A.I. Unleashed: Shaping Dietetics in the Digital Age

April 22, 2024 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST via Zoom

In this engaging and forward-thinking session, the profound and potential impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the field of dietetics will be explored. From private practice to public health and dietetics education, AI is revolutionizing how dietitians operate, collaborate, and engage with clients, colleagues, and communities. This session delves into big picture thinking as well as practical applications in streamlining tasks that make up our workload and workflow. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize an AI tool in order to improve productivity & client satisfaction.
  • Leverage A.I.-enhanced teaching strategies & methods in order to engage targeted audiences & develop meaningful content.
  • Discuss ethical implications of A.I. in order to plan for responsible AI integration & use.
  • Recall curriculum considerations in order to help prepare future practitioners for an AI-included profession.

Performance Indicators:
  • 1.3.1 Recognizes actual or potential ethical issues and dilemmas encountered in practice.
  • 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address needs.
  • 7.1.3 Takes action on identified risk to self, staff, clients/patients, public and the organization.
  • 9.4.6 Demonstrates competent use of technology to enhance learning experiences and the delivery of information.
  • 11.4.1 Stays abreast of changing trends and technology in promotion, marketing and advertising products and services.

Drew Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND

Drew Hemler (he/him) is an internationally accredited registered dietitian who’s been integrating artificial intelligence (AI) in private practice, public health, academia, and clinical practice since the birth of Open AI’s Chat GPT. Drew has collaborated with leading organizations, including Microsoft and TELUS Health Canada, to transform nutrition communications, program development, client management, and education services through AI-driven tools and strategies. As a faculty member at Buffalo State University and Hilbert College, Drew leverages AI for course development & delivery, and student real-world preparation through a lens of professional practice and ethics. 

Recipient of the Nutrition Educator of the Year award by AI Global Media (2023), Early Career Faculty Award for Community Engagement by Buffalo State University (2021), and upwaRD Award by FoodMinds (2019), Drew embraces technology’s transformative power in dietetics practice. He is a proud Fellow of our Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and celebrates dietitians in all areas of practice.

Speaker Affiliations: Nutrition by Drew, PLLC; Buffalo State University; Hilbert College; Microsoft Canada; TELUS Health Canada; AND & CDR; Dietitians of Canada; College of Dietitians of Ontario

Conflicts of Interest: None to report

Cheryl Burns, RDN, LDN, CDCES