vascular S…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Alison Brown, MS, PhD is a public health professional passionate about addressing diet-related, racial/ethnic health disparities not only through research, but also through policy, advocacy, and grassroots community organizing. She is a graduate of Tufts University’s Friedman Sch…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Theresa Cardinal Brown is the Bipartisan Policy Center’’s director of immigration and cross-border policy, where she directs the work of the bipartisan Immigration Task Force in developing policy recommendations on immigration and border issues. She also oversees the research a…
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 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Anna Busenburg works as a clinical dietitian for TouchPoint Support Services in Indianapolis, IN at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in their Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She has been a Registered Dietitian and worked in clinical/pediatric nutrition for 7 yea…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Winona Bynum is currently the executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) an education, advocacy and policy organization led by Detroiters committed to creating a sustainable, local food system that promotes food security, food justice and food sovereignty in the…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, practices in Portland, Maine. She treats patients with functional gut disorders, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Ms. Catsos was an early adopter of the FODMAP approach and is widely recognized as an expert in the implementation of the FOD…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr Brian Cook has developed an original line of research focused on the etiological role, management, and therapeutic potential of exercise in eating disorders. His training at the Universities of Rhode Island and Florida and NIMH post-doctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Dr Copland is an Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Virginia with a focus on small bowel disease. Within the scope of his practice, he frequently manages complex nutrition patients particularly patients requiring enteral nutrition, patien…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Amber Courville, PhD, RDN received an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and her PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut. She is currently a Metabolic Clinical Research Dietitian at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. She has about 15 …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Raquel Durban is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and certification as a specialist in pediatric nutrition. In addition to managing the diet and quality of life for patients and caregivers, Raquel serves the community through her work with nonprofits a…
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 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Tamara is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and New York State licensed Certified Dietitian- Nutritionist (CDN). She holds a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and completed her clinical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Tama…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
With more than 20 years of experience, Heather serves as the national Program Lead for Healthy for Life. She’s responsible for the expansion of the community nutrition program through cultivating strategic alliances and building a nationwide network. She works across multiple f…
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 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Expo Hall E
Dr. Eric Goldstein is a clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Goldstein completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his subspecialty fellowship training in gastroenterology at Mount Si…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Richard Grab is an accomplished chef with a qualified, diverse background. He was formally trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY and after graduation he worked his way through various restaurants in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles before joining A…
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 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Expo Hall E
Leah Graves, RD, LD, CEDRD-S, FAED
Leah Graves is Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. Prior to joining Veritas, she was the Manager of Nutrition Therapy for the Laurea…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Dr. Kevin Hall received his Ph.D. in Physics from McGill University and is now a tenured Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. His main research inte…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD  is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian who began her work in Eating Disorders in the early 1990’s. She has worked in all levels of care for eating disorders from childhood to elderly and with all varieties of diagnosed eating dis…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Shirin received her doctorate from the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University where she studied the bone reversal effects of plants’ bioactive compounds. She completed her post-doctoral training at Florida State University working in the…
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 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
Dr. Hsiao is a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Dr. Hsiao’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from The Florida State University, a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition from IUP, and…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones received her PhD and Master’s degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics came from Texas Tech University where she also received her clinical training. She developed The Ireton-Jones equations…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Jill Johnston, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Director of Community Engagement in the Division of Environmental Health at University of Southern California. Broadly, her research focuses on addressing unequal exposures to harmful contaminants that affect the health of working…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
Rajesh Kumari is Manager of Clinical Nutrition services for Overlook Medical Center (OMC), Atlantic Health system. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has worked in the field of Nutrition of health care for the past twenty years. Recently, she graduated with Doct…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Angela is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she has worked since 2008. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a member of the Clinical Nutrition Management dietetics practice g…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Salisa Lewis, MS, RD, CNSC, LD is a registered expert-level dietitian with 20 years’ NICU experience. She completed the Neonatal-Pediatric Fellowship at JW Riley Hospital in Indianapolis and worked as a pediatric relief RD there before moving to Norton Children’s Hospital in…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Dr. Ludy is an Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition at Bowling Green State University. Within the Academy, Dr. Ludy serves as Council on Research Liaison for the Research DPG and President-Elect for the Ohio Academy. Dr. Ludy received the Research DPG’s Member of the Year …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
