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PNPG Events at FNCE®

PNPG at FNCE®: Ask the Pediatric Nutrition Experts

Date: Sunday, October 17th 2021

Time: 5:00 pm (Central Time Zone)

Link for Registration: CLICK HERE. (Be sure to provide your mailing address for a free gift for the first 30 people who register)

Event Summary: The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (PNPG) will be hosting a live virtual Q&A and networking session on WebEx with leading pediatric nutrition experts. This free event and open to anyone. You do not need to be a PNPG member or be registered for FNCE®. This event is perfect for individuals exploring a career in pediatric nutrition or looking to shift career paths within the specialty. Tune in to ask your questions during the live moderated event or send your questions to PNPG by October 15th Registration (free, and open to all) is required.

Topics include:

    • Feeding Disorders with Rachelle Berry
    • Public Policy and Insurance with Karen Mountjoy
    • Ketogenic with Christine AuYeung
    • Private Practice with Rachel Rothman

PNPG Spotlight Session

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Central Time)

The Microbiome in Infant Health and Disease

Speakers:
Stephanie Harshman PhD, RD, LD - Research Fellow, Clinical Dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital

Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc - Assistant Professor, Attending Physician Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital


Moderator: Kimberly Zeender Christy, RD, LD, CLC - PNPG Chair

Description:

There is increasing evidence that implicates gastrointestinal microbiota as a critical player in the development of diseases in children. Epidemiological studies suggest that early life exposures can alter the gut microbial composition such that differential composition and colonization may influence disease risk. The objective of this session is to review the role of early life exposures in altering the infant gut microbiome and the impact on disease risk, including obesity and allergic diseases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what and how early life exposures manipulate the development of the infant microbiome.
  • Characterize the microbial shifts that occur in obesity and allergic diseases.
  • Identify and explain current interventions targeting the gut microbiome in infancy to reduce disease risk.

Pediatric Nutrition Topics




Looking for pediatric content and networking opportunities at FNCE®? Don’t miss out on these great sessions and posters presented by fellow PNPG members!

 

Special Mention: Sessions and Posters Provided by PNPG Members

If you are presenting or have a poster and do not see your name on this list, please contact us at inquiriespnpg@gmail.com so we can add your information.

Educational Sessions

Adler, Meghan

Meghan Adler has been a Nutritionist with the United States Department of Agriculture for over ten years. In 2019, Meghan joined USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). During this time Meghan has worked to support the development and pr… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Monday, October 18
Engaging Parents for Public Health: Reaching Todays Caregivers with the Dietary Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday, October 19
Show Your Plate: Cultural Adaptations to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Arora, Mudita

Mudita Arora MSc, MS, RDN, LD, is the 2020-2021 Chair for the Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (IND) – A Member Interest Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Past President; Nominating Committee Chair & State Media Representative for the Kentucky Academy of Nu… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Nourishing Our Communities Through A Pandemic: Stories Of Resilience From The Front Lines

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Brown, Nicole

Nicole Brown, MS, RDN, LD ACSM EP-C completed degrees in Chemistry and Clinical Dietetics at CSU, Chico and an MS in Nutrition at UC Berkeley. Her passion for health promotion and appreciation of delicious food stem from being born in France and beginning to run with her father a… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Improving Obesity Nutrition Care Through Recognition of the Lived Experience

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Busenburg, Anna

Anna has been a Registered Dietitian for the last 10 years and has had the opportunity to work in the hospital setting as well as private practice outpatient. Anna specializes in pediatric nutrition and specifically neonatal nutrition working in a Level IV NICU at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has covered inpatient NICU and outpatient NICU follow up clinic patients. She has undertaken many projects over the years to help improve patient care and cultivate a culture to support nutrition education. She has worked on projects that affected her unit specifically and then larger policy changing projects affecting an entire hospital system. Anna is a Certified Specialist in Pediatrics and has completed the Pediatric Weight Management course. She has had the opportunity to author a chapter of the book The Nutrition Communications Guide from AND published in 2020 and published an article in the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group on RDs Involvement in Infant Feeding Preparation Rooms published in 2019. She currently serves on multiple committees for the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and has held various positions within AND on the state and local level.

Session(s):

Monday, October 18
Womens Uphill Climb to Overcome Social Determinants of Reproductive Health

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Gill, Livleen

Livleen Gill, MBA, RD, LDN, is the CEO of Bethesda NEWtrition and Wellness Solutions, a primary care and wellness practice and a Care Transformation Organization in the Maryland Primary Care Physicians Program. With over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition and healt… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
The Right Recipe: Impacting Health, Addressing Disparities and Getting Paid

 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Gonzalez, Andie Lee

Dr. Andie Lee Gonzalez, first generation Latina, attended Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics completed a Dietetic internship rotation program and her Master’s in Public Health from the College of Human Medicine. She then her Doctor… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Nourishing Our Communities Through A Pandemic: Stories Of Resilience From The Front Lines

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Goolsby, Susan

Susan Goolsby the Assistant Director of Clinical Nutrition at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) where she leads the Quality Assurance and Outcomes Research team for the department. She is also the Consulting Dietitian for a long-term care facility for 58 severely disabled chil… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Monday, October 18
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How NFPE Can Strengthen Your Pediatric Malnutrition Diagnosis

