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View seminars/conferences/courses that Stephany has attended/completed and presentations she has held.

Courses

Advanced Sports Nutrition for Football

December, 2018 - March, 2019

It is becoming more and more common for athletes to experience gastrointestinal problems or even develop food intolerances as a result of mechanical, physiological and nutritional factors. However, a diet tackling such issues must simultaneously take sports nutrition into account so as not to compromise performance! For this, we have completed an intensive course in Advanced Sports Nutrition for Football by Barça Innovation Hub - Universitas, held by Prof. Asker Jeukendrup who has published over 200 research papers in sports nutrition and who has worked as a practitioner for many years with elite athletes and FC Barcelona. The course includes four parts:

- Advanced Sports Nutrition

- Nutrition Recovery and Training Adaptations

- Match Day Preparation and Personalized Nutrition

- Periodized Sports Nutrition

 

What do elite football players do differently? Do they follow specific diets such as low carbohydrate or ketogenic diets or perhaps high carbohydrate diets? Or do they follow a periodized nutrition regimen?

What about supplements? And how can we reduce the risks of contamination with banned substances as determined by the World Anti-Doping Agency?

How does nutrition and training work together to create muscle adaptations and increase oxidative capacity? Under which circumstances is it beneficial to deplete liver glycogen, under which muscle glycogen and under which exogenous carbohydrate? What about training the gut to tolerate higher amounts of fluids and carbohydrate during warm-up and half-time? Training low, training high, training fasted, training twice a day, training the gut, recover low/sleep low and training after an overnight fast are all tools that can be used to promote adaptations and increase performance depending on the circumstances, training and match schedule as well as the needs of the athlete.

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Courses/Certificates

ESPEN lll Course: Approach to Parenteral Nutrition

13 September, 2023

Metabolic Responses to Surgical Stress, Surgical Stress: Principles of Enhanced Recovery and Effect on Outcomes, Nutritional Therapy in the Perioperative Period, Making the Gut Work

ESPEN lll Course: Nutritional Support in the Perioperative Period

10 September, 2023

Indications for PN, risks and benefits of different i.v. access, different PN systems and their advantages and limits, compounding risks using GMP, monitoring, implement monitoring protocols to optimise PN and prevent or quickly detect complications, etc.

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Nutrition Psychology (2 Semesters)

15 October, 2022 - 19 June, 2023

pfer University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Basics of nutritional psychology: Basics and influencing factors of nutrition, Nutrition as a multidimensional/multifactorial construct, Physiological factors influencing nutrition, Predisposition and genetics in nutrition, Psycho-physiological aspects of eating behavior, Psychological factors influencing nutrition, External influences on nutrition, Continuum from healthy to disordered eating behavior

Diagnosis, modification and treatment of dysfunctional eating behavior: Medical history, Nutritional psychological diagnostics, Psychoeducation and nutritional communication, Development of a change strategy, Relapse prevention and skills training

ESPEN lll Course: Nutritional Support in Renal Diseases

3 September, 2022

Vienna, Austria, online

- Nutritional support in acute renal failure

- Nutritional support in chronic kidney disease

- Nutritional support in chronic maintenance hemodialysis

- Nutritional support in peritoneal dialysis

ESPEN lll Course: Nutritional Support in GI (Gastrointestinal) Diseases

2 September, 2022

Vienna, Austria, online

- The compromised gut

- Challenges in treating intestinal failure in short bowel syndrome

- Nutrition and gastrointestinal fistulas

- Nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease

ESPEN lll Course: Approach to Oral and Enteral Nutrition

2 September, 2022

Vienna, Austria, online

- Indications, contraindications, monitoring

- Oral nutritional supplements

- Techniques of enteral nutrition

- Formulae for enteral nutrition

Advanced Sport Nutrition (Football)

December, 2018 - March, 2019

Barca Innovation Hub

It is becoming more and more common for athletes to experience gastrointestinal problems or even develop food intolerances as a result of mechanical, physiological and nutritional factors. However, a diet tackling such issues must simultaneously take sports nutrition into account so as not to compromise performance. In this intensive course in Advanced Sports Nutrition for Football by Barça Innovation Hub - Universitas, held by Prof. Asker Jeukendrup who has published over 200 research papers in sports nutrition and who has worked as a practitioner for many years with elite athletes and FC Barcelona, these and various other topics are looked at more closely. The course includes four parts:

- Advanced Sports Nutrition

- Nutrition Recovery and Training Adaptations

- Match Day Preparation and Personalized Nutrition

- Periodized Sports Nutrition

 

What do elite football players do differently? Do they follow specific diets such as low carbohydrate or ketogenic diets or perhaps high carbohydrate diets? Or do they follow a periodized nutrition regimen?

