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March 2008 People & Events

        ADA CALENDAR
        2008 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 25-28, 2008 Chicago, IL

        Announcement

        Donating Journals

        Members often inquire about donating their old Journals to a good cause, but don’t know where to start. The Special Libraries Association Web site provides a list of organizations that accept donations of old journals and redistribute them to developing countries, found at http://www.sla.org/content/resources/inforesour/reftool/bkdonate.cfm. The Journal encourages our readers to take advantage of this opportunity to share our knowledge.

        Educational Events

        Clinical Nutrition Management Symposium

        March 29-April 1, 2008, Crowne Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX. This year’s Annual Clinical Nutrition Management (CNM) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) Symposium is “Leading System Improvement: Optimizing Organizational and Patient Outcomes.” Although Clinical Nutrition Managers (CNMs) have made significant progress in improving the quality of patient care and the environment of care in their organizations, there is still a need for improvement in these care systems. This symposium is designed for CNMs who are interested in learning more about innovative strategies that will improve systems and result in safer, higher-quality care. The topics include: 1) leading system change in a complex and highly technological health care environment, 2) using information technology to advance clinical and management components of health care, and 3) using complexity science principles to build teams. Brochures with registration information will be sent to all CNM DPG members in January. If you are not currently a CNM DPG member and would like to receive the mailing when available, please e-mail your request to [email protected] or fax to 1-312-475-1405. If you would like to consider sponsorship or exhibiting at the symposium, please contact Kelly Danis at 1-412-647-3621 or [email protected] no later than February 1, 2008.

        Weight Management Symposium

        April 4-6, 2008, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN. Save the date for the Annual Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group (WMDPG) Symposium—Weight Management: The Harmony of Science and Practice. Looking for techniques to put theory into practice? Join the Weight Management DPG as invited speakers explore research in weight management science and real-world applications that yield results. Networking opportunities daily, including member product display and exhibits. WMDPG members will receive a mailing early in 2008. Non-WMDPG members can receive a brochure, when available, by e-mailing [email protected] or faxing 312/475-1405.

        About People

        Obituary

        Clara M. Soter, RD, October 2007, was a member of the American Dietetic Association since 1944, and a Life member since 1961. Soter received a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University and completed a dietetic internship at Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia. She then worked as a therapeutic dietitian at Elizabeth Buxton Hospital in Newport News, VA, and as director of dietetics at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk. Soter then joined the US Public Health Service, working in positions of increasing responsibility to eventually become director of dietetics at the US Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk in 1960.
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