SPORTS NUTRITION SYMPOSIUM 5.0

A free symposium with an all star list of speakers
that will help you bridge the gap between science and practice!

 

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June 20th to 24th
All Live Sessions are Free

Special Thanks to our Symposium Sponsors

Who is this Symposium for?

  • Dietitians and Dietetic Students
  • Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Physical Therapists
  • Sports Scientists
  • College Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Sports Medicine Students
  • Sports Medicine Clinicians
  • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Medicine Physicians

Continuing Education Credits Available

Live Sessions are Free but CEU's are available with a VIP Pass after Registration for Replays


 

 

Topic & Speaker Lineup

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Overview

Bill Harris, PhD & Kristina Harris Jackson PhD, RD

Monday June 20th @ 12pm CST

Mental Health State and Pressures on Student Athletes

Chelsi Day, PsyD

Monday June 20th @ 7pm CST

Food Sensitivities: Impact and Practical Applications for the Athlete

Lindsey Remmers, MS, RD, CSSD, CLT

Tuesday June 21st @ 12pm CST

The Potential Applications for Cannabidiol (CBD) in Sport and Exercise

Danielle McCartney, PhD

Tuesday June 21st @ 7pm CST

Assessing Methods to Improve Diet Quality and Nutrition Biomarkers of Concern in the Military

Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD

Wednesday June 22nd @ 12pm CST

Impact of Alcohol on Performance
Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM
Wednesday June 22nd @ 7pm CST

The Esports Industry and its Global Future
Jason Chung B.C.L., LL.B. 

Thursday June 23rd @ 12pm CST

Body Composition Testing and Metabolism: Assessment of Athletes
Jordan Moon, PhD, CSCS*D, EP-C
Thursday June 23rd @ 7pm CST

HMB: What does the evidence say for Athletic Performance?
Everson A Nunes, PhD

Friday June 24th @ 12pm CST

What others are saying about our symposium...

My Sports Dietitian: Eat 2 Win
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“The Sports Nutrition Symposiums provide an interactive learning experience on a variety of topics and also allow for interactions between you and the audience members. It is a great opportunity for not only sports RD's, but others on the performance team to hear from experts in the field. I am so thankful to Tavis and Ronnie for putting on such an amazing event.”

Head of Nutrition, IMG Academy

My Sports Dietitian: Eat 2 Win
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“I have attended the Eat2Win Sports Nutrition Symposiums 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 and they surpassed my expectations! You can tell a great deal of work goes in to preparing for each of the Symposiums. The sessions are well organize and the staff respect the presenter's time and the time of the audience. The presenters chosen for these events are among the best I have ever seen at any of the many sports nutrition conferences I have attended in years past. Trust me...if you want to advance your skill and knowledge as a sports dietitian, you will not want to miss Eat2Win Sports Nutrition Symposium 4.0...they just keep getting better! ”

Assistant Professor/Sports Dietitian

Meet our Presenters

Bill Harris-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Dr. William Harris obtained a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota (1978) and did post-doctoral research in lipid metabolism under Dr. William Connor at the Oregon Health Sciences University (1978-1983). He then served as the Director of the Lipid Research Laboratories at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and at the Mid America Heart Institute, both in Kansas City, MO, for 22 years during which time he was on the faculty at KUMC and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In 2006 he moved to Sioux Falls, SD where he became the first Director of the Cardiovascular Health Research Center at Sanford Research/ University of South Dakota (USD). He is currently a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Sanford School of Medicine at USD. Over the last 40 years, Dr. Harris' research focused primarily on understanding the role of omega-3 fatty acids in lowering risk for cardiovascular disease. He has been the principal investigator on five omega-3 related NIH grants and currently has over 325 omega-3-related publications. Dr. Harris was a co-author on three American Heart Association Advisory Statements on omega-3 (and omega-6) fatty acids and heart health. In 2004 he and his colleague Clemens von Schacky, MD, developed (and continue to validate) the “Omega-3 Index” (erythrocyte EPA+DHA) as a new risk factor for cardiovascular (and perhaps neurocognitive) disorders. In 2008, he established OmegaQuant Analytics, LLC to offer fatty acid testing services to researchers, healthcare providers and consumers, and in 2020, he founded the Fatty Acid Research Institute, a non-profit entity to foster research on the connections between fatty acids and health. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society of Nutrition. His scientific productivity was ranked among the top 2% in a recent survey of scientists worldwide. 

Kristina Harris Jackson-Symposium 5.0 Speaker (3)

Kristina Harris Jackson received her B.A. degree in Biology from Augustana University in 2008, her PhD. and R.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Dr. Jackson pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of behavioral and nutritional health at the University of Colorado – Denver at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Wanting to return to biochemical nutrition, Dr. Jackson joined OmegaQuant, the family business, in 2015 and has been working in various roles throughout the company since. She now is a part-owner and Director of Research at OmegaQuant Analytics, an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, and part-owner of a new business venture called Parasol Nutrition. She co-invented the Mother’s Milk DHA and Prenatal DHA Tests and has a patent pending on the Prenatal DHA test. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on multiple aspects of nutrition, in addition to consulting with clients on their fatty acid status.

