Annual Meeting & Exhibition (AME) 2024

Share your latest professional research or student project by presenting a poster at the 2024 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
Awards will be given to the following 3 categories for both Professional Poster Presentation submissions and Student Poster Presentation submissions
1.) Best Research Methods
2.) Most Innovative
3.) Topic of Interest
If interested in submitting a poster for the 2024 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AME, consider using these following links for tips, tricks, and additional help
      With related information for application dates, registration, and instructions
Important Dates:
Submissions will be due by Friday, March 1st, 2024
Presenter(s) will be notified if their poster is selected on or before Monday, March 18th, 2024.
Ready to submit a poster for the 2024 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AME? Use this link added below to complete a google submission form about your poster and related information!

Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND) Annual Meeting & Exhibition (AME) 2024 


The Plans

The conference will be held April 14,15,16, 2024 in Lancaster, PA.





Get your room: 

The Lancaster Marriott, Penn Square Click here to view the most up to date agenda.  Register today here Click here before March 29th for best rates.




SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024

8:00 AM Attendee Registration
9:45 AM President’s Welcome – Erin Pover, MS, RN, CSOWM, CHWC, LDN
10:00 AM Mind-Body Medicine Modalities for Improved Outcomes Professionally and Personally
Becky Wojcik, MA, RDN, LDN, RYT and Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN, FAND
11:15 AM Awards Brunch
12:45 PM Why (Not) Weight?
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD, MPH, RD, CSOWM, LDN
2:00 PM
Concurrent Session:
The Growth and Development of Human Milk Pasteurization
Veronica Campbell, RDN, LDN, CBS
Concurrent Session:
Elevating Dietetic Practice: Integrating Holistic Nutrition for Enhanced Care
Abrar Al-Shaer, PhD, RD, LDN
3:15 PM Concurrent Session:
Spoons and Forks – Understanding the Impact of Chronic Illness on Daily Life
Susan E. Adams, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
Concurrent Session:
Systematic Review of Content Validity of the Academy – ASPEN Indicators of Malnutrition and
Meta-Analysis of Associated Clinical Outcomes
Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, LDN
4:30 PM When Should Nutrition Stop? The Role of the Dietitian at the End of Life
Kara Stromberg, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
Dylan Sherry, MD
Jaylin Kellogg, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2024

7:00 AM Vendor Registration – Poster Registration
7:30 AM Breakfast/Raffle Sales/Vendor Visits
8:00 AM Activity – Farm Tour
Registration Required - Spots are Limited
8:45 AM AME Co-Chairs Welcome:
Andrea M. Barnes, MSCN, RD, LDN, FAND, ACRPM  and Janel Zeigler, MS, RD, LDN
9:00 AM Artificial Intelligence in Dietetics: Augmenting Our Future
Michele D. Rager, MS, RDN-AP, LDN, FAND
10:15 AM Cancer and the Microbiome: How to Rethink Nutrition for Prevention and Treatment
Emily E. Biever, MS, RD, LDN, CPT
12:00 PM Lunch/State of PAND Meeting
1:45 PM Applying Nutritional Anthropology and Therapeutic Content to Improve Patient Outcomes
Sasha M. Aparicio, B.A., M.S.
3:30 PM Feeding the Mind and Body: Optimizing Nutrition and Food Education in the First Five
Years of Life
Jill Castle, MS, RDN
4:45 PM Partnering with the Public: A Unique Way to Interact with Food Labels
Dara Dirhan, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN and Sandra Walz, PhD, RDN
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Member Reception – Our Town Brewery



7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM President-Elect Welcome – Kaitlin Gill, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES
8:15 AM Snooze-Fest vs Going Viral: The Art of Crafting Effective, Research Based Content for Any Platform
Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD
9:30 AM Advocacy Feud: Survey Says It’s Time for Critical Causes
Lisa Jones and Jessica Rae
10:15 AM Pairing Cooking with Nutrition Science: Partnerships for Improved Health and Wellness
Lori Klein, EdD, MPH, NDTR
11:30 AM
Self-Care in Practice!
Tracy L. Leet, LCSW  



Why Attend


Get Inspired  

Earn up to 18 CEUs that cover various professional areas of focus while proving discussion and audience engagement all while connecting with your fellow PAND colleagues. 




Sponsors + Vendors Welcome  


We have several options for sponsorship! Learn more about how you can become a sponsor.

Click Here for Prospectus 


For Vendor Questions
Please Contact  Alyssa Weinfurther  or Lyndi Wieand

Please contact Ann Conlin at or (412) 758-1309 with any questions.