From the Academy People & Events| Volume 119, ISSUE 7, P1209, July 2019

July 2019 People & Events

        2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 26-29, 2019
        Philadelphia, PA
        2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 17-20
        Indianapolis, IN
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        11th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition, September 19-22, 2019, Nanjing, China

        The Chinese Nutrition Society will host the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition (APCCN) on September 19-22, 2019, in Nanjing, China. The Conference theme will be “Nutrition Research to Clinical Practice>” APCCN is a biennial international nutrition congress with over 2,000 participants, which will be aimed at presenting the latest development of nutrition science and promoting academic exchange among nutrition researchers across the world. For more information, visit

        International Congress of Dietetics, September 15-18, 2020

        Every 4 years, the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) holds an International Congress of Dietetics to share knowledge and to learn with colleagues from around the world. The next International Congress of Dietetics will be held on September 15-18, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa; this will be the first ICDA congress to be held on the African continent and promises to offer an unforgettable experience. Submissions for abstracts are now open, and more information can be found at

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        Free Professional Development Resources for Academy Members

        Select from a variety of eight free and member-preferred priced resources to best fit your professional development needs with Distance Learning at your own pace and convenience. The Center for Professional Development also offers a number of online certificate of training programs and webinars as well as group and self-study options. Visit

        National Cancer Institute Dietary Assessment Primer Now Available

        The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the availability of a web-based Dietary Assessment Primer. Various types of self-report instruments have been developed to assess dietary intake. Each has distinct features as well as strengths and limitations. The Dietary Assessment Primer:
        • describes the major types of instruments that rely on individuals reporting their own diets;
        • provides guidance on using the instruments alone or in combination to address different research questions;
        • compares key features of the main self-report dietary assessment instruments;
        • explains and provides guidance regarding validity, measurement error, and calibration in the context of dietary assessment;
        • provides expanded information about particular key topics in dietary assessment; and
        • includes a Glossary of key terms and an extensive list of References and Resources.
        The Dietary Assessment Primer is located at The NCI scientific leads for this important new resource are Susan Krebs-Smith, PhD, RD; Amy Subar, PhD, MPH, RD; Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD; Fran Thompson, PhD, MPH; and TusaRebecca Schap, PhD, MPH, RD, all in the NCI Applied Research Program’s Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch (RFMMB); Anne Brown Rodgers, science writer; and Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, MHSc, RD, formerly in the RFMMB and currently assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems.