The WN4DC Symposium LLC is a continuing education company dedicated to advancing the understanding and application of weight inclusive approaches in diabetes.
There are four courses that will guide your learning. We suggest taking them in order, as they build a solid foundation to understand weight-neutral diabetes care.
Nuts & Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes
A chance to master the pathophysiology and national guidelines fro a weight neutral perspective
Michelle May, M.D.
Level 1: Implementing National Guidelines from a Weight-Neutral Lens
Holly Paulsen RD, CEDRD-S, LD
Level 2: Gentle Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Laurie Klipfel RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE, WCC
Level 2: Insulin Resistance: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes
Rahaf Al Bochi RDN, LD
Level 3: Clinical Implications of Faith-Based and Dietary Fasting with Diabetes
Weight Neutral Diabetes Care
Discover the research why weight neutral diabetes care is effective
Elizabeth Michael MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
Level 1: The Power of a New Perspective: Incorporating Weight Neutrality into Diabetes Management
Oli Williams PhD
Level 2: Feeling the Weight of Expectation: Offer Support Not Stigma
Sandra Aamodt Ph.D.
Level 2: Why Diets Don't Work: How the Brain Fights Against Lasting Weight Loss
Lori Short-Zamudio, RD
Level 3: A Weight Neutral Way to Work with Medications and Potential Side-effectsAdd text to your page
Explore the critical concepts and applications of diabetes care counseling using motivational interviewing skills in a weight-neutral way.
Mosadi Brown, MEd, RD, CDE
Level 1: Contextual Influences in Diabetes Self-Management Education (SME) Programs
Julie M. Sweeney, RSSW, MTC
Level 2: Diagnosis and Shame
Ellen R. Glovsky, PhD, RD, LDN
Level 2: Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change in Diabetes
Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD
Level 3: What Motivates Change? Translating Theory into Practice
Learn the connection between the development of eating disorders and diabetes.
Dr. Lesley Williams, MD, CEDS
Level 1: The Medical Side - When Diabetes and Disordered Eating Collide
Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Level 2: Medical Care in Patients with Eating Disorders: Not About the Weight
Anny Ha, MS, RD, CEDRD, CDE, Nicole Napientek, MPH, RDN, Carolyn Fisher PhD, BCB
Level 2: Nutritional and psychological treatment of disordered eating and diabetes: a 6-week eating class
Erin Phillips, MPH, RD, CDE
Level 3: ED-DMT1 (Diabulimia) and Beyond: Nutrition for treatment and prevention of eating disorders in type 1 diabetes
What Participants Are Saying About The Symposium!
This symposium was a game-changer for diabetes care. Until now, we've had to translate and filter information in diabetes education for weight inclusivity. It was so nice to have an entire symposium steeped in research and approaches that focused on being weight inclusive. Thank you!
- Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD-S San Diego, CA, USA
I thought the WN4DC team did an exceptional job and would like to thank all involved.
The WN4DC Symposium made me realize that we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in how we care for people. I recommend this program to anyone working in healthcare who wants to grow as an empathetic, weight neutral provider.
- Erin Thompson, MPH, RD, LD, CDE, Tyler, TX
The whole experience was excellent. I was especially impressed at the organization and how smoothly everything ran for a 'first annual' symposium! The marketing, technical aspects, etc. were all outstanding!