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2016 Hawaii Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Spring Conference

Here’s the Agenda…and I’m attending.

I have not been to any Hawaii Dietetics Association Conference for ages...but this one draws my attention: the microbiome, food allergies, Peace diet and supplements.

These are all up my alleys.

I deal with kids with food allergies, multiple food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, Crohn's, constipation and many other GI/nutrition problems.

I'm excited...see you there.

Hawaii Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2016 Annual Spring Conference

Its' that time of the year again. This year the Hawaii Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (HAND) title is “Side by Side: Strengthening Collaborative Actions to Improve Nutrition”.

In an era where information is everywhere, but knowledge is harder to come by, this conference is a must.

When: Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 7am – 3pm

Where: Pomaika‘i Ballrooms, Dole Cannery-Iwilei (Honolulu, Hawaii)

The 2016 HAND Spring Conference May 6th 7am - 3pm at Pomaikai Ballroom

Speakers and topics:

Mary Beth Augustine – Microbiome Nutrition for the RDN

Aukahi Austin – Behavioral Techniques for Lifestyle Change

Jan Patenaude – Food Allergies, Food Sensitivities & Food Intolerances: The Practitioners Role

Dr. Terry Shintani – The Peace Diet

Mary Beth Augustine – Dietary Supplements: Science, Art & Practice

Dr. Helen Petrovitch – The Grade Study

Registration Deadlines and Pricing:

Registration Open – Sunday, March 20, 2016

Early Bird pricing (Sunday, March 20, 2016 – Friday, April 8, 2016)

■ Students/Retirees – $85
■ Members – $98
■ Non-members – $115

Regular pricing (Saturday, April 9, 2016 – Friday, April 22, 2016)
■ Students/Retirees – $95
■ Members – $115
■ Non-members – $130

Late pricing (Saturday, April 23, 2016 – Friday, May 6, 2016)
■ All others – $130

Register here

Email for more information.

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Autism Family and Professional Talk with Dr. Tim Buie

Inflammation & Nutrition Balance Webinar

What Nutrition and Dietetic Professionals Need to Know

All inflammation—from chronic, low-grade to acute, trauma-related—can have a profound impact on body composition and health outcomes. A growing body of research demonstrates that inflammation can significantly interfere with physiological homeostasis and negatively affect nutritional balance. Inflammation can be linked to anorexia and cachexia, both of which are associated with increased mortality rates in multiple disease conditions.

The research relating to the impact of inflammation on numerous disease states is quickly evolving. In order to effectively treat patients, nutrition and dietetic professionals must be aware of this research, understand the inflammatory cascade, and become familiar with emerging treatments.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

1. Identify clinical signs of inflammation
2. Discuss key interrelations between inflammation and homeostasis.
3. List three diseases in which patient outcomes are negatively impacted by inflammation
4. Apply learned concepts to clinical nutrition practice

Presenter: David R. Thomas, MD, FACP, FAGS, AGSF

David Thomas is Medical Director of the Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly in Saint Louis. He is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Thomas is certified in both Internal Medicine and in Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. He has received the Sir William Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Saint Louis University Department of Medicine.

Dr. Thomas currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. He is a past Associate Editor of the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Annals of Long Term Care. Dr. Thomas is an alumnus of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Dr. Thomas has served on the Clinical Practice Committee of the American Medical Directors Association and is Past President and on the current Board of Directors of the Missouri Association of Long-Term Care Physicians.

He has been honored as a John A. Hartford Faculty Fellow Award in Geriatrics and by inclusion in the Marquis' Who's Who in America and is listed in The Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors in Saint Louis, and Castle Connorly Top Doctors in America. He is a frequent invited educational speaker both nationally and internationally. Dr. Thomas is active in the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Society of America, the American College of Physicians, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Medical Directors Association, the American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, and the Wound Healing Society. He has authored over 176 publications and clinical investigations well as 70 books or book chapters. Dr. Thomas is co-editor of Geriatric Nutrition, a book related to nutritional issues in older people.