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Dr Eric Hentges Is New Director of Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Dr Eric Hentges has assumed the directorship of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr Hentges will oversee nutrition guidance at the USDA. Before accepting the directorship, Dr Hentges was vice-president of Applied Technology and Education Services for the National Pork Board. Dr Hentges has a strong track record in supporting nutrition research and evidence-based policy making. Congratulations, Eric!!


2003-2004 ASPEN Board of Directors

The new 2003 officers at American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition are: President: David August; President-Elect: Scott Shikora; Vice President: Gordon Jensen; Secretary/Treasurer: Marion Winkler; Immediate Past President: W. Frederick Schwenk; Director, Advocacy: Beth Wagner; Director, Chapters & Sections: Mary Marian; Director, Clinical Practice: Pamela Charney; Director, Education: M. Patricia Fuhrman: and Director, Research: Genie Courtney-Moore.


Elaine R. Monsen Named Editor Emeritus

The American Dietetic Association board named Elaine R. Monsen, PhD, RD, as editor emeritus for life of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and designated October 27, 2003, as Elaine R. Monsen Day. A job well done, Elaine!!


NIH Launches a New ACCORD Diabetes Trial

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study. The trial will investigate ways to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke in people with diabetes. Approximately 10,000 participants with type 2 diabetes will be enrolled during a 6.5-year period.


And the Winners Are[horizontal ellipsis]2003 American Dietetic Association Election Results

Here are the election results from the American Dietetic Association (ADA)- President-Elect: Susan H. Laramee, MS, RD, FADA, LD; Director At-Large, Beth L. Leonberg, MS, RD, CSP, FADA; (House of Delegates) Professional Issues Representatives: Clinical Nutrition: Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD; Community: Yvonne D. Greer, MPH, RD, CD; Consultation & Business Practice: Ann Litt, MS, RD, LD; Education: Linda A. Vaughan, PhD, RD, FADA; Food & Nutrition Management: Joyce Ann Tincher Price, MS, RD, LDN; Research: Phyllis E. Bowen, PhD, RD; (House of Delegates) At-Large Diet Technician, Registered (DTR) Representative: Bonnie L. Gerald, PhD, DTR Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education Chair-Elect: Linda O. Young, MS, RD, LMNT. Congratulations!!


Nutrition Screening Initiative Available in PDA Format

Doctors can now download A Physician's Guide to Nutrition in Chronic Disease Management in Older Adults from the American Academy of Family Physicians Web site ( into their personal digital assistants. This will allow them to use the evidence-based nutrition screening and interventions programs for eight chronic diseases found in the elderly population. (NSI, Winter 2003)


Susan Finn, PhD, RD, Named Chair of American Council for Fitness and Nutrition

The American Council for Fitness and Nutrition (ACFN) has named Susan Finn, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, as its first chairperson. Dr Finn will lead ACFN in its mission to promote programs and policies that emphasize the importance of proper nutrition and regular physical activity. Dr Finn was awarded her PhD in nutritional science from The Ohio State University in 1973. Previously, Dr Finn served as Director of Nutrition Communications at Ross Products. She currently serves as an adjunct associate professor at Ohio State, has coauthored two books on nutrition, and published professional research. Dr Finn is a past-president of the American Dietetic Association. She is a dynamic speaker and thinker and can be relied on to do an exceptional job. Congratulations, Susan!!


Linda Van Horn as Journal of the American Dietetic Association Editor-in-Chief

The American Dietetic Association announced the appointment of Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, as Editor-in-Chief as of June 1, 2003. Dr Van Horn is professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She serves as the principal investigator of the Northwestern Vanguard Center for the Women's Health Initiative. Her research interests include diet's role in preventing cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. Dr Van Horn received her PhD in public health from the University of Illinois. She completed her dietetic internship at Indiana University Medical School.



