From the Association People & Events| Volume 108, ISSUE 8, P1380-1381, August 2008

August 2008 People & Events

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


        Latest CADE Accreditation Decisions Published Online

        The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) is ADA's accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. CADE establishes and enforces eligibility requirements and accreditation standards that ensure the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.
        The accreditation decisions made at the most recent CADE meeting are available at and include status of programs which have received candidacy for accreditation, initial accreditation, continued accreditation, developmental accreditation, provisional accreditation, substantial equivalency, probationary accreditation, and voluntary withdrawal from accreditation.

        State Licensure Board Web Links Updated at

        ADA provides numerous resources and benefits, including information on license requirements for each state. If you are moving or you have clients in a different state from where you reside, you should read the state statutes and regulations regarding licensure in that state. ADA provides a state-by-state reference sheet with Web links for every state board of licensure, as well as direct links to that state's licensure statutes and regulations.
        Becoming licensed in a new state is not as difficult as it seems. State by State Dietetics Boards and Laws Links is an updated reference document can be found in the Advocacy and the Profession section of ADA's Web site at the bottom of the State Affairs page under “Licensure and Certification” at You must be logged in with your member number in order to access this document. If you have questions interpreting state statutes or regulations, please contact that state's licensure board for the most accurate information.

        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 The Journal encourages our readers to take advantage of this opportunity to share our knowledge.

        Educational Events

        Congress on Nutrition and Health in the Elderly

        September 15-17, 2008, 5th European Congress on Nutrition and Health in the Elderly (NHE 2008), Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Since December 1991, a congress on nutrition and health in the elderly has been held every 4 years. It has shown to be an important platform to share experiences and exchange ideas and new information in the field of food, diet, and health in the aging population. For more information, visit

        AICR Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Cancer

        November 6-7, 2008, Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC. Sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Cancer is where the latest research and its applications are reported, analyzed, and debated. Topics include Vitamin D and Cancer; Dietary Supplements and Cancer; Epigenetics and Cancer; Behavioral Change and Cancer; Cancer Survivorship; and Current Topics in Nutrition and Cancer. For more information and registration, contact the American Institute for Cancer Research at 202-328-7744, [email protected], or visit
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        Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine

        May 12-15, 2009, Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis, MN. The 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine will showcase original scientific complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative scientific sessions. Areas of CAM research presented and discussed at this conference will include research in basic science, clinical research, methodological research, health services research, and education research. Call for scientific abstracts and workshop submissions: September 30, 2008. For additional conference information, visit or e-mail [email protected]

        About People


        Ellen Angres Loeb, PhD, RD, April 2008, was a professor at Roger Williams University for 20 years and taught at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Bryant University. She received both a bachelor and master of science degree from New York University and a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.
        Laurel Elizabeth Zaks, MPH, RD, March 2008, was a public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focusing on HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa, as well as working to improve global disease surveillance throughout the developing world. She received a bachelor of science degree in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh, a master's degree in Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and was a postgraduate nutrition fellow at the Center for Development and Learning in Chapel Hill. Zaks began her career as a nutritionist training staff in Romanian orphanages, and went on to work as a community developer in Guatemala and a public health educator and nutritionist in Ecuador before joining CDC.