DPG/MIG 2020 Social Events

The Academy offers members an opportunity to engage as a Dietetic Practice Group or Member Interest Group member. Involvement with a DPG/MIG enhances specialized knowledge, offers professional development, provides a platform to share resources and experiences, and establishes relationships with colleagues from all over the world. If you are not a member and are interested in getting involved, learn more about DPGs and MIGs. Membership to DPG and MIGs is open to any Academy member. Join today!

During FNCE®, some DPGs and MIGs offered virtual events for members and FNCE® attendees to network and engage. FNCE® 2020 may have bene virtual, but there weare still great ways to connect and relax with colleagues. Take a look at the list below for each event.

DPG/MIG Showcase

Monday, October 19
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Central time)

Find Your community and network with a DPG or MIG during FNCE®!

Sharing ideas and building relationships with colleagues creates opportunities that help expand your knowledge and advance your career. Start making these connections today by joining a Dietetics Practice Group or Member Interest Group.

Visit the virtual DPG/MIG Showcase on Monday, October 19 to engage with DPG/MIG leaders and peers. Ask questions in a live chat with a DPG/MIG leader, download resources and videos and learn about how to get involved!

Friday, October 16

All times are Central Standard Time.

Women’s Health Virtual Cocktail & Networking Party: Celebrate the Power of Women’s Health

6 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Mix and mingle with fellow Women’s Health (WH) DPG Super Heroes
  • Make and Sip on a Super Power Mocktail
  • Share a WH Hero’s Toast
  • Assemble Healthy Holiday Appetizers in just minutes!
  • Zoom into Specialty Chat Room Chambers to meet fellow Super Heroes and Share your Super Powers
  • Play a Game and Win a Raffle!

Renal Dietitians Virtual Happy Hour

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join your Renal Dietitians (RPG) to mix and mingle and have some fun during a virtual happy hour. We’ll open it up with a fun welcome for all, get to know our new Diversity Liaison, Dr. Morrow, and play some games over kidney-themed mocktails and cocktails.

Saturday, October 17

All times are Central Standard Time.

Social Justice: Learning and Unlearning

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

With FNCE® being virtual we are missing out on an important piece of this conference: togetherness, connecting with familiar faces and meeting new people. This event, hosted by the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) DPG will re-create the hallway conversations, the whispered tete-a-tete in the seats before a session and having interesting conversations with dietitians you have never met.

  • Join our interactive event to network with colleagues from around the country. Many of us are looking for ways to better support our clients who confront issues like access to health care, weight stigma, racial injustice and more.
  • Our Executive Committee will facilitate solution-based discussions surrounding important social justice issues within the scope of Behavioral Health Nutrition.
  • This networking event is aimed to encourage dietitians to have conversations to:
    • Discuss about what you are doing to expand your views on societal issues, health, weight stigma and eating patterns.
    • Discuss actionable steps to take in our personal and professional work to better support our clients’ needs.
    • Share what we are reading, listening to, blogging about…etc to learn and unlearn.

Nutrition Education for the Public Virtual Networking Event

11 a.m. – noon

Join the Nutrition Education for the Public (NEP) DPG for an exciting networking event! Learn about NEP DPG resources and benefits for members, discuss timely #nutritioneducation topics, meet ‘Communicating Nutrition” book editor @NCommunicator, win gift cards, cookbooks and more!

Global Nutrition Virtual Networking Meeting

noon – 2 p.m.

The Global MIG (GMIG) Networking Event welcomes members and FNCE® attendees who might be interested in humanitarian global nutrition. Join us as we showcase our members in a lively meet and greet format—find out what others are doing or have done as volunteers, consultants, or workers in countries with high burdens of malnutrition.

  • Learn about the history of GMIG, share ideas, and test your knowledge with a trivia game.
  • Take a deeper dive into regions of interest through our regional breakout rooms where more time allows for meaningful guided discussion of nutrition experiences, strategies, and tools.
  • Get a chance to win one of our worldly raffle prizes and help celebrate our Talent Pool Challenge winner.
  • Finally, please join us as we honor Alice Wimpfheimer, MS, RDN, CDN for her tremendous impact on international collaboration among dietitians and nutritionists around the world.

