From the Association| Volume 106, ISSUE 4, P614-615, April 2006

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April 2006 People& Events

        ADA Calendar

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

        Educational Events

        Functional Foods Conference
        April 20, 2006, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Research Park Holiday Inn, Huntsville, AL. One-day conference, “Functional Foods: The New Medicine.” Presentations will be given on scientific research in layman’s terms, with a holistic look at foods as medicine, herbal remedies, antioxidant discussion, and practical uses of this knowledge. The goal is to educate consumers, medical professionals, fruit and vegetable producers, and family consumer technicians on how to use food to take charge of their health. There will be special health foods, hands-on demonstration of shiitake mushroom inoculation into logs, and quick cooking lessons. The continuing education credits are pending for nurses and dietitians. To read more about this educational conference, please visit: or contact Dr Cathy Sabota at 256/372-4257 or PO Box 967, Normal, AL 35762. This event is sponsored by Urban Rural Interface, Alabama Extension Service, and Alabama A&M University.
        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 that 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. If you are interested in exhibiting at the symposium, please contact [email protected]
        Dietary Supplement Conference
        September 16-19, Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, Cambridge, MA. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announces its 2006 annual symposium on dietary supplements—The Conference 2006. The Conference will feature a complement of issue-oriented regulatory, scientific, and business-building sessions combined with networking opportunities for dietary supplement leaders and managers. The annual event provides a thought-provoking look at the issues of most importance to the dietary supplement industry and is the industry’s longest-running executive conference. CRN Board Member John Venardos, Herbalife International of America, Inc, will serve as this year’s conference chairman. Special registration rates will be available to CRN members and the nightly group rate at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston will be offered to all attendees until the room block is full. Early registration is encouraged. For more information about The Conference 2006 and other upcoming CRN educational programs, please visit For information on the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, please visit

        About People


        Melinda Kay Martin Hickerson, MS, RD, December 2005, received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and her Master of Science in Administrative and Health Care Management from Kansas State University, Manhattan. Hickerson served as director of Food and Nutrition Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from 1990-2004 and most recently had worked as assistant director of Clinical Care at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. She was a member and president of the Kansas Dietetic Association and was the author of several published articles in newsletters and professional journals.
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