Oregon & Washington State Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Educational Conference

Agenda

  • Sunday, April 7, 2019
  •  
    9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    (Tuesday, April 9, 2019)
    Registration
    1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Food Systems Tour- Up-cycling in King County

    Sample delicious food and follow by-products from beer to bovine and beyond. See how local Washington hops are turned into beer at a local Washington brewery. Meet a local dairy farmer with a passion for cow care. Learn how she uses spent grain from the brewery, and how she creates a high-quality compost product that helps vegetable farmers. Follow the milk to a local processing plant to see how nutrient-rich dairy products are made.  You’ll see the food system in action and taste delightful treats along the way.

    We will be visiting 2 sites - Odin Brewery and the Ellenos Yogurt processing plant.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss how nutrients move through food systems – from people, to animals and back to the land to grow more food. 
    • Appreciate dairy cow nutrition and sustainable manure management techniques. 
    • Have a deeper understanding of sustainable food systems and how it works in King County.  

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    8050, 8018, 4020
    7.2.2, 8.1.2, 13.2.7, 3.3.2



     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Managing Obesity: Nutrition Best Practices through Sensitive Communication

    No matter your area of practice, you likely encounter patients with obesity. This population is impacted by both chronic disease and weight stigma, factors that often reinforce one another. In addition to providing MNT for obesity, RDNs can support patients through the lifelong treatment pathway which may go beyond diet and exercise to include pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery. Join us to learn and apply best nutrition practices for obesity treatment through the lens of sensitive communication. Bec McDorman, MS, RDN, CD offers her insight as a dietitian who has had bariatric surgery while Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CD, CDE brings years of specialization in weight management.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Propose strategies to prevent weight bias from affecting patient care
    • Apply evidence-based and best practice nutrition guidelines to obesity treatment 
    • Assess appropriateness of candidates for different types of obesity treatment


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    6010, 5370, 5125, 1130
    10.2.9, 8.3.6, 4.1.4, 4.2.5 



     Optional 
  • Monday, April 8, 2019
  •  
    6:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Registration
    6:45 AM  -  7:45 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Please check the box if you plan to attend breakfast.
     Optional 
    7:45 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Welcome
    We'll kick off the conference with an official welcome from our 2 state presidents and our conference chair.
    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Diabetes Nutrition Guidelines: Research, Recommendations and Real World

    An update of the ADA Nutrition Guidelines, expected to be published in late winter 2019. Topics to include: 

    Research on meal patterns including the efficacy of carb counting, ketogenic and low-carb diets, Mediterranean diets and the plate method.

    Priorities for working with diverse clients  (T1D, T2D, GDM, prediabetes) in diverse settings including outpatient clinics, community centers and inpatient settings. 

    Identification of evidence-based approaches for clients with pre-diabetes, including the role of specific food groups such as whole grains and dairy that are linked with reduced risk of getting T2D.   

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 
    Identify the 2019 evidence-based recommendations for nutrition management in diabetes   
    Describe the nutrition strategies for reducing risks for diabetes
    Discuss applications to clinical practice  

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies: 
    5190, 6020, 9020, 4040
    8.3.6, 10.2.9, 9.6.1, 6.2.5, 11.1.5, 8.4.1

    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Business Meeting & Awards Recognition - Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and our awards and honors recipients.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 

    • List the key initiatives for the Washington Academy during 2018-19.
    • Describe key attributes of Washington Academy award recipients.
    • Discuss volunteer opportunities and ways to enhance leadership skills.


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    1010, 1070, 1080
    1.5.1, 1.5.4, 2.1.10, 3.1.5, 3.1.7


     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Business Meeting & Awards Recognition: Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and honor our award recipients.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 

    • List the key initiatives for the Washington Academy during 2018-19.
    • Describe key attributes of Washington Academy award recipients.
    • Discuss volunteer opportunities and ways to enhance leadership skills.


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    1010, 1070, 1080
    1.5.1, 1.5.4, 2.1.10, 3.1.5, 3.1.7


     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    The NEW Code of Ethics Affects YOUR Practice

    The new Academy/CDR Code of Ethics was recently released. All credentialed practitioners are responsible for knowing and following the Code. We would be providing an interactive approach to applying the new Code in a variety of areas of practice.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the key points of the Academy and CDR Code of Ethics 
    • List specific examples of how the new Code of Ethics affects your practice
    • Be able to avoid potential issues and violations of the Code of Ethics.

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies: 
    1090, 1140, 1020, 4100 
    2.1.4, 2.1.10, 5.1.4, 11.2.9, 5.1.1, 5.3.5, 12.4.3

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Your Social Media Niche: It works for you!

    Social media got you feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you keep hearing how “powerful” it is for business, but you feel that you’re not harnessing it correctly. Maybe you’re balancing work, family and life and you just don’t have time for it.