Tech Talk with Nutrition Informatics

3 – 4 p.m.

Virtual meet and greet with members of the Nutrition Informatics (NI) DPG Executive Committee; hear about the DPG’s programs, networking opportunities and member benefits. Executive Committee members will highlight featured FNCE® sessions focused on informatics and share NI DPG watch party details for virtual FNCE®. First 50 attendees get put in for an opportunity to receive a complimentary NI DPG membership.

Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group Awards Ceremony and Member Reception

5 – 6 p.m.

Join Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group (DDPG) for a fun and interactive night of networking! There will be a wine-tasting and food pairing led by our own Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND and Jennifer Okemah, MS, RDN, CSSD, BC-ADM, CDCES. Plus a cooking demo, recognition of our 2019-20 accomplishments, free product samples, raffle prizes and more! Recipients of the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award, Legislative Activity Award, Distinguished Service Award, and stipend winners will be recognized. Hope you can join the fun!

Sunday, October 18

All times are Central Standard Time.

Ask the Pediatric Nutrition Experts

5 – 6:30 p.m.

The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (PNPG) will be hosting a live virtual Q&A session on WebEx with leading pediatric nutrition experts. This free event is perfect for individuals exploring a career in pediatric nutrition or looking to shift career paths within the specialty. Tune in to ask your questions during the live moderated event or send your questions to PNPG by October 16 and watch the recording. Registration (free, and open to all) is required.

Virtual Kitchen/Nutrition Coaching Best Practices – Blue Zone/Mediterranean Cooking

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Join the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) DPG for an enjoyable evening that will provide you practical skills, great food, and lots of laughs. There has been dramatic increased interest in cooking demonstrations that are both educational and fun for all ages, but many RDNs don’t know where to begin. Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND a long-time SCAN member and Faculty Lead of the Mandel Wellness Pathway, School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, will be taking you through the planning, preparation, and execution necessary for a stress-free virtual cooking demonstration.

She is joined by Katy McManus, PhD, RDN, LD who will share her insights using this approach for those involved with research. But it won’t be all work… Participants will have fun following along preparing a Mediterranean meal and doing a wine pairing (why not?) during this 90-minute virtual session. You will receive an ingredient and equipment list in advance of the event. You do not need to be a SCAN member to attend. Registration is free.

Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition Networking Reception

6 – 7 p.m.

Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN) MIG will be hosting a virtual reception and networking. We will introduce the members of our leadership team, make some key announcements for the remainder of the year, and save some time at the end for our members to connect and network.

A Roundtable Discussion with Award-Winning Oncology Experts

6 – 7 p.m.

Join the Oncology Nutrition (ON) DPG for a roundtable discussion with the 2020 ON DPG Member award winners. Dr. Faith Ottery (Friend of the DPG), Dr. Colleen Spees (Service Awardee), Jeannine Mills (Distinguished Practice Awardee) and a representative from ACCC (ON DPG Professional Partner) will share highlights of their careers in Oncology Nutrition and participate in a live Q and A session. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a giveaway of 5 registrations for the upcoming Fundamentals of Oncology Online Course (November 2020) and 5 of the new edition Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice books (complete session attendance required to be eligible for the giveaway).

Research Dietetic Practice Group Annual Meeting & Mixer

6 – 7:30 p.m.

All Research DPG members and future prospective members are invited to attend our Research DPG Annual Member Meeting & Mixer! Join us for a night of fun, learning and celebration as we explore a diverse array of research contributions and opportunities open for all dietetic professionals at all levels! Join one of our breakout sessions while you network with our Research DPG colleagues and learn a new topical area from an expert-in-the-field!

Toward More Civil Dialogue: A Conversation with Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN

7 – 8 p.m.

