DPG and MIG Events

Maximize your Membership with a DPG/MIG

Visit the DPG/MIG booth during FNCE® to learn how to get involved with niche practice and interest groups. DPGs enable members to enhance their specialized knowledge, advance their careers, and establish relationships with colleagues in the same area of practice. MIGs connect members who share a common interest, issues or backgrounds.

DPGs and MIGs offer year-round cutting edge virtual learning opportunities, content experts, networking opportunities and online communities. Membership is open to any Academy member regardless of career stage, area of practice or interests. Visit the DPG/MIG Booth during FNCE® to learn more about any of the 34 groups, ask questions and download examples of member benefits.

DPG and MIG “Attendee Lounge Takeover” Sessions

Are you looking to talk with your colleagues? Do you want to continue conversations following educational sessions? Are you looking to learn more about your practice or interest area? Throughout FNCE®, each DPG and MIG will be hosting a “takeover” of the attendee lounge providing you the opportunity to connect with mentors and experts in the field. These take overs are open to any attendee.

Practice and Interest Area Social Events – Hosted by DPGs and MIGs

Don’t miss catching up with your peers, hearing advice from mentors and participating in fun networking events during FNCE®. Dietetic practice groups and member interest groups are offering ways for you to relax and connect. DPG/MIG membership is not required to participate and there are no additional costs to attend. Individual event registration is required (links available below).

Friday, October 15

Renal Dietitians DPG Plant Based Cooking Demo

6 – 7 p.m. Central
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Join the Renal Dietitians for a plant-based cooking demo and giveaways. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG, LDN will be leading us through plant-based appetizers and drinks. This event is to be a relaxed time to enjoy. It is open to all RPG members and to nonmembers. Please RSVP via email to chair@renalnutrition.org to be sent the recipes prior to the event. Looking forward to cooking together!

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National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition Awards Ceremony & Networking

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Central
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Get ready for a fun-filled night with the one and only DJ Jon Quick from WBLS in New York City and the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition! Let’s chat, get to know each other, and enjoy ourselves while jamming to the beats. During this time, our members-only networking session will take place. This NOBIDAN exclusive event is one you don’t want to miss! We will also be giving out our YAM, Griot, and 50-year member awards. Did we also mention that there will be a gift card giveaway?! Join us as we celebrate and recognize the achievements of our fellow members. This event is supported by Astra Zeneca.

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Destress and Refresh: Women’s Health DPG Relax and Mingle Event

7 – 8 p.m. Central
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Join Women’s Health DPG for a virtual event to destress, refresh, and mingle with women’s health professionals during our relaxation and social hour! It will include dynamic meditation (movement and laughing, yes laughing) as well as a guided meditation, followed by time to meet, and mingle in breakout rooms. Participants will also be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card from the Women’s Health DPG! Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about WH DPG (WH DPG membership is not required).

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Saturday, October 16

Behavioral Health Nutrition Networking and Panel Discussion: Practicing During a Pandemic

11 a.m. – noon Central
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Join the BHN Resource Professionals (experts in mental health, addiction, eating disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities) to discuss and share how Covid-19 has affected your work with clients.

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National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition Business Meeting

noon – 2:30 p.m. Central
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Learn more about what makes the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition MIG such an excellent organization at our annual business meeting all while earning CPE! Open to all members, listen to our chair, Winona Bynum, RDN, PMP, CSM, inspire you as she presents the latest happenings in NOBIDAN and what’s left to come for the 2021-22 term. Stay tuned because we will have a surprise speaker, a gift card giveaway and our Mead Johnson student award will also be given at this time. This event is supported by Mead Johnson.

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Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine Reception: Sage Advice on Medicinal Herb Gardening

3 – 4 p.m. Central
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Join the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Reception! Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of medicinal herb gardening and awards recognition. Dietitians in the Garden co-founder and owner of Amrie’s Homegrown, Amrie DeFrates RD, will provide attendees with herbal gardening how-to’s and herb-focused recipe creation for optimal health. We will also be celebrating our 2021 awards winners including the Excellence in Service Award, Visionary Award, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards. All conference attendees are welcome to sign up! Special surprise: the first 75 registrants will receive a curated herbal seed packet!

