The Illinois Academy Spring Assembly
Navigating the Intersection of Science and Bias
March 22-23rd, 2018
Chicago Marriott Hotel
Oak Brook, IL
11 Total CPE Hrs
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Thursday, March 22nd
(3 CPE Hrs)
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||
Assembly registration opens
|2:30pm - 4:30pm||
Pre-Conference Workshop (all SA attendees)
Description: The lure of hyperlapse food videos usually centers around indulgent, high calorie recipes. As dietitians, it is important to keep up with the trends in the media, and hyperlapse food videos are no exception. Dietitans and audiovisual experts at OSF Healthcare have paired up to create healthy hyperlapse food videos that are being used in patient care, at community events and in marketing for the healthcare system. This presentation will take you from start to finish, from how to select recipes, setting up for your video, making everything look perfect and some tips for editing and marketing. We'll even be filming a hyperlapse food video LIVE!
|5:00pm - 6:30pm||
Exhibits and Reception Sponsored by Illinois Farm Families
Sponsored by Illinois Farm Families
Friday, March 23rd
(8 CPE Hrs)
|6:30am - 7:30am||
|6:30am - 7:30am||
|7:30am - 7:45am||
Welcome and Introductions - Melissa Prest, IL Academy President
State of the Association
|7:45am - 8:45am||
Awards Presentation Breakfast - Margery Ruch, IL Academy Awards Chair
|8:45am - 9:45am||
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Update
|9:45am - 10:15am||
Break - Visit Exhibitors, Meet the Award Winners (photo opportunity)
|10:15am - 11:15am||
Embracing Agricultural Co-existence: Organic, Conventional & Biotechnology
Description: Today’s consumer seeks greater transparency to all aspects of the food they purchase, including how it is grown or raised. This session will address the similarities between organic, conventional and biotech food production, and dispel myths between the various agriculture methods. Attendees will be challenged to ensure their decision-making, policy making, and communications align with science and fact-based information while meeting consumer demand for greater transparency to food production methodology. Too often we believe the answer is one way or another, but multiple methods of agriculture can co-exist in today's dynamic and global food supply to provide choice to consumers.
|11:15am - 12:15pm||
Food Allergy Prevention: The latest science on nutrition intervention
Sponsored by: National Peanut Board
Description: Food allergies have become a considerable issue for consumers and, because they have increased, a public health concern. However, recent research has shown that early introduction of peanut foods can prevent peanut allergy in high risk infants. Yet consumers remain confused and hesitant about introducing peanut foods to their infants. This session will review the latest research and guidance on introducing complementary foods, including common allergens.
|12:15pm - 12:45pm||
Lunch and Learn Sponsored by: Illinois Farm Families
Why connecting with farmers is key to sorting through science and bias
|12:45pm - 1:30pm||
Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
Visit with Exhibitors, Meet the Award winners and IL Academy Leaders
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||
Hunger: An Invisible Epidemic & the Pivotal Role of the Registered Dietitians
Description: With over 42 million food insecure Americans, hunger lurks on every corner and has grown more rapidly in the suburbs since 2007. Dietitians, regardless of specialty, work with clients struggling to feed themselves and their family. Clancy will demonstrate how biases negatively impact food assistance programs and why food access is a top priority in nutrition education. She will provide practical solutions to fight hunger and identify how effective community collaborations improve patient outcomes.
|2:30pm - 2:40pm||
|2:40pm - 2:45pm||
Recognize all 2017-18 Leaders - Melissa Prest, IL Academy President
Passing of the Gavel
|2:45pm - 2:50pm||
2018-19 Election Results
|2:50pm - 3:00pm||
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||
Our Health is All Connected
Description: Our goal is to educate consumers on how responsible antibiotic use is essential to protecting human health and animal health. With growing concerns about antibiotic resistance, public perception about the use of antibiotics in food animals has called into question what is best for the animal and our food supply.
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||
Handling our Baggage: Considering how bias may impact the client care process
Description: Providers and clients may bring unconscious biases and differences in communication styles into counseling sessions. Not being aware of this baggage can negatively impact the client-provider relationship and hinder the care process. The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, workplaces, school settings, and internship programs have all made great strides to build our cultural competency skills. One topic that has not been brought up is how implicit bias (be it gender, race, ethnic, socioeconomic, political affiliation, etc.) for the client and/or provider may impact the care process. This is of particular importance as our profession interacts with the general public.
This session seeks to help dietitians recognize possible “baggage” they and others may carry and identify ways to handle it so the needs of the US population can be more effectively met today and in the future. Specifically, speakers will review the latest literature on how race and gender impacts the care process and health outcomes across health care fields and will open a dialogue about what dietetics professionals can do as individuals and as a profession.