Meeting Agenda


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The Great Licensure Debate

Wednesday, September 21st          5:00-8:00 PM Penrose Hospital Main Bldg, Pavilion Room C      

The Great Licensure Debate will feature speakers Jan Kochis, RDN, LD and Martha Rosenau, RD, who will discuss the increasingly import issue of licensure for Registered Dietitians in the state of Colorado. The argument for and against licensure will be addressed. Heavy appetizers will be provided beginning at 5:00 PM, courtesy of Morrison Community Living.

Bugs behaving badly: connections between gut microbes, obesity, and diabetes

Tuesday, October 25th                   6:00-8:00 PM   Penrose Cancer Center, Conference Rooms A&B

Advances in technological and analytical methods have expanded our understanding of the role of human gut bacteria in the etiology of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

Microbial toxins contribute to systemic low-grade inflammation and oxidative stress, which may elevate serum lipids and blood pressure, as well as increased visceral adipose tissue synthesis and storage. Furthermore, inflammation may lead to insulin resistance and increased blood glucose, eventually resulting in diabetes.

The role of diet, lifestyle and the use of specific prebiotics and probiotics in promoting healthy microbial composition and their effects on human metabolism will be presented.  


A Dietitian's guide to medical herbalism

Tuesday, November 29th               6:00-8:00 PM  *Penrose Pavilion, Second Floor Rooms B & C

Margaret Harris, PhD, RD, will provide insight into the world of herbal supplements and the complexity that accompanies them. She will explain traditional uses vs western medicine, identifying high quality herbal formulas, synergistic needs of supplements, and resources for researching herbal supplements.



Wednesday, December 14th          6:00-8:00 PM *Penrose Hospital Pavilion, Second Floor Room B

Expand your understanding of Autism with this well-rounded presentation on children with an ASD. Nicole Withrow, PhD, MS, RD, will walk us through the complexities of ASD with background information, eating behaviors, nutritional risks, nutrition screening and assessment, and recommendations for children.



Wednesday, January 18th               6:00-8:00 PM Penrose Cancer Center, Conference Rooms A&B

Coming off the summer Olympic Games in Rio, USOC Dietitian, Alicia Kendig, MS, RD, CSSD, will present exciting information about fueling our USA athletes. The challenges faced when traveling internationally, and specific challenges in Rio will be discussed.


Irritable bowel disease and diet

Wednesday, February 15th             6:00-8:00 PM Penrose Cancer Center, Conference Rooms A, B &C

To continue the nutrition trend of all things gut, Gastroenterology Associates of Colorado Springs physician, Dr. Kendell Mann, will detail IBS with prevalence and presentation, discuss possible explanations for diet related symptoms, and explain dietary interventions for IBS.



Sport nutrition for pro athletes

Wednesday, March 15th                 6:00-8:00 PM   *Penrose Pavilion Rooms B &C*

Denver Broncos Dietitian, Bryan Snyder, will explain the ins and outs of fueling our much loved football team, his experiences as an RD for a professional football team, and his journey to becoming one of only a handful of RDs within the NFL.                       (ATTN: The RSVP method below is a trial to replace evite. Please note you will not be able to change your RSVP, but will have to submit a new RSVP if needed. A pop-up will appear if you have submitted successfully.)


CAND 2017 Annual Conference

Friday, April 21st                          8:30 AM-8:00 PM      The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver                10035 S Peoria Street, Parker, CO 80134                        Student Poster Session Submission                                  Agenda


Functional foods

Wednesday, May 17th                   6:00-8:00 PM Penrose Cancer Center, Conference Rooms A, B &C

Discover the world of functional foods, their benefits beyond basic nutrition, what the research shows, and more when Andrea Hutchins, PhD, RD presents on this highly requested topic.  Access to the conference room begins at 5:00 PM. Feel free to arrive early to socialize as we wrap up another year!



Ranch tour

Postponed until Fall                                Time TBD       Transportation Pick-Up: Briargate

Tour cattle farms in Southeastern Colorado, hear from ranchers, and speak with a veterinarian or animal nutritionist on this tour with the Colorado Beef Council. Lunch and transportation will be provided at no cost to you! Denver and Northern Colorado members welcome. More details to come.