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Sandra Aamodt is a neuroscientist and science writer. She is author of “Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss” (2016) and co-author of two neuroscience books with Sam Wang. “Welcome to Your Brain” (2008) was named Young Adult Science…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
Kate Agnew is an Accredited Dietitian from Australia who hosts and produces the Dietitian Connection Podcast. Kate’s communication expertise extends to video, written blogs [via dietitianconnection.com] and social media. She is currently the Marketing & Communications Dire…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Asma Ahad joined IFANCA as Director of Halal Market Development in April 2010. Since joining IFANCA she has played a key role in developing the Halal market locally and consulted on international program development. She has worked with Costco, FNCE, Research Chefs Association, t…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Rima Itani Al-Nimr, MS, RDN, LD, is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine and Medical Education, and the Director of the Nutrition in Medical Education Program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH. At Geisel, she directs the development, pedagogy, and…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Stephen Alajajian is a registered dietitian nutritionist with experience in maternal/child nutrition, diabetes and nutrition-sensitive agriculture. He is passionate about strengthening local languages while undertaking international development work. Currently, Stephen works as a…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Ann Albright assumed the position of Director, Division of Diabetes Translation in January 2007. As director, Dr. Albright leads a team who strive to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Dr. Ann Albright assumed the position of Director, Division of Diabetes Translation in January 2007. As director, Dr. Albright leads a team who strive to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
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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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall D
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 – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
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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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Dr. Carin Andrén Aronsson is a registered dietitian and employed at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, in Sweden. The topic for her thesis was “Prediction and prevention of childhood celiac disease”. She has experience from working with dietary assessment …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation and recognized by TIME magazine on the “Time 100” list of most influential people in the world, José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author…
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 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Kirsten Angell, RDN, LD, CDE, owns Link 4 Diabetes (L4D) and contracts with Critical Access Hospitals in western KS to provide diabetes education on an outpatient basis. She has achieved AADE accreditation for two DSMES programs and is the coordinator of an AADE Accredited DSMES …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Stephen Anton is an Associate Professor and Chief of Clinical Research within the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida. His specific research interests are in the role that lifestyle factors and natural compounds have in influencing obesity,…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Margaret has 15 years of experience in weight and chronic disease management in the outpatient setting. She started her career as a research dietitian in the Optimal Weight for Life research group at Boston Children’s hospital. During her time there, she co-designed innovativ…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Mary Beth is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and currently serves as the DIFM DPG Delegate. Mary Beth is a Clinical Dietitian at Vibrant America Clinical Lab, and her past work experience includes Senior Integrative Nutritionist and Director of the Integrative …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 207 AB
Julianna Bailey received BS in Nutrition from Auburn University and completed her DI and MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Ms. Bailey completed her thesis study on vitamin D supplementation in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF)…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Regan Lucas Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Previously, Dr. Bailey was a Nutritional Epidemiologist at the Office of Dietary Supplements, Office of Disease Prevention at the National Institutes of Health. The overa…
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 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall Learning Center
Simon T. Bailey’s expertise focuses on change, leadership, and customer experience. Success magazine calls Bailey one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals through practical advice and specific tactics.
Bailey has worked with over 1,500 org…
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 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Hall D
Shari Baird is a Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist with Abbott Nutrition where she partners with key stakeholders in hospitals, long-term acute care and rehab facilities. She assists in providing current and comprehensive clinical knowledge and best in class practices to and supp…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Shari Baird is a Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist with Abbott Nutrition where she partners with key stakeholders in hospitals, long-term acute care and rehab facilities. She assists in providing current and comprehensive clinical knowledge and best in class practices to and supp…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Test Presentation
 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Alison Bateman-House, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Working Group on Compassionate Use and Pre-Approval Access (CUPA), an interdisciplinary body that studies access to invest…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 151 AB
Tracey Bates, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND is a School Nutrition Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In this role, she coordinates nutrition communications, develops educational resources, supports healthy school environments, and provides professional dev…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Dr. Baxter is an Adjunct Research Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. As Principal Investigator on research grants funded mainly by NIH, her primary research has concerned the accuracy of dietary recalls by children. She has authored 88 pe…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD, FACSM is an Associate Professor (clinical) in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah where she teaches graduate courses in macro and micronutrient metabolism, sports nutrition and research methods. Prior to t…
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 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD is a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist specializing in disordered eating. Her experience includes clinical dietetics, program director and co-developer of four outpatient nutrition programs in both Alabama and Florida, and maintaining a p…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
Dr. Bechard is a renowned nutrition researcher and clinician with expertise in the areas of clinical research methodolgy, pediatric critical care, oncology, energy expenditure and body composition in children. She is an esteemed member of the staff of Boston Children’s Hospital a…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Patricia Becker is a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition and nutrition support. She has had a wide range of experience as a dietitian. She has been an active volunteer with the Academy as chair of the evidence analysis library pediatric nutrition screening project, …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Nicole Bedi is a dietitian with 17 years of experience in clinical nutrition. She is a graduate of Dietetics at Michigan State University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has been a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician since 2002. She has…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Kelli is a registered dietitian nutritionist and experienced health care and business development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of public health, nutrition, diabetes, and Indian health….
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Sarah is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science at Brigham Young University and the director of the didactic program in dietetics. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Utah State University in Nutrition and Foo…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 152 AB
Alice Bender translates the science of cancer prevention into practical advice for consumers and healthcare professionals. As AICR’s Director of Nutrition Programs and spokesperson, she keeps the public informed on cancer-preventive lifestyle choices through AICR’s education …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 207 AB
Garrett Berdan is a chef and registered dieitian with passion for making healthy delicious. He recently began working for Spokane Public Schools in Spokane, Washington, as a Nutrition Services Supervisor responsible for district-wide menus and culinary training. Garrett’s career …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Erin received her BS in Dietetics from Iowa State University and her master’s degree in Public Health from Des Moines University, Iowa with an emphasis on improving access to healthful foods. Erin has previous experience working as a nutrition support specialist as well as tea…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
Janice is a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, culinary nutritionist, cookbook author, speaker, and End-of-Life-Doula. Her mission is to help clients find relief from anxiety, pain, insomnia, chemo-induced side effects, IBD, autoimmune diseases, and many other ailments through the u…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Maureen Black is a licensed developmental/pediatric psychologist and the Chief of the Division of Growth and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Black directs an interdisciplinary Growth and Nutrition Clinic for children with …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Joan is a Clinical Associate Professor and Dietetic Internship Director at Boston University (BU). She was awarded the prestigious Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching Award from the University. In 2012, she was nominated by BU for US Professor of the Year by the University. Joa…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Bob Blancato is the President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, in Washington, D.C. He is the National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition, and Defeat Malnutrition Today. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutriti…
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
253. We Found Our Thrill on Capitol Hill
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Laurene Boateng, RD currently serves as a lecturer and dietitian at University of Ghana. In this role, she serves as a preceptor and serves as the clinical placement coordinator for dietetic rotations and internships for undergraduate and post-graduate students and interns. She i…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Jenny serves as the Director of Healthcare Strategies at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. She oversees the healthcare initiative, which includes the day to day leadership of the Healthier Generation Benefit. Before joining the Alliance, Jenny spent five years in various l…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Susan T. Borra, RD is the Chief Health and Wellness officer of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). In this role she leads FMI’s health and wellness initiatives recognizing the unique assets of a grocery store – food, nutrition experts and pharmacy, and food retail’s important …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.DN, CDN, FAND is the Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America. She directed the nutrition program for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of the Compass Team. She earned an American Culina…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
253. We Found Our Thrill on Capitol Hill
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a registered, licensed dietitian and professional chef in Philadelphia. He is the owner and executive chef for The Sage: Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and off-site catering company. He holds lectures nationwide, both at the…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a registered, licensed dietitian and professional chef in Philadelphia. He is the owner and executive chef for The Sage: Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and off-site catering company. He holds lectures nationwide, both at the…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a registered, licensed dietitian and professional chef in Philadelphia. He is the owner and executive chef for The Sage: Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and off-site catering company. He holds lectures nationwide, both at the…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Emiliy Broad Leib is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and and founding director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to connecting students with opportunities to assist clients with legal and policy …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 202 AB
Asha Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of We Are Diabetes, where she works with families, patients, and health professionals across the USA. She uses her personal experiences with ED-DMT1 to offer hope and support to those still struggling. She also establishes relation…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Katie Brown, Ed.D., RDN
@KatiebrownRDN

Katie Brown, Ed.D., RDN joined National Dairy Council (NDC) in June 2017 as Senior Vice President Sustainable Nutrition. She has a passion for connecting agriculture, food, nutrition and health to elevate sustainable nutrition as relevan…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Lisa Brown PhD, RD, LDN is an associate professor of nutrition and the dietetic internship director at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Brown earned her master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College and her doctorate in Medical Nutrition Sci…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Lisa Brown PhD, RD, LDN is an associate professor of nutrition and the dietetic internship director at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Brown earned her master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College and her doctorate in Medical Nutrition Sci…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Nicci Brown, MS, RDN, CD serves as Program Manager for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In this role, she manages the Foundation’s Scholarship, Awards, and Grants program; Fellowship program; dietetic internship rotation; international programs; and public educa…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Buell is a sports dietitian for Ohio State Sports Medicine. She is a registered and licensed dietitian with the CSSD credential, and also maintains her athletic training licensure. Her dual background is reflected in her research on issues related to athlete weight (female at…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 150 AB
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 145 AB
Jennifer Burris PhD, RD, CSSD, CNSC, CSG, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and part-time faculty in Nutrition at California State University, Los Angeles (Los Angles, CA), California State University Channel Islands (Calabasas, CA), California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA)…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Chef Busby brings a diverse professional background in culinary arts and education to The Culinary Institute of America. After completing his culinary studies in Canada, Adam migrated to France where he worked for several years in top-rated Michelin starred restaurants in Dijon a…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Dr. Laura Byham-Gray is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Professions at Rutgers University. She received a NIDDK research grant which funded the development and validation of the predictive energy equation in hem…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 150 AB
An RDN consultant, Emily’s core services include health and nutrition science and policy research and communication for consumers, academics, health professionals, and policymakers. Emily has translated health and nutrition information into continuing medical education courses, n…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Elizabeth Campbell is a food security and nutrition consultant who focuses on advocacy, program implementation, and evaluation.

