WA-DHCC Call for Speakers for Fall Conference

  • Event
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Call for Speakers - Washington Dietetics in Health Care Communities
& Washington Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals
Fall Conference

Friday, September 26th – Saturday, September 27th, 2014
The Icicle Inn, Leavenworth, WA

Conference Scope
Each year, the Fall Conference attracts approximately 75-100 Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians, Registered, Dietary Managers, and students. Participants expand their education, network with colleagues, and sample new products pertinent to their work while earning valuable continuing education credits.

Abstract Invitation
Share your knowledge with other industry professionals at this year’s event. Our two-day conference typically consists of topics related to:
• General professional development
• Food safety and sanitation
• Medical nutrition therapy
• Employee management tactics
• Emergency planning
• Culinary tips
• Dysphagia
• Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
• Budget and cost controls
• Leadership
• Fine dining and culture change
• Fortified foods

We are currently accepting abstracts for presentations from individuals, corporations, and organizations for this conference. Individual or team proposals will be accepted for sessions that run one to three hours in length. Presentation selections will be made based upon desired topics, flow of content, educational value and understanding of the content. The Conference Planning Committee will work with speakers to schedule the specific time for each presentation, in order to optimize the sequencing and flow of content and tracks.

Honorarium and other reimbursements can be provided and will be negotiated on an individual basis with the Conference Planning Committee.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline – April 15th, 2014
Notice of abstract acceptance – May 1st, 2014
Presentation & Speaker details deadline – June 15th, 2014
Conference registration opens – August 15th, 2014
Presentation slides requested by – September 1st, 2014

Submitting Abstracts
Please send the following information to Megan Spence (meganhschrader@gmail.com) or Malinda Gehrke (mal.gehrke@gmail.com):

• Session Title
• Session Description (250 word max)
• Speaker biography
• Requested Honorarium

Promotional Opportunity
Exhibitor space will be available at the Vendor Fair on Friday, September 26th for any promotional activity at the rate of $175 per table. Please contact Megan Spence (meganhschrader@gmail.com) or Malinda Gehrke (mal.gehrke@gmail.com) to arrange space for your company or organization and for more information.
Megan Spence
WSAND President

Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Welcome, members!

The 2024-2025 year presents various opportunities for you to engage and feel proud to be member of the WA Academy. As your President, I’m honored to serve you, and here to listen, learn, and collaborate with the board to meet your expectations. Tell us what you think - we want to hear from you!

Marissa Beck (2024-25 Washington State President)