What about supplements? And how can we reduce the risks of contamination with banned substances as determined by the World Anti-Doping Agency?

How does nutrition and training work together to create muscle adaptations and increase oxidative capacity? Under which circumstances is it beneficial to deplete liver glycogen, under which muscle glycogen and under which exogenous carbohydrate? What about training the gut to tolerate higher amounts of fluids and carbohydrate during warm-up and half-time? Training low, training high, training fasted, training twice a day, training the gut, recover low/sleep low and training after an overnight fast are all tools that can be used to promote adaptations and increase performance depending on the circumstances, training and match schedule as well as the needs of the athlete.

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Seminars/Conferences

Workshop Intestinal Health - Developing counseling concepts for patients with intestinal diseases

23 February - 2 March, 2024

Germany, online

• Refresher: Physiology and pathophysiology of the digestive tract • Update: Intestinal diseases/disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, chronic inflammatory bowel disease) • Scientific basis for nutritional therapy (including relevant guidelines) • Symptom-oriented nutritional recommendations • Case studies

Held by Dr. Maike Groeneveld, expert in Nutrition for Gut Health & Microbiota

Intermittent Fasting

9 February, 2024

Germany, online

● Types of fasting ● Differentiation between periodic fasting and intermittent fasting ● Basics (including fasting metabolism) ● Possible uses and mechanisms of action ● Studies on intermittent fasting ● Intermittent fasting and the microbiome ● Intermittent fasting in nutritional counseling ● Case studies ● Group work

Held by Dipl. oec. troph. Alexandra Prüß

Iron focal point: Depression - reference values ​​– phytoferritin

31 January, 2024

Germany, online

- Factors influencing depression
- Role of iron deficiency

- Iron as a cofactor for the biosynthesis of catecholamines, serotonin and melatonin

- Iron reference values

- Path of absorption of phytoferritin into intestinal cells

Held by Professor Dr. Klaus Günther, Food Scientist and Biochemist, University of Bonn, Germany

VDOEregional WISSENteilen - Challenges of diagnosing an eating disorder

29 January, 2024

Germany, online

- Overview of eating disorders
- Recognizing hidden eating disorders in counseling settings
- Intricacies of patients with eating disorders
- Approache and attitude of the nutrition counselor

Held by Anja Schneider, staatl. gepr. Diätassistentin, expert in Eating Disorders

A Healthy Gut Is Not Felt - Microbiota, Nutrition, Gut Health

25 January - 2 February, 2024

Germany, online

- Interactions between microbiota and health
- Influence of the microbiota on the development of intestinal diseases
- Use of probiotics in prevention and therapy
- Nutritional recommendations for a healthy microbiota
- Consulting concepts
- Case studies from practice

Held by Dr. Maike Groeneveld, expert in Nutrition for Gut Health & Microbiota

How to Control Food Cravings

5 October, 2023

Germany, online

- Understanding Food Cravings

- How to prevent and control food cravings long-term

- How to curb food cravings under stress

- Emergency strategies for food cravings

Held by Jutta Kamensky, Ecotrophologist and expert in Nutrition Psychology

Quality Management in Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Counseling

22-23 September, 2023

Germany, online

Quality management • Application of process models in practice • Monitoring and evaluation of nutritional therapy services • Outcome management in nutritional advice and therapy • Examination of one's own profession and understanding of roles • Reflected practice in the context of quality management • Interactive Workshop

Held by Prof. Sandra Jent & Prof. Adrian Rufener

45th ESPEN Congress (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism)

11-14 September, 2023

Lyon, France

Attendance at the ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. Main fields of interest:

- Intestinal Failure

- lleus & bowel obstruction

- Enteral Nutrition

VDOEregional Lüneburg: WISSENteilen

18 April, 2023

Germany, online

Summary and discussion of the current guideline “Nutritional recommendations for individuals with type 2 diabetes" held by Alexandra Kunze, Ecotrophologist & Diabetes Counselor DDG

Goals of special nutritional therapy • Importance and practice of weight management • Interaction of diet and physical activity • Discussion of nutrient relationships and diet patterns • Macronutrients and fiber quality • Individual food groups: therapeutic significance • Glycemic load: carbohydrates in nutritional practice • Insulin treatment for type 2 diabetes • Supplements, oat treatment and their metabolic effects • Special target groups • Comments on further aspects/target groups

