Annual Meetings and Exhibits

2022 Annual Conference: Wellness Begins with Me

The Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics would like to thank you for attending the 2022 Annual Meeting and Exhibits Virtual Conference, "Wellness Begins with Me." 

When?  March 31 - April 1, 2022

Where? The 2022 conference will be hosted online using the Whova app. 

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What? Online Speaker Presentations (Live and Webinar CEUs with access to presentations for up to 90 days), Virtual Exhibit Hall, Professional Networking Opportunities, Poster Presentations (click HERE for submissions), Round Table Discussions, and Virtual Auction.

View Speaker and Topic Information for "Wellness Begins with Me" HERE.

Thursday, March 31
7-7:30 a.m. 30 Morning Coffee Meet and Greet    
7:30-7:45 a.m. 15 Silent Auction Shopping and Exhibitor Hall    
7:45-8 a.m. 15 Welcome- ArAND President Stephanie Jones MPH, RD, LD, CHES®, ACE-CPT    
8-8:50 a.m. 50 OPENING KEY NOTE SPEAKER- Dr. Asim A. Shah, MD- "Mental Health, Resilience, and Wellness for Healthcare Practitioners During Covid"     
9-9:50 a.m. 50 ‚ÄčNatalie Cannady, M.Ed., C.P.T., Chief Wellness Officer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- "Unlocking Wellness"    
10-10:50 a.m. 50 Mary Pat Turon-Findley MS, RD, CMHIMP, LD- "International Clinical Ethics: Conversations around Covid, Mental Health, and Decisions in Nutrition"
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 60 LUNCH    
12-12:50 p.m. 50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS Jennifer Shelton, MS, RD- "Providing Nutrition Services via Telehealth" Pediatric Panel: (1) April Hobbs, MS, RD, CSP, CSPCC, LD; Registered Dietitian III, Lead NICU Dietitian  Baptist Health Hospital Little Rock, AR "Navigating Neonatal Nutrition: A Practical Guide"        (2) Audrey Fendley, MS, RD, CSP, LD; Registered Dietitian III "Go with Your Gut: Updates in Current Pediatric GI Nutrition" 3) Peggy Fullenkamp Oomens, MS, RDN, CNSC: "Current Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice for Pediatric COVID Patients" 
      Johnathan Voss, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCNSP- "What's New in the ICU? ASPEN/SCCM 2016 and ESPEN 2019 Guidelines for Nutrition Support in the Critically Ill"
1-1:50 p.m. 50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS  Alicia Meredith, RD, LD; and Michele King, RD, LD- "Emerging Practice for Treating Adult COVID Patients"
      Jill Nussinow, MS, RD- "Optimal Plant-Based Eating for Your Brain and Body"
2-3 p.m. 60 EXPO (Vendors Present)    
3-3:50 p.m. 50 Michelle Ator, J. D. "Avoiding Malpractice Claims - Practical Tips from a Malpractice Defense Lawyer"     
4-4:50 p.m. 50 Tegan Medico, MS, MPH, RD, CNSC- "Addressing Food Insecurity in the Clinical Setting"     
5-5:50 p.m. 50 Margaret-Ann Standridge, LCSW;  & Katie Walker, LCSW, RTP- "Burnout and the Stress Cycle"    
6-7:30 p.m.   Networking, Awards, Posters  
    Friday, April 1    
7:30-8 a.m. 30 Morning Coffee Networking    
8-8:50 a.m. 50 MARQUEE SPEAKER-Dr. Melba Nicholson Sullivan, PhD, CEO- "Pandemic Stress: Nurturing Sustainable Responses to the Impact of Work"    
9-9:50 a.m. 50 Linda Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND- "Academy (AND) in Action 2022:  Current Activities and Recent Developments at the Academy and the Foundation"    
10-10:30 a.m. 30 PPC Annual Updates Carole Garner, MPH, RD, LD; Blake Metcalf,  DCN (c), RDN, LD; Jenn Clampitt, MS, RD, LD    
10:30-11 a.m. 30 NETWORKING    
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 60 LUNCH AND Margaret Pauly, MS, RD, LD - "How to Make Any Meal Mediterranean" (Chix Fajitas)    
12-12:50 p.m. 50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS  Dr. J.J. Mayo, Ph.D, RDN, LDN; and Jayme Mayo, PC-A  - "Job and Interview Tips for Student/Intern Members: Wellness Career Opportunities"  
      Stacy Finch, MA, RD, LD- "Managing the Workplace During Covid"  
      Eric West, DHSc Canidate, MBA, DTR- "Manuka Honey Post Bariatric Surgery"  
1-1:50 p.m. 50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS Amanda Dawson MS, RDN, CSG, LD- "Geriatric Nutrition and Longevity of the Older Adult"  
      Dr. Darla Daniel O'Dwyer, PhD, RDN, LD- "An Overview of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth for Nutrition Professionals"  
2-2:50 p.m. 50 Alicia S. Landry, PhD, RD, LD, SNS - "Changes to Dietetics Education and the Transition to the Future Education Model"    
3-3:15 p.m. 15 NETWORKING    
3:15-3:45 p.m. 30 Silent Auction Shopping and Exhibitor Hall    
3:45-4 p.m. 15 Closing Remarks- ArAND President Stephanie Jones MPH, RD, LD, CHES®, ACE-CPT and ArAND President Elect, Claudia Carberry MS, RD, LD      
4-7 p.m.   Silent Auction Shopping and Exhibitor Hall