As a consultant and Senior Program Manager at the School Nutrition Foundation, she has supported over 30 school districts implement Breakfast in the…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
William A. Carter is deputy director of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS. His research focuses on international cyber and technology policy issues, including artificial intelligence, surveillance and privacy, data localization, cyber conflict and deterrence, financial sector…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Julia Cassidy is the Director of Dietary for Center for Discovery where she has worked for over 15 years. Julia is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Licensed Body Positive facilitator. Julia is also the Co-Chair for the Nutrition SIG with AED (Academy for Eating Disord…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Hall D
Jill Castle is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill makes audiences think differently about feeding kids. Jill takes a “whole-child” approach to showcase …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Jill Castle is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill makes audiences think differently about feeding kids. Jill takes a “whole-child” approach to showcase …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dr. Chapman-Novakofski is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is also an Extension Specialist in Nutrition and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Dr. Chapman-Novak…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Dr. Yimin Chen has been a practicing nutrition support dietitian for 15 years and has recently transitioned to a translational human milk researcher. She started her research career primarily in adult nutrition support clinical studies before switching gear to neonatology and hum…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Dr. Yimin Chen has been a practicing nutrition support dietitian for 15 years and has recently transitioned to a translational human milk researcher. She started her research career primarily in adult nutrition support clinical studies before switching gear to neonatology and hum…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Dr. Yimin Chen has been a practicing nutrition support dietitian for 15 years and has recently transitioned to a translational human milk researcher. She started her research career primarily in adult nutrition support clinical studies before switching gear to neonatology and hum…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Dr. Yimin Chen has been a practicing nutrition support dietitian for 15 years and has recently transitioned to a translational human milk researcher. She started her research career primarily in adult nutrition support clinical studies before switching gear to neonatology and hum…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 202 AB
Feon Cheng, PhD, MPH, RDN, CHTS-CP, is a nutrition researcher with the Evidence Analysis Library team at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Bachelor of Science (Coordinated Dietetic Program) in Nutrition Sciences at the California State University, Los Angel…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Alena Clark is currently a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Dr. Clark’s current research focuses on developing and evaluating programs that support breastfeeding working parents. She serves a…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Edwina is the Head of Nutrition and Wellness at Yummly, where she is responsible for developing new nutrition solutions and food content for over 26 million Yummly users. She has worked for several early stage businesses as a nutrition expert, content creator, and brand spokesper…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Edwina is the Head of Nutrition and Wellness at Yummly, where she is responsible for developing new nutrition solutions and food content for over 26 million Yummly users. She has worked for several early stage businesses as a nutrition expert, content creator, and brand spokesper…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Nick Clayton, MS, MBA, is the personal training program manager for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has 16 years of experience as a personal trainer, strength coach, and fitness director. Most notably, he started the sport performance program at TMI …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Dr. Clinton is a physician-scientist at The Ohio State University dividing his effort between clinical care and research. He directs the Genitourinary Oncology for The James Cancer Hospital and manages the Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic. Dr. Clinton is Program Leader of…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 207 AB
Jessica has facilitated trainings about LGBT communities for thirteen years, specializing in the intersection of identity and health outcomes. Previously, she served as the Director of Youth Services at the Gay Alliance in Rochester, NY before joining Trillium Health in 2013. She…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
In the world of branding, few experts possess the savvy and instinct of Stacey Ross Cohen. An award-winning brand professional who earned her stripes on Madison Avenue and at major television networks before launching her own agency, Cohen specializes in finding, cultivating and …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Jessica is a registered dietitian, lactation consultant (IBCLC) and entrepreneur. Her interest and expertise in infant nutrition comes from over 10 years of practice and the invaluable practical experience with her own 2 children. Jessica believes that babies as young as 6 months…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 152 AB
Karen Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist who promotes healthy eating as a speaker, consultant and writer. As a consultant, Karen is Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). She is author of “Overview of Public Health Dietary Guidelines f…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 207 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Stacy A Coolbaugh, MBA, RDN, LDN is Director of Outpatient Clinical Nutrition at Geisinger in Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Master’s in Business Administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. With over 15 years of dive…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 145 AB
Abbey is a Registered Dietitian and has a 750-cow dairy farm in Stanley, New York, started in 2013 with her husband and 2 other couples (Ivy Lakes Dairy), farming 1500 acres. In 2014 Abbey started Farmstead Nutrition & Consulting, focusing on agricultural production, food tec…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Abbey is a Registered Dietitian and has a 750-cow dairy farm in Stanley, New York, started in 2013 with her husband and 2 other couples (Ivy Lakes Dairy), farming 1500 acres. In 2014 Abbey started Farmstead Nutrition & Consulting, focusing on agricultural production, food tec…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Dr Copland is an Assistant Professor in the GI division at the University of Virginia where his clinical practice focuses on small bowel diseases including management of challenging nutrition cases and short bowel syndrome. This practice emphasizes close collaboration with a robu…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Dr. Mark Corkins is the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine. He is a Pediatric G…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Mandy Corrigan is the clinical nutrition manager at Cleveland Clinic for the intestinal rehabilitation and home nutrition support teams. Mandy is a former nutrition support clinician that practiced in the specialty area of parenteral nutrition. She received her bachelor’s deg…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Dr. Elizabeth Cotter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. She is a licensed psychologist with research interests related to 1) the prevention and treatment of eating and weight-related concerns; and 2) mindfulness-based approaches …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Emily Craft is a Registered Dietitian and In-Store Nutritionist with Giant Food. She recieved her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and her Masters in Health Education from St. Joseph’s Univeristy. Prior to her time with Giant, Emily spent 4.5 yea…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dr. Cresci is full staff at the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute & Lerner Research Institute where her role is to conduct and organize her NIH-funded basic and translational research program focusing on the gut microbime and its metabolome in health and pathological state…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
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Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Test Presentation
 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD is a bariatric surgery dietitian turned program coordinator at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She has been working with weight loss surgery patients for 12 years and has her doctorate in Health Psychology from Walden Universi…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Kathy Dahlkemper took office as Erie County Executive on January 7th, 2014.
Kathy grew up in Erie and earned her B.S. in Dietetics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Kathy and her husband Dan moved to Texas where she worked as the Chief Clinical Dietitia…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Ms. Danis is the Director of Clinical Nutrition for the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Campuses and System Computrition Team. Ms. Danis also serves as the Chair of the Clinical Nutrition System Integration Committee leading and supporting system programs and initiatives for the UPMC…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Dr. Paul Davidson is the director of behavioral services at the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He speaks nationally and internationally on issues related to the psychological …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Desiree de Waal is a Registered Dietitian in Nephrology and Research Coordinator at the University Of Vermont Medical Center. She cares for patients in all stages of Chronic Kidney Disease . She has coordinated multiple investigational trials in nephrology in addition to her own …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Eva Delaney completed her BS in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, with a concentration in Dietetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and completed her dietetic internship at University of Virginia. She currently works as a Pediatric Dietitian in the NIC…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Eva Delaney completed her BS in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, with a concentration in Dietetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and completed her dietetic internship at University of Virginia. She currently works as a Pediatric Dietitian in the NIC…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Demark-Wahnefried began her career in cancer research at Duke and was on faculty for 17 years, then was recruited to MD Anderson. In 2010, she was recruited as the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Ca…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Dr. Dharod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She conducts research focused on understanding the extent and manifestation of food insecurity among U.S. born and non U.S. born population groups. She is specifica…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Dr. Karina Díaz Rios is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in Nutrition and the Co-Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Merced. She obtained her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois after completing a Bach…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Connie Diekman is a Nutrition Communications Consultant and Director of University Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. A Former President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diekman served on the Academy House of Delegates Leadership Team and the Boa…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 151 AB
Melissa Joy Dobbins is an award-winning dietitian, diabetes educator, media trainer, podcaster, speaker and spokesperson with more than 25 years of experience. She’s known as The Guilt-Free RD® – “because food shouldn’t make you feel bad!” As the CEO of Sound Bites®, …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Katie M. Dodd is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Specailist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She lives in southern Oregon and works for the Veteran’s Health Administration. Katie has more than 10 years e…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Katie M. Dodd is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Specailist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She lives in southern Oregon and works for the Veteran’s Health Administration. Katie has more than 10 years e…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
David Donnan is a Senior Partner with A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm based in Chicago. During his career David has managed operating companies, run food plants and consulted to leading global retail and consumer product companies in technology and supply chain …
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Dr. Sharon Donovan has been studying how human milk composition effects on the recipient infant for over 30 years. The Donovan laboratory conducts basic and translational research in the area of pediatric nutrition. She conducts preclinical mechanistic studies using the piglet m…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Chef/RD Kerri Dotson received her B.S. in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Tulane University. She has worked in diverse areas of nutrition and foodservice industries including restaurants, hospitals and critical care,…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Stefanie Dove, RDN, SNS is a Registered Dietitian and Coordinator of Marketing and Community Outreach for Loudoun County Public Schools in Ashburn, Virginia. She is currently completing her MBA in Marketing and Communications at Liberty University. Stefanie speaks at conferences,…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Lisa Drayer is an award-winning nutritionist, author, journalist, and television personality. Her work in the fields of nutrition, health and beauty has positively impacted countless consumers through her presence across multiple media platforms. As a registered dietitian with de…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Durnwald is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board certified Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist with clinical expertise in diabetes in pregnancy. She is the medical director of the High Risk Obstetrical Clinic at …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Roberta Duyff is a nationally-recognized food/nutrition consultant and author, focusing on practical, science-based food & nutrition guidance and communication. She is author of the Complete Food and Nutrition Guide from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, of Food, Nutrit…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Diana Dyer’s career has spanned the full dietetics spectrum, from her early clinical work in ICU’s during the 1970’s to starting her own organic farm in 2009 where she has enjoyed educating dietetic students and interns through the Hunger & Environmental Nutrition DPG’s S…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Tatyana El-Kour is a highly influential leader, policy strategist, and support provider for global health and humanitarian agencies. She has more than 17 years of experience in the United Nations, global healthcare and humanitarian organizations, medical, corporate, and academic …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Erika Ellefsen joined Campbell’s Culinary Innovation Hub in September of 2018 as a Research Chef. She reports to Maria Gamble, Executive Chef of Campbell’s Culinary Innovation Hub.