First, join Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC) DPG members at the 2020 Lenna Frances Coopers Memorial Lecture- Good Nutrition Speak in a Polarized World: May We Have a Courteous Discourse? FNCE® Education Session on Sunday, October 18, 4 – 5 p.m. (Central time). Then, meet up with DBC member and speaker Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN, at the DBC Discussion Session later Sunday evening at 7:00 pm CDT to ask additional questions and/or further discuss civil dialogue.

Monday, October 19

All times are Central Standard Time.

Celebrating Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Join the Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (IND) MIG for an online celebration of awardees, sharing of gratitude for our wonderful leaders and volunteers, and let’s rock on together with a Bollywood Dance Party!

DNS/DMNT Virtual Reception

5:30 p.m.

The Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) and Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (DMNT) DPGs welcome you to their joint DPG virtual reception! As part of this reception, we have invited speakers from 3 FNCE® sessions to a live Q&A discussion:

  • Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN: “Collaborative Management of the Individual with a High Output Ileostomy for Optimal Outcomes”
  • Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, PhD, RN, CWCN: “Multidisciplinary Approach to Nutrition and Wound Healing”
  • Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, CNSC, FASPEN (poster presentation): “Care Coordination Between the Hospital and Home Parenteral Nutrition Provider: Elements of Essential Communication”

Please join us in this robust discussion! Questions can be submitted before and during the reception. The first 25 DNS members and first 25 DMNT members to register will receive a $25 virtual gift card. If you are interested please complete this form.

Lessons Learned: Celebrating Leading Voices in Weight Management

6 – 7 p.m.

Join Weight Management (WM) DPG for an online celebration of WM DPG award recipients and a deep-dive into the careers of four leaders, each with a unique path and professional voice. We will discuss the motivations, methods, and mentors that have helped each of these recipients find joy, meaning, and impact in their professional practice. We’ll also talk about the impact of WM DPG membership and leadership roles that have helped shape their careers. You’ll leave this session with fresh insights into career success.

Cook along with Ann Ogden Gaffney, author of “Cook for Your Life”

6 – 7 p.m.

Join the Oncology Nutrition (ON) DPG for a live cooking demonstration with Ann Ogden Gaffney, author of the award-winning, James Beard nominated book, “Cook for Your Life”. You will receive an ingredient list and prep schedule in advance so you can cook along with Ann in the live cooking demo. Ann will take a few questions, plus offer tips on executing your own cooking demos for your patients or clients. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win 1 of 25 “Cook for your Life” books during the demo (complete session attendance required to be eligible for the giveaway).

Tuesday, October 20

All times are Central Standard Time.

Nutrition Interventions Go Global: Session Recap and Speaker Chat

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Continue the conversation with a Q&A Session with speakers from Nutrition Interventions Go Global: Collaborations for Community Health. This live Q & A, moderated by the Public Health and Community Nutrition (PHCN) DPG, will give you the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers on the panel. Hear about their personal experiences in global collaboration on nutrition intervention.

Intrapreneur Inside Look: A FNCE Session Recap with Marianne Smith Edge and Nikki Putnam Badding

7 – 8 p.m.

First, join Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC) DPG members at the Disrupt, Innovate, and Create Value as an Intrapreneur FNCE® Education Session on Tuesday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Central time). Then, meet up with DBC members and FNCE® session moderator, Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND, and speaker Nikki Putnam Badding, MS, RDN, LD at the DBC Discussion Session later Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. to ask additional questions and/or further discuss disruptive thinking, strategic planning and problem solving as business leaders.

Wednesday, October 21

All times are Central Standard Time.

School Nutrition Services Networking Event and Recipe Roundup

2 – 3 p.m.

Join School Nutrition Services (SNS) DPG for the SNS DPG Recipe Roundup Menu Challenge for your chance to show off your creative menu and recipe development skills, chat with friends, meet new colleagues, learn some culinary skills, and win a prize! No advanced prep is necessary to participate in the recipe roundup. We have an hour of fun planned and we hope to see you there.