Activities of the American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA)
  • Country – United States
     
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and AODA Welcomed Visitors from around the Globe to International Congress of Dietetics
     
    The American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA), the Academy’s international affiliate, welcomed guests to the International Congress of Dietetics 2012 with an International Breakfast Reception at the start of the conference. In addition to the networking taking place at the event, distinguished speakers, including AODA leader Naomi Trostler, Academy President Ethan Bergman, and ICDA Board member Sandra Capra, presented information about their respective organizations, which set the tone for an informative and collaborative conference.


     












    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Welcomes International Guests to Annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
     
    The world’s largest annual meeting of food and nutrition professionals, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, was held October 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Although the conference takes place in the United States each year, it draws attendees and speakers from around the world.  The Academy, along with AODA, eagerly welcomed international members, supporters and guests with several special events, including the annual International Reception, where attendees from over 16 countries gathered to enjoy an evening of networking and fun. 
     
    For those of you who are able and interested, please consider attending FNCE 2013 in Houston, Texas! For more information, please visit www.eatright.org/fnce. We would love to see you there.
     
    US and India Collaborate on Unique Educational Event to Address Diabetes
     
    India and the U.S. are only surpassed by China in the number of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of diabetes in both U.S. and Indian populations cont inues to rise at an alarming rate, necessitating multi-pronged diabetes prevention efforts and use of evidence-based diabetes care methods to obviate the profound negative effects of diabetes. Non-invasive and inexpensive interventions that can help prevent as well as manage type 2 diabetes, such as lifestyle management, are vital to addressing the pandemic. The Indo-U.S. Interdisciplinary Conference on Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Sharing Evidence and Best Practices to Improve Health Outcomes was held to address the burden of this chronic disease, particularly for Indians and for Asian Indians residing in the U.S. The event took place in Chennai, India on November 17th and 18th, 2012. Made possible through a grant by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and organized by AODA and Frontier Lifeline Hospital (Chennai, India), this bilateral interdisciplinary event involved multiple key stakeholders, including dietitians, physicians, researchers and government and industry leaders from India and the U.S. The proceedings made clear the importance of addressing diabetes within the socio-ecological framework and advancing diabetes prevention at all levels - primary, secondary and tertiary - through application of evidence-based guidelines and continued research. During and following the conference, ideas for future collaborative projects have been generated and dissemination of diabetes care practice points has been furthered. To learn more about the specific conference topics as well as the list of distinguished speakers, please go to http://eatrightoverseas.org/page/indo-us-diabetes-conference.