Erika serves as a culinary resource for Campbells Culinary Innovation Hub and has supported …
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 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Dana Engel Gerstein is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition and Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked for the University of California for almost 20 years on childhood obesity prevention efforts. She began her …
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 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 151 AB
Marissa has worked to promote a healthier, nutritious lifestyle for Americans since 2010 when she graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas as a registered dietitian. While at Texas, Marissa received recognition as an Honored Graduate from the Plan II Honors Program …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
For the past 10 years, Sara Erickson has worked as the Pediatric Renal Dietitian at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the Lead Outpatient Pediatric Dietitian she specializes in dialysis and inborn errors of metabolism, providing coverage in both the ou…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Erin Lavin is clinical dietitian, certified nutrition support clinician, who has worked with the Telemedicine team at UC Davis Medical Center since she began her work there over two years ago. While her time is split between accommodating the TeleNutrition Clinic and also acting …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Cynthia completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Nutrition and Institutional Management at East Carolina University and received a Master’s of Business Administration with a Health Care focus from The University of Phoenix. Cynthia worked as a Food Service Director with ARAM…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Marci is a Food and Body Imager Healer™. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM perso…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Moira Faris is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Emory University Hospital. She has been with Emory for over seven years. Prior to that, she worked as the Nutrition Manager at the DeKalb County WIC office and worked for many years as a clinical dietitian. She currently manages 17…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Sherry Farrow is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Buffalo, New York. She earned her doctoral degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her bachelor’s degree at Washington State University. Farrow spent her early career working within the…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Maree is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and is an internationally renowned nutrition and dietetics expert. She is the Director of Dietitian Connection, an online global hub for continuing education resources fo…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Alice Figueroa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about promoting universal access to nutrition support, health services, and wholesome foods for all segments of society regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status. She is a James Beard Fou…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
David Fikes is Vice President, Communications and Consumer/Community Affairs for Food Marketing Institute, the trade association for supermarkets, grocery stores and all venues of food retail. His areas of responsibility – which embrace consumer research, animal welfare issues, a…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dr. Susan Finn, a past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a past chair of its foundation, is a recognized leader and a respected communicator in the food, nutrition and health arena. As a top-level advisor to professional societies, educational institutions a…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Tamara is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and New York State licensed Certified Dietitian- Nutritionist (CDN). She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and completed her clinical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. T…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Teresa Fung graduated from Cornell University with BS and MS degrees in Nutrition and from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health with a Doctor of Science in nutrition and epidemiology. She completed her dietetic internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She currently teaches n…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Sina Gallo, PhD-RD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and B.S. in Dietetics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a clinician-scientist with a strong research …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Kate advises leaders across the food ecosystem (from impact-driven food companies to commodity boards, venture capital teams to startups), helping them solve the challenge of how to harness the science and trends in the marketplace converging around wellness and sustainability, a…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Abbie Gellman, MS RD CDN is a chef and founder of Culinary Nutrition Cuisine LLC, a culinary nutrition company. Abbie has over ten years of Wall Street and hospitality/food and beverage consulting experience and over ten years of nutrition-related experience. Food & Nutrition…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Dr. Judith Gilbride, recipient of the 2018 Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator and professional role model at New York University for most of her career, teaching dietary m…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Judith Gilbride, recipient of the 2018 Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator and professional role model at New York University for most of her career, teaching dietary m…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Judith Gilbride, recipient of the 2018 Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator and professional role model at New York University for most of her career, teaching dietary m…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Test Presentation
 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Chef Ozzie is an experienced Culinary Professional with almost 40 years of experience. His expertise spans the Culinary and Foodservice world to include fine dining, food manufacturing, college and university dining, healthcare, and the retail Natural/Organic food store channel….
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 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Sonja is the Head of Nutrition at Square, Inc., where she leads the nutrition team for Caviar (Square’s meal delivery platform). She is responsible for overseeing the implementation of health initiatives across the platform, including nutrition analysis of restaurant dishes, alle…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Sonja is the Head of Nutrition at Square, Inc., where she leads the nutrition team for Caviar (Square’s meal delivery platform). She is responsible for overseeing the implementation of health initiatives across the platform, including nutrition analysis of restaurant dishes, alle…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
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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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Ballroom A
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 202 AB
Michelle serves as Dietetic Internship Coordinator for Emory Hospitals Dietetic Internship and Clinical Dietitian at Emory University Hospital. She has worked as a clinical dietitian for over eight years and prior to that worked in school nutrition. Clinically, she is primarily…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Emily’s earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in 2012. While engaging in rare-disease research at Emory, Emily was astonished by the complete absence of nutrition as an element in the course of disease treatment, inspiri…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 207 AB
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Test Presentation
 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Tiffany Grant-Evans is a registered and licensed dietitian with the Chickasaw Nation, Get Fresh! program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from East Central University and her Master of Arts degree in Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma. Tiffany is a m…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Dr. Mary Gregoire is the Executive Director of the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the organization that accredits 580 dietetic programs in the US and internationally. In this role she is responsible for the planning, development, and effect…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Julie is a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist with a Master’s degree in public health. She has over 20 years of experience in hospital leadership, including clinical/food service/physician practice management and hospital administration. She is currently employed at Ba…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 145 AB
Dave’s entrée into the world of nutrition started nearly 30 years ago when he began working in the natural foods business. While owning and operating his own natural food store, Dave attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduated with honors, and became a registered…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN is the Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She is well known in the field of nutrition support as a clinical nurse specialist, researcher, author of…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
As Primary Care Nutrition Services Supervisor at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country, Michele co-manages the nationally-renowned YVFWC Primary Care Nutrition Services program. Working to increase reimbursement co…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Katey Halasz is currently a Nutritionist with the USDA. In this role, she has worked on the development of resources and training materials for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to support the implementation of the CACFP meal patterns. Prior to joining USDA, Katey ser…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Carrie Hamady is a registered/licensed dietitian and the Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program at BGSU. Carrie has presented at FNCE, the Ohio NDEP Conference, and the CREATE Conference on innovative teaching practices, as well as the SCAN Symposium and the Ohio AND Con…
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 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: 201
Samia Hamdan is a Senior Nutritionist with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Agency. For the past 13 years, she has provided nutrition training and technical assistance to six State agencies and 23 tribes related to the USDA National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Progr…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Cindy Hamilton is the Senior Director for the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Cindy provides strategic direction and leadership for all clinical nutrition service lines as provided by over 100 dietitians in the Cleveland Clinic Health System. …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Rosa K Hand is a registered dietitian nutritionist and instructor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. Dr. Hand is the CWRU director of the Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program, serving as academic advisor to each…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Deepa Handu, PhD, serves as a Senior Scientific Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library. She has methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and quantitative analysis in the field of nutrition. In her position at the Academy, sh…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Deepa Handu, PhD, serves as a Senior Scientific Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library. She has methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and quantitative analysis in the field of nutrition. In her position at the Academy, sh…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Deepa Handu, PhD, serves as a Senior Scientific Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library. She has methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and quantitative analysis in the field of nutrition. In her position at the Academy, sh…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 150 AB
Andrew S. Harig currently serves as Senior Director, Sustainability, Tax & Trade, at the Food Marketing Institute. In this position, he is responsible for lobbying Congress and the Administration on behalf of FMI’s members, with a primary focus on sustainability, agricultu…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 202 AB
 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Dr. Harris is originally is from Southern California. He earned his B.A. in Biology at the University of California at San Diego, his M.P.H. in Nutrition and Health Education, and Dr.P.H. in Preventive Care at Loma Linda University, School of Public Health. Dr. Harris is a regist…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Stephanie Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. She is also the Faculty Co-Lead of the JJM Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway in the School of Medicine. Stephanie teaches classes for un…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 207 AB
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. She offers online courses and private coaching to help people all over the world make peace with food and their bodies. Since 2013 Christy has hos…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the United States. Her mission to demolish the stigma surrounding food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.

