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Unlock your potential with our dynamic hands-on workshops, tailored to elevate your expertise, foster interprofessional collaborations, and equip you with entrepreneurial insights to drive your bottom line. From mastering advanced clinical techniques and implementing savvy business strategies, our workshops empower you to thrive in today's competitive landscape. Join us and transform your skills into success stories!


Practitioner smiling with happy patientMastering Malnutrition Diagnosis: Advanced Body Composition Technical Skills Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CPEU: 3.0
Member Price: $195 | Nonmember Price: $225

Description: This workshop will provide hands-on learning for ultrasound, computed tomography, soft tape measurements and frailty scores. These tools can be used to supplement the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) in AND/ASPEN malnutrition diagnosis and GLIM malnutrition diagnosis.

Led by seasoned RDN investigators and practicing clinicians, you will explore a diverse array of tools applicable across various clinical settings, from ambulatory care to critical care environments. Gain firsthand experience in utilizing these novel body composition assessment methods, honing your skills under the guidance of experts who have implemented them with success in their own clinical populations. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your toolkit and enhance your proficiency in diagnosing malnutrition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate use of technical tools to supplement the physical exam for malnutrition diagnosis.
  • Identify gaps in current RDN assessment of malnutrition diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate how to evaluate malnutrition, sarcopenia and frailty using technical tools at workshop stations.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Amanda Bode, RDN, LD – Registered Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
  • Christan Bury, MS, RD, LD, CNSC – Clinical Dietitian ICU Advanced Practice 2, Cleveland Clinic

Target Audience:

  • RDNs with experience in Nutrition-Focused Physical Examinations (NFPE).
  • Motivated individuals who are eager to learn and implement high-level techniques directly at the bedside, improving patient care and outcomes.
  • RDNs seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge with advanced-level techniques in clinical nutrition.
  • Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) with a focus or interest in research.

illustration of systems related to healthcareMaximize Payments and Scale Success: Sustainable Growth Strategies for RDN Private Practice

Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CPEU: 3.0
Member Price: $195| Nonmember Price: $225

Description: Private practice grants RDNs a chance to become trusted health leaders in their communities during a time when individuals are frequently connected to inaccurate information. As the current healthcare environment is complex, it can be increasingly challenging to navigate the sometimes ambiguous, rapidly evolving healthcare climate. Registered dietitian nutritionist entrepreneurs need to be agile and ready to utilize their unique skills to offer nutrition solutions in innovative and diverse ways. Whether having just started a new practice or looking to expand, understanding the current landscape, and leveraging skills will strengthen their practice's foundation for longevity, support diverse funding streams, and allow them to flourish. Attendees will learn key skills that allow them to be collaborative business and health systems thinkers, create innovative partnerships, and merge nutrition expertise with new technologies.

Participants will analyze how these skills impact three key areas: 1) the intersection of traditional care settings and telehealth, 2) sustainable staffing models in the various care settings (telehealth only, brick and mortar, PCP office, etc.), and 3) maximizing growth opportunities via provider relationships and value-based care. Engage with industry experts and dive deep into hands-on roundtable strategy sessions, crafting targeted plans for sustainable growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a targeted business strategy plan centered around at least one key area of focus.
  • Describe at least two ways to build innovative partnerships.
  • Explain at least three business considerations based on practice location.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Marjorie Nolan Cohn, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S – Clinical Director, Berry Street
  • Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN – Founder, Customized Nutrition Newsletters
  • Klara Knezevic, RD, LD, CLT – Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner, Rebecca Bitzer and Associates
  • Jayme Limbaugh, MS RD LDN CDCES CET CSCS ACSM-GEI ACSM-CPT LND – Owner/Founder, Crystal Coast WELLNESS and Crystal Coast Cancer Rehab Center

Target Audience:

  • RDNs with a minimum of 2+ years of experience in operating a private practice.
  • Practitioners aiming to expand their business.
  • Experience with or an interest in accepting insurance patients.
  • Willingness to network with community partners to attract new clients.

image of entreprenuer at computer tracking business successNutrition Entrepreneurship Workshop: From Passion to Profit

Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: noon – 2 p.m.
CPEU: 2.0
Member Price: $150 | Nonmember Price: $180

Description: Embark on a transformative journey at the "Unlock Your Inner Nutrition Entrepreneur" workshop, a dynamic session designed to empower nutrition enthusiasts to turn their passion into a thriving business. Discover innovative strategies for market success, staying abreast of industry trends, and building a brand with impact. Gain insights into navigating regulatory challenges and explore diverse monetization avenues for your nutrition expertise.

