Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Spring Assembly

2022 Virtual Experience

Please join us for the 2022 Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Virtual Spring Assembly where we will build a community of inclusive nutrition experts. The virtual conference will take place on March 11 and 18, 2022.

Request for Posters

Got hot new nutrition research? Feature your findings at the Virtual Spring Assembly. This is a career development opportunity and a chance to share your work at a state-level professional association meeting. This may be particularly helpful to graduate students or beginning investigators.

Criteria and Procedures

Online Submission Form  - Deadline is Friday Feb 4, 2021

Highest scoring poster is awarded a $100 gift card.

Spring Assembly Schedule

Wednesday, March 9

Time Topic Speaker
5:30-6:30 pm Academy Updates  Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President

6:30-7:30 pm State of the Association Sara Umphfleet, MPP-D, RD, LDN

Illinois Academy President

7:30-8:30 pm Awards  


Friday, March 11

Time Topic Speaker
12:00-1:00 pm  Grow Your Food and Nutrition Career  Cynthia M. Goody, PhD, MBA, RDN, LDN, CFS 
1:15-2:15 pm  Updated Diabetes Guidelines on Meals, Meds & More Rachel Stahl, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES 
2:30-3:30 pm  Nutrition Role in Cardio-Oncology Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND 
3:45-4:45 pm  Research from Design to Publication Cheryl Burns, RDN, LDN, CDCES 


Friday, March 18

Time Topic Speaker
12:00-1:00 pm  Nutrition and Mental Health in Long Term Care  Cassandra Whitmore, RD, LMNT
1:15-2:15 pm The Role of Culture in Nutrition Outcomes   Sandra Arevalo, MPH, RDN, CDN, CDE, FADA
2:30-3:30 pm  How to Host Engaging Live Cooking Demos that Wow Liz Weiss, MS, RDN 
3:45-4:45 pm  Solving the Mystery of Food Allergy Prevention Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA 


Previous Spring Assembly Information

Click here to see more on Spring Assembly from past years!

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding Spring Assembly please contact our Council on Professional Issues (CPI) Chair, Charlyn Fargo Ware, MS, RDN, LDN at [email protected]