    In this unique presentation, Ginger teaches her audience how to find their social media niche and make it WORK for them. She helps fellow dietitians harness their creativity and gain confidence in making social media actually save them time and energy (instead of sucking it dry).

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • List the benefits to having a presence on social media.
    • Describe 3 steps to launching one successful social media platform.
    • Identify which platform may be most appropriate for their audience based on generation, interest, and frequency of posting.

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies: 
    1090, 1140, 1020, 4100 
    2.1.4, 2.1.10, 5.1.4, 11.2.9, 5.1.1, 5.3.5, 12.4.3

     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Buffet Lunch
    If you plan to attend lunch, please check the box above.
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Exhibits, Poster Session & Lunch & Learn
    A great opportunity to meet with our exhibitors and learn about their products and services. We will also have our poster and member spotlight session during this time.
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Monkeys, Management and Making Changes: How Leaders Get It Done

    This session will review management theories as related to program development with a focus on change management. We will explore aspects of change management including planning & implementing a new process/program (Plan-Do-Check-Act), managing staff expectations and response (Theories X & Y, motivating employees, levers for evolving corporate culture), number crunching (budgeting, staffing & bench-marking examples, SBAR tool), and time management as a leader (Who's Got the Monkey, Steven Covey's Time Management Matrix).


    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle as it pertains to program/process development
    • Review change management and tools to leverage corporate culture change
    • Improve personal time management skills in leadership role


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    7200, 1070, 4090

    3.1.2, 9.2.4, 3.1.3, 1.4.5, 12.3.1., 9.6.1


     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Nutrigenomics: DNA-based Diets and Implications for the Future of Dietetics

    Technology is changing the way we think about food and nutrition and personalized nutrition is quickly growing and evolving. As we move away from the “one-size-fits-all” nutrition approach to more holistic, personalized recommendations aimed at long-term behavior change, our clients are turning to saliva, blood, and stool samples to gather nutrition information from within - literally. Personal genetic information is being translated into customized meal plans, shoppable recipes, supplements and more. This session will take an in-depth look at today’s nutrigenomics landscape, how it is shaping the future of our health, and the role of dietitians in translating genomic information into nutrition recommendations.



    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe today’s nutrigenomics landscape and how it is shaping the future of health.    
    • Identify the current science and research pipeline surrounding nutrigenomics as a tool for dietitians.
    • Demonstrate the role of dietitians in translating genomic information into nutrition recommendations.  
    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    2050, 3090, 5420, 9020

    8.1.2, 10.1.1, 10.2.2, 10.4.4, 6.2.1, 11.2.4, 5.4.3


     Optional 
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Piece of the Wellness Pie: Break into Corporate Wellness

    "As more people – and their employers – realize the importance of keeping obesity and other health issues in check, corporate wellness programs are blossoming..." In fact, the corporate wellness market is expected to double in value by 2026, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. There is ample opportunity for RDNs to approach small businesses which benefit financially from wellness programs, as they look for affordable wellness intervention in the workplace. Many RDNs sell themselves short and don’t realize that even if they aren’t working in corporate wellness, that they can increase their revenues by launching a corporate wellness initiative. There are businesses (many small businesses, in fact) right in our own backyards that need our services! Take advantage – here’s what you’ll need to have in place before approaching companies in need of your nutrition expertise. Gain the confidence you need to approach companies and close the sale, learn more about topics of interest to corporations, how to measure your success and more!

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Develop a plan to approach business, whether local, large or small
    • List and describe specific strategies to get hired
    • Develop ideas of services to entice businesses and organizations
    • List and describe techniques to reinforce continuous working relationships

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    4020, 1010, 7010, 4010

    12.1.1, 7.2.8, 2.2.4, 3.2.5, 11.3.9, 12.2.4


     Optional 
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Prebiotics: Emerging Science and Application

    As a result of research findings on the beneficial role of gut bacteria and prebiotics for enhanced immunity, digestive, and overall health, interest in gut health is surging.  Prebiotics have an important role as they support the growth and metabolism of the beneficial bacterial strains in the gut. In addition, protective substances which contribute to a healthy gut environment and enhance gut barrier function result from their fermentation.

    Included is a discussion of the 2017 International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics Consensus Statement on the Scope of Prebiotics which will provide dietitians with evidence-based knowledge of prebiotics. An emphasis on the early months of life will educate the RD on emerging research.

    This presentation will discuss the research that has led to a food or food substance being classified as a prebiotic. Guidance is included for recommending and managing prebiotic use.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
    Define prebiotics using the new 2017 ISAPP consensus statement.
    Relate the principles of how prebiotics safeguard and promote gut function.
    Describe prebiotic benefits during the first year of life.

