Tuesday, July 12, 2011

76th Florida Dietetic Association Annual Symposium
“Nutrition Experts - Making a Difference”
July 17 - 20, 2011

Over 600 Nutrition Experts from Florida and the National and International Scientific Communities will gather in South Florida at the Florida Dietetic Association 76th annual symposium. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa, July 17th to 20th.

This year there are over 30 educational sessions, including the "Great Vitamin D Debate", feeding kids, the current dietary guidelines, MyPlate, wound healing, and the latest on food and nutrition trends.

The theme, "Nutrition Experts - Making a Difference" showcases the expanding role of the dietitian in the community, medical field, education, media, business and government.

2011 Highlights
To view the complete Educational Sessions and Speakers,

Media: For additional information, contact
Christine A. Stapell, MS, RD, LDN, Executive Director
Florida Dietetic Association
850-386-8850; cstapell@eatrightflorida.org

Pre-convention Workshop:
Dreams to Reality: Build a Booming Private Practice & Corporate Wellness Business
Faye Berger Mitchell, RD, LD and Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RD, LDN
Sunday, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Preventing Medical Errors
Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA and Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA
Sunday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Opening Session - Lifestyle Medicine
Edward “Eddie” Phillips, MD
Sunday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The New Dietary Guidelines: Putting Policy into Practice.
Amy Mobley, PhD, RD
Monday, 8:30am to 9:30am

Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies: New Guidelines.
J. Andrew Bird, MD
Monday, 8:30am to 9:30am

The Antioxidant Paradox
Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD , FACN, FASN
Monday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Ethnic and Racial Influences on Birth Outcomes
Michael Lu, MD, MPH
Monday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Become A Training Expert... Make a Difference One Training Session at a Time
Maureen Leugers, MBA, RD, CD
Monday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Read It Before You Eat It.  
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN
Monday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Nutrition and Wound Healing.
Joseph Molnar, MD, PhD
Monday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

7 Tips to Successfully Brand Your Business
Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA
Monday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Opportunities Abound for Nutrition Experts with Kids Eat Right! 
Katie Brown, EdD, RD, LD
Monday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Feeding the Critically Ill Patient
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, CNSD, LD
Monday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Biomedical & Health Informatics: Making a Difference With Information
William “Bill” Hersh, MD
Monday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Gluten-Free Boom...What’s the Buzz All About?
Peter HR Green, MD and Shelley Case, RD
Monday, 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Sign Me Up! Getting Credentialed to Bill for Nutrition Services.
Milton Stokes, MPH, RD, CDN
Monday, 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Making Sense of Science.
Cindy Heroux, RD, LD/N and Tara Gidus, MS, RD, LD/N, CSSD
Media hype, celebrity endorsements and misleading marketing leaves millions of people drowning in a sea of confusion about nutrition, natural products and supplements.
Monday, 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Portion Size Me.
James Painter, PhD, RD
Tuesday, 7:00am - 8:00am

Drug - Supplement Interactions and Nutrient Depletions
Alan Agins, PhD
Tuesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment
Cindy Hamilton, MS, RD, CNSD
Tuesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Probiotics Through Life Stages.
Jo Ann Hattner, MPH, RD
Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Family Mealtime: On and Beyond the Table.
Georgia Kostas, MPH, RD, LD
Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Biochemistry of Protein as a Nutritional Element of Chronic Disease
Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RD, LD
Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Customizing the Interstitial Cystitis Diet.
Julie Beyer, MA, RD
Tuesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Understanding Molecular, Physiological and Clinical Aspects of Iron Metabolism
Mitchell Knutson, PhD
Tuesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Magnesium and the Metabolic Syndrome
Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LD/N, FACSM
Tuesday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Advances in Bariatric Surgery for the morbid obese.
Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS
Tuesday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Health Benefits of Wine.
Mary Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN
Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Spreading Your Nutrition Message Cooking Demos that Dazzle.
Michelle Dudash, RD
Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Diabetes Research at Work Today; Future Directions in Research
Della Matheson, RN, CDE and Jennifer Marks, MD, FACP, FACE
Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

How to Eat Mindfully in a Mindless Eating World.
Susan Albers, Psy.D
Wednesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Meeting the Needs of Today and Tomorrow through Improved Agricultural Practices.
Daniel Goldstein, MD and William “Bill” Harris, PhD
Wednesday, 8:00am to 9:30am

Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.
Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc
Wednesday, 9:45-10:45

Micronutrients and the Triage Theory: How Deficiency is Linked to Diseases of Aging
Joyce McCann, PhD
Wednesday, 9:45am to 10:45am

Hormones in Midlife: A Matter of Balance
Cindy Geyer, MD
Wednesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Strong Bodies, Smart Minds: Making a Difference in Schools to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Promote Healthy Weights, and Support Academic Success. 
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
Wednesday, 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Great Vitamin D Debate.
Glenville Jones, PhD and Reinhold Vieth, PhD
Wednesday, 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Teaching Nutrition: Best Practices and Innovation in the Classroom
Joan Thompson, PhD and Jennifer Turley, PhDWednesday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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