AME 2022: Registration Now Open!
Pricing for AME 2022 (Early Bird Rate Expires on March 25, 2022)
  • NYSAND/AND Member Full Registration - $229 (Early Bird Rate: $199)
  • NYSAND/AND Student Member Full Registration - $159 (Early Bird Rate: $129)
  • NYSAND/AND Retired Member Full Registration - $159 (Early Bird Rate: $129)
  • Friday Only - $50
  • Non-Member Registration - $299 (Early Bird Rate: $269)

We are looking forward to being in-person with all of you for the first time since 2019 and can't wait to celebrate.

AME 2022 Attendees - Online registration is now closed, but you can register on site to attend.

This year's AME will have the following opportunities for you to network, educate and celebrate!

  • Following the success of the 2019 AME, we will be utilizing our new high-impact, 24-hour schedule, providing up to 8 CEUs
  • Two 1-hour Exhibitor & Poster Sessions on Saturday
  • 4 Breakout Session Opportunities to customize your CE experience
  • Morning Keynote Presentation from Betsy Craig, author of "Unstoppable: A Recipe for Success in Life and Business"
  • Afternoon Keynote Presentation from Brierly Horton, RDN - "The Critical Role of Nutrition and its Impact on Stress"

Safety Policies at the 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo

Hotel Reservations
NYSAND has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at the reduced rate of $157/night.  The room rate expires on March 25, 2022 - book your room today!
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Annual Meeting & Expo - Schedule at a Glance

Friday, April 8, 2022

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.           Registration
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           Kick-Off Party
            6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.           Welcome & Awards Celebration
            7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           Food, Cocktails & Mingling
            8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.           Exhibitor Networking I

Saturday, April 9, 2022

8:00 a.m.                              Exhibitor Set-Up/Registration Open
:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.           Exhibitions Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast & NYSAND Membership Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          Morning Keynote Presentation - 'UNSTOPPABLE: When Strong is All There Is' with                                                      Betsy Craig, author of "Unstoppable: A Recipe for Success in Life and Business"

About the Keynote Presentation: Betsy Craig will take you on the ride of her life showing you how it applies to yours. How to take tough news, bend with the wind but not break, and discover a mission and purpose along the way. Using Craig's experience starting and running her award-winning nutritional information and food allergy company, MenuTrinfo, you will learn how to overcome challenges, ask for help, receive it with grace and soldier on.  Food, nutrition, RD's and the food service industry played a leading roll all along the path in the last 12 ears. See how what you love was a glue that helped this woman together to be the leading expert in the US on food allergies and food service solutions.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.        Poster Session I & Exhibitor Networking II 
10:35 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      Breakout Session I

  • A Bullseye Framework for Group Education: Targeting Behavior Change with Instructional D.E.S.I.G.N in Mind - Part 1
    • Drew Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND
  • Balancing Your Plate with Plant and Animal Foods: Simple and Nutritious Ways to Make Beef Part of Your Plant Forward Diet
    • Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND
    • This session is sponsored by the NYBeef Council

11:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Breakout Session II

  • A Bullsye Framework for Group Education: Targeting Behavior Change with Instructional D.E.S.I.G.N. in Mind - Part 2 (workshop session)
    • Drew Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND
  • Expansion of a Nutrition and Medically Tailored Meal Program to Serve Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Ana Blanco, MS, RDN, CDN
    • Lisa Zullig, MS, RDN, CSG, CDN
  • More Than Just Macros: A Deep Dive into Tailoring the Nutrition of an Athlete
    • Katie Vaughn, RDN, CSSD, CFSC, METS

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.         Lunch & Afternoon Keynote Presentation - The Critical Role of Nutrition and Its Impact                                              on Stress & Mental Wellbeing with Brierly Horton, RDN

About the Keynote Presentation: Can what you eat, drink, or take as a supplement actually impact how your brain and body respond to stress? Is there a connection between your diet and your overall mental wellness? Spoiler: yes! Learn how diet (and lifestyle) choices can help or hinder stress, mood, and more as it relates to the brain. This session breaks down the science and will leave you with easy-to-share advice--for clients, patients, or even just your own family. 

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.           Poster Session II & Exhibitor Networking III
2:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.           Breakout Session III 

  • Precision Nutrition - Recent Advances and Controversies in Genetic Testing
    • Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD
  • Nutrition's Role in Cardio-Oncology
    • Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND

3:50 – 4:45 p.m.                  Breakout Session IV

  • Using Variable Gut Microbiome Response to Dietary Fiber Intake as a Guiding Tool for Precision Nutrition
    • Dorothy Superdock, PhD Candidate
    • Sri Lakshmi Sravani Devarakonda, MS, RDN, CPT
  • Finding, Connecting, and Selling Your Lead Client in Your Nutrition Practice
    • Emily Tills, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT-ACT

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.           Closing Remarks Contest & Raffle Basket Winners