Tamar Magarik Haro is the Senior Director of Federal and State Advocacy at the American Academy of Pediatrics. At AAP, Tamar serves as principal advisor to AAP leadership and members on policy and advocacy related to immigrant child health, nutrition, mental health, and disaster …
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 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
Stacey McCray is the Program Coordinator for the Nutrition Support Training Programs at the University of Virginia Health System. She also serves as the Coordinator for the UVAHS Dietetic Internship program. In those roles, she is responsible for the organization and implementa…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FADA, FAND

Eileen is currently a nutrition and healthcare consultant to business and industry and private practice dietitian after retiring as Vice President, Retail Dietetics & Nutrition Solutions for The Little Clinic, a ret…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
As the media’s go-to expert on all things nutrition and diabetes, Erin is one of the most quoted dietitians in the country being quoted over 200 times in national publications in 2017. A sought after speaker, spokesperson, and writer, Erin has authored four books including the…
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 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical nutrition programs and services for hospitals, rehab and long term care facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. Wendy is a…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical nutrition programs and services for hospitals, rehab and long term care facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. Wendy is a…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 121-ABC
Terri has worked in dietetics and business for more then 35 years. Currently she owns and operates a consulting business, employing more then 30 registered dietitians, serving healthcare and business clients in the Pacific Northwest. Previously she worked in contract food serv…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Carol Rees Parrish has 38 years of clinical experience; the past 29 of which have been spent specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS) Digestive Health Center. Carol founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Team in 1991, …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Megan Rossi is a registered dietitian with a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Rossi’s PhD research focused on the gut microbiota and renal failure, for which she received the Dean’s Award for outstand…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN is a registered, licensed dietitian with a nutrition consultation business in Medway, Massachusetts. She has 30 years experience providing nutrition consultation to patients with irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Makayla Schuchardt is a Faculty Associate and the Assistant Director for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Program. She teaches clinical nutrition courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs at UW-Madison and advises dietetic …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Laura Serke is a Sodexo Dietitian in a Level III NICU at the University of Louisville Hospital. She is a board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care (CSPCC) and an International Board Certfieid Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Laura is passionate about speaking on human …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
Alan is a Senior Advisor for Daytwo and assists Daytwo with their business and clinical strategies. He is currently SVP for Strategy and Analytics and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Health Intelligence. He has over 30 years of clinical, health strategy, healthcare IT, clinical…
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 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall E
Caroline Steele is the Director of Clinical Nutrition and Lactation at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Caroline is a pediatric registered dietitian with over 26 years of experience. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, an International Board Certi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Jeanie Subach is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Sports Specialist Dietitian, and Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at West Chester University. In this position, she is the coordinator of the food curriculum, the advisor to the Student Dietetic Associatio…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 114-Lecture Hall
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Dr. Tucker has been training future dietetics professionals for nearly a decade. Dr. Tucker earned her RD credential in 2005 and worked in a variety of positions, serving as a dietetic preceptor and adjunct faculty member before earning her doctorate in Nutrition Science with a c…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
Zahava Turner is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Board Certified in pediatric nutrition working at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland since 2005. She received her BS and completed her dietetic internship at Queens College CUNY in New …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Former Chair of the WMDPG and 2016 Excellence in Weight Management Award winner. Currently employed by HMR Weight Management Services, Corp and Chair of the 2017-2018 Academy Committee for Lifelong Learning. So excited for FNCE!…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
Dr. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets. He is Past-…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
Gillian White is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist at Cooper Clinic. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and participates in the Medical Nutrition and Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders DPG’s. Gillian is a Certified Nutrition …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A
Jill White is Associate Professor Emeritus at Dominican University, where she continues to teach online and administrate a Head Start Nutrition Grant with the City of Chicago. Her clinical experiences as a Pediatric Dietitian centered around the South Side of Chicago where she b…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 120-ABC
Denise Wilfley is the Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Wilfley conducts a programmatic line o…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall C
Susan Yake, RDN, CD, CDE, CLT, FAND was a Clinical Dietitian for the U.S. Navy for 28 years in the Pacific
Northwest and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1991. While serving as the Chair of Diabetes
Care & Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nut…
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 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall E