22nd Annual Antonio Palladino Memorial Lecture & Resident Research Symposium


Today I had the opportunity to present a 15-minute oral presentation at the 22nd Annual Antonio Palladino Memorial Lecture & Resident Research Symposium that was put on by West Virginia University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The other presenters at this event were all physicians who were in the process of completing their residencies.  This event was held in the Health Science Center in the Fukishima Auditorium and approximately 50 physicians, residents, and other health care providers attended this event .

Below is the brief brochure for the event or you can to download the PDF – 2014 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Brochure but the full program for this event that includes the abstracts is available to view at the end of this post.

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Here is the presentation that I presented! Please excuse some of the formatting errors – they were not in the actual presentation but just happened with the conversion in SlideShare.

To view the full program with abstracts for this event, click here: 2014 Palladino Program


Graduate Seminar: The Effectiveness of Inositol Supplementation on PCOS

As part of my masters plan of study I was required to present a 45-minute presentation for a graduate-level nutrition seminar course (ANNU 696).  The audience consisted of master’s students and professors from the Animal & Nutritional Sciences Department. Below, is the presentation that I created and delivered!




Van Liere Research Day

This Friday, February 28th I will be presenting my research at the poster exhibit for the 2014 Annual E.J. Van Liere and Health Science Center Research Day.

I have attached my poster as a PDF below!

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  2. March WA, Moore VM, Willson KJ, Phillips DI, Norman RJ, Davies MJ. The prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in a community sample assessed under contrasting diagnostic criteria. Hum Reprod. 2010;25(2):544-551. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dep399.
  3. Teede HJ, Misso ML, Deeks AA, et al. Assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome: Summary of an evidence-based guideline. Med J Aust. 2011;195(6):S65-112.
  4. Geier LM, Bekx MT, Connor EL. Factors contributing to initial weight loss among adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2012.06.008; 10.1016/j.jpag.2012.06.008.
  5. Lamb J, Closshey W, Huddleston H, Davis G, Zane L, Cedars M. A multidisciplinary polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) clinic: A new model for care and research. Fertil Steril. 2007;88:S186-S186.
  6. Humphreys L, Costarelli V. Implementation of dietary and general lifestyle advice among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health JID – 101499616. 2008.
  7. Jeanes YM, Barr SF, Smith K FAU – Hart,,K.H., Hart KH. Dietary management of women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the United Kingdom: The role of dietitians. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics: the official journal of the British Dietetic Association JID – 8904840. 2009(1365-277).

Nutrition Case Study Presentation

It is crazy to think that my rotation is already wrapping up!  I have learned so much information and practical information that will help me to succeed as a dietitian and a health professional.  As a final evaluation of my performance as a dietetic intern I was responsible for identifying a patient to follow for a case study.  After conducting multiple nutrition assessments on my patient for the past few weeks I complied the information I learned into a presentation that I presented to all of the registered dietitians – about 10 of them.

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/wmthompson/nutrition-case-study&#8221; title=”Nutrition case study” target=”_blank”>Nutrition case study</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/wmthompson&#8221; target=”_blank”>Wendy Thompson</a></strong> </div>