2009 Conference
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Schedule & Presenters
4th Annual CSA Dietitian Day

Thursday, October 29, 2009

7:30 am - 7:55 am
Registration & Information Desk

7:55 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 9:15 am
"Connecting – Registered Dietitians and Celiac Disease"

Jean Guest, PhD, RD, LMNT
CSA Dietitian Advisor.
Lincoln, Nebraska


  1. Identify at least two historical events important in the development of medical nutrition therapy in celiac disease
  2. Describe pathophysiology and diagnosis of celiac disease
  3. Identify at least two functions of a skilled dietitian providing medical nutrition therapy to individuals with celiac disease
  4. Discuss advancing nutrition practice in celiac disease

9:15 am - 10:30 am
"Managing Medical Nutrition Therapy for Celiac Disease"

Dee Sandquist, MS, RD, LD
Southwest Washington Medical Center,
Vancouver, Washington


  1. Describe components for patient education for a gluten-free diet
  2. Discuss patient education and counseling insights
  3. Identify disease management information related to identification of gluten sources and contamination
  4. Discuss tips for improving management of diabetes for patients with celiac disease

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Morning Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Gluten Free Diets for Acute and Residential Care Facilities"

Veronica Alicea, RD, MBA
Consultant Dietitian,
Bridgewater, New Jersey


  1. Identify at least 3 reasons why providing gluten-free/food allergy diets is an interdepartmental concern
  2. Describe how to manage food not purchased from primary distributors for food safety
  3. Plan a menu meeting macro and micro nutrient needs
  4. State at least 2 kitchen assessment criteria for deciding what to menu

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gluten-Free Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
"Celiac Disease and Heart Health"

Mark Dinga, MEd, RD, LDN
UPMC Nutrition Services,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  1. Discuss reasons why people with celiac disease are at potential risk for cardiovascular disease and weight gain
  2. Discuss risk factor identification and how to decrease overall medical risks
  3. Discuss nutritional strategies to decrease cardiovascular disease risk and improve patient outcomes
  4. Explain how to integrate the gluten-free and heart-healthy (TLC) diet recommendations
  5. Explore additional dietary options for LDL-Cholesterol lowering with identification of gluten-free viscous fiber and phytosterol sources

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
"Diabetes and Celiac Disease"

Diana Stuber, MA, RD, CDE
Nutrition Educator,
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York


  1. Identify key indicators for risk of celiac disease in people with diabetes
  2. Describe factors important to development of healthy meal plans for people with
    both diabetes and celiac disease
  3. Describe factors that challenge the dietary management of the combined diagnosis
    of diabetes and celiac disease

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Evaluation/Exhibit Hall


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