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All registered dietitians are cordially invited to participate in this continuing education and networking event produced by Today's Dietitian magazine and our CE Learning Library.

Conference Info

Today's Dietitian Spring Symposium

To be held from May 18-20, the 2014 Today's Dietitian Spring Symposium will feature some of the industry's foremost experts leading our sessions as part of an attractive continuing education program that includes an engaging keynote speaker, networking sessions, top-shelf catering and affordable accommodations at the newly renovated Hilton Doubletree-owned Tropicana Hotel and Conference Center on the Las Vegas Strip.

This event is the beginning of what we expect to be an annual springtime tradition for the nation's community of registered dietitians and others working in the field of nutrition and dietetics. And we want YOU to be part of it.

Registration Closed

Registration for the 2014 Spring Symposium is closed.
Registration includes:

  • 2 full days of sessions for CDR-approved continuing education credit (up to 14 CPEUs)
  • Welcome reception
  • Keynote address
  • Tuesday morning yoga session
  • Opportunities for networking and peer interaction
  • Breakfast, catered lunch + morning and afternoon breaks on both program days

The Keynote Breakfast on Monday, the 19th and Morning Yoga on Tuesday, the 20th will begin at 7:00am.
Educational sessions on both days will run from 8:45am to 6:00pm.

Your Spring Symposium registration does not include accommodations or travel to and from Las Vegas. Our event enjoys a cost-effective discounted group rate for rooms at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The Tropicana is a Doubletree by Hilton property, so HiltonHonors members can use their points and rewards.

The Venue


Tropicana Las Vegas

3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
1.800.GO2.TROP | 702.739.2222
www.troplv.com

One of the original classic Las Vegas hotels, the Tropicana is now a Doubletree by Hilton property that recently underwent a $200 million transformation that provides a casually elegant South Beach rhythm and vibe. The transformation of the resort includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the 50,000-square-foot casino, several new restaurants and bars, first-class entertainment, and Glow®, a Mandara Spa and fitness center. The all-new Conference Center features more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, and offers Symposium attendees accommodations in the Club Tower away from the noise and traffic of the Casino, making it the perfect venue for our education event.

Be sure to book your flight to arrive in time to join us for our Welcome Reception in the gorgeous Havana Room on Sunday, May 18 from 7-9 pm. Cocktails, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

To book a room by phone (1.800.GO2.TROP) or online to take advantage of our special group rate.

Speakers

Covering subjects that affect nutrition professionals and their clients regularly, our sessions will be led by some of the profession's most respected experts. Our roster of session leaders includes:

Keynote Speaker: Brad Nieder, MD Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD Constance Brown-Riggs,
MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Sharon Palmer, RD Robin Plotkin, RD, LD
Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC  

Schedule

The Keynote Breakfast on Monday, the 19th and Morning Yoga on Tuesday, the 20th will begin at 7:00am.
Educational sessions on both days will run from 8:45am to 6:00pm.

Click here to view the session schedule »

Session

Speaker

Lactose Intolerance: Myths and Reality Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Fad Diets: Dissecting the Hype and the Science Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Affect Change: Today's Dietitian and Food Marketing and Promotion Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD
Eating for the Everyday Ironman Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD
Diabetes in the African-American Population: Shortening the Cultural Distance and Improving Outcomes Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Health Benefits of Spices Around the World and Flavor Trends for 2014 Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
The Diabetes-Cancer Connection Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN
"But I Saw It on the Internet!" — Helping People Distinguish Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Cancer Risk From Anecdotal Hearsay Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN
Bananas and Granola Bars Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Inspirational Leadership Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Plant-Powered for Life Sharon Palmer, RD
RDs Get Sustainable: How to Promote Sustainability in Your Practice Sharon Palmer, RD
Social Media 2.0: Dietitians Investing in the Blogosphere Robin Plotkin, RD, LD
Using Social Media to Communicate Health Messages and Promote the RD Robin Plotkin, RD, LD
Supermarket Nutrition & Public Health Resources for Today's Dietitian Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN
Retail Dietetics Careers: The Next Frontier Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN
Diabetes and Heart Disease Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE
Diabetes: Common but Complicated Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE
Popular Dietary Supplements: A Common Cause for Concern Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC
Cooking Tips for Shortfall Nutrients Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC

Hotel + Travel

Our suggested travel itinerary for this event would be:

  • Arrive in Las Vegas in the afternoon/evening on Sunday, May 18 (Group rate available for Friday and Saturday night for those who wish to arrive early.)
  • Enjoy our Welcome Reception from 7-9pm on Sunday evening
  • Stay at the Tropicana Las Vegas on Sunday and Monday nights
  • Attend a full program of sessions on Monday and Tuesday
  • Depart on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning (Group rate still applies for those who wish to stay at the Tropicana Tuesday night)

Accommodations


Tropicana Las Vegas

3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
1.800.GO2.TROP | 702.739.2222
www.troplv.com

Symposium attendees enjoy a cost-effective discounted group rate for rooms at the Tropicana Las Vegas starting at just $95 per night. Now a Doubletree by Hilton property, the Tropicana will accommodate all HiltonHonors® member benefits and points.

