AME 2019 Agenda

Please note that all attendees will receive the printed Quick Program Guide in their registration packet.

Click below to see the PDF of the Quick Agenda (2 pages), Dining Guide (2-pages) and to see the more detailed Digital Booklets for the Program and for the Sponsors & Exhibitors.

  • See the Quick Agenda HERE  
  • See the 2-page Dining Guide HERE
  • See our full PAND 2019 AME Program HERE
  • See details about our 2019 AME Sponsors and Exhibitors HERE

Pre-Conference Workshop


  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  –  Please note that we are pleased to offer this FREE to all PAND members with registration – details will be on the registration form



Friday, March 29

7:00a – 12:30p Registration – Ticket sales for basket drawing and wine pull for the PANDF Fundraising – all day – Marriott Atrium

8:00a – 12:00p PAND Board of Directors Meeting – Pittsburgh Room

9:30a – 11:30a  Pre-Conference Workshop: The Digital Dietitian – Leveraging modern technology to maximize professional services  – 2 CPEUs   (limited to first 100 registrants)

Charlene Rainey, Director of Research, Foods Connect

Frankie Douglas, RNutr, Nutritics Scientific and Regulatory affairs

Gold Sponsor Nutritics, Inc.  

Cranberry III  

Lunch on your own

12:00p – 3:30p Exhibits  OpenPoster-Exhibit Bingo ongoing – Cranberry IV, V, VI

12:00p – 1:00p  Exhibits – unopposed time

12:30p – Opening Session Welcome  –  Brigid Neary, MS, RDN, PAND President

12:35p – 12:45p  Meg Rowe, MS, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND – Let’s Make It Happen: Licensure 2019 – Rooms Cranberry I, II, III

12:45 – 1:45p Keynote Address: Chere Bork, MS, RDN, LN
Passion into Action:  3 Steps to Attracting What You Want with Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empowerment,  1 CPEU – Rooms Cranberry I, II, III

Diamond Sponsor National Pork Board

1:45p – 3:00p Exhibits – Unopposed time – 1 CPEU – Cranberry IV, V, VI

  • Yogurt Break – Silver Sponsor Siggi’s  Dairy Yogurt Break & Infused Waters Hydration Break

2:30p – 3:00p –  Poster Session Judging

3:00p – 4:00p – Concurrent sessions

Alison Rigby, PhD, DNP, MPH, RD, CNSC, Feeding ICU and Surgical Patients: A Scientific Update,Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, Inc. –1 CPEU – Cranberry I, II

Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADA, CD/N, Children and Protein Needs: How Much Muscle Does the Research Have? Diamond Sponsor PA Beef  Council – 1 CPEU – Cranberry III

4:00p -4:10p –  Room transit

4:10p – 5:10p – Concurrent sessions

Michele Morgan, MS, RD, LDN, The Cranberry’s Fight Against Infections: Can Nutrition Help reduce Antibiotic Use?, Sponsored by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. – 1 CPEU – Cranberry III 

Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN Cultural Competency in Counseling and Education, 1 CPEU -Cranberry I, II

5:15p – 6:15p –  Opening Night Reception – PANDF Fundraiser

Join us for Hors d’Oeuvres, Complementary cocktail or beverage, Cash bar, Welcome Happy RDN/DTR Day  & NNM, Wine Pull & Basket Drawing, Poster Award & Contest winners announced, Diamond Sponsor PA Beef Council – Cranberry IV

6:15p – 6:30p – Room transit

6:30p – 8:00p – Food Evolution – Movie Night at AME  – Brief Introduction & Food Evolution movie, snacks and beverages, Diamond Sponsors Bayer Crop Science and the PA Beef Council

8:00p – 9:00p – Movie Discussion Panel – Moderator Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, Panel:   Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FAND, David Wolfgang, DVM, MPH, ABVP, Dustin Heeter, Western PA Beef farmer & Penn State Extension agent – Cranberry I, II, II

Saturday, March 30

6:30a – 10:00a Registration – Marriott Atrium

7:00a – 8:00a – PAND Business Meeting – 1 CPEU – Cranberry IV

8:05a – 9:05a – Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, Academy President, Your Academy in Action, Bountiful Healthy Breakfast – Plated Breakfast – Diamond Sponsor American Dairy Association North East- 1 CPEU –  Cranberry I, II, III

9:05a – 10:05a –  PAND Awards and Scholarships

10:05a – 10:15a – Room transit

10:15a – 11:15a –  Concurrent sessions
Chris Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, Dietary Patterns: The Underlying Story – 1 CPEU – Cranberry V, VI 

Rosemary Riley, PhD, LD, Culinary Medicine the Dietitian as  Leader, Innovator, and Researcher – 1 CPEU – Cranberry IV

11:15a – 11:25a – Room transit

11:25a – 12:25p Concurrent sessions

Amir Golmohamadi, PhD, Organic and non-organic food & pesticide residue: important information for RDs nutritionists & dietitians – 1 CPEU – Cranberry IV

Deanna Segrave-Daly, RDN, Healthy Kitchen Hacks for Your Mind & Heart: Incorporating the Mediterranean Lifestyle Into Your (and Your Clients’) Eating and Cooking Routines, Sponsored by the American Dairy Association North East- 1 CPEU – Cranberry V, VI 

12:30p – 12:45p Lunch – Salad Bar and seating – Diamond Sponsor Starkist – Cranberry I, II, III

12:45p – 1:45p PAND Public Policy Legislative Update (during lunch) – 1 CPEU 

Jule Ann Hestenberg, PhD, RD, LDN, FAND, Lynn Parker Klees, MA, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAN, Jessica Royer-Colborn, RD, LDN,

PAND Legislative Award – The Honorable Thomas L. Mehaffie, III Cranberry I, II, III

1:45p – 1:55p – Room Transit

1:55p – 2:55p –  Kay Oliverio Bishirjian Memorial Lecture – Robert Strauss, PhD, The Fiscal Impact of PA’s Elderly Service: Who will pay and what are the challenges to the healthcare communities?1 CPEU – Cranberry IV, V, VI 

2:55p – 3:05p –  Infused Waters Hydration Break

3:05p – 4:05p  – Janice Bissex, MS, RDN, Cannabis – Weeding Fact From Fiction – 1 CPEU – Cranberry IV, V, VI 

4:05p – 5:05p – Closing Session  – Anna DePlanter Bowes Lecture – Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, A Play by Play: Helping Youth Athletes Put a Sports Nutrition Plan into Practice (1 CPEU), Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the American Dairy Association North East1 CPEU – Cranberry IV, V, VI

5:05p – Drawing50,000 Marriott Rewards Points – Must be present to win and have a Marriott Rewards account to receive the points. Open an account now so you are ready to win!  

Look for “Committee” or “Volunteer” ribbons if you need help.

Please support PANDF by buying tickets for the basket drawing or the wine pull.

Register Here