This workshop provides a platform for networking and collaboration, connecting you with like-minded individuals and industry experts. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your entrepreneurial potential and pave the way for a fulfilling and prosperous career in the dynamic world of nutrition and wellness. Join us for an engaging workshop that blends knowledge, inspiration and actionable insights to set you on the path to entrepreneurial success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of business plan development and identification of key stakeholders in a new venture.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities in the nutrition entrepreneur space.
  • Complete process of road-mapping a product to minimum viable product.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Whitney Isola, MS, RDN, MBA, CDCES – Managing Partner, Pear Partners
  • Rachel Spencer, MS, RDN – Partner, Pear Partners

Target Audience:

  • Individuals interested in product, app or other entrepreneurial development.

person wearing continuous glucose monitorRevolutionizing Medical Nutrition Therapy: The Vital Role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Care

Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: noon – 2 p.m.
CPEU: 2.0
Member Price: $150 | Nonmember Price: $180

Description: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has emerged as a valuable tool for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in working with clients who have diabetes. The data from CGM not only informs the person living with diabetes but it can also guide the dietitian in personalizing dietary recommendations.

This interactive workshop will empower participants with the knowledge and skills they need to utilize CGM in practice. Through hands-on experience with CGM systems, you'll elevate your skills beyond traditional glucose monitoring, unlocking new avenues for client support. Practical tips and tools for using CGM will be provided for maximizing its use in practice including how to review, interpret, and share the information displayed in the reports. Engage in interactive case studies, where real-time data enables you to identify trends and glycemic variability, informing targeted diabetes nutrition strategies. Through discussion, hands-on participation, and even the option to wear a CGM yourself, participants will leave this FNCE® workshop with confidence to integrate CGM within their practice and provide client-centered diabetes care recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the use of CGM and options available for people with diabetes.
  • Explain the ways that RDNs can utilize CGM in their practice.
  • Analyze CGM reports and understand key CGM metrics and make nutrition recommendations during case study review.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Laura Russell, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES – Diabetes Education Specialist and Registered Dietitian, Endocrinology Clinic of Minneapolis
  • Alefiya Faizullabhoy, MBA, MS, RD, CDCES, CDN, FAND – Manager, Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Bradley Hise, FNP, CDCES – Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology Clinic of Minneapolis

Target Audience:

  • New to CGMs, aiming to incorporate this technology into their practice.
  • Practitioners interested in understanding the fundamentals of CGM usage and interpretation, regardless of diabetes specialization.
  • Sports dietitians looking to integrate Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology into their practice.

practitioner holding a model jaw in one hand and an apple in the other handDietitians and Dentists: Collaborative Strategies for Addressing Oral Health and Enhancing Nutrition Status

Date: Sunday, October 6
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
CPEU: 2.0
Member Price: $150 | Nonmember Price: $180

Description: Discover the crucial intersection of nutrition and oral health in this FNCE® workshop. While the link between the two is well-established, dietitians often lack training in screening patients for dental or gingival issues, leading to significant consequences for overall health.

During this workshop, participants will delve into key dental and periodontal structures, gaining insights into the etiology and progression of periodontal disease. You'll learn practical skills for integrating simple orodental screenings into your clinical workflow to identify patients at risk for dental problems. We will also delve into innovative strategies for fostering collaborations between dietitians and dentists to enhance nutrition status and improve health outcomes. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate patient care through an integrated approach to oral and nutritional health!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, and the effects of poor dentition on nutrition status.
  • Administer a simple orodental screening and questionnaire to identify high risk patients who may benefit from referral to a dental health professional.
  • Discuss ways dietitians can collaborate with dentists to optimize patient outcomes.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Laura Acosta, DCN, RDN, LDN – Instructional Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • Cassandra Winterrowd, DMD – Prosthodontist, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

Target Audience:

  • RDNs working in clinical settings, seeking to enhance assessment skills.

practitioner actively listening to clientCommunicate to Motivate: A Workshop on Mastering Behavior Change

Date: Monday, October 7
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
CPEU: 2.0
Member Price: $150 | Nonmember Price: $180

Description: Effective communication is crucial in any dietetics work environment. Discover the secrets to Eliciting Behavior Change 2.0! Dive into the essential techniques that keep clients engaged and returning for more. With this unique opportunity, say goodbye to ineffective techniques and hello to proven strategies that will boost success and take your career to the next level. Key behavior theories will be made more accessible for use in client sessions.

Join us for an immersive workshop experience where you'll engage in hands-on practice of foundational and advanced communication skills to help your clients move towards their desired outcomes. Throughout the workshop, you will actively participate in skill assessments to measure your communication comfort level and design an action plan to continue skill development in your day-to-day work. By harnessing these techniques, you'll empower clients to unlock their internal strengths, fostering lasting and meaningful change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the determinants of a clients' behavior, enhancing outcomes by addressing the whole person.
  • Demonstrate enhanced communication skills to improve client centered outcomes.
  • Develop a plan to apply enhanced behavior change and communication skills for empowering client's autonomy.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Treva Garcia, RDN, NBC-HWC, ACSM-CPT – Registered Dietitian and Owner of an Insurance-based Private Practice, Real Healthy Habits LLC
  • Julie Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD, ACSM-EP, HWC-NBC – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Obesity Medicine Case Manager, Intellihealth Inc
  • Eileen Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAND – Consultant, Eileen Myers, LLC

Target Audience:

  • Individuals who have some knowledge and training in counseling and behavior change but are looking to further develop their skills through interactive and participatory training opportunities.

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