RDN Leads in Innovative Person Centered Obesity and Diabetes Care: An Interactive Workshop

To impact therapeutic inertia and address the stigma’s affecting the treatment and management of obesity and type 2 diabetes, including the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) as part of the core healthcare team is essential. Using an interactive format, the presenters will explore these conditions as chronic diseases and the current evidence and misconceptions for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The evolving personalized treatment options (lifestyle, Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), counseling/education techniques, medications, surgery) and the important position of the RDN will be discussed. Hands-on opportunities to apply educational and counseling techniques will be incorporated throughout the workshop. This session will empower the RDN with the tools to expand their role in working with this dual diagnosis.


  1. Utilizing tools & techniques to elevate the role of the dietitian as part of a multidisciplinary approach in obesity/diabetes treatment plans
  2. Construct personalized approaches for working with persons diagnosed with diabetes & obesity
  3. Formulate care plans that include medication options for treating both diabetes and obesity

Speakers: Dr. W. Scott Butsch, Cleveland Clinic; Patricia Davidson, DCN, RDN, CDCES, FANCE, CHSE, FADCES; Laura Russell, MA, RDN, CDCES

Cost: $10 DDPG members, $30 non-members

This may be logged as 2 CPEUs

How to Register

  1. Click on the "Register" button on https://eatrightfnce.org/
  2. Fill out your registration form
  3. In the Additional Events section, click the "Select" button next to the DDPG event


Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 605/607
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202



When:  Oct 7, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  DPG23 Diabetes (DDPG)
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