Join ASAS and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) in July for a pre-conference symposium focused on “The Role of Animal Sourced Foods in Ensuring Food Security and National Security.” The day-long symposium will be held Saturday, July 8, in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, which takes place July 8-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The pre-conference is a ticketed event, so please make sure to add it to your meeting registration. Cost is $150 for professionals and $35 for students.
Conference co-chair, Dr. Teresa Davis, will kick off the symposium with a presentation on the Nutritional and social importance of animal sourced proteins.
Invited speakers will explore the relationships between food security, nutrition and health, and political stability from a global perspective. Some of the speakers include:
- Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman, American University, will discuss Conflict cuisine: An introduction to war and peace around the dinner table.
- Dr. Elsa Murano, Texas A&M University, will offer a Global perspective on addressing food and nutritional security.
- Dr. Craig Gunderson, University of Illinois, will speak about Domestic perspective on addressing food insecurity (addresses food insecurity and health outcomes).
- Dr. Larry Reynolds, North Dakota State University, will address Nutrition and agricultural sustainability.
The symposium will close with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Penny Riggs that is intended to generate action items for addressing aspects of food security and nutrition that are critical priorities for both ASAS and ASN.
Learn more about this symposium, as well as other symposia and oral sessions, in the draft program.
Register today for the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, July 8-12, Baltimore, Maryland!
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