4th Annual Nutrition Center Symposium: Registration Information and Program Details
University of South Carolina
Center for Research on Nutrition and Health Disparities and Environment and Sustainability Program
Call for Abstracts and Registration Information for the 2014 Symposium
Healthy Eating in Context: Communicating for Change & Sustainability
Friday, March 21, 2014
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Plan to spend the day with us! We'll start the morning off with keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Baranowski, Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a faculty member of the Children's Nutrition Research Center.
The keynote address will be followed by oral and poster presentations from researchers, students, and community members, as well as a lunch designed to strengthen networks among attendees. The event will start around 8:30am and end by 4:00pm. Details of exact times will be released closer to the time of the event.
Background & Purpose: The goal of this symposium is to connect diverse communities who are interested in: utilizing technology to improve nutrition and physical activity of our citizens; benefit local economies; and create a sustainable future. These interest groups include the multiple disciplines represented by academic scholars at colleges and universities, researchers from for- and non-profit organizations, and concerned community members. The symposium will focus on eliciting the cross-fertilization of ideas and creating meaningful linkages between these diverse interest groups in order to address nutrition and public health needs.
Call for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations: The deadline for abstracts for oral presentations has passed. Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2014. Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted related to the following focus areas:
* Use of technology in nutrition and physical activity
* Messaging: Culture and implications for nutrition
* Framing for nutrition advocacy: Social determinants of health matter
* Innovative research methods and measures
* Climate change & sustainability: Current opportunities and future steps for communicating change
Abstracts will be peer reviewed and selected based on the following criteria: relevance to symposium focus areas, potential for advancement of nutrition, climate change, sustainability, and communications-related research, and quality of content. Abstracts presented within the last year from national and international meetings are welcome.
Please CLICK HERE to upload your abstract for poster presentation only. As a submitting author, please certify that all co-authors agree to the submission of the abstract. You will be notified by February 17, 2014 if your abstract for an oral presentations has been accepted. Individuals that submitted abstracts for poster presentations will be notified of acceptance beginning February 17, 2014. Acceptance of abstracts for oral and poster presentations constitutes commitment to be present.
Registration: Advanced registration for the symposium is required. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. To receive symposium materials at registration, please register by March 3, 2014. Late registration and walk-ins will be accepted as space allows, and symposium materials will be distributed as available.
(Registration fee includes lunch and registration packet)
University Faculty and Staff- $25.00 Students and Community Members- $15.00 Refund Policy: After your payment is received, it will be processed and cannot be refunded for any reason.
Registration fee is payable with a credit card or check. To receive symposium materials at registration, please complete the following steps by 12 noon on March 14, 2014:
Please register online: http://saeu.sc.edu/reg/nutrition
You can pay by credit card or check.
If you would like to set up a display booth for your community organization/ agency, please select that option when registering. The Community Exhibitor Form is not a substitution for individual registrations. Each community exhibitor must complete 1) a registration form; and 2) a community exhibitor's form.
The total cost is $45.00, which includes: 1) The registration fee (lunch and registration packet). 2) A skirted table and 2 chairs for the community exhibit. Community exhibitors are encouraged to register by February 21, 2014.
The symposium will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 1101 Lincoln Street Columbia, SC 29201 Note: The symposium will be held in room Richland A, B, and C. Lunch will be provided in the Lexington Room.
If you like the charm of an upscale inn right in the heart of the USC campus, you may want to consider the Inn at USC. Please indicate to the front desk contact that you will be attending the symposium. You can also choose from a wide range of hotels at the Columbia's official tourism website.
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is located six miles southwest of Columbia's central business district and is also conveniently located near interstate highways, which are centered in Columbia. These highways include I-20, I-26, and I-77. Major airlines serving the airport include American, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways.
For more information or questions, please contact: Mary Wilson, MPH
Arnold School of Public Health, USC
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