Clanc…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Chris Hartney, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is the Chair for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). She has over 10 years of experience as a Program Reviewer for ACEND and previously served as the Dietetic Internship Program Representative on the ACEND …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy for students and…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Dennis R. Heldman was awarded B.S. (1960) and M.S. (1962) degrees from The Ohio State University, and a PhD (1965) from Michigan State University. His educational background emphasized the application of engineering principles and concepts to the processing of foods. In August, 2…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Janet Helm, MS, RDN is the chief food and nutrition strategist for Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. She is a blogger at Nutrition Unplugged, and co-founder of the Nutrition Blog Network and Healthy Aperture. Janet is the co-author of the Academy’s practice paper…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Rayna Hichez-Coste is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who started her professional career managing Wellness Programs under IR Consulting Group, followed by 5 years as clinical dietitian at the APCH, where she helped acheive monthly workshops for patients with ostomy. She curren…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Elizabeth Hile is a PhD-trained physical therapist who has practiced clinically for over 20 years. Dr. Hile completed her Physical Therapy degree and her PhD at the University of Pittsburg. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Lois Hill is a registered and licensed dietitian and licensed diabetes educator. She is the owner of Nutrition Solutions in Lexington KY, and was Nutrition Service Supervisor at Dialysis Clinic Inc. She is Policy Advocacy Leader for the Renal Practice Group and was a member of th…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 150 AB
Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D., C.N.S., is the John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, and founding Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Dr. Leah Hoffman is a PhD-trained registered dietitian with research interest in nutrition in cancer. Dr. Hoffman completed her graduate degrees at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and after finishing her PhD, she has been Assistant Professor and Director of the…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Cassandra is a Licensed Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Veteran’s Health Administration, Fort Worth, TX. Her practice involves Home Based Primary Care, for geriatric veterans who are home bound. She is committed to providing the current best practices and evi…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Lorri has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the California affiliate — California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly California Dietetic Association) -…
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 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: 151 AB
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 Learning Center
Brierley Horton, M.S., R.D. is Food & Nutrition Director for Cooking Light, which includes Cooking Light magazine and CookingLight.com, a Meredith Corporation women’s lifestyle brand. Prior to her current role, Brierley was the Nutrition Editor of EatingWell Media Group, wh…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Kelly D. Horton, MS, RD is the North America Policy Director for Mars, Incorporated. In her role she is responsible for navigating the U.S. food and nutrition policy and regulatory landscape, driving issues management processes, and developing and implementing engagement plans wi…
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Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
253. We Found Our Thrill on Capitol Hill
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
M. Katherine Hoy, EdD, RD is a Nutritionist with the Food Surveys Research Group at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA. Prior to joining USDA, she was Nutrition Research Manager at the Produce for Better Health Foundation, was bot…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dr. Joshua Hundert attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He then completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and his fellowship in Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Rachel Hurshman is in her sixth year as Wellness Coordinator for Greeley-Evans School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado. She works in the nationally recognized Nutrition Services Department leading student and worksite wellness, plus serving as preceptor for dietetic interns. She i…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Erin Kennedy Hysom is a public health dietitian with over ten years’ experience in food access and child nutrition programming. Erin currently serves as a Program Analyst for the USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems, where she promotes local food procurement strategies, in…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 147 AB
Dr. Alp Ikizler is a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Associate Director, Division of Nephrology. As an accomplished physician-scientist dedicated to patient-oriented research, a significant component of his time and effort is dedicated to men…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 150 AB
Kellene is a nationally recognized speaker in bariatric surgery nutrition and weight management. She has multiple publications in the field of bariatric surgery and nutrition such as the Bariatric Surgery Evidence Analysis Library and the 2016 ASMBS Nutrition Guidelines Micronutr…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Chris Ivens-Brown is Chief Culinary Officer and Executive Chef for Compass Group, Eurest, as well as a local celebrity in the city of Charlotte, NC. Chef Chris’s passion for advocating culinary sustainability has been very apparent over the past decade. His dedication to raisin…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Cheryl Jackson Lewis, MPA, RD, LDN
Cheryl Lewis is the National Director of the Nutrition, Education, Training and Technical Assistance Division in the Child Nutrition Programs at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service National Office. She is responsible for executing nutrition e…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Nichole Jannah received her BS from the College of William & Mary and is currently an MPH candidate in the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she is on staff for the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance in the Su…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Suzanne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist currently working in the Head Start/ Early Head Start Program of the municipality of Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico, completed her Dietetic Internship with the Department of Health…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez is a Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Director of the Nutrition Research Network for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Yakes Jimenez’s r…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez is a Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Director of the Nutrition Research Network for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Yakes Jimenez’s r…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Elizabeth J. Johnson, Ph.D. is a scientist at the Human Nutrition Center on Aging in the antioxidants research laboratory and an associate professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, both at Tufts University. Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. in nutritional sci…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Andrew Jones PhD is Professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Exeter, UK, where he was formerly Head of Sport and Health Sciences (2010-2015) and is presently Associate Dean for Research and Impact in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Prof Jones is intern…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Regan Jones is a nationally-recognized, award-winning registered dietitian and the owner of the world’s largest and most successful collection of dietitian-owned digital media properties, including This Unmillennial Life, Healthy Aperture, The Recipe ReDux, Blog Brûlée & RD…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Regan Jones is a nationally-recognized, award-winning registered dietitian and the owner of the world’s largest and most successful collection of dietitian-owned digital media properties, including This Unmillennial Life, Healthy Aperture, The Recipe ReDux, Blog Brûlée & RD…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Satya S. Jonnalagadda, PhD, MBA, RD, is the Director of Global Nutrition Science, Innovation and Education at Abbott Nutrition. Satya has more than 20 years of experience in nutrition, she has held various roles in global research and development in the food and beverage industr…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Sam joined the White House kitchen staff in 2009 as Assistant Chef and, in 2010, became Food Initiative Coordinator. During his White House tenure, he took on several additional roles including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and S…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 146 ABC
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Yoga Therapist, Award-winning Author, Speaker and former Lead Nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She received a BS in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Alexandra Kazaks, PhD, RDN, CDE
Alexandra Kazaks is a professor at Bastyr University, Seattle Washington where she teaches advanced nutrition topics for students in the DPD program. She received a doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California, Davis. Her res…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Patty is a registered dietitian nutritionist, Associate Scientist and Lecturer at the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center (PRC). Her work centers on maternal and child nutrition, food security, and federal nutrition programs. Her current projects include the USDA…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Amy Keller, M.S., R.D., L.D. has been a registered dietitian for 17 years, working primarily in community hospitals. She is currently the chief clinical dietitian at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine. She has a special interest in Celiac disease and is the past chair of the D…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Molly Kellogg, CEDRD, LCSW, is the author of Counseling Tips for Nutrition Therapists: Practice Workbook series and a nationally recognized trainer on health behavior change based in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and served…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Nikki Kendrick has worked as a registered dietitian nutritionist since 2010. After completing her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, she worked as a clinical dietitian specializing in critical care and nutrition support. Nikki has been a member o…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Eileen Kennedy is Professor of Nutrition and former Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hunter College in New York City, a Masters in nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters and Doctor of Sc…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Naiman Khan is the Director of the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Registered Dietitian with broad experience assessing cognitive function, diet, and body composition. Dr. Khan’s research ha…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Dr. King’s current research interests are in equipping current and future health care professionals to increase their research involvement, beginning with applying an evidence-based approach to practice, and translational research on culinary literacy. In addition to teaching r…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Roxanne Kingston is Dietetic Internship Director and Coordinator for the Dietetics Practice Program at The University of Southern Mississippi. This is her eighth year to be employed by Southern Miss. She was employed as a Consultant Dietitian for the first four years of her caree…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Ben is completing a doctoral research fellowship at the school of Health Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, UK. His research surrounds nutrition, exercise and aging, which comprises running a registered clinical trial to prevent sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and function) in …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Kristine Kittridge has been a practicing dietitian for 5 years and currently is a clinical dietitian at St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, ME working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She graduated from the University of Maine where she completed her dietetic inte…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Linda Kluge is an Executive Director at Alliant Health Solutions, and serves as the IDIQ Director for the Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia and North Carolina. Linda has 40 years of experience in supervisory, management and clini…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Megan is the Nutrition Director for ViaMar Health Eating Disorders Treatment Center in West Palm Beach, and a full-time Lecturer at Arizona State University, teaching graduate and undergraduate management and nutrition courses. This includes the development of an eating disorder…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Amy Knoblock-Hahn completed her dietetics training, including her bachelors and master’s degree in nutrition at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She also holds a master’s of public health and a doctorate in public health from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, M…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Lynn Knox is the State Health Care Liaison for the Oregon Food Bank (OFB). She works with health care providers across the state to provide training and technical assistance on implementation of food insecurity screening and a wide range of interventions to address it. Currently,…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