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What’s Trending with Nutrition Informatics DPG & Friends

3 – 4 p.m. Central
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Join the Nutrition Informatics DPG virtual networking session to connect with members of NI DPG’s Executive Committee; get updates on DPG programs/member benefits and see who pops in as our special guests to talk about what’s trending in nutrition informatics. This event is open to everyone; you do not have to be a member to participate.

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Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group Awards Ceremony and Member Reception

5 – 6 p.m. Central
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Join the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group for a fun and interactive night of networking! There will be a pizza and bourbon culinary demo and tasting event led by Dawn Jackson-Blatner, RDN, CSSD and her husband Chris Blatner, the “Urban Bourbonologist.” We will honor recipients of the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award, Publications Award, Distinguished Service Award, Champion Award and stipend winners. We will also recognize our 2020-21 DDPG accomplishments, give away prizes, and more! All FNCE® attendees are welcome!

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Sunday, October 17

Pediatric Nutrition at FNCE®: Ask the Pediatric Nutrition Experts

5 – 6 p.m. Central
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The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group will be hosting a live virtual Q&A and networking session with leading pediatric nutrition experts. This free event and open to anyone to attend. This 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 15.

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Monday, October 18

Clinical Nutrition Management Virtual Coffee Break

9 – 10 a.m. Central
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Join Clinical Nutrition Management DPG for a virtual coffee break and discussion. Breakout topics include pediatrics, quality improvement, informatics, CNM resources and journal club.

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Nutrition Education for the Public DPG Business Meeting, Networking Event & Careers in Nutrition Education Speaker Panel

5 – 6:30 p.m. Central
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Nutrition Education for the Public DPG members and non-members are welcome to join this virtual event! We will begin with a brief business meeting to share DPG updates, member accomplishments, and key benefits of joining NEP (15 min). Next, we will have some fun with a virtual game complete with giveaways (15 min). Our event will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session designed for students and young professionals, but all are welcome to attend (60 min). Our speakers will discuss landing your dream job, branding yourself in the digital era, and using social media in your career.

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Drink, Dine, Donate, and Discuss with Dietitians in Business and Communications

5:30 – 7 p.m. Central
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Show Up and Get Your D’s In at FNCE®!  Dietitians in Business and Communications DPG invites you to have a seat at its Virtual FNCE® Gala Table, benefiting the Academy Foundation. Join DBC to “Drink, Dine, Donate, and Discuss”,  where you can network, celebrate the profession, share learnings, and support the Academy Foundation. DBC members and non-members welcome! Students can enjoy free networking and discussions, while professionals are encouraged to provide the Academy Foundation with a minimum donation of $25 to participate. Note: this is a suggested donation; give what you can, and then join DBC for a lively discussion on relevant, current topics: Academy Foundation Role; Food as medicine and what that means to the business and communications expert*; How to effectively communicate no matter what your professional setting*.  *Both event topics are also FNCE® education sessions that occur prior to the DBC “Dine, Drink, Donate, and Discuss” event.

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Global MIG Networking Event

5:30 – 7 p.m. Central
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Join the Global MIG for 90-minutes of engaging discussion in our breakout rooms; learn about fun and unique foods from all over the globe during our “Foods in a Flash” segments; and enter to win prizes of sustainable treats and thought-provoking books. Learn about the mission and vision of the Global MIG, and how we envision our role as Dietitians in international development sector. This event is open to all – members and non-members – the more the merrier!

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Oncology Nutrition DPG Award Ceremony and Mocktail Mixer

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central
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Join Oncology Nutrition DPG Awards and Breakout Sessions. Take a moment to recognize and honor our 50 year members and 2020-21 Award winners in the following categories:

  • Distinguished Practice Award
  • The Connie San Andres-Robles ON DPG Distinguished Service Award
  • Professional Partnership Award
  • Friend of the DPG Award

After the award ceremony, you can join one or more of our breakout discussions:

  • Peds Subunit Breakout
  • BMT Subunit Breakout
  • Student Breakout
  • General Networking Breakout

Learn more about ON DPG’s two subunits and network with your peers. For our students, we have a breakout designed to showcase the different practice areas within oncology nutrition. Participate to share knowledge and make new connections! Mocktails! This year we are including a few tasty mocktail recipes for you to enjoy while listening and earning CEs at FNCE® from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Registration for this event comes with a handout of several mocktail recipes for you to try or keep as a resource to use with your clients. This event is free and open to everyone! You do not have to be a member of ON DPG, the Academy or registered for FNCE® to attend.

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Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Inaugural Reception: Insights From Olympic Sports Dietitians, Giveaways, and More!

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Central
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Join Sports and Human Performance Nutrition leaders for a virtual happy hour that will include an engaging discussion with two Olympic sports dietitians and an exciting virtual prize giveaway! SHPN is honored to have two Olympic sports dietitians join this event to present on their “Lessons from the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics”. This presentation will provide an insight into fueling the best athletes in the world and the challenges of international travel and food safety during a pandemic. Ten lucky attendees will have the chance for a free SHPN membership for the upcoming year, and we will also be giving away one SCAN (SHPN) Sports Nutrition Manual (aka the Yellow Book). Lastly, we will have a few spots available for a new mentoring option entitled “After Hours with the Expert”. This is a virtual happy hour where you can grab your favorite beverage and do a virtual meet up with a seasoned sports dietitian to ask for career advice, interview tips, and any other sports nutrition advice you might need. This program is free and available to all Academy members and FNCE® attendees who might be interested in learning more about Sports and Human Performance Nutrition.

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Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics MIG Networking Reception – Yogic Movement: A Glimpse into Indian Classical Dance

6 – 7 p.m. Central
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Join the Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics MIG and Prachi Dixit, Founder-Director of Nupur Academy LA as she guides us towards the systematic flow of energy. This will be an interactive experience with a presentation of a classical Indian dance that features the masculine and feminine energy present within each of us. Kathak is the storytelling classical dance style from Northern India. Also, enjoy a performance by a talented group of young dancers.

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Research DPG Member Meeting

6 – 7 p.m. Central
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Join the Research DPG member meeting to meet the executive committee, listen to our research award presentations, and get to know fellow researchers! There will also be a drawing for a free Research DPG membership!

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Weight Management DPG Virtual Event: Lessons Learned – Celebrating WM DPG Award Recipients

6 – 7 p.m. Central
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Join Weight Management DPG for an online celebration of WM DPG award recipients and a deep dive into the careers of three 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.

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Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals DPG Game Night

7 – 8 p.m. Central
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Join Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals DPG for a virtual night of fun, scavenger hunts and fall-themed trivia. Winners will receive prizes in the form of eGift cards from Starbucks, Amazon, Door Dash and more! This event is open to all, you don’t need to be an NEHP member to attend. So, bring a friend and enjoy some friendly competition.

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Tuesday, October 19

Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals Coffee & Conversation

9 – 10 a.m. Central
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Grab your favorite coffee drink and join the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals DPG for a virtual networking event. Use this morning hour to connect with other nutrition educators, ask career-related questions and share ideas. Attendance is open to all.

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Public Health/Community Nutrition Session Recap and Speaker Chat: Leading Policy, System and Environmental Change Through the Power of Coalition

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Central
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Join Public Health/Community Nutrition member and speakers Yen Ang, DrPH, RDN and Jackie Combs RN, MSN as they provide a session recap and Q &A Session on the PHCN DPG’s Spotlight Session entitled Leading Policy, System and Environmental Change Through the Power of Coalition. During this session, the speakers will expand on content from the presentation and host an extended question and answer session. This session is free and open to everyone; you do not have to be a member of the PHCN DPG or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to join.

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Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG: Motivating Moments

6 – 7 p.m. Central
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Join Dietetics in Health Care Communities to hear an inspiring panel of dietitians share their stories on personal learnings and successes over the past year. You’ll hear from members with diverse professional backgrounds on topics from survey preparedness to career planning and more. Connect with the panelists in smaller breakout sessions to continue the conversation. Corrections and NDTR subunit members, all DHCC member – and also non-members welcome.

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Have questions about a DPG or MIG event? Email DPGMIGRelations@eatright.org.