MSD Annual Meeting Education Session

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234th MSD Annual Meeting Education Session

-Food as Medicine -
Recipes for Healthy Living: Empowerment, Nutrition, Longevity


Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 7:30am - 11:00m (Followed by MSD Council Meeting)

Location: Christiana Hilton, 100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713

Audience: MSD Members ONLY

Registration is required!

Registration deadline: November 10, 2023 



Tia Trivisonno, ND, LAc, MSOM

Katerina Tsapos Parmele, MD, FACEP, IFMCP



Your fork is the most powerful tool to heal your body. Learn about the influence of nutrition on patients' wellbeing and how food can help manage chronic diseases and improve overall health. Register for the presentation (and cooking demo!) and discover the power of nutrition. It is vital for physicians to be able to educate their patients about nutrition to achieve optimal health.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for MSD Members Only. This audience includes primary care physicians, research physicians, residents, and physicians of all specialties and subspecialties.

Statement of Need

Affordable, nutritious food is scarce for many Americans, leading to chronic diet-related diseases like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The national health care bill for these diseases is $1.1 trillion. 42% of American adults are living with obesity. Modern healthcare requires a paradigm shift towards proactive, patient-centric approaches. Diet/Nutrition plays a pivotal role in health, yet physicians often lack comprehensive education on the medical applications of nutrition. This deficiency poses significant challenges, including escalating diet-related chronic diseases, economic burden regarding strains on healthcare systems, patient expectations in regards to seeking advice from their physicians, evolving nutritional science, and interdisciplinary collaboration. This educational program will empower physicians with knowledge and skills necessary to integrate nutrition information into their practice to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners should be able to:

  1. Articulate the fundamental principles of how dietary choices impact health outcomes, including the prevention and management of chronic diseases.
  2. Develop the skills necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of patients' nutritional needs and dietary patterns, enabling them to make evidence-based recommendations for dietary interventions.
  3. Integrate nutritional counseling and dietary recommendations into their clinical practice, tailoring advice to meet individual patient needs and preferences.
  4. List the latest evidence-based guidelines and research findings related to medical nutrition therapy, enabling physicians  to make informed decisions about dietary interventions for specific medical conditions.
  5. Recognize the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration with registered dietitians and nutritionists, learning how to work together effectively to optimize patient outcomes through dietary interventions.

Accreditation Statement

The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education (CME). In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

Credit Designation Statement

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Disclosures

In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the planner or significant other, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible companies. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The following is a list of the faculty, along with any information they have disclosed regarding their relevant financial relationships. 

Stephen Kushner, DO (Planner, Activity Director, Moderator) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
Matthew Burday, DO (Planner)has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
Lynn Robinson, HRMC, CMC, CMOM (Planner) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
Antje Arnold, CMA  (Planner) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
Ramachandra U. Hosmane, MD (Planner) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
Rebecca Jaffe, MD (Planner) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose

Tia Trivisonno, ND, LAc, MSOM (Speaker) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose
Katerina Tsapos Parmele, MD (Speaker) - has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose


Privacy Policy - Use of Personal Information

Event registration lists and personal information, including the registrant's name, credentials, affiliation, and email address may be used for internal purposes by authorized MSD staff.

Recording Release

This education meeting will be recorded. I understand that my participation in the meeting constitutes my consent to be recorded. I hereby grant Medical Society of Delaware a non-exclusive right to record, using any medium (including, but not limited to, lecture capture, videography, or photography), reproduce, publish, and otherwise make available, my image, including my name, likeness, voice or any combination thereof; any presentation materials (Materials) and recordings of Materials; including distribution of those recordings and Materials by any tangible or digital media (e.g. print, DVD, memory card, external storage device), or over the internet. I release Medical Society of Delaware, its officers, employees and agents, from any and all claims of harm and liability as a result of any distortion, blurring, or alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise which may occur from making, showing, using or distributing these photographs/video.


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