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    4040, 4050, 2060, 2100
    8.1.4, 8.3.1, 12.3.7, 7.3.1, 9.4.5 

     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Networking Event at Sharps RoastHouse
    Join this optional, no-host event at Sharps RoastHouse! This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle.
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  •  
    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    Early Morning Physical Activity
     Optional 
    6:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Registration
    6:45 AM  -  7:45 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    If you plan to attend, please check the box above.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Food Cults - Where Science & Skepticism Collide

    Food cults, which are characterized as food communities with extreme nutritional beliefs, opinions or values often on the fringe of mainstream culture, have been found to fulfill multiple human needs based on research reported in anthropological, psychological and nutritional sciences. Different food cults have appeared throughout history as a result of political, economic and religious unrest and share a foundation based in fear and anxiety about the uncertainties of life. They differ from food fads when they become a central organizer of one’s identity and require a complete denial of the local eating norms and science-based dietary guidance. This presentation will demonstrate how food cults can impact public health and safety when they influence food and agricultural policy and how dietetic professionals can address the uncertainties people feel about food and nutrition without challenging individual values and beliefs.


    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the socio-emotional conditions that have given rise to the dominant food cults* of the past century
    • Examine how food cults have impacted food policy contrary to available scientific evidence
    • Demonstrate how the ideology of a food cult can be used to achieve goals for optimal nutrition for the population at large

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    1080, 1040, 6010, 8018

    8.3.5, 1.3.5, 9.1.2



    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Get it in, Keep it in: Feeding Tube Best Practices

    Emerging literature supports the practice of skilled practitioners placing feeding tubes at the bedside. There are new technologies that allow for the more accurate placement of enteral feeding tubes and securement. This session will highlight the benefits of a team approach to tube placement, methods used, and training required. This session will also review data that supports a benefit to patient care and cost savings. Weight loss approaches are controversial, and diets rarely result in long term loss. In this session we will discuss effective and sustainable approaches to counseling individuals living in larger bodies, taking into account prevailing attitudes and misconceptions around obesity, BMI, societal and professional biases and beliefs.


    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the benefit to patient care and cost savings associated with feeding tube best practices.
    • Demonstrate the development of a nasoenteric feeding tube placement protocol and a multidisciplinary team approach.
    • Explore outcomes of bedside feeding tube technology.


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    5010, 5440, 5450, 5390

    8.3.6, 10.2.8, 10.2.10, 10.4.2, 9.3.5

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Is Weight the Issue? Perspectives from an Eating Disorder Professional

    Weight loss approaches are controversial, and diets rarely result in long term loss. In this session we will discuss effective and sustainable approaches to counseling individuals living in larger bodies, taking into account prevailing attitudes and misconceptions around obesity, BMI, societal and professional biases and beliefs.


    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify at least three factors which can influence a dietitian’s judgement in regards to an individual’s weight, shape or size 
    • Compare and contrast non-diet approaches and academic/professional training in weight loss counseling
    • Implement nutrition counseling techniques that reflect both patient wishes and well grounded, non-biased clinical practice 
    • Engage in personal and professional assessment of how biases may influence perception and treatment of high weighed individuals


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    5370, 6010, 6020, 5390

    8.3.6, 10.2.9, 10.2.6, 9.6.1, 9.6.6, 4.1.5, 10.4.2


     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Expand Your Horizons--Nutrition and Dietetics Experiences in Low-Resource International Settings

    A panel of dietitians will share their experiences working in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to demonstrate the diverse needs for nutrition care in these countries. Learn how nutrition professionals are being trained for hospital and community work and how lay community health workers are being supported by non-governmental organizations. Dietitians can support these international enterprises in a number of ways and have meaningful and challenging experiences while promoting nutrition care where previously there was little or none. The presentation will include information on the new Global MIG forming in 2019.


    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Name 3-4 types of organizations through which dietitians can become involved in working in the developing world.
    • List ways to prepare for the unique challenges one may confront in working internationally.
    • Connect with the resources of the international nutrition community. 


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    7010, 1040, 6010, 4020

    12.2.4, 12.3.8, 2.2.3, 1.3.5, 1.3.7, 9.1.2, 12.2.2


     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    The Entrepreneurial Professional: Innovative Strategies to Customize Your Career

    With the growth of nutrition opportunities over the last few years, there are more ways than ever to be a successful nutrition entrepreneur without starting a private practice. This session will center on non-traditional ways nutrition practitioners can build their businesses. Learn how to develop multiple streams of income including corporate wellness consulting, freelance writing and blogging, virtual nutrition coaching, brand partnerships, speaking engagements, spokesperson work, and more. Alissa will share success and failures she and other nutrition entrepreneurs have faced during their entrepreneurial journey, along with actionable advice on how to overcome roadblocks as you start the nutrition business of your dreams.


