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


Join us on Monday, February 26th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm via Zoom.

In this engaging and forward-thinking session, the profound and potential impact of Artificial Intelligence (Al) on the field of dietetics will be explored. From private practice to public health and dietetics education, Al is revolutionizing how dietitians operate, collaborate, and engage with their clients and communities. This session will deliver into practical applications of Al in developing educational materials, streamlining workflow, enhancing team dynamics, and fostering efficient marketing strategies. Ethical considerations surrounding Al implementation in dietetics will also be discussed and, thus, fulfills the CDR mandated ethics CEU requirement.

Zoom registration link was included in the February Bulletin on 2/2/24.

CPE Level: 2

CPEU: 1 (pending)

Learning Objectives:
  • Strategize Al tool integration in order to improve practice productivity and client satisfaction.
  • Analyze Al related ethical implications in context of dietetics practice in order to develop guidelines for responsible Al use.
  • Apply Al-enhanced teaching methodologies in order to engage targeted audiences, develop meaningful content, and prepare upcoming & current dietitians for an Al-driven 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.
Speaker:

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 inception of the most recognized and now widely used AI platform, Open AI’s Chat GPT. With 15+ years of collective experience in these areas of practice, Drew has increasingly collaborated with leading organizations, including Microsoft and TELUS Health Canada, to transform nutrition communications, program development, client management, and education services through innovative AI tools and AI-driven strategies. Drew’s AI-personalized educational materials; client websites, platforms and tools; and brand communications has set new standards for workflow efficiency, team collaboration, and public engagement. As a course instructor at Buffalo State University and Hilbert College, Drew leverages AI for course development, delivery, and dietetic student real-world practice preparation through a lens of ethical and professional practice. 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), he embraces technology’s transformative power in dietetics practice. Drew Hemler is a proud Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and celebrates all dietitians in all areas of practice.

Cheryl Burns, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Moderator