After graduating with a BS in nutrition & food science from Drexel University, Allison completed her dietetic internship at Cornell and became a registered dietitian in 2004. She spent 2 years as a clinical dietitian at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY before attendi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Kostic’s background and training is in computational biology, microbiology, and immunology. During his PhD thesis work with Matthew Meyerson and Wendy Garrett, he helped discover an association between colorectal cancer and the gut microbiome constituent Fusobacterium nucle…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Alison Kretser, MS, RD, Director, Science Programs, International Life Sciences Institute North America. Ms. Kretser has over 25 years of experience working in the field of nutrition and health. At ILSI North America, Ms. Kretser has responsibility for the organization’s work o…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Host and executive producer of the cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food” on Public Television, and well know from her hit Food Network show “Healthy Appetite,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, IACP and two-time James Beard Foundation award winning author…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Host and executive producer of the cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food” on Public Television, and well know from her hit Food Network show “Healthy Appetite,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, IACP and two-time James Beard Foundation award winning author…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Dr. Kruskall received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, her PhD in Nutrition from Penn State University, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). In addition, she is a R…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Karmeen Kulkarni is currently the Director of Scientific Affairs, at Abbott Diabetes Care, She was the coordinator for the Diabetes Center at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, until September, 2006. In addition, to holding a Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition f…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H. (Chair), is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Research Professor in the Department of Community Health & Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel U…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 151 AB
Dr. Victoria A Kumar, MD has a medical practice in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kumar specializes in internal medicine and nephrology in the Los Angeles area and has over 23 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine with he…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Robert Kushner is Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago, IL, USA. He completed a post-graduate fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutritio…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Bill Kutcher is a Vice President at the market research firm, The Nielsen Company. Within Nielsen, its division BASES is a global leader in sales forecasting, initiative optimization, analytics and consulting for new products, leading clients to successful innovation and renovat…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Suzanne Landry, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and the Senior Director of Wellness and Sustainability at Eurest, a sector of Compass Group where she leads wellness and sustainability initiatives to have the greatest impact on the health of people and the planet. Prior to a…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
The Learning Solutions & Technology Manager. The Learning Solutions & Technology Manager. The Learning Solutions & Technology Manager. The Learning Solutions & Technology Manager. The Learning Solutions & Technology Manager. The Learning Solutions & Techno…
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Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Test Presentation
 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Dr. Donald Layman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served on the faculty at the University of Illinois from 1977 – 2012. Dr. Layman has been a leader in research about protein and…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Rachelle is an IBCLC and a Registered Dietitian and has a Masters of Science degree in health education. She is an adjunct professor at Drexel University teaching Clinical Issues in Human Lactation and Introduction to Human Lactation. She was one of the creators of the Pathway …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Rebecca Lewis is a Registered Dietitian on a mission to change the world by empowering people to take control of their health. She has a background teaching hands-on adult cooking classes at Whole Foods, providing cooking demos for children with the non-profit Cooking Matters, an…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Dr. Lichtenstein holds the Stanley N. Gershoff Professorship in Nutrition Science and Policy. Prior to her 30-year tenure at Tufts University she was an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her BS in Nutrition from Cornell University, a Master…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is bestselling author of ‘Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship to Food, Feed Your Whole Self and End Overeating’; a mindfulness-based dietitian, mindfulness meditation teacher and mindful eating expert. A recognized teache…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Tara Linitz, MS, RD completed her Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then went on to pursue her Masters in Exercise Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. While in Boston, sh…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Tara Linitz, MS, RD completed her Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then went on to pursue her Masters in Exercise Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. While in Boston, sh…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Whitney Linsenmeyer PhD, RD, LD is an Instructor at Saint Louis University in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from Saint Louis University with a focus in Culinary Entrepreneurship, and completed her doctorate from Saint Loui…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Barbara Lohse is a nutrition education engineer and Head of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition and a Professor of Health Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Lohse has experience providing evidence-based, theory-driven nutrition education with specific e…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ludwig is co-director of the New Balance Founda…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Sarvnaz is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst in Nutrition Science. After graduation, she started her career as a SNAP Ed Educator and then moved on to work as a Clinical Dietitian first, at Southcoast Hospitals and then at Brockton Hospital. She is currently a Ren…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Ainsley Malone is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for th…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Ainsley Malone is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for th…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Heather is a nationally recognized expert in Nutrition, Wellness & Human Performance, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, a board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and the author of Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017.) She has over 18 years of professional …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Alana has ten years of experience in the dietetics field- both working with patients with HIV/AIDS and as an instructor for the Coordinated Program of Nutrition and Dietetics in Puerto Rico. She is currently providing nutritional services to the transgender community. Her researc…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Marshall joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991. She is a registered dietitian and a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. In 2016, she was appointed the Michael W. Finkelstein Centennial Professor of Teaching. Dr. Marshall coo…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Martin is director of the Burke County (GA) school nutrition program, which has 4,500 students in five schools, serving breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks and supper. Martin has received honors and awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Outstanding Die…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Martin is director of the Burke County (GA) school nutrition program, which has 4,500 students in five schools, serving breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks and supper. Martin has received honors and awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and the Outstanding Die…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Teresa Martin is a mother of 3 children and lives in Bend, OR. She is a Registered Dietitian with over 27 years of experience in the field of nutrition including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, diabetes research and most currently as a clinical educator for Novo Nordisk…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Kimi McAdam, MS, RD, is the Food and Nutrition Systems Manager for National Nutrition Services at Kaiser Permanente. Her role is to help drive initiatives and organizational improvements in nutrition and dietetics throughout the Kaiser organization. Previous to that, she was the …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD is founder and owner of Saint Louis based private practice, McDaniel Nutrition Therapy, a nutrition consulting company that specializes in weight management, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness. She is a nationally recognized nutrition ex…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Joann M. McDermid, MSc, DipEpidBiostat, PhD, RDN is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her clinical dietetic internship at Kingston General Hospital (…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Dr. Michelle (Shelley) McGuire has been studying how maternal nutrition impacts human milk composition, and thereby infant nutrient intake, for over 30 years. Her interests span a variety of micro- and macronutrients as well as other biologically-active components. In addition, h…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Julie is responsible for overseeing the Hy-Vee in-store dietitian program that currently has over 200 in-store dietitians. Along with the numerous health and wellness initiatives, programs and services provided to all Hy-Vee customers, employees and communities. Julie graduated f…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Meghan McMillin holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP). Further, Meghan pursued advanced training in lactation and earned…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 152 AB
Shalene H. McNeill is a registered dietitian and nutrition scientist with 18 years of experience in food, nutrition and agriculture research and public nutrition education. She serves as the executive director of Human Nutrition Research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Associ…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Wesley McWhorter is the Culinary Nutrition Director of the Nourish Program and a Lecturer within the Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) in Houston. He is a professionally trained chef, registered dietitian, and certified strengt…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Becky Mehr, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, LDN, is the Registered Dietitian at The Renfrew Center of Nashville and Director of Outpatient Nutrition Services for the Renfrew Centers. She has worked in the field of eating disorders for 10 years. Her background experience covers a wide range of s…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Hall D
Lauren Melnick is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Project Manager in the Strategy Office at Cleveland Clinic. In this role, Lauren assists clinical and non-clinical business units with developing, tracking, and monitoring their annual strategic plans. She also manages …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
253. We Found Our Thrill on Capitol Hill
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
One of the leading voices in the emerging discipline of social gastronomy, Johanna Mendelson Forman sees the kitchen as the new venue of foreign policy. With over three decades of experience in international policymaking, Johanna has observed firsthand the close connections betwe…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
As director of Health and Wellness at ShopRite, Natalie Menza-Crowe, RD, MS, is responsible for creating dynamic programs that educate and inspire consumers and associates to embrace the importance of healthy eating and make balanced nutritional decisions.
