Conferences & Webinars

Spring Conference

Our annual spring conference is going virtual! Check back regularly for updates.

Fall Conference

Due to Covid-19, the fall conference was replaced by a series of webinars called Friday Forums. There are still two Forums left in January, so take a moment to check out all the details under the Webinars tab.

Friday Forums Webinar Series

Introducing our Friday Forums Webinar Series! Instead of our annual in-person Fall Conference, we will host five webinars from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on the Fridays listed below. We have some interesting topics and dynamic speakers and we invite and encourage you to attend all the webinars.

Register today and get a chance to earn a FREE webinar!

As an appreciation and thank you to our members, MiAND is awarding a free webinar to one lucky winner at each of our webinars! Here’s how it works: At the end of the presentation, MiAND President Laura Kull, will choose a number from within the range of registrations. The registrant attached to that number will receive a free registration for any Friday Forum webinar of their choice, or a future webinar credit, and for the January 29th webinar, a complimentary virtual spring conference registration will be the prize! (note: the winner must be on the webinar when the name is announced).

Plus, stay connected after for reflection and discussion! Please join us if you can stay on for Peer Discussion and the opportunity to decompress and reflect on the presentations. We encourage you to ask questions and network!  This 20-30 minute session will be hosted by our President and moderating team.  Join us if you can!

  • MiAND Active Members
    • One webinar: $15
  • MiAND Retirees, Dietetic Students and Interns
    • One webinar: $12
  • Non-members: Includes Michigan non-members, other Academy Affiliate members, and other non-RDN professionals
    • One webinar: $20

Non-members can join the Academy today to receive discounted webinar prices!

Get the benefit of a Two for One – Academy and Michigan Academy membership. To be eligible for member webinar pricing you must join before registering and at least 2 weeks before the scheduled webinar.

Go to: or call the Academy Member Service Center at (800) 877-1600 Ext. 5000.


  • Patrizia Jesue, RD

Presentation Highlights

COVID-19 has hit people in so many ways. Some individuals are able to manage their eating habits and others are not. Disordered eating clients encompass individuals who do not meet full criteria for an eating disorder but approach their food, exercise and body image in a dysfunctional manner that inhibits their ability to make normative food decisions.  Because these clients can show up in all settings, anyone can benefit from the content of this presentation.  Gentle nutrition is the practice of adjusting your food and exercise goals to support self-care versus sticking with rigid food rules that support self- control. Helping the disordered eating population with concepts of gentle nutrition will assist them in navigating their way through the transitions of COVID-19.  This session is for you if you have counseled similar clients and looking for treatment options to guide your clients onto a long-term health path in life.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn how to screen for and identify people who fit in the disordered eating category
  • Participants will be able to understand the nutritional barriers associated with quarantine and COVID-19 orders that apply to disordered eating population 
  • Participants will be able to apply the principles of gentle nutrition with disordered eating clients and guidelines to stay on track as we move forward through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 phases  

Continuing Education

  • Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 2.1, 4.1.1., 8.1, 8.4, 9.1, 9.4, 9.6
  • Level 2
  • This webinar is accredited by CDR for 1 CPEU; Includes recording

About the Presenter

Patrizia Jesue, RD

Patrizia is Co-Founder and Director of Operations and Nutrition at the Center for Eating Disorder Assessment, Recovery and Support, and President of Nutrition Counseling Center, LLC, which both center on providing counseling for eating disorders (ED), non-diet based weight management and the intuitive eating approach.  With over 18 years of experience in the field of EDs and extensive post graduate work and training in psychology and ED management, Patrizia is a recognized expert. Her passion is believing in, teaching and personally embracing a non-diet approach and to empower her clients through this method to overcome food struggles, returning them to normalized eating. 


  • Molly Carter Mulcahy, MS, RD
  • Research presenter: Libby MacQuillan, PhD, RDN, CHSE;
    • Development and Testing of Competency Assessment Tool for Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam

Presentation Highlights

Intermittent fasting is growing in popularity and has developed into an active area for nutrition and health research, but what evidence exists for this way of eating? This presentation will introduce the time-restricted feeding (TRF) modality of intermittent fasting and describe the current evidence for the use of TRF on metabolic health in human and animal models. Finally, preliminary research on TRF in the context of pregnancy to lessen insulin resistance will be shared. Dietitians, interns, and students interested in learning the scientific evidence for time-restricted feeding, insulin resistance, and maternal and child health in clinical practice or research can benefit from this presentation.  Following Molly’s presentation, learn the latest research in nutrition and dietetics from researchers and students across Michigan in this fast-paced speed meeting virtual presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Generate a working definition of Time-Restricted Feeding for dietetic practitioners
  • Evaluate evidence for insulin sensitizing effects of TRF
  • Original research or a project/program background will be presented describing the methods, results, conclusions and implications of the research

Continuing Education

  • Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:  6.3.8, 8.3.6
  • Level 2
  • This webinar is accredited by CDR for 1 CPEU; Includes recording

About the Presenter

Molly Carter Mulcahy, MS, RD

Molly is a registered dietitian and PhD candidate in Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UMSPH). She earned her Bachelor’s of Science and verification statement at Texas State University in Nutrition and foods, minoring in Chemistry. She earned a Master’s of Science at UMSPH in nutritional sciences, emphasizing nutritional epidemiology where she also completed her dietetic internship. Her research involves maternal and child nutrition, fertility, the practice of fasting, insulin resistance, and metabolic health.