44th ESPEN Congress (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism)

3-6 September, 2022

Vienna, Austria (virtual attendance)

A yearly congress held by the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism for ongoing education on oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition. Topics included:

- Nutritional guidance in ICU, current challenges

- Intestinal barrier and failure in chronic diseases

- Nutrition to slow progression of kidney disease

- Assessing the gut feeling

- Inflammation and nutrition

- Compromised gut in acute illness

- Nutrition metabolism and stress

- The ongoing hurdles of gastric bypass

- Revisiting the GI tract

Optimal Nutrition and Exercise for Targeting Fat Loss 

25-26 June, 2021

Freiraum Seminars, Online

An intensive two-day online seminar held by Dr. Claudia Osterkamp-Baerens, owner of Top athlEAT & sports nutritionist at Olympia Center for Elite Sports. Here she shares her insights as to why people who exercise often do not see fat loss results and what effective strategies can be applied instead. Topics included:

- Targeting afterburn effects

- Proper combination of nutrients with different exercise intensities to target fat loss

- Personalization for motivation and sustainability

Constructing Nutrition Diagnoses Professionally 

8 March, 2017

Freiraum Seminare, Online

An intensive online seminar held by Prof. Adrian Rufener from the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland on how to formulate nutrition diagnoses (PES-Statements: Problem-Etiology-Signs/Symptoms) professionally with the use of multiple steps and factors to improve and universalize communication between different nutrition professionals and doctors worldwide. 

Thyroid and Nutrition

5 February, 2021

Freiraum Seminare, Online

An intensive online seminar held by thyroid experts from Josefstadt, Austria. Topics included:

- Micronutrients: iodine, selenium, etc.

- Nutrition therapy for different thyroid diseases/conditions (goiters, Grave's disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hyper- & hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules)

- Pregnancy & thryoid disease 

Correctly Interpreting Laboratory Values

17-18 February, 2017

Freiraum Seminare, Zuelpich, Germany

An intensive two-day seminar held by Dr. Dr. med. Charles Adarkwah, a physician in internal an general medicine and specialized in nutrition medicine. Here he shares his insights on the correct interpretation of blood and urine analysis. This includes the detection of abnormalities even when values are within the normal range, the recognition of one parameter as a marker for multiple conditions, as well as further investigation when values are within the normal but signs/symptoms persist. These approaches cannot be found solely from books but won only through years of experience. 

The Role of the Kidney in Nutrition Therapy

15-16 April, 2016

Freiraum Seminare, Zuelpich, Germany

An intensive two-day seminar held by nutrition therapist Irmgard Landthaler, a nutrition expert in the field of nephrology which makes her a regular speaker at numerous conferences and author an co-author of various medical books. Here she shares her insights on specific blood and urine analysis, medication interactions and the handling of complications of acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplant, which cannot be found solely from books but won only through years of experience. 

13th National Panhellenic Congress on Nutrition and Dietetics & 2nd National Panhellenic Congress on Clinical Nutrition

27-29 November, 2015

Cultural Center "Ελληνικός Κόσμος", Athens, Greece

Latest updates on nutrition and dietetics as well as guideline updates in clinical nutrition held y the Hellenic Dietetic Association and the Hellenic Society for Medical Nutrition (grESPEN).  

Nutrition Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

4-5 September, 2015

Freiraum Seminare, Zuelpich, Germany

An intensive two-day seminar on the latest approach in nutrition therapy for irritable bowel syndrome, held by Prof. Dr. Christine Metzner, a physician with expertise in the field of gastroenterology and nutrition. 

51. Scientific Congress of the German Nutrition Association (DGE)

12-14 March, 2014

University of Paderborn, Germany

Latest updates in nutrition medicine organized by the German Nutrition Association (DGE).

Update Nutritional Medicine 2013

11-12 October, 2013

Klinikum Rechts der Isar (MRI), Munich, Germany

Latest updates in nutrition medicine organised by the Else Kroener-Fresenius Center for nutrition medicine (EKFZ) and the Technical University of Munich. 

10th Nutrigenomics Weeks

9-10 September, 2013

Research Center for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany

A joint symposium of NuGO and the German Nutrition Society on the latest updates in nutrition and genetics.

Update Nutritional Medicine 2011

28-29 October, 2011

Klinikum Rechts der Isar (MRI), Munich, Germany

Latest updates in nutrition medicine organized by the Else Kroener-Fresenius Center for nutrition medicine (EKFZ) and the Technical University of Munich.

