Symposium Schedule Now Available

May 21-24, 2017 Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, LA

Join us at our 4th annual Spring Symposium, May 21-24, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in the heart of New Orleans' renowned French Quarter. In addition to delivering an enhanced CE program offering up to 20 CEUs, and networking opportunities like no other event, our 2017 event's prime location will put you steps away from all of the culinary, cultural, and entertainment experiences of The Big Easy.

About the Symposium

If informative sessions, first-class presenters, networking with fellow professionals, and the friendly atmosphere of New Orleans appeal to you, then plan to join us at our 4th annual Spring Symposium, May 21-24 at the Astor Crowne Plaza, in the heart of the renowned French Quarter.

An opportunity for professionals to earn up to 20 CEUs, our 2017 program will be diverse, in-depth, and timely. All applicable to the practice and professional development of nutrition professionals, our continuing education sessions and workshops will be presented by some of the foremost experts in dietetics and nutrition. We'll also have networking opportunities that will be fun, health-conscious, and intimate.

After spending your days learning and connecting, our prime location at Bourbon and Canal streets puts you steps away from all the culinary, entertainment, and cultural experiences that make the Crescent City a truly unique destination.

Unlike any other event designed for dietitians, our Spring Symposium offers a level of engagement, interaction, and meaningful person-to-person contact between our attendees, our session presenters, and our sponsors that is truly different and quite extraordinary for an industry meeting. In addition to our sessions and workshops offering up to 20 CEUs, attendees will enjoy additional opportunities for networking, peer interaction and product sampling from our sponsors.

Your registration includes:

  • All continuing education sessions and workshops
  • Networking opportunities with peers and presenters
  • Product sampling from our sponsors
  • Keynote address
  • Fitness activities
  • Happy Hour

New Orleans Food & Farm Tour
(registrants only)

Once you’ve registered, add a day to your symposium stay and enhance your experience with a special and intimate look at the local food scene in New Orleans, led by Sharon Palmer, RDN.

For more information and the tour itinerary, click here.

Location + Travel

Conveniently located at the corner of Bourbon and Canal Streets, this hotel's French Quarter location promises New Orleans visitors a grand experience in "The Big Easy." Guests are within walking distance of world-famous downtown attractions and just a short drive from the New Orleans Airport. New Orleans leisure travelers enjoy a front-row seat to exciting downtown attractions, such as Harrah's Casino, Aquarium of the Americas and the IMAX Theater. Also nearby is New Orleans' Riverwalk, which offers riverboat cruises and fabulous shopping.

Amenities and Leisure Facilities

  • In-room Wireless Internet
  • Fitness Center/Health Club
  • Business Center
  • Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Parking & Transportation

Questions?

Call 877-925-2355 or email symposium@gvpub.com.

Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans, LA, 70130

Presenters

We’re happy to announce our presenters for our 2017 educational program! Our schedule will include sessions on culinary perspectives; professional development; health, wellness and prevention; clinical care; and nutrition, community and policy.

Melissa Dobbins
MS, RDN, CDE
Express, Engage, Empower! Be a Better Speaker
Becky Dorner
RDN, LD, FAND
The Future of Nutrition and Dietetics
Michelle Dudash
RDN
#EatClean: What's it Mean? The Health, the Hype, the How-to
Regan Miller Jones
RDN
Blogging Workshop—Building A Better Blog: An RD's Guide

Sylvia Klinger
MS, RD
U.S. Hispanic Health & Purchasing Behavior: Current Trends Relevant For Dietitians
Penny Kris-Etherton
PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA
Translating Saturated Fat Recommendations: What to Think of Fats and Oils
Amy Myrdal Miller
MS, RDN, FAND
The Savvy Dietitian's Guide to Modern Agriculture
Carolyn O’Neil
MS, RDN, LD
Healthy and Southern? You Bet Your Biscuits!

Sharon Palmer
RDN
Lauren Harris Pincus
MS, RDN
The Breakfast Controversy: Is it really the most important meal of the day or another excuse to eat dessert?
Barb Ruhs
MS, RDN, LDN
Using Supermarket Selling Strategies to Nudge Shoppers Towards Better Health
Matt Ruscigno
MPH, RD
How to Counsel a Vegan Client with Confidence and Expertise: It's Not as Challenging as You Think!

Kate Scarlata
RDN
The FODMAP Story: Unraveling the Latest Research
Rebecca Scritchfield
MS, RD, LD
The End of Dieting: Why People Are Tossing Their Diet Books and Smashing Their Scales—And What You Can Do To Help Them Succeed
Elizabeth Shaw
MS, RD, CLT
Effective Communication of Culinary Advancement In Nutrition: What, Where, Why & How?
Kathie Swift
MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Therapy for Mood Disorders

Chris Vogliano
MS, RD
Reducing our Environmental “Food-Print:” The Necessity for Collaboration
Hope Warshaw
MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
Type 2 Diabetes Bootcamp (Workshop)
Jill Weisenberger
MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND
Type 2 Diabetes Bootcamp (Workshop)
Liz Weiss
MS, RD
Family Meals Matter: Barriers, Benefits, and Strategies for Eating Together

Dr. Felicia D. Stoler
Keynote Speaker
Presented by Regular Girl

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.


Born Sweet Zing

www.ZingStevia.com/hcp/

California Raisins

www.LoveYourRaisins.com

California Strawberries

www.CaliforniaStrawberries.com


Canned Food Alliance

www.MealTime.org

Carlson Laboratories

www.CarlsonLabs.com


CinSulin

www.CinSulin.com

Diversified Foods

www.DiversifiedFoods.com

Egg Nutrition Center

www.EggNutritionCenter.org



Flatout Bread

www.FlatoutBread.com

Florida Orange Juice

www.FloridaJuice.com

Freedom Foods

FreedomFoods.com.au



Hodgson Mill

www.HodgsonMill.com

Hormel Vital Cuisine

www.VitalCuisine.com


House Foods

www.House-Foods.com

Tree Nut Council

www.NutHealth.org

LaCroix Sparkling Water

www.LacroixWater.com



Nutritional Medicinals

www.FunctionalFormularies.com

Premier Protein

www.PremierProtein.com


Real Food Blends

www.RealFoodBlends.com

Regular Girl

www.RegularGirl.com

Seafood Nutrition

www.SeafoodNutrition.org


SOMMA Food Group

www.SommaFoods.com

StarKist

www.StarKist.com


Sunsweet Growers

www.SunSweet.com

Trueself Foods

www.TrueselfFoods.com

VSL#3

www.vsl3.com


Watermelon Board

www.Watermelon.org

Zespri Kiwifruit

www.ZespriKiwi.com

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