Chelsi Day-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Dr Chelsi Day is a clinical psychologist who specializes in work with performers, most commonly in the athletics space. She works full time at Ohio State University as a Sport Psychologist embedded in the Athletics department. She also provides services through her consulting practice 1Day Performance Consulting where she provides individual performance support, organizational performance and culture reviews and consulting, among other services. She was a diver at Miami University where she was inspired to pursue sport psychology because she sure could have used a sport psychologist. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband and 4 year old daughter and their wild pandemic pup. Dr. Day and her family enjoy traveling the world, eating good food, and spending time outside..

Lindsey Remmers-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Lindsey Remmers is a Functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), former athlete, mom, and owner of LiveEatPerform Nutrition LLC. Her passion lies in helping others get to the root cause of their ailments while calming inflammation and healing their gut. She has 16 years’ experience working with collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes of all ages. She served as the Director of Performance Nutrition for University of Nebraska Athletics for 6 years, the Associate Director for 4 years, and was a graduate assistant dietitian there for 2 years. Lindsey holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University. She served on the Board of Directors for CPSDA from 2013-2015. She is also an adjunct professor for Doane University. Her private practice currently focuses on gut health and sports nutrition. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her two children, gardening, raising her animals, and lifting weights.

Danielle McCartney-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Dr Danielle McCartney is a Research Fellow at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, a philanthropically funded centre for medicinal cannabis research at the University of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia). She is also an accredited dietitian. Much of Danielle’s current research explores the potential applications for cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating constituent of the cannabis plant, in sport and exercise performance. Indeed, there is some evidence to suggest that CBD has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties that have the potential to benefit athletes. Her other main area of interest is in the effects of cannabis and cannabinoids and driving and cognitive performance. Danielle has co-authored ~40 peer-reviewed papers since beginning her doctorate in 2016– more than 70% of which are published in high impact (Q1) scientific journals. She has also received a ‘Publication Prize’ from the Lambert Initiative and an ‘Excellence and Impact Award’ from the University of Sydney. Dr McCartney completed her undergraduate studies at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) and her postgraduate studies, including doctorate and master’s in nutrition and dietetics, at Griffith University (Queensland, Australia).

Melissa Rittenhouse-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Dr. Melissa Rittenhouse is a Nutrition and Exercise Scientist with the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University (USU) who conducts and translates human performance research. Her research focuses on dietary supplements, diet quality, adverse-event reporting, and omega-3 fatty acids. As a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), she is has expertise in clinical, sports, and wellness nutrition. Dr. Melissa Rittenhouse is a federal contractor for the Henry M Jackson Foundation at USU.

Stella Volpe-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. Her degrees are in both Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; she also is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist®, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and a Fellow of the ACSM. Dr. Volpe's research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention using traditional interventions, mineral supplementation, and by altering the environment to result in greater physical activity and healthy eating. She also conducts research on athletes of all levels, from recreational to professional. Prior to beginning her faculty appointment at Virginia Tech, Dr. Volpe was Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University for almost 10 years. Prior to that, she was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is Past-Chair of the United States’ President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and a past Vice President of the ACSM. Dr. Volpe is Editor-in-Chief of Current Nutrition Reports. She is an associate editor of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, Translational Journal of ACSM, Health Equity, and Nutrition and Health. Dr. Volpe enjoys hiking with her husband and German Shepherd dogs. She is also a competitive field hockey player, ice hockey player, rower, and works out and competes in CrossFit.

Jason Chung-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Jason Chung is an assistant professor of sport management and executive director of esports. He spearheads the University’s academic program in esports and gaming and liaises with partners in the industry. Professor Chung's interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history, growth, and future of esports stems from his diverse international background in law, business, and public policy in both the public and private sectors. An attorney by training, he previously was a visiting clinical assistant professor of sport management at New York University, where he created and launched courses studying esports and served as a senior researcher for the NYU Sports and Society program, studying the intersection of sports, health and technology. He also was an attorney in the financial sector in Hong Kong and a public servant in various policy, programs, and investigations roles for the Government of Canada. He regularly writes on issues at the intersection of sport, technology, and health, including esports governance, data privacy, AI regulation, and youth health and safety issues. His research and commentary have been featured or cited in a wide range of academic and media publications, including the Journal of Public Health Policy, Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Law and Ethics, Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sport, NPR, Wired, Boston Globe, CBC News, Minnesota Star-Tribune and Newark Star-Ledger. Prof. Chung has also been an expert presenter on data privacy for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Law & Technology editor for The Health Care Blog. In his spare time, he enjoys being fodder for much better players in video games such as Apex Legends and CS:GO and beating the computer on easy in sports titles such as NBA 2K. He is living proof that enjoying video games and having played them regularly since childhood does not equal being proficient at them.

