Annual Meeting

2017 DCMAND Annual Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2017
American University, Washington College of Law Tenley Campus
4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Doors open at 8:30am

You’re invited to join us at the annual meeting of the DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to great networking opportunities, the day will be filled with thought-provoking presentations and a town hall on the future direction of our organization.


Call for Abstracts for Student Poster Session

DCMAND will be holding its annual student poster session at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Students are encouraged to share their work with the DC dietetics community through the poster presentation. Abstracts are due by March 31, 2017 to Hannah at Only 15 posters will be accepted. Authors will be notified by April 10,2017 if their abstract has been accepted. Judging will take place from 8:00-8:30am on April 28, 2017 before the meeting begins.

Abstract Submission Guide & Poster Evaluation


8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am Opening and Welcome

  • Robyn Douglas, MPP, RDN — President, DCMAND

9:10am “Reaching the Masses:  Innovative Approaches to Large Scale Programs”

  • Dayle Hayes, MS, RD — Nutrition for the Future, Inc.
  • Captain Kimberly Elenberg, DNP — Director of Operation Live Well

10:30am Student Posters and Networking Break

11:00am “Foods of the Future”

  • Chris Vogliano, MS, RDN — Arivale
  • Session description: With the growing world population, the focus of this presentation will include emerging trends in agriculture.  After a brief overview of the history of food production, examples will be shared regarding how foods might be produced in the future, like poultry in petri dishes! A discussion of the role of GMOs as well as the pros and cons of new technologies will be presented.  Attendees will leave this session with a new appreciation for how and why food is grown/raised, and will gain practical tips for evidence-based application of new information.  Participants of this session will be able to communicate sound information with credible resources to consumers.

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Annual Awards, Treasurer Report

1:00pm DCMAND Town Hall

  • Past, Present, and Future DCMAND Presidents
  • Session description: For the past 100 years, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has been dedicated to building up our profession. In October of this year, AND will be celebrating its centennial at FNCE in Chicago. Then, the second century begins. Where do you want it to take us? This Town Hall will offer attendees the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion with past, present, and future DCMAND leaders about the future direction of DCMAND.

2:00pm Break

2:15pm “Improv-ing the Profession”

  • Liz Sanders, MPH, RD — Associate Director, Nutrition Communicaitons, IFIC

3:15pm “Digesting Nutrition Science”

  • Megan Meyer, PhD — Associate Director, Science Communications, IFIC
  • Helena Bottemiller Evich — Senior Food and Agriculture Reporter, Politico
  • Session description: By its nature, scientific research moves slowly. The world around us, however, moves quickly. Modern technologies enable information sharing, and resulting conversations, to occur in real-time. This can require registered dietitians to stay current on the latest nutrition science and food trends, which may be difficult given other professional responsibilities and demands. This panel will discuss the public’s growing fascination with food and nutrition, and showcase new tools designed to enhance critical thinking skills that are essential to advancing dietetics as an evidence-based profession in our next century.

4:30pm Closing Remarks and Raffle

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