Natalie joined ShopRit…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Megan Meyer, PhD is the Director, Science Communication at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation where she leads communications strategies to help consumers better understand food and nutrition related issues to a variety of audiences. In addition, Dr. Meye…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Clare Miller, MS, RDN, LDN is a registered dietitian/nutrition with over thirty-five years of experience in the Child Nutrition (CN) Programs. Now retired, she continues to use her unique experience in CN Programs at all levels—national, state, and local—to provide consu…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Dr. Todd Miller PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F, FNSCA is an internationally known weight loss and fitness expert, and is the Director of the Weight Management and Human Performance Lab at George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA. He is also an As…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Hall D
As one of the pharmacy specialist pioneers, Professor Mirtallo was instrumental in leading cost-effective practices in parenteral nutrition and advancing the role of the pharmacist on nutrition support services. His research focused on comparative evaluations of amino acid injec…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Dr. Frank Mitloehner is a Professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. He is an expert in agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry, and conducts research that is directly…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Kris Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC is a Team Leader Dietitian Specialist in the Department of Nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Adjunct Instructor in Health Sciences (Nutrition) at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. S…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 145 AB
Chris Mohr is a nutrition expert who has helped millions of people through his writing, speaking and media interviews over his 20+ year career. He is a consultant with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Organization and worked closely with the Cincinnati Bengals as their spo…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Dr. Elaine Fontenot Molaison is currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss). Dr. Molaison is very active in service to the profession. She was appointed to the board for the Commission o…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
With a strong background in both dietetics and business – she holds a combined MBA/RD from Dominican University – Marie brings Datassential a unique culinary perspective and health-driven point of view. For several years Marie has partnered with restaurant chains and suppliers on…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., RD, CDN is a nutrition scientist with a background in anthropology and a strong interest in both nutrition assessment and intervention. Her work has addressed objective measures to assess lifestyle components such as diet, sleep and physical activ…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Marina Mourtzakis is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Applied Research, Partnerships and Outreach in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Her research program has several objectives: 1) to integrate nutrition, exercise and protein metabolism t…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 202 AB
Charbel Moussa is Associate Professor of Neurology with clinical and research expertise in geriatric neurology. Dr. Moussa, directs the GUMC Laboratory for Dementia and Parkinsonism and the Translational Neurotherapeutics Program that runs a number of clinical and preclinical stu…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. The oldest and most renowned graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School’s missi…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Cordialis Msora-Kasago is a Regional Nutrition Manager for Sodexo where she provides expert support for registered dietitians working in hospitals across the western United States. She is also the founder of The African Pot Nutrition, a consultancy that improves the health of peo…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Stephanie has been a Registered Dietitian for over 18 years working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. Over her years of experience, Stephanie developed a passion for working with athletes of all ages and with children, adolescents and adults who struggle to manag…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Hall D
Prior her current role, she spent 25 years working for Genesis Healthcare and was the Clinical Nutrition Manager when she left supervising 107 Registered Dietitians in 144 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. She received her BS in Foods and Nutrition from Marymount Co…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Maggie Murphy, Pediatric Renal Dietitian, PhD, RD, LD, FAND
Maggie Murphy joined Pediatric Nephrology at UK’s Children Hospital in June 2016 as their first Registered Dietitian. Maggie came to the division with previous experience in obesity and diabetes research, specificall…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Henna Muzaffar’s research focuses on obesity prevention/healthy lifestyle programs in the schools and the community. Her programs are grounded in behavioral theories, such as the Social Cognitive Theory, the Theory of Planned Behavior, the Stages of Change Model, and the Soci…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Esther Myers in an internationally known author, lecturer, educator and researcher in dietetics and evidence analysis. She is President of International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND). Esther is also CEO of EF Myers Consulting, Inc and Director of Nut…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Amy Myrdal Miller is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm.

During her 20-year career, Amy has worked for the agri-business divis…
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 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Amy Myrdal Miller is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm.

During her 20-year career, Amy has worked for the agri-business divis…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
Marian L Neuhouser, PhD, RD, is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. She is also Core Faculty in Nutritional Sciences and Affiliate Professor of Epidemiology, both in the S…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 151 AB
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 146 ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Award winning food journalist, blogger, author, nutrition communications consultant, television personality and registered dietitian nutritionist, CAROLYN O’NEIL MS RDN LD, believes “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!”
Carolyn is the author of Southern Living’s best…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Breanna has a passion for nutrition education, chronic condition management, and community wellness. She specializes in pregnancy, providing support to women with special nutritional considerations such as carrying multiples, under-nutrition, obesity, gestational diabetes and man…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
As the Global Stevia Business Leader for Cargill, Andrew Ohmes is responsible for delivering high-quality stevia products to the global market, which includes leading the commercial strategy and team, building customer relationships and working closely with sales and marketing te…
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 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall Learning Center
Maria P. Oria, Ph.D. has been a Senior Program Officer at the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine since 2002. Concrete examples of her work at the National Academies, are two consensus studies that assessed the value of various…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 151 AB
David Orozco is a bi-lingual RDN passionate about providing practical solutions to individuals and groups striving to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. He has been active holding various leadership roles in both the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Acade…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
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 Learning Center
Christine Palumbo, a recipient of the 2018 Medallion Award, is Principal of Christine Palumbo Nutrition, a nutrition communications practice. She is a highly regarded public speaker and polished food, nutrition and wellness communications expert who is experienced with broadcast …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Courtney Paolicelli is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Health Science Officer at the VA’s Office of Research and Development. In this role, she serves as a Scientific Program Manager for a portfolio of research studies focused on health promotion and complementary and…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Antigoni Pappas, MBA, RDN is Senior Manager, Consumer Nutrition for the American Heart Association’s Healthy Living Team. In this role, she oversees the development of nutrition education, wellness, and disease prevention initiatives for both health professionals and consumers….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Mary Jo Parker is an RDN and Nutrition Therapist in private practice for over 30 years. Counseling individuals and groups with a variety of nutritional needs, she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and obesity. She also offers therapeutic nutrition intervention for …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Carol Rees Parrish has 36 years of clinical experience; the past 26 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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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
I have over 25 years of experience working as a methodological and statistical consultant both within and outside the university setting in such areas as medical and healthcare research, international law, public health, evidence-based medicine, childhood obesity, urban poverty, …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Jason Pelzel is an Associate Manager/Innovation Business Partner at The Nielsen Company, consulting with global food and beverage companies to provide market research services guiding their new innovations. His career focuses on the intersection of food, data, and communication. …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
Patti Perks obtained her Bachelors in Nutrition Science from Cornell University and her Masters in Nutrition from James Madison University. She completed her internship in Clinical Dietetics at the University of Virginia Health System. Since 2005 she has worked as the Nutrition S…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Patti Perks obtained her Bachelors in Nutrition Science from Cornell University and her Masters in Nutrition from James Madison University. She completed her internship in Clinical Dietetics at the University of Virginia Health System. Since 2005 she has worked as the Nutrition S…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Lacie Peterson, MS, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah. Lacie spends her professional time both in higher education and the clinical environment. Lacie holds a faculty position as a…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development and implementation clinical nutrition programs according to regulatory requirements and market place demand. She provides regulatory oversight for clinical nutrition at ~160…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development and implementation clinical nutrition programs according to regulatory requirements and market place demand. She provides regulatory oversight for clinical nutrition at ~160…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Jeanne M. Pigaplunkett is the Director of the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) Dietetic Internship Program and a member of the Nutrition Faculty at UTSPH in Houston. Her passion for nutrition began while working in wellness early in her career. She has worked a…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Angel Planells works as lead dietitian in the home-based primary care program at the Veterans Health Administration in Seattle, Washington. He is also owner of a private practice and consulting firm, ACP Nutrition. Planells is currently a National Media Spokesperson for the Acade…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Jennifer E Posey MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. She holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics. Her research interests lie in the application of genomics to adult geneti…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, FAND is the President of MEP Healthcare Dietary Services.
She is a Past Chairman of the Academy’s Quality Management Committee, Position Committee and Unintended Weight Loss-Evidence Analysis Project and past chair of the DHCC-DPG. She is past-preside…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Experienced Nutrition Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Policy Analysis, Social Services, Event Planning, and Nonprofit Management. Strong community and social services profession…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Melissa Prest, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN completed her MS degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Melissa has presented both…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Dr. Sadeq Quraishi is a physician-scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, MA. Dr. Quraishi first trained as a physical therapist at McGill University and then completed medical school and res…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Rabia Rahman Ph D RD, is an Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. She received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Saint Louis University. Her research interests stem from he…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Marlene is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a BS Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She completed her Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in 2015. Marlene started…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 143 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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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD, LDN, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, and the Interim Assistant Dean of Research for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She holds a MS in Public Health Nutrition and a PhD in Clinical Psycholo…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN has been working as a retail dietitian with Wegmans for the past ten years ensuring accurate, consistent nutrition information while promoting health and wellness with Wegmans employees and customers. Krystal is involved with employee training, in-s…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Diana K. Rice, RDN, LD, is known as The Baby Steps Dietitian and is the founder of Diana K. Rice Nutrition, LLC, a counseling and consulting company with the mission of helping individuals and families eat well and reduce the stress surrounding their food choices. She specializes…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 152 AB
Dr. Lorrene Ritchie is the inaugural Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dr. Ritchie has devoted her 25-year career to the development of interdiscipli…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Christine Rivera RD, is a food insecurity, health and nutrition professional with 10 years of experience leading initiatives that address hunger and promote health. As Feeding America’s Community Health and Nutrition Manager, Christine supports the nationwide network of food ba…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Julie Robarts is the coordinator for the dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is a 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award from the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators of Practitioners practice group and an e-mentor with the Academy of Nutrition…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Rebecca Robbins, MS, RDN, is the Nutrition and Menu Specialist for Greeley-Evans School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado. For the Nutrition Services department, she helps enhance the health and nutrition of school children by planning nutritionally sound menus that conform to fede…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Lisa Roberson, RDN, LD serves as the Chair-elect for the Council on Future Practice. She is also the National Director of Wellness and Sustainability for Morrison Healthcare.
