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  • Tuesday
    23
    July

    Evolving Role of the RDN as AI Advances in Diabetes-Cardiometabolic Health Part 2 Panel Discussion

    Jul 23, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (CT)

    This is a panel discussion. Panelists will share:

    • Briefly describe the AI platform or tools you use and how it benefits people living with diabetes-cardiometabolic conditions. How is this technology transforming RDN practice 
    • How do you envision AI/technology adding value to the role of the RDN?
    • What concerns do you have about using AI in clinical practice or research as a RDN?

    *If you missed part 1 in our AI webinar series, scroll down to watch the January 17 webinar prior to the July 23 event

    Presented on: July 23, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. CST

    Credits: N/A (This panel discussion is educational in nature.)

    Presenters:

    Moderator: Janice MacLeod, MA, RD, CDCES, FADCES

    Diabetes-Cardiometabolic Health Consultant

    Past Chair, Diabetes Practice Group Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Board of Directors 2024-2027

         


    Panelist #1:Alexandra (Ale) Zozos, MS, RDN, LD
    Client Success and Nutrition Manager for EatLove

    Ale Zozos is a Registered Dietitian and owner of The Mediterranean Nutritionist, an online virtual coaching community that provides coaching to individuals who want to adopt and maintain a Mediterranean lifestyle. She believes that nutrition education is the foundation of behavior change and knows that with accountability and SMART goal-setting, a Mediterranean way of eating can help her clients improve their clinical outcomes for insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart conditions, and weight loss. She encourages her clients to focus on what they can add to their diets to improve their health, rather than restricting foods and food groups.

    Before opening her private practice, Ale received her Master's in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. During this time, she delved into the world of nutrition technology, exploring how it can be leveraged to enhance clinical practice. It was then that she discovered EatLove, where she now serves as the Lead Dietitian and leads Member Success for the company. At EatLove, she has supported over 8,000 dietitians and nutrition providers in leveraging evidence-based technology to streamline workflows, automate tasks, scale their businesses, and create multiple revenue streams through membership models. Her growing interest in AI has blossomed into a thriving career, where she is part of the companies leading the way for transforming the role of dietitians through innovative technology.


    Panelist #2: Huliamatu Bah, RD
    Owner of BioBah Nutrition

    Huliamatu Bah is a Registered Dietitian and proud owner of a private practice, BioBah Nutrition, based in Oklahoma City, boasting a diverse professional background that spans continents, disciplines, and industries. Originally from Sierra Leone, where she embarked on her linguistic journey by learning English in an unconventional yet effective way—through watching the Weather Channel—Huliamatu has since navigated an impressive academic and career path. Her journey includes earning a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma, followed by a Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics from the OU Health Sciences Center. Prior to her career in nutrition and dietetics, she honed her skills as a project manager for a startup company, working closely with developers to meet crucial deadlines. Today, Huliamatu leverages this unique blend of experiences by integrating innovative thinking and AI technology into her clinical practice to enhance healthcare outcomes. Beyond her professional endeavors, she is a fervent advocate for continuous learning, which is evident from her passion for researching and staying updated with the latest in her field. Huliamatu's journey, from learning new languages to integrating AI into her nutrition practice, underscores her ability to embrace change and innovate within her field. This path reflects her commitment to improving healthcare through a blend of traditional knowledge and new technologies, serving as a humble example of continuous learning and adaptation.


    Panelist #3: Sarah Hormachea, MS, RDN, CDCES, BC-ADM
    Owner of Sara Hormachea Diabetes Care & Educator Consulting

    Sarah Hormachea (HOR-ma-che-ah) is incredibly passionate about diabetes care and education. She takes pride in her practical approach to communicating health topics. She loves to delve into the “how” and “why” just as much as the “what” and is known to burn the midnight oil on pubmed. She won’t be offended if you call her a nerd.

    By day, Sarah is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist, and board-certified in advanced diabetes management. Her career spans more than 10 years in clinical trials, community care, and specialty endocrinology. From grant writing and program management, to remote patient monitoring and insulin pump training—every day brings a new challenge.


    Panelist #4: Marci Butcher, RD, CDCES, FADCES
    Consultant with the Montana Diabetes Program – MT DPHHS Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau

    The Montana Diabetes Program was looking to identify opportunities to expand access and participation in DSMES services across the State. The goal was to explore and test innovative ways to eliminate barriers to participation and retention in DSMES services. Marci helped lead a project designed to provide a FDA-cleared AI-powered digital health solution for diabetes, to increase access to self-management education and optimize population health management.   Marci shares: “Digital tools leveraging AI coaching and insights can elevate and expand the RDN’s role as a diabetes technology champion as well as a leader in population health. While we focused on training and establishing clear roles and responsibilities for the DCES/RDN, we would recommend training and educating all members of the care team on the digital health tool, including developing work flows on using the resulting data collaboratively to improve outcomes”.


    Panelist #5: Holly Willis, PhD, MS, RDN, CDCES
    Nutrition/diabetes research at the International Diabetes Center

    Holly Willis is a research investigator, registered dietitian/nutritionist, and certified diabetes care and education specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, MN.  She has a BS degree in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and she completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She holds an MS degree in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University and a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Willis is the principal investigator on several clinical trials, and she is an active consultant on projects that bring nutrition, technology, and diabetes together. Her current research focuses on the use of diabetes technology for behavior modification, particularly the use of continuous glucose monitoring to help people with type 2 diabetes improve their eating behaviors. She has received research funding from the American Diabetes Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, and various industry partners.

For questions about webinars, contact lflanagan@eatright.org.