June 5-8, 2003. International Conference on Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet. For more information, visit, call 33 (0) 158641460, or visit


June 7-10, 2003. Second World Congress on Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, Brighton Centre, UK. For more information, call 44 (0) 20 8977 0011, fax: 44 (0) 20 8977 0055, or visit


July 14-16, 2003. The Sixteenth National Conference on Advances in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition. Stanford, Calif. For more information, visit


June 22-28, 2003. Under the Tuscan Sky: Continuing Education Nutrition Course for Physicians & Dietitians, and Under the Tuscan Sky: Culinary and Cultural Education Tour for Food Lovers, Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust and the Harvard School of Public Health. Tuscany, Italy. For more information, contact Daphne Reeve at 617-896-4818 or e-mail [email protected]


June 26-27, 2003. Free Radicals: The Pros and Cons of Antioxidants. Bethesda, Md. For additional information, contact Dr Harold Seifried at 301-496-8573 or e-mail [email protected]. Online registration is available at


June 30-July 3, 2003. Fostering Quality Science in Food Composition Databases, 5th International Food Data Conference and the 27th National Nutrient Databank Conference. Washington, DC. For more information, visit


July 9-12, 2003. Twelfth Annual Conference of the Functional Foods for Health Program "Botanical and Dietary Supplements for Women's Health: Frontiers in Research." Chicago, Ill. For additional information, go to Registration forms can be accessed at


July 10-12, 2003. International Academy on Nutrition and Aging. Albuquerque, NM. For more information, call 505-272-3942, e-mail [email protected], or visit:


July 17-18, 2003. The International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer. Washington, DC. For more information, contact the research department at 202-328-7744 or 800-843-8114, fax 202-328-7226, or e-mail: [email protected].


July 24-25, 2003. Hot Topics in Sports Nutrition. Indianapolis, Ind. Contact Erika Myhre, telephone: 317-805-6600 x267; fax: 317-805-6650; e-mail: [email protected]; or Web:


July 26-30, 2003. Society for Nutrition Education's 2003 Annual Conference. Philadelphia, Pa. Visit for more information.


September 1-November 30, 2003. The 3rd Virtual Congress of Cardiology. Further information for the Congress can be obtained from the TVCC Web page: at


September 11, 2003. Current Concepts in Nutrition and Aging Conference. Madison, Wis. For information call 888-391-4255; e-mail: [email protected]; or visit:


September 14-17, 2003. The Council For Responsible Nutrition Annual Conference. Washington, DC. Contact Judy Blatman at 202-204-7962 or [email protected].


September 25-26, 2003. Mayo Clinic: Nutrition in Health and Disease. Chicago, Illinois. For more information contact the Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education by phone (800-323-2688/507-284-2509), Fax: (507-284-0532), or e-mail ([email protected]).


October 1-4, 2003. 9th European Nutrition Conference. Rome, Italy. For more information, contact FASI Congress telephone: 39-06-8417001/8540296; fax: 39-06-8414495; or e-mail: [email protected].


October 8-9, 2003 The First Latin American Conference on Dietary/Food Supplements. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, contact Cindy Garcet at +32(0)2 209 1155; fax: +32 2 223 30 64; or e-mail: [email protected].


October 9-12, 2003. Annual Meeting of the American College of Nutrition. Nashville, Tenn. For further information, call 727-446-6086 or e-mail: [email protected].


October 25-28, 2003. American Dietetic Association 2003 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. San Antonio, Tex. Visit for more information.


November 10-12, 2003. The BCPC International Congress: Crop Science and Technology 2003. Glasgow, Scotland. For more information, contact BCPE Ltd. at 44 (0) 1252 733072, e-mail [email protected], or visit


December 4-5, 2003. The 5th Annual Future of Our Food & Farm Coalition. Wilmington, Del. For more information, contact Maria van Hekken at 610-530-2584 or e-mail: [email protected].


February 8-11, 2004. Nutrition Week 2004, c/o American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition. Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit