2020 Tennessee Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Annual Meeting

TAND Annual Meeting April 3, 2020 Doubletree Resort, Chattanooga, TN
Save the Date! TAND Annual Meeting will be April 3, 2020 at the Doubletree Resort in Chattanooga, TN. A room block has been reserved with a rate of $139 per night. Please click here to make your reservation by March 5, 2020.
  Members Students and Retired Non-Members
Early Bird (through 3/15/2020) $125 $65 $145
Standard (3/16/2020 – 3/31/2020) $150 $85 $165

On-site registration will be available at the standard rate.

NOTE: Your registration does NOT include the networking event/farm tours. These events must be registered and paid for separately.

Please click here to register. Members, use your user name and password for logging on to www.eatrightpro.org. If you do not remember your username and password, please contact the Academy membership team at membership@eatright.org and they can reset it for you.

Non-members, please create a guest account to complete your registration.

*If you are a student, but not a member of the Academy, please contact eatrighttn@gmail.com for invoicing as the system cannot verify your student status.

Meeting Agenda

2020 TAND Annual Conference Agenda
7:30-8:00 am Registration/Breakfast
8:00-9:00 am Do Our Genes Determine What We Should Eat?
Speaker: Ahmed El-Schemy
9:00-9:30 am Break/Poster Session/Exhibitors
9:30-10:30 am Making Dietitians More Financially Successful
Speakers: Karen Kiver Patalano and John LoConte
10:30-11:30 am Integrating the Science of Nutrition and the Science of Emotion
Speaker: Becky Mehr
11:30-12:00 pm Break/Posters/Exhibitors/Lunch Begins
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch/Awards
1:00-2:00 pm The (re)Purpose of Food (food waste)
Speaker: Judy Barbe
2:00-3:00 pm Burnout and Ethics
Speaker: Vickie Montgomery
3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-3:30 pm Winners of Poster Session
3:30-4:30 pm International Dysphagia Diet Standardization
Speaker: Casey Provo
4:30 pm End of Programming
Conference Add Ons:

Crabtree Farm Tour
Dates: April 2nd – 4:30pm and April 4th – 9:00am
Cost: $8 – be sure to select the correct date/time during registration
Website: https://crabtreefarms.org/ 
Other Information: The tour takes place outside in the elements, so please dress appropriately for the weather and in layers. Bringing hats and water bottles, as well as sturdy shoes that can get dirty.

Wine Pairing Event
Details coming soon – Registration opens in February

Call for Abstracts

The TAND Council on Professional Issues Committee announces a call for abstracts for presentation at the Poster Session during 2020 Annual Conference on April 3rd, 2020. To apply click here and complete the form by 2/28/2020. 

Sponsorship Information

If interested in becoming a sponsor and connecting with Tennessee’s nutrition professionals, please click here to see our opportunities or contact Elizabeth Hall, TAND Sponsorship/Fundraising Chair.


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Previous Annual Meetings

Click below to see photos from previous Annual Meetings & Hill Days: