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Villanova University College of Nursing | MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education Practical Nutrition Workshop for NPs
Feb. 23, 2018

Building a united healthcare team, with nurses on the frontlines of care, can help bridge the gap in the nutritional care management of patients. Health professionals are beginning to recognize the need and opportunities for collaboration and integration of clinical care and community systems to prevent and mitigate obesity and other nutrition-related disease states. This workshop is designed as an inter-disciplinary program to educate the target audience of Nurse Practitioners. This program will address the benefits of working inter-professionally with Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists (RDN) and NPs to address obesity and other nutrition-related disease states to achieve results that cannot be achieved by a single health professional. This approach addresses the education gap of nutrition management that integrates partners in evidence-based health care delivery. 5.5 contact awards will be awarded to NPs who attend the full program. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the epidemiology and current state of the obesity epidemic.
2. Discuss strategies to minimize bias towards and discrimination against people with obesity.
3. Explain the skills and competencies of other health professionals – i.e., dietitians – necessary for effective inter-professional collaboration and integration of clinical and community care for obesity and other nutrition-related disease states.

Speakers and topics:
Lisa Diewald, MS RDN LDN, Tracy Oliver, PhD RDN LDN, & Rebecca Shenkman MPH RDN LDN 
Obesity Stigma and Sensitivity Training

Erin Caroulis, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE 
Diabetes Nutrition for the Nursing Professional

Andrea M. Barnes, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
Geriatric Nutrition Recommendations for the Continuum of Care

Audrey Caspar-Clark, RD, LDN, CSO
Nutritional Issues in the Cancer Patient

Sharon H. Hangliter MS, RD, CNSC, LDN
Clinical Nutrition: Dispelling Myths, Embracing Realities 

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