2024 Spring Assembly

Registration: CLICK HERE

Student Sponsorship Application: CLICK HERE

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Spring Assembly Agenda

Saturday, March 23

8:00 - 9:00 am      Arrival | Breakfast | Networking | Vendors

9:00 - 9:15 am      Welcome

9:15 - 10:15 am          Science to Simple: Making Nutrition Science Accessible
Speaker: Susan Kundrat, MS, RDN, LDN

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10:15 - 10:30 am     Vendor Introduction | Break

10:30 - 11:30 am          Your Academy in Action
Speaker: Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND (Academy President)

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11:30 - 11:45 am       Vendor Introduction | Break

11:45 - 12:00 pm          State of the State

Speaker: Charlyn Fargo Ware, MS, RDN, LDN (Illinois Academy President) 

12:00 - 12:10 pm     Vendor Introduction

12:00 - 1:00 pm       Lunch | Awards | Networking | Vendors

1:00 - 1:20 pm          Illinois Legislative Update
Speakers: David Ormsby
Andrew Kretschmar

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1:20 - 1:30 pm         Vendor Drawing

1:30 - 2:30 pm          Improving Health Equity Through Quality: the GMCS
Speakers: Anne Coltman, MSHA, MS, RDN, FAND, FACHE
Tamaire (Tammy) Ojeda Avila, MHSA, RDN, LD

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2:30 - 2:45 pm       Break | Build Your Own Snack Bar

2:45 - 3:45 pm          A Taste of Culinary Medicine
Speakers: Jan Dowell, MS, MHS, CCMS, RD
Charlyn Fargo Ware, MS, RDN, LDN
Kathy Levin, RDN, CDCES, DipCLM

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3:45 - 4:00 pm     Awards | Wrap Up | Evaluation 


Registration: CLICK HERE
The CPE activity application for Spring Assembly 2024 is pending CDR review and approval for 5.5 CPEUs.

Illinois Academy Member Status Early Bird (1/8/24 - 2/17/24) Standard (2/18/24 - 3/16/24)
Active Member $100 $150
Retired Member $50 $75
Student Member $50 $75
Student Non-Member $65 $95
Non-Member $200 $250

Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are included with registration.

Opportunity for IAND Students

Interested in attending Spring Assembly? Don't miss out on this chance to network with aspiring dietitians and gain additional knowledge on a variety of topics. Illinois dietitians have the opportunity to sponsor IAND students to attend when they register. To be considered for this sponsorship, IAND dietetic students will need to submit an application and be able to attend this learning event. Students that are sponsored will also have the opportunity although not required, to introduce speakers. 

Sponsorship Application (February 17 deadline): CLICK HERE

2024 Poster Abstract Submission Information

Abstract submission deadline has passedClick here to find out more.

Request for Speaker Proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting during the 2024 Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spring Assembly! We are excited to gather in-person for the 2024 Spring Assembly with an estimated 100+ nutrition and health professionals in attendance. Spring Assembly presentations should be 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes for Q & A.
Deadline has passed
We encourage your proposals focused on cutting-edge research or practical applications related to topics like:
  •  leadership/diversity/networking/social media/nutrition messaging
  • disease prevention & management/community health/stress management/managing work-life balance
  • microbiome/culinary nutrition/functional nutrition/agriculture
2024 Spring Assembly General Guidelines and Submission Requirements (pdf)

Contact Us

Interested in presenting a webinar to the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Inquiries and questions can be directed to Kathy Levin, Council of Professional Issues Chair (CPI) at [email protected]