Located on the Strip just across the walkway from the MGM Grand and the Monorail, as well as the tram to Mandalay Bay and Luxor, the new Tropicana Las Vegas will be an oasis of comfortable learning for our Spring Symposium attendees. After a recently completed $200 million transformation, the bright, South Beach-themed new Tropicana provides a casually elegant resort experience in the middle of all the glitz and flamboyance that is the Vegas Strip. The transformation of this classic resort includes a fresh redesign of every room and suite, more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, the 50,000-square-foot casino, several new restaurants and bars, first-class entertainment, and Glow®, a 5-star Mandara Spa. The hotel's state-of-the-art fitness center opens at 6 am for early risers and remains available until 7pm for those looking to move after a full day in class.

Welcome Reception

Be sure to book your flight to arrive in time to join us for our Welcome Reception in the gorgeous Havana Room on Sunday, May 18 from 7-9 pm. Cocktails, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

To book a room by phone (1.800.GO2.TROP) or online to take advantage of our special group rate.

Sponsors

*Sponsors do not provide input in the content or design of the Symposium session program. Course content is written and created by the instructor and approved by the Today's Dietitian Continuing Education division in accordance with CDR guidelines.

Almased

In 1985, noted scientist and holistic therapist Hubertus Trouillé created the unique Almased® formula from non-GMO soy, yogurt and honey to treat and improve the metabolism of his patients in Germany. Based on their results, Almased® was found to be very effective for losing weight and supporting psychological and physical performance. Today, more than 25 years after Almased®’s invention, the company is owned and operated by Hubertus Trouillé’s son, André Trouillé. Almased® is still manufactured under the same quality standards and patented processes as it was when originally developed and is the best-selling weight loss product in Germany. In 1998, Almased®USA, Inc. was founded to bring the remarkable Almased® products to Americans who seek to achieve or maintain a healthy weight while enhancing their overall health and wellness.

www.figureplan.com/TDS

Daisy Brand

At Daisy Brand, our mission is to make the healthiest and highest-quality cottage cheese on the planet.  Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese is made with only 4 ingredients-no additives, preservatives or thickeners. With 13 grams of protein and just 90 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate per ½ cup serving, Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese is a healthy addition to the fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains you already recommend.

www.daisybrandhealth.com

Diabetes Sentry Products

Diabetes Sentry's mission is to greatly improve the daily lives of Type-1 and Type-2 insulin dependent diabetics who suffer from a diabetes related chronic condition known as "hypoglycemia". Leveraging 15 years of research and development the company's patented and FDA approved medical device that targets this condition is ready for manufacturing and mass-market distribution.

www.diabetessentry.com

GO Veggie!

GO Veggie! is America’s leading provider of delicious cheese free products. GO Veggie! is proud to offer an array of choices for consumers looking to cut back on dairy and lactose, whether they are vegan, vegetarian, living with a food allergy, or trying to eat healthier by lowering cholesterol and fats. Founded more than 30 years ago, GO Veggie!’s mission has remained grounded while its products have stretched and spread: allow the millions of Americans seeking healthy dairy and lactose free alternatives to enjoy the cheesy foods they love.

www.goveggiefoods.com

INBalance Health Corp.

InBalance Health is a company dedicated to providing doctor-formulated, alternative food bar and supplement solutions for Pre-Diabetics and individuals struggling with Type 2 Diabetes or weight management. Located in Wayland, Michigan, InBalance Health believes proper insulin balance is a key to living a long, healthy life. The company offers both food bars and supplements to help support consumer's growing efforts to manage a healthy lifestyle and individuals with diabetes' needs to maintain proper glucose levels. For more information on InBalance, visit www.inbalancehealthcorp.com.

Kellogg's

Kellogg Company doesn't just believe in the smart choices. We believe in the right choices. We view inclusive culture and diversity as competitive imperatives. Experience shows they lower recruiting and retention costs, lead to increased productivity, keep us innovating, and give the company a better view into the mind-set of our customers.

www.kelloggsnutrition.com

Walden Farms

Since 1972, Walden Farms has been a leader in the healthy foods category, with three generations maintaining the highest possible quality standards while creating innovative lifestyle choices. Walden Farms was among the first to bring delicious tasting reduced calorie and reduced fat Salad Dressings to healthy eaters more than 40 years ago. Today, our culinary and nutritional experts in the Walden Farms kitchens have accomplished a remarkable achievement, developing the world's only family of calorie free specialties! No calories, fat, carbs, gluten or sugars of any kind!

www.waldenfarms.com

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Gigi Grillot at 800-278-4400, ext. 134 or email ggrillot@gvpub.com.