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Spring Conference
May 9, 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm

Owego Treadway Inn
1100 NY-17C
Owego, NY 13827

Includes Breakfast & Lunch

Day of Registration: $75

Advance Registration Fees:

STAND Members
RD/DTR: $60
Retired: $50
Student: $40

Non-member: $70
Retired (non-member): $60
Student (non-member): $50

CPEU Sessions

Luca Maurer, MS
Director of Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services

9:15 am - Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Transgender Clients: Providing Welcoming and Affirming Service
10:15am - Our LGBTQIA+ Community: Challenges and Opportunities

Sarah Wilson, MS RD
Cornell Healthy Eating Program Nutritionist
11:15 am - Providing Appropriate Care for Transgender Clients: Nutrition Considerations and Case Examples

Mary Griffin, MS RD CDN
Dietitian at Elmira Psychiatric Center
1:15 pm - Food & Mood - Medical Nutrition Therapy and Mental Health Disorders

Emily Gier, MBA, RD, CDN, FAND
Associate Professor of Practice, Cornell University
2:15 pm - The Future of Dietetics Education

Donations from local and national companies—along with a recipe tasting from a local school!
3:15 pm - Tasting Expo

Questions? Contact Krista Mugford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Stephanie Bostic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

About the Presentations

Luca Maurer is a dynamic speaker and author working to reduce discrimination and exclusion. He will be providing an introduction to some of the terms and concepts central to understanding gender identity and gender expression. Participants will learn concrete ways to create and maintain a welcoming and affirming organizational culture, environment, and services. He will then guide us through learning more about the health and human services needs LGBTQIA+ people and families in our local communities. Food insecurity, housing insecurity, accessing culturally competent services, and issues affecting those most economically fragile such as elders and children, all disproportionately impact LGBTQIA+ people in our area. Participants will then put this research into practice and explore ways their services are already working well, in addition to ways to better anticipate and address the needs of LGBTQIA+ people.

Sarah Wilson is an advocate for intuitive eating. Her interests include working with gastrointestinal disorders, disordered eating, and body image. She will be presenting 1) key considerations for dietitians working with transgender clients; 2) case studies from her practice with transgender clients.

Mary Griffin is an experienced dietitian who has worked with vulnerable populations for over 15 years. She is presenting an update on medical nutrition therapy for common psychiatric conditions. With an estimated 6.7% of adults in US experiencing major depression in any one year period, Registered Dietitians are likely to frequently encounter psychiatric co-morbidities in their practice settings.

Emily Gier is currently Associate Professor of Practice, Dietetics Program Leader and Director of the Dietetic Internship at Cornell University. She has 10+ years of experience in dietetics practice and 17 years in dietetics education. In this session, she will draw on her experience as a lead program reviewer for ACEND during which she has reviewed DPD, DI and Future Education Model (FEM) programs from across the United States. She will provide an overview of the shift that is occurring in dietetics education, explain the rationale behind the shift and provide details about the FEM for the dietetics profession.

Kelly Quinn MS RDN, an ACE Personal Trainer, will be guiding us through a brief yoga session before lunch.

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