SHPN 2024 Symposium

Recordings will be available soon!

Symposium Committee

Shawn Pitcher, RD, LD 
Kelly Webster, RD, LD 
Anthony Paradis, MS, MA, RD, CSSD, CSCS, USAPL

THANK YOU to the Symposium sponsors!


AGENDA - Each session has been approved for (1) CPEU.

Monday, March 11th: Tactical & Military Nutrition (H2F, First Responders & Special Forces)
“(un)Conventional Nutrition Programming: The Expanding Role of Performance Dietitians in Conventional Army Units”
  • Speakers: Stephanie Meno MS, RD, CSSD, CPT & Jordan DeMay MS, MBA, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • Panelist: Jacob Behara MS, CSCS
“Considerations that Shape the Complexity of Tactical Performance Nutrition (special forces/first responders)”
  • Speaker: Kate Burks MS, RD, LD, CSSD
  • Panelists: Megan Lautz MS, RD, CSCS, TSAC-F and Kelsey (Werth) Bailey MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Tuesday, March 12th: Fueling Over A Career (Mentoring and 10+ Years as a RD)
"Motivated To Evolve Your Career In Sports Dietetics?  Mentoring Matters!"
  • Speakers: Linda Samuels MS, RD, LD, CSSD/Christa Smith MCN, RD, LD, CSSD, CPT, /Kate Davis MS, RD, LD, CSSD
"Exploring Career Opportunities in Sports Nutrition after 10+ Years in the Trenches"
  • Speaker: Mary Ellen Kelly MS, RD, LD, CSSD
  • Panelists: Marie Spano MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD and Alicia Glass MS, RD, CSSD
Wednesday, March 13th: Multidisciplinary Approach (Sports Science Integration, & Developing Leadership Skills)
"Connecting the Performance Staff: A Team Approach to Athlete Development"
  • Speaker: Eric McMahon MEd, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, TSAC-F*D
  • Panelists: Brett Grelle MS, CSCS and Dr. Guy Hornsby PhD, CSCS*D, RSCC*D
"How to Unlock the Next Version of You & Lead From Within"
  • Speaker: Diamyn Hall BS
  • Panelists: Markus Hawkins MS and Caylen Bufalino BA
Thursday March 14th: Evolution of Sports Nutrition Entrepreneurship, Private Practice & Growing Your Business
"Building Your Brand: Social Media Strategies for Dietitian Entrepreneurs"
  • Speaker: Jessica Isaacs RD, CSSD
  • Panelists: Angie Asche MS, RD, CSSD and Reilly Beatty MS, RD, CSSD
"The Importance of Multiple Revenue Streams as an Entrepreneur"
  • Speaker: Amy Goodson MS, RD, LD, CSSD
  • Panelists: Jaclyn Sklaver MS, LD, USAW-1, CPT and Jenna Stangland MS, RD, LD, CSSD
Friday, March 15th: Up and Coming RD Paths (Nascar, ESports & Chef RD) & The Big 3 (Basketball, Football and Baseball)
"Fueling the Mind: Nutrition Strategies for Cognitive Excellence in Esports"
  • Speaker: Casey Thomas MS, RD
  • Panelists: Ashley Muschiatti RD, CSCS, USAW and Samantha Drake RD
"Uncharted Waters: Navigating Change and Establishing Value as Football Dietitians"
  • Speaker: Dr. Matt Frakes PhD, RD, LD, CSCS, ISAK-2
  • Panelists: Danielle LaFata MA, RD, CSSD, CLT and Dr. Katie Mcinnis PhD, RD, LD

All sessions were recorded. 

Symposium registrants have access to the recordings in the event platform.
Anyone who did not register for the Symposium will be able to purchase recordings soon.