Jordan Moon-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Dr. Jordan R. Moon is an experienced researcher and consultant in the field of human body composition analysis and sports nutrition, he has presented over 50 lectures at multiple scientific conferences and events both nationally and internationally and has published more than 140 research articles and abstracts in dozens of journals along with writing a book chapter and publishing a book in the areas of sports nutrition, exercise science, body composition, body water, and changes specific to age, fitness level, and type of athlete. Dr. Moon is currently working with Nutra Valley, Muscle Feast, Altipure, and other nutraceutical and sports supplement companies. He is also a co-founder and the Chief Science Officer at FitTrace.com, a body composition management and analysis app, and has served as an Associate Professor and Program Director for Sports Management and Sports & Health Sciences at American Public University and American Military University in addition to serving as the Department Chair of Sports Exercise Science at the United States Sports Academy. He currently holds faculty positions at Concordia University Chicago and the United States Sports Academy. He has been a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) through the ACSM for 15 years and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has been recertified with Distinction (CSCS*D) for over a decade. He is a former NSCA Colorado State Director and has coached at all levels of athletes, including professional and collegiate athletes and teams in addition to youth and fitness clients.

Everson Nunes-Symposium 5.0 Speaker

Current position (since 2019) - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Protein Metabolism Laboratory - Exercise Metabolism Research Group - Department of Kinesiology - McMaster University - Hamilton-ON-Canada. My research focuses on the role of dietary and physical activity interventions in promoting changes in skeletal muscle physiology. I am particularly interested in understanding how we can apply such interventions to optimize health and/or physical performance. During my free time, I like to enjoy some good music and spend some quality time with my wife and kids.

What others are saying about our symposium...

My Sports Dietitian: Eat 2 Win
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“The Sports Nutrition Symposium was an amazing event, it delivered high-quality discussions on topics that are very relevant to the sport nutrition world right. The webinars were the perfect amount of time and left a lot of air time for questions from the audience. I am definitely looking forward to attending another professional development event by MySportsDietitian!”

Founder & Owner at FuelWithStef

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“I found the Sports Nutrition Symposium to be very worthwhile! The range they offered regarding relevant topics of interest, in addition to the speaker range & specialty were very valuable. I certainly will be attending more in the future, and feel it is something any sports specialist can attend.”

Registered Dietitian and Health Coach

Learn more about each session....

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Overview
The Omega-3 Index
Bill Harris, PhD & Kristina Harris Jackson PhD, RD
This talk will give a wide view of current omega-3 fatty acid effects on diseases and health outcomes. It will also introduce the Omega-3 Index, a blood test the tells you your systemic levels of these important fatty acids.

Mental Health State and Pressures on Student Athletes
Impact of School, Sports, and Social Media

Chelsi Day, PsyD
Attendees will learn about the current mental health difficulties facing athletes today and the impact of various social stressors on these challenges.

Food Sensitivities: Impact and Practical Applications for the Athlete
Lindsey Remmers MS, RD, CSSD, LMNT, CLT
This presentation will discuss what food sensitivities are, how they develop, and practical applications for the athlete.

The Potential Applications for Cannabidiol (CBD) in Sport and Exercise
CBD in Sport and Exercise
Danielle McCartney, PhD, MNutDiet, BSc
This presentation will consider the potential applications for CBD in sport and discuss promising areas for future research. The results of our recent ‘CANRUN’ trial investigating the effects of CBD on exercise physiology will also be presented – as will our future directions.

Assessing Methods to Improve Diet Quality and Nutrition Biomarkers of Concern in the Military
Melissa Rittenhouse PhD, RD, CSSD
Diet quality and nutrition status are important for overall military performance. The presentation will review ways we assessed diet quality and nutrition status, provide the outcomes and describe two protocols we used to try to improve areas of concern.

Impact of Alcohol on Performance 
Alcohol and Performance
Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM
Dr. Volpe will discuss research on how alcohol consumption affects physiological variables. In addition, Dr. Volpe will present research on the effects of alcohol consumption on exercise performance.

The Esports Industry and its Global Future
Understanding the Market for Competitive Video Gaming
Jason Chung B.C.L., LL.B.
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Body Composition Testing and Metabolism: Assessment of Athletes
Body Composition and Energy
Jordan Moon, PhD, CSCS*D, EP-C
This webinar will focus on the relationship between body composition variables such as body water, fat-free mass, lean mass, fat mass, etc. and metabolism variables such as resting energy expenditure and the metabolic rate of active men and women as well as athletes. Particular focus will be on measurement methods and errors associated with each technique and current ideal methods for testing athletes and when.

HMB: What does the evidence say for Athletic Performance?

HMB and Performance
Everson A Nunes, PhD
HMB is a metabolite of the essential amino acid Leucine that has been used by many people involved in physical activity and high-performance exercise. In this presentation, we will discuss all the basic information about what HMB is, doses generally used in supplementation protocols, what our body can do with it, the physiological responses to HMB ingestion, and theorized mechanisms of action. We also will go over the most updated evidence discussing and analyzing the efficacy of HMB supplementation for different purposes related to exercise (e.g., lean mass gain, strength gain, recovery from the exercise session, and other exercise and performance-related evidence).