As the National Director of Wellness & Sustainability for Morrison Healthcare, Lisa Roberson is a Re…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
SUSAN LYNN ROBERTS, JD, MS, RD

Susan Lynn Roberts works part time with the Partnership for a Healthier America as Vice President Strategic Initiatives. The Partnership (PHA) was created in conjunction with the former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign and is …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Annamarie is employed by Pentec Health as a Renal Clinical Case Manager. Her work experience encompasses renal nutrition and pharmaceuticals in both clinical, sales, education and as an account manager with oral/injectable drug therapies and IDPN. She has served a variety of comm…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Christina Rollins is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Affiliate Vice President of Operations, Quality and Safety at Passavant Area Hospital and certified lean six sigma black belt. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Hannah Roosevelt, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is a clinical dietitian II at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at Ru…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 202 AB
Mary Rozga is a Nutrition Researcher for the Evidence Analysis Library in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she works with expert workgroups to produce systematic reviews and Evidence Based Practice Guidelines on a variety of nutrition topics in order to infor…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 152 AB
Liz Ruder is an applied nutritionist scientist with expertise in eating behavior, survey validation, dietary assessment and nutritional epidemiology. She is an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and previously served as DPD Director at the University of…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hall D
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Hall D
My grandmother describes me as “A social worker with a head for business”. After business school, I worked for 20+ years in corporate finance, ran a large manufacturing company and founded a private equity firm. And instilled in me by my west Texas dirt farming, service-mind…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 145 AB
Leah Sarris is a chef and dietitian that has worked in diverse areas of foodservice and related industries including restaurants, academia, research & development, foodservice consulting, farming and community outreach. As the Director of Operations and Executive Chef at the …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Dr. Kevin Sauer is an associate professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and Co-Director of the Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs. He specializes in management of food and nutrition services and previously wo…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Missy is the Manager of Global Nutrition & Sustainability for Taco Bell Corp. Within this role, she is responsible for sensible menu development, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability. Missy plays a big role in how Taco Bell creates food that is fu…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Jennie lives on a family farm with her husband and two children. Schmidt Farms is a 3rd generation, large and diverse family farm, including grains, vegetables, and wine grapes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her farm’s mission is to practice “synergistic farming”, using …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Jennie lives on a family farm with her husband and two children. Schmidt Farms is a 3rd generation, large and diverse family farm, including grains, vegetables, and wine grapes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her farm’s mission is to practice “synergistic farming”, using …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND is Senior Director, Governance and Nutrition Services Coverage at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight for the association’s efforts to position members for success in changing health car…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
As Nutrition Outreach Specialist for Colonial School District in New Castle DE, Scott oversees federal nutrition programs that provide access to nutritious meals for children and adults outside of the traditional school day. These programs include the Summer Food Service Program,…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 147 AB
Julie Schwartz MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, EP-C is the founder of Balanced Nutrition Coach™ in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM) and certified Professional Health & Wellness Coach.
Julie …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Hall D
Terese has worked at multiple hospitals in both clinical and management roles, as a consultant, in private practice and long term care. Terese is owner of MySurgeryPlate LLC providing professional resources related to preparation and recovery from surgery, medical treatments and …
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 145 AB
Corey Scott is a Principal Nutrition Scientist with Cargill in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he leads global research on the health effects of carbohydrates, sugar alcohols and sweeteners. Prior to this role, Corey was Global Nutrition Manager for Lipid Nutrition B.V., in The Neth…
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 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall Learning Center
Kristen Scott is the Director of Health and Nutrition Policy at GMA. She executes the development and implementation of GMA’s positions on health and nutrition policy. Her current portfolio of work includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Federal Feeding Programs such as …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Rebecca Scritchfield is a Health at Every Size Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and ACSM certified exercise physiologist. Through her weight-neutral counseling practice and Body Kindness philosophy, she has helped thousands of people create a healthier life with workable self-c…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Rebecca Scritchfield is a Health at Every Size Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and ACSM certified exercise physiologist. Through her weight-neutral counseling practice and Body Kindness philosophy, she has helped thousands of people create a healthier life with workable self-c…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Julia Sekula
Professional Teaching Fellow / Clinical Director, Nutrition & Dietetic Clinic, The University of Auckland

Julia is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian with a Masters Degree in Health Sciences & over 15 years’ experience as a Dietitian. She has worked in…
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 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: 201
Kavin Senapathy is an author, writer, and science activist covering health, medicine, biotechnology, agriculture and food. She’s the co-founder and director of international pro-science, pro-biotech movement March Against Myths, and co-author of “The Fear Babe: Shattering Van…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Jessica Setnick has one of the most recognizable names in the nutrition counseling world, thanks to her engaging and charismatic presentation style, her unique point of view, and her genuine ability to connect on a deep level, even from the podium. She has spent her twenty year c…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Mary K Sharrett MS RD LD CNSC is a clinical dietitian at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for over 30 years. She works on the Nutrition Support Service with children who require parenteral nutrition and is the dietitian for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Cent…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM is the Medical Director, Population Health Management for the RightOpt private exchange offering at Conduent HR Services. His primary areas of responsibility include health/well-being strategy and data analytics, with the goal of implementing integ…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Anna Shlachter, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is the Director of HOD Governance at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Ann Silver, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN has a successful nutrition private practice on eastern Long Island in New York for more than 25 years. Ann coaches and guides her colleagues both on private practice and third party reimbursement, and presents on these topics nationally and regionall…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Judy practices as a registered dietitian nutritionist and adjunct faculty at the University of Washington Medical Center. She also owns a private practice, Mind Body Nutrition, PLLC specializing in reproductive nutrition. She has developed a successful program for women who desi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dr. Albert F. Smith is a cognitive psychologist in the Psychology Department at Cleveland State University in Ohio where, recently, he has been interim department chair and chair of the University Curriculum Committee. His research involvement in dietary assessment methods dates …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Karen Smith is a high-energy professional with an established background in product and service development and implementation in the healthcare arena. Passionate about the positive impact of nutrition care has on others, Karen’s repertoire of successful patient care models ex…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Melanie Smith, M.S., LMHC, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Centers. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. She provides supervision and consultat…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Hall D
Toby Smithson is a registered and licensed dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and holds a Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Wellness. She serves in leadership roles for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and is on the advisory board of Diabetic Living magaz…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Dr. Snetselaar is an Epidemiology Professor and Associate Provost at the University of Iowa, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored 148 peer-reviewed articles, numerous books and chapters, and more than 120 invited presentat…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
Dr. Snetselaar is an Epidemiology Professor and Associate Provost at the University of Iowa, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored 148 peer-reviewed articles, numerous books and chapters, and more than 120 invited presentat…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Ceci Snyder, MS, RD
Ceci Snyder is a registered dietitian and global manager of vision products for Kemin Health, based in Des Moines, Iowa. At Kemin Health, Snyder works with a team of scientists to harvest nutrients from marigold flowers for use in the food and supplement indu…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LDN is a Graduate Research Assistant with No Kid Hungry NC at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and is currently working on her doctorate in nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill. She coordinates the nutrition education program and lead…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Kris Sollid is a registered dietitian with a passion for improving nutrition science communications. As the Senior Director of Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC), Kris monitors nutrition research making media headlines to analyze how nut…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Joanne M. Spahn, MS, RDN, FADA is a nutritionist at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Ms Spahn has lead development of the USDA Nutrition Evidence Library’s (NEL) systematic review process and the applica…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AB
Dr. Colleen Spees serves as an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics & Health Sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition, she is an active member of OSU’s Comprehensive Cancer Center …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 150 AB
Libby is a pediatric clinical dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas where she has spent a majority of her time caring for patients with cystic fibrosis. She completed her undergraduate degrees in biology and nutrition from Texas A&M University and went on…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 152 AB
Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American
ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in
downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of…
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 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Dr. Stadler, PhD, RD is an Associate Professor of Medicine. She received her doctoral degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Iowa and was on the faculty at the University of Utah before joining the faculty at OHSU in 2000 and Health Promotion & Sports Medicine in 20…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall Learning Center
Dr. Alison Steiber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Chief Science Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As Chief Science Officer, Dr. Steiber leads the 12 person Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team in both research efforts, including: c…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 150 AB
Shari is president of Shari Steinbach & Associates, LLC, a nutrition and culinary communication consulting firm connecting food companies, health professionals and consumers in the retail setting. With over 25 years of experience with two major retailers, Shari understands th…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times, a lecturer at Wharton, and a former Google data scientist. He received a BA in philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a PhD in economics from Harvard. A direct, succinct, and…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Natalie Stephens RDN, LD, FAND is Lead Dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and Chair of the Nutrition Service Payment Committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Natalie brings 11 years of clinical practice and 15 years our out…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 145 AB
Dr. Felicia Stoler, America’s Health & Wellness Expert™, is an RDN, exercise physiologist and expert consultant lifestyle medicine. She has a BS in political science and sociology from Tulane, a double Master’s in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia Universi…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Lisa Stollman, MA, RDN, CDE, CDN is on the forefront of creating nutrition-related businesses. She is innovative and a trendsetter.Since 1983, she has launched five private practices and several nutrition start-ups. Lisa is the Co-Founder of NutritionWellth where she provides nu…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Lisa Stollman, MA, RDN, CDE, CDN is on the forefront of creating nutrition-related businesses. She is innovative and a trendsetter.Since 1983, she has launched five private practices and several nutrition start-ups. Lisa is the Co-Founder of NutritionWellth where she provides nu…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Mike Strauss earned his Ph.D. in developmental biology at the University of California, Irvine studying floral physiology. He went on to study the biology taro, Colocasia esculenta, and its relatives in Hawaii and the South Pacific on the faculty of Northeastern University, Bosto…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: East Salon ABC
Jonathan Swanson, MD, is the chief quality officer for children’s services and the medical director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a neonatologist, Dr. Swanson loves the interactions with parents and families, as well as taking care of sick and premature infants….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Jonathan Swanson, MD, is the chief quality officer for children’s services and the medical director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a neonatologist, Dr. Swanson loves the interactions with parents and families, as well as taking care of sick and premature infants….
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
Allison Tepper is a Registered Dietitian in the DC Metro area. She received her BS in Nutrition from Syracuse University and completed her dietetic internship at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds her Masters degree in Health Promotion Management from American Universit…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
In her role as the Chief Food & Product Safety Officer & senior vice president of food safety programs for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Dr. Thesmar provides leadership for all safety programs for FMI’s retail and wholesale members and provides support for members…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
In her role as the Chief Food & Product Safety Officer & senior vice president of food safety programs for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Dr. Thesmar provides leadership for all safety programs for FMI’s retail and wholesale members and provides support for members…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Alyce Thomas is a Nutrition Consultant at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. She is the current Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) and a member of the Coucnil on Research Evidence Based Criteria Development Task For…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. She has authored numerous publications for both scientific and popular readerships, including articles published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 147 AB
Angela Thyer, MD is a subspecialty physician in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, and fellows…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Dr. Jennifer Tomesko is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director for the Rutgers University School of Health Professions Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Program, which is accredited as the first demonstration program under the Future Education Model Accreditation S…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Cheryl Toner, MS, RDN is a consultant in the Washington, DC area with expertise in nutrition, communications, strategy, partnership development, food policy, and program management. Organizations consult with Cheryl to facilitate strategic dialogue, improve understanding and tran…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Lindzi currently serves on active duty at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the Director of Performance Nutrition, for Battlefield Airmen (US Air Force, Special Operations Forces) training courses for all performance nutrition education and training. She is also the Co-Chair of t…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 150 AB
Dr. Touger-Decker is Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Professor at the Rutgers University School of Health Professions and Professor at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She completed her PhD at New York Univ…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: East Salon ABC
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
253. We Found Our Thrill on Capitol Hill
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Allen Tran is the High Performance Dietitian and Chef for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. As a member of the USSA Sport Science department, he oversees the delivery of high quality foods to fuel the athletes of the U.S. Olympic Ski & Snowboard teams.

As the team di…
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 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Dr. Trepanowski ran the largest randomized controlled trial to examine alternate-day fasting. John has also conducted numerous reviews on the health-related effects of fasting and daily calorie restriction. Dr. Trepanowski currently studies the epistemological problems that und…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
Lori has been working as a civil service military dietitian for over 20 years and has worked in the special operations community since 1999. A known trailblazer, Lori was the first nutritionist in Navy Health Promotion who began worksite nutrition programming with the emphasis th…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 151 AB
Peggy Turner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Since 2012, she has been part of the core faculty on campus that was charged in 2012 with researching, developing and implementing interprofessio…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Melinda Wells Valliant received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Science from The University of Mississippi. She has worked as a clinical dietitian, chief clinical dietitian, hospital based wellness …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Dr. Vargas has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. She practiced in clinical gerontology and oncology, prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences. She currently monitors and evaluates nutrition research and policy in the Office of the Director at NIH. She curren…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Dr. Vargas has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. She practiced in clinical gerontology and oncology, prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences. She currently monitors and evaluates nutrition research and policy in the Office of the Director at NIH. She curren…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Dr. Vargas has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. She practiced in clinical gerontology and oncology, prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences. She currently monitors and evaluates nutrition research and policy in the Office of the Director at NIH. She curren…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 144 ABC
Molly received her Bachelors degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M University and her Masters degree from Texas Women’s University. For the past 10 years she has worked caring for children with kidney disease at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is active in research in s…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 152 AB
Molly received her Bachelors degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M University and her Masters degree from Texas Women’s University. For the past 10 years she has worked caring for children with kidney disease at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is active in research in s…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 152 AB
Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience. He is the author of three books, Eating Free, Peruvian Power Foods and his latest bestseller Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfo…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 146 ABC
Jon began his career as a clinical dietitian, working in hospital settings in New York and Florida, before transitioning into wellness where he worked 17 years for the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to his work experience in nutrition and fi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Janell Walker is a registered dietitian and native of the Washington, DC area. She received her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Janell works as a …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 147 AB
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian/nutritionist and diabetes educator. She applies nearly forty years of experience in her work as a book author and freelance writer, media spokesperson, consultant, and diabetes educator. Hope has written several award-winning, bes…
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Suzanne Watkins received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health at Brigham Young University Idaho in 2013, a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition at Drexel University in 2015, and completed a Dietetic Internship through Oregon State University in 2016. Suzanne finds fulfil…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 202 AB
Lindsay is a nutrition communications analyst at the Campbell Soup Company where she creates content that inspires health professionals and consumers to love food and eat well. She also supports Campbell’s corporate reporting for nutrition and health. Lindsay received her Bach…
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 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Culinary Studio
Lorraine J. Weatherspoon PhD, RDN, professor in Human Nutrition and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University is a native of South Africa, where she completed her BS in Dietetics and internship…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN is the owner of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. She has been elected to serve as a Director, on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Board of Directors, 2018-2020. She was named the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is the …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 202 AB
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN is the owner of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. She has been elected to serve as a Director, on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Board of Directors, 2018-2020. She was named the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is the …
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 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Nancy Weinfield, PhD, is a Senior Study Director at Westat, a health research organization located in Rockville, MD. She is the Project Director for the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study, a multi-year national study evaluating the feeding practices, and dietary and h…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Recipient of the 2015 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, registered dietitian nutritionist, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN has been passionate about helping consumers discover the joy of wholesome and delicious food for well over two decades. As a mom of two …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 207 AB
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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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
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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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
Dr. Shannon Whaley is the Director of Research and Evaluation for PHFE WIC, the largest local agency WIC program in the nation. In her 20 years of experience, Dr. Whaley has become an expert in understanding both how the program functions and how it can be maximally effective in …
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Ballroom BC
Kate has a BA in Biology, a MS in Nutrition from KSU and a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers. She is a CNSC and practiced specifically in the area of surgical nutrition support for 20+ years at the University of Virginia Hospital. She is the clinical nutrition manager …
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 145 AB
 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 146 ABC
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Test Presentation
 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Expo Hall Learning Center
Diana works for Premise Health in an employee health clinic serving an organization with over 5000 employees. She enjoys working one on one with these patients to help them meet their nutrition and lifestyle goals as well as amplifying her message through presentations, teaching …
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
Nicole Withrow received a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics along with a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Nutritional Sciences. Nicole was a nutrition Fellow for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program throug…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 144 ABC
Cynthia is a Registered Licensed Dietitian with over 30 years experience in Food Service Management and the Post-Acute Care Industry. Active at the local, state and national areas of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics serving in numerous capacities including the Academy Po…
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 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 145 AB
Cara is an LGBTQ+ Health Specialist working at Trillium Health in Rochester, NY. Following her graduation from Nazareth College of Rochester, she has worked in healthcare in many capacities, including providing music therapy to adolescents in the inpatient eating disorder units…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 147 AB
Jill graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition & Dietetics. She began her graduate work in 2010 where she worked on numerous behavioral eating studies and received multiple awards for research. She join Eurest (Compass Group) in 201…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 143 ABC
Dr. Kathleen Woolf focuses her work on the integrated role of nutrition and physical activity for health throughout the lifespan. She has expertise in the assessment of nutrition and physical activity patterns in healthy individuals (recreational/competitive athletes) and individ…
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 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ballroom A
Amy Wootton, RDN, is a registered dietitian licensed in the state of Florida with over 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition leadership for senior communities as well as acute care, food service management, nutrition informatics, and wellness education. Amy is an active me…
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 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: 201
Leanne Worsfold is Director of Quality Programs and Test Development for iComp Consulting and has a background in nursing, adult education, health law and regulation. She has over 15 years experience in developing and implementing competencies and CBE assessment tools for Regulat…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 145 AB
 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 143 ABC
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Ballroom BC
Ann L. Yaktine, Ph.D., M.S., R.D. is Director of the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In her role as Director, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the board’s activities, as well as engagi…
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 151 AB
Dr. Jimin Yang is a nutrition faculty and a Registered Dietitian at the Health Informatics Institute, University of South Florida. Her research career started with the assessment of dietary calcium intake and osteoporosis prevention education in adolescents. In recent years, she …
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 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 150 AB
Linda Yarrow, PhD, RDN, LD, CDE, teaches upper level MNT courses at Kansas State University and is also the Clinical RDN/CDE for Clay County Medical Center, a rural critical access hospital. Linda provides MNT to both inpatients and outpatients at CCMC and has been involved in MN…
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 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ballroom A
As Vice President of Food Safety, Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety, as well as other public health functions, for the world’s largest food retailer, Walmart, serving over 200 million customers around the world on a weekly basis. Prior to joining Walmart in 2008, Frank was …
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 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 151 AB
Jane Ziegler is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition. Over 30 years of her clinical practice have been in the areas of adult nutrition support and neonatal, pediatric and adolescent nutrition with emphasis on chronic disease. She ha…
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 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 152 AB