Virtual NCAND Educational Meeting in December 2023

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023

Location: Zoom

Registration for this meeting will open in early September 2023  




8:25 - 8:30 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:30 - 9:30 am

Presentation #1

9:30 - 10:30 am

"How to Use Motivational Interviewing to Elicit Motivation & Harness Client Energy & Excitement" - Dr. Maria E Maldonado, Fellow, American College of Physicians; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; National Board Certified Health & Wellbeing Coach 

Lecture Summary: Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the client's own reasons for change within an environment of acceptance and compassion. Embracing the spirit and principles of motivational interviewing and possessing the necessary skills to elicit intrinsic motivation support both the development of client self-efficacy and an authentic patient-centered approach to management. This lecture will review the strategies of motivational interviewing and provide specific examples of how to effectively partner with patients to evoke motivation and assist in planning for change. 

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break & Lightning Slide Presentation - Session 1

10:45 - 11:45 am

"A Dietitian’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Nutrition Care: Education, Counseling & Clinical Considerations" - Drew M Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND 

Lecture Summary: Dietetic practitioners are providers of appropriate nutrition care for all, including gender diverse clients and in context of education & counseling environments. Our approach, coupled with our clinical knowledge, is essential for guiding individuals through their unique health journey. This session provides foundational information about gender diversity, relative communications, education & counseling principles, and a review of the latest evidence for nutrition care recommendations for transgender individuals.

11:45 -12:45 pm

Presentation #4

12:45 - 1:00 pm

Break & Lightning Slide Presentation - Session 2

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Presentation #5

2:00 -3:00 pm

 Presentation #6

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Break & Lightning Slide Presentation - Session 3

3:15 - 4:15 pm

 Presentation #7

4:15 pm


*agenda subject to change without notice.