Allergology Seminar of the Berlin Medical Society

9 February, 2011

Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Campus Mitte, Germany

Internal exchange on the latest research results in allergology between physicians and scientists of the Allergy Center Charité Berlin. 

12th Seminar in Allergology and Pneumology of the Berlin Medical Society

12 November, 2010

Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Campus Mitte, Germany

Internal exchange on research updates related to allergies and anaphylaxis between physicians and scientists of the Allergy Center Charité Berlin. 

Three Nations Congress - Nutrition 2009 of the AKE, DGEM and GESKES

4-6 June, 2009

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Joint congress of nutritional associations of Germany Switzerland and Austria on the latest updates in nutrition medicine.

Presentations

Three Nations Congress - Nutrition 2009 of the AKE, DGEM and GESKES

4-6 June, 2009

Joint congress of nutritional associations of Germany Switzerland and Austria on the latest updates in nutrition medicine.

Understanding Nutrition
Bridging the knowledge gap between the world of science and the everyday consumer

29 September, 2018

Panos Solomonides Cultural Center, Limassol

An event organized by Stephany Piper and sponsored by the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus (main sponsor), Exsec, Costas Papaellinas Organization, Intership Navigation, Balens and EuRussAsia.

- Speaker: Dr. Nicolas Nicolaou, MD, MPhil, PhD. Topic: Food Allergy

- Speaker: Christina Demetriadou, PhD Candidate (2018), Laboratory of Epigenetics and Gene Regulation, University of Cyprus. Topic: NutriEPIgenomics: It’s not all in our genes

- Keynote Speaker: M.Sc. troph. Stephany PiperTopic: Understanding Nutrition

Special Contribution (Questions and Answers in Handout Form specially for event)

- Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel, Chair of Nutrition Physiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Topic: Latest insights on genetic testing and personalized nutrition

- Prof. Dr. med. Margitta Worm, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology Charite Berlin, Germany. Topic: Latest insights on food hypersensitivity testing

Nutrition and Genetics: does your DNA give you the answer your perfect diet?

22 June, 2018

Interorient Shipmanagement

Stephany talks about nutrition and genetics and explains why our DNA is not our destiny.

Child Nutrition - Parents as Role Models

15 November, 2017

Interorient Shipmanagement

Stephany Talks about the influence parents have on their child's nutrition habits and choices by going deeper into factors such as exposure, availability, accessibility, ads and parental modeling.

Weight Management Revisited

12 May, 2017

Interorient Shipmanagement

Stephany talks about diet trends, nutritional recommendations on weight management, why these are not always suitale and elaborates on the theory behind a more effective approach. Topics included:

- why weight and BMI are not good measures for slimming

- light & diet products: are they indeed beneficial?

- diet pills: research presented by companies compared to actual research papers

- stevia: is it a good alternative? 

World Heart Day - Latest on Nutrition for the Prevention of Heart Disease

29 September, 2016

Cyprus University of Technology

Stephany talks about false nutrition recommendations for the prevention of heart disease and elaborates on the theory behind a more effective approach. Topics included:

- light & diet products: are they indeed beneficial?

- high-cholesterol foods: must they really be avoided?

- fruits: what are the limits?

- sugar vs stevia: is sugar really that bad? Is stevia really a good alternative?

Sports Nutrition for Peak Performance for the National Dragon Boat Team

6 April, 2016

Cyprus Dragon Boat Association

Stephany talks about the importance of sports nutrition for peak performance to the athletes of the national dragon boat team at the Cyprus Dragon Boat Association. Topics included:

(A) Balanced Diet

(B) Sport Nutrition: fuel substrates for peak performance depending on exercise intensity and duration which are related to aerobic/ anaerobic metabolism as well as VO2 max and lactate threshold, nutrient timing for an immediate supply of energy as well as post-workout window to replenish stores, hypo-/iso-/hypertonic sports drinks - electrolytes and substrate ration for adequate hydration and energy supply (good and bad examples on the market, commercial vs home-made, etc)

(C) Supplements (BCAA, Glutamine, Arginine, etc.): are they really needed?

Symposium on Dietary Factors and Colorectal Cancer

10 March, 2012

Postgraduate Research Institute, Limassol, Cyprus

Stephany holds a presentation at a symposium held by the Postgraduate Research Institute (PRI) on the relation between dietary factors and colorectal cancer with major emphasis on the role of iron and antioxidants.

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