    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe how to find your ideal client and niche.
    • Identify at least four potential different revenue generators for your business.
    • Explain how to leverage social media and marketing to grow your business and your brand.


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    7010, 7070, 1010, 7120

    3.1.3, 3.1.7, 13.3.5, 3.2.3, 3.2.2, 11.4.1, 8.3.7

     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Networking Lunch

    Join us for an opportunity to network with Washington State and Oregon members.  We'll also be celebrating with our 50-year members.

    *Please check the box if you plan to attend.


     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Navigating Medical Cannabis in Cancer Care: Evidence, Essentials & Ethics

    Though cannabis has a long history of medicinal use, its value as a bioactive botanical remains controversial. Existing evidence for its efficacy (or lack thereof) for both cancer symptom management and cancer treatment will be reviewed. Discussion of medicinal cannabis fundamentals, essential to the RDNs ability to provide cannabis education, will include pharmacokinetics, contraindications and adverse events. An overview of current Washington and Oregon State medical cannabis regulations will be provided. Finally, the use of a bioethics-based framework to address contextual considerations and guide the RDN's discussion about medical cannabis whether talking with patients, caregivers or other healthcare practitioners, will be described.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss evidence for efficacy of medical cannabis for cancer symptom management.
    • Describe cannabis pharmacokinetics, contraindications, possible adverse effects and contextual information to consider when guiding its use.
    • Describe the regulatory basics of medical cannabis use in Washington/Oregon. 
    • Utilize a bioethics framework when discussing the use of medical cannabis with patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. 

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    9020, 5410, 5420, 5150

    4.1.2, 6.2.5, 1.2.2, 8.3.6, 10.4.4, 5.4.3


     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Personalized Dietary Treatment Based on Gut Microbiome

    Accumulating evidence supports a role for the human gut microbiome in obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and numerous other conditions, including cancer. Research about the role of the human microbiome in health and disease aim at personalized medicine approaches that combine human genetics, microbiome, and nutrition will be discussed. Blood glucose responses to a meal are highly personalized, but can be predicted using a algorithm based on the microbiome and clinical parameters to normalize blood glucose control.

     

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the degree of variation in personal glycemic response to meals among different individuals.
    • Describe the role the gut microbiome plays in the development and management of diabetes and other diseases.
    • Explain that machine learning algorithms can be used to personalize diets to normalize blood glucose levels in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.


    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    3010, 3090, 2050, 5190

    6.1.4, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 8.1.2, 8.3.6

     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Building Better Nutrition Education Through Digital Collaboration Tools

    The goal of this session is to explore benefits of active learning through technology aides (EdTech) and implement tools into existing lesson plans.  With the popularity of nutrition informatics and the Academy’s recognition of the potential of technology in nutrition education, incorporating digital collaborative tools into existing patient education brings nutrition into the 21st century. Digital tools help to provide active nutrition messages that give your participants more voice and engagement. The audience will also expand their nutrition communities through online collaboration, building agency and limiting nutrition misinformation. 

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the importance of active learning (evidence-based practice)
    • List collaborative edtech tools
    • Engage with edtech tool selection criteria and best practices (SAMR)
    • Explore ways to incorporate digital tools in lesson plan scenarios
    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:

    6050, 1020, 6080, 6060

    9.2.3, 9.1.1, 2.1.4, 5.1.4, 9.1.3, 9.3.2


     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Malnutrition Denials and Audits: Update and Best Practices

    The Offices of Inspector General and Health and Human Services are reviewing and rejecting documentation on severe malnutrition. In 2018, ASPEN formed a task force to assess the current situation and develop a strategy to educate these agencies regarding best practices for diagnosing, documenting, and coding malnutrition. This session will describe the efforts of this task force and share the work in educating the appropriate agencies. Best practices for malnutrition diagnosis, documentation and coding will also be detailed as will the opportunities for collaborative efforts by health care team members in communicating the essential steps of the malnutrition diagnostic process.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the malnutrition coding audit survey results and outline those criteria reviewers have utilized in rejecting malnutrition documentation.
    • List steps taken by ASPEN’s malnutrition coding education task force in educating CMS and its contracted agencies on best practices in the documentation and coding of severe malnutrition.
    • Outline key steps in diagnosing, documenting and coding for severe malnutrition that may reduce the risk for audits and denials.
    • Identify ways dietitians, nurses and physicians can collaboratively communicate to support clinical validation, accurate coding, and post-discharge treatment plans.

    Suggested Learning Need Codes and Competencies:
    5280, 5410, 3090, 3005

    8.3.6, 1.2.2, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 8.1.1, 10.2.4

     Optional 
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