Welcome to CNM DPG!

I have some exciting news to share for which you will want to mark your calendars. As a result of your feedback on the recent all CNM Member Symposium Survey, the 2018 CNM Symposium will be held on March 15-17th in Albuquerque, NM and will:

          • Follow a pattern of reduced number of days (i.e., Thursday, late afternoon through Saturday, for ~15 CPEU’s) 
          • Event Hotel has a reduced rate of ~$129 per night (which can be split to save further if you have a roommate)
          • Easy In/Out location with an International Airport and easy access to/from the hotel
          • Exciting opportunities to explore a new site city/area for our Symposium. Examples of some activities that are available before/after the Symposium or during downtime include hot air balloon rides, tram rides, tours, shopping/walking downtown, learning about the culture, going to the spa to relax and rejuvenate, etc.
          • Networking opportunities to discuss common challenges and share best practices among your colleagues
          • Focused continuing professional education topics to meet the needs of our CNM members

Please “Save the Date” and join me in Albuquerque, NM for our 2018 CNM Symposium next March!

And a reminder of upcoming CNM DPG Events at FNCE® 2017 (Chicago, IL)

  • Saturday, Oct 21st, 6:00-7:30p CT. After the 4p FNCE® Opening Session, the Academy will host a Centennial Celebration in the FNCE® Expo Hall which will take the place of our usual CNM DPG Member Reception.
  • Sunday Oct 22nd, 8:00–9:30a CT. CNM Spotlight Session (#219). Getting a Grip: Handgrip Strength Examination for Malnourished Populations. Speakers: Julie McGuire, MS, RDN, LD & Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