Date May 15th, 2018

11 am ET


Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC (moderator),

Dr. Mohamed Radwan

Tatyana El-Kour, MA, MS, RDN, FAND

Dr. Rubina Hakeem (panelists)


Moderator -Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC 
Known Internationally as The Running Nutritionist®, Lisa Dorfman CEO of Food Fitness International, Inc. has been a leader to industry, academia, the public & press for more than three decades The recipient of the ’17 Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM) Excellence in Practice Award, Lisa is Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Chef, Certified Horticulturist, Certified Reiki Practitioner and Fellow of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. She previously served as the Director of Graduate Program in Nutrition for Health & Human Performance; Sports Nutritionist for Athletic Teams & professor, Department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences at The University of Miami & currently consults to Barry University Athletics, Sony Entertainment Latin America & teaches online sports nutrition courses @https://mysportsduniversity.com/aboutus/ . A culinary consultant & educator, Lisa taught culinary nutrition at Johnson & Wales University, teaches at Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) where she also serves as Chairperson of the MCI Advisory Board. Lisa was a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) & was selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. She currently serves as Country Representatives Chairperson for the International Affiliate of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND.) Lisa has a private practice based in Miami, Florida, US.

Dr. Mohamed Radwan, CR Egypt
Dr. Radwan is IAAND Country Representative for Egypt. He is the Head of Nutrition and Obesity Unit at October 6th University.
Mohamed has a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine is on the Faculty of the Medical School at Cairo University. For the fulfilment of master’s degree in pediatrics his research focused on the health hazards among children due to food additives. (Cairo University.)
He also holds a weight management diploma (UK,) Sport Psychology diploma (UK,) Business management diploma from the College of professional management (UK,) and a Masters in Nutritional Science (USA.) and Adult Weight Management Certificate, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Tatyana El-Kour, MA, MS, RDN, FAND, CR Jordan
Tatyana El-Kour is the owner of tk.clinic, a global telehealth system for medical nutrition therapy and care serving populations of the Middle East and Middle-Eastern populations in the global setting. She is an experienced global health and nutrition strategist with over 17 years of experience in the United Nations, global healthcare and humanitarian organizations, medical, corporate, and academic environments. Tatyana is an independent expert consultant focusing on global health, food, and nutrition systems in emergency, early recovery, and development settings. She is based in Amman, Jordan.
Tatyana’s previous roles include technical and leadership roles at the World Health Organization, Action Against Hunger, global fortune 100 leaders such as Merck and Novartis, and consultant for individual and world-renowned hospitals in the Levant area. In addition, she is a book author and writer for newspapers and professional publications, and is an interviewed subject matter expert for radio, TV, and print media. She also worked as a metabolic research technician in Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center of Aging at Tufts University. She has been an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, serving on various leadership committees since 2002, including the Legislative and Public Policy Committee, the Student Advisory Committee, and lately the Academy’s Oversight Committee for the Dietetic Practice-Based Research network. She also served on a multitude of expert taskforces at the national, regional, and global levels, most recently being the emergency nutrition coordination for the Syrian Crisis.
Tatyana holds a master’s degree in media psychology from Fielding Graduate University, a master’s degree in medical nutrition therapy and policy from Tufts University, a bachelor’s degree in general dietetics from Kansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food technology from University of Jordan. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious 2018 Michael R Neal Legacy Award from Fielding Graduate University, the 2015 Leah Horowitz Humanitarian Award from Tufts University, the 2011 Outstanding Young Member of the Year Award from the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the 2009 Young Professional of the Year Award from Kansas State University.

Dr. Rubina Hakeem, CR Pakistan
Dr. Rubina Hakeem is the Principal and Professor of Nutrition, at Raana Laiqat Ali Khan College of Home Economics, Karachi. She has served as Professor at Taibah University, Madinah Saudi Arabia for three years.  She is a fellow of Association for Nutrition UK. Fellow of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is registered as dietitian with health professions council UK.
Dr. Hakeem received her Master’s in Science Degree from Karachi University and a Doctorate Degree from University of London UK.  She is a founder member and former president of Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society. She is Chairperson of Nutrition foundation of Pakistan, President of Pakistan Home Economics Association and CR Pakistan for International Affiliate of Academy on Nutrition and Dietetics.
Rubina has published nearly 100 research papers, authored books, developed food photograph atlas, and delivered scores of talks at various academic events. She has received several awards in recognition of her services to the field of nutrition, diabetes acre, higher education and research.

CPE level: Level 1 
Learning Codes: 1040, 1060, 8015

Performance indicators:
1.3.6 Develops and implements culturally appropriate strategies when delivering service.
1.3.8 Initiates collective efforts with others to implement resources to support culturally diverse customers.
1.3.9 Recognizes and incorporates knowledge of cultural and/or religious foods, practices and preparation.

Learning Objectives:  After this presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the traditions supporting food choices, beliefs and practices in Middle East: Egypt and Jordan Pakistan.
  2. Identify health challenges and nutrition consequences of eating habits and lifestyle behaviors in mentioned countries.
  3. Learn how to identify, traditional dishes and how to modify them when needed with ingredients that are culturally acceptable and available in selected countries.

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Eligible for CPE until March 2021  (three years from date of presentation)


This activity is recorded as described by the Commission of Dietetic Registration in the United States as Activity 175 .

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