Editor’s Spot: 10th Spring Symposium Anniversary
By Judith Riddle
Today’s Dietitian
Vol. 25 No. 5 P. 4

Today’s Dietitian has much to celebrate and be proud of this month, as it marks the 10-year anniversary of our annual Spring Symposium, an incredible continuing education event for nutrition professionals in various health care specialties from across the country and abroad.

It’s an exciting time for the magazine, as this is a huge milestone. This year, our 2023 Spring Symposium will be held May 14 to 17 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia, a coastal city known for its historic sites, riverboat cruises, music festivals, beaches, and down-home southern cuisine.

Our symposium has come a long way since its debut in Las Vegas in 2014. It’s grown exponentially in attendance. The workshops, which cover the latest nutrition trends and cutting-edge research in dietetics, are presented by the top RDs and health care experts in the country. The sessions and workshops often include panel discussions, Q&As, and hands-on learning. There are valuable networking opportunities with colleagues and presenters, fitness classes to unwind and recharge, special events, and an exhibit hall to explore and meet and greet vendors, sample products, and learn more about new services tailored to all things dietetics.

Some of the presenters featured this year include the renowned David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM; Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN; Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND; Liz Weiss, MS, RDN; Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDCES, CHWC, FAND; Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND; and Regan Jones, RDN, ACSM-CPT.

Topics to be discussed include food as medicine, digestive wellness, cultural foodways, social media, diabetes, cancer research, recipe development, and much more.

If you’re attending this year’s symposium, brush up on some of these topics beforehand by reading “Culinary Medicine” in our January issue, “Social Media Pseudoscience” in our March edition, “Medications as Adjunct Therapy for Prediabetes” in our April issue, and “At-Home Microbiome Testing,” featured this month.

Also in this issue are articles on the Mediterranean diet’s North African roots, the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome throughout a woman’s life, aquatic foods’ nutrition, the gut-endocannabinoid axis, and the Federal Trade Commission’s latest guidance on misleading product health claims.

Please enjoy the issue, and we look forward to seeing y’all at our 2023 Spring Symposium in Savannah, Georgia!

— Judith Riddle, Editor