People & Events

        2006 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        September 16-19, Honolulu, HI

        Position Paper Update

        As of December 31, 2005, the American Dietetic Association position “Nutrition services in managed care” (J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102:1471-1478) will no longer be designated as a position of the American Dietetic Association. Any questions may be directed to Cathy Devlin, RD, ADA Headquarters, at 800/877-1600, ext. 4835 or [email protected]

        Foundation News

        Foundation Support Appreciated

        For the past 3 years, the Almond Board of California has been a generous sponsor of the ADA Foundation Gala held in conjunction with the annual ADA Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. This year they sponsored the Gala, the general reception, and the ADA Foundation Nutrition Symposium. This symposium featured renowned authorities on nutrition, obesity, and weight management for both children and adults. The session sponsored by the Almond Board of California covered the topic of “Getting the Most from Calories: Using Nutrient Density to Improve the American Diet.” Although the cost of tickets helps to produce a great event, the Foundation relies on sponsorship dollars to help continue its mission of improving the nutritional health of the public through education programs, nutrition research, and public awareness initiatives. The Almond Board of California, established in 1950, is located in Modesto, CA.

        Educational Events

        International Conference on Nutrigenomics

        December 7-9, 2005, Singapore, International Life Sciences Institute 1st International Conference on Nutrigenomics: Opportunities in Asia. The conference will highlight global scientific development and research in the area of nutrient-gene interactions and how they are influenced by genetic diversity, dietary patterns, food availability, and choices. The conference will address the relevance of nutrigenomics to meet public health needs of Asian populations. The 3-day conference will consist of plenary sessions, symposia, poster sessions, and special workshops. Further information on the conference can be obtained through the website ( or by contacting Veronita Rusli, MSc, at 65-6352-5220 (phone), 65-6352-5536 (fax), or [email protected]

        Cachexia Conference

        December 8-10, 2005, Rome, Italy. The 3rd Cachexia Conference will feature over 60 internationally renowned speakers discussing both basic science and clinical topics with emphasis on management of patients with wasting syndrome and state-of-the-art and future potential therapies. This year’s symposium will also address issues pertaining to the role of diet and nutritional counseling in preventing-treating disease-associated wasting in cancer, aging, and chronic heart failure. Details on the conference can also be found at The deadline for abstract submission is September 15, 2005. For more information, please contact Professor Filippo Rossi Fanelli at [email protected] or Stefan Anker at [email protected]

        Clinical Nutrition Management Symposium

        April 22-25, 2006, Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ. Save the date for the Annual Clinical Nutrition Management (CNM) Symposium. This year’s topic is Shaping Leadership Skills for Clinical Nutrition Managers. Participants will be given the opportunity to focus on leadership development, including an Advanced Leadership Boot Camp, Medicare Health Support Program and Impact on MNT, Patient Satisfaction, and Independent Practitioner Status. Please consider attending so you can benefit from the skills development sessions and networking opportunities provided. Brochures will go out by January to all CNM members. If you are not currently a CNM member and would like to receive the symposium brochure when available, please E-mail your request to [email protected] or fax it to 312/475-1405.

        About People


        Mabel L. Pian, RD, July 2005, a native of Tianjin, China, graduated from Yenching University in 1947 with a degree in Food and Nutrition, and continued her education in the United States at Michigan State University, where she received her Master’s degree in 1948. She worked as a registered dietitian at a number of hospitals and was also the first instructor of Chinese at Arizona State University.
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