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Harshman, Stephanie

Stephanie Harshman, PhD RD LD, is a research fellow in Neuroendocrinology at Mass General Hospital and a clinical dietitian in The Center for Feeding and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Harshman’s research focuses on identifying the impact of the gut microbi… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Tuesday, October 19
The Microbiome in Infant Health and Disease

 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Hinojosa, Andrea

Andrea Hinojosa is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified lactation counselor (CLC). She is also a credentialed Early Intervention Specialist in the State of Illinois. She completed her bachelor’s at Dominican University and her master’s degree and dietetic internship at … Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Nourishing Our Communities Through A Pandemic: Stories Of Resilience From The Front Lines

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Johnson, Teresa

Dr. Teresa Johnson is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 30 years of clinical practice and teaching experience. She has a BS in Dietetics from the University of Montevallo, a master’s in nutrition from Auburn University and a Doctorate in Clinical nutrition from Rut… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Tuesday, October 19
Can Your Tube-Fed Patients Have Real Food? A Skills Workshop on Blenderized Tube Feeding

 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Pac, Susan

Susan Pac has over 20 years experience in nutrition science and regulatory affairs with an expert knowledge of FDA and USDA food labeling regulations. Her responsibilities include nutrition and ingredient labeling, food product claims and consumer communications about feeding you… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Monday, October 18
Engaging Parents for Public Health: Reaching Todays Caregivers with the Dietary Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Sauer, Kevin

Sauer is a professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health at Kansas State University and co-director of the national Center for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. He specializes in administrative dietetics and has previous experience in health… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Opening Session- The Infinite Mindset: A Fireside Chat with Simon Sinek

 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Monday, October 18
Member Showcase: Limitless: Unleash and Master Your Minds Potential

 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tuesday, October 19
Closing Session: The Irresistible Power of Strategic Storytelling

 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Scott, Susan

Susan received a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition from The University of Alabama and is a graduate of West Virginia University’s coordinated program in dietetics, with a Bachelor of Science in Family Resources. Susan is Founder of SCS Nutrition Consulting, having … Read the full bio

Session(s):

Monday, October 18
Building a Better Case: Negotiation Tactics to Expand MNT Access

 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Stadler, Diane

Dr. Stadler worked in Zambia, Africa and in eastern Honduras to train community members to monitor growth of infants, initiate school-based meal programs, and enhance maternal health. She is engaged in OHSU’s global health initiatives in SE Asia and is a leader in the School o… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Out of the Dark: Shining the Light on Nutritional Challenges of Female Sex Workers and their Children

 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Stewart, Caitlin

Caitlin Stewart is a senior pediatric dietitian at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/NewYork- Presbyterian in New York City. With more than 13 years of experience in acute care, Caitlin currently specializes in pediatric critical care and cardiology, including being a member o… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Monday, October 18
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How NFPE Can Strengthen Your Pediatric Malnutrition Diagnosis

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Vizthum, Diane

Diane Vizthum was a research dietitian at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for over six years, where she served as the lead dietitian for numerous studies of treatment for food allergy. She was recently a member of a leadership committee that de… Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Food Allergy Therapy in 2021: Oral Immunotherapy, Transition to Real Foods, and the Role of the RDN

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Woch, Margie

RDN and GMP manager at the Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University since 2010. Clinical dietitian specializing in pediatric allergy, pulmonary diseases and ketogenic diet for pediatric refractory seizure prior to full time research…. Read the full bio

Session(s):

Sunday, October 17
Food Allergy Therapy in 2021: Oral Immunotherapy, Transition to Real Foods, and the Role of the RDN

 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 
Poster Sessions

Beretich, Kaitlan - Baylor University

A Stages of Change Algorithm for Dietetics Practice: A Criterion Validity Study


Cirrencione, Nicole - Eastern Illinois University Graduate School

The Effects of Nutritional Status on Treatment Outcomes of Pediatric Oncology Patients: A Systematic Review

 

Drenckpohl, Douglas - OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center

Increasing the Registered Dietitian Full-Time Equivalents to the Neonatal Critical Care Unit improved incidence of growth Outcomes in preterm infants

 

Garay, Jessica - Syracuse University

Sports Nutrition Knowledge, Diet Preference, and Eating Attitudes among Physically Active College Students

Public Policy and Advocacy in the Dietetics Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities

 

Halloran, Briana - Ball State University

Postpartum Depression and Preconception Vitamin Supplementation: An Analysis of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2016-2018

 

Hilliard, Elizabeth - North Dakota State University

How TRIO Upward Bound Students Describe Their Diet

 

Johnson, Michelle - East Tennessee State Univ

COVID-19 Impact on Stress and Self-Efficacy among RDNs and CDMs practicing in Long-Term Care, Post-Acute Care, and Assisted Living Settings

 

Kronisch, Lauren - Texas Children's Hospital

Food Insecurity and Academic Performance among Students Attending a Large Northeastern U.S. Health Sciences University

 

Lamport, Lyssa - Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York/Northwell Health

Optimizing Iron Supplementation by Monitoring Serum Ferritin Concentration

 

Nussbaum, Ilisa - Yale New Haven Hospital

Ketogenic Diet Training for Caregivers: Taking Advantage of Current Popular Media

 

Pac, Susan - Nestle Nutrition Gerber Products Company

Many Foods Contribute Sodium in Toddlers’ and Preschoolers’ Diets: Data from the 2016 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS)

 

Thornton, JessicaIndiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The Impact of a Growth Measurement Training Program on the Quality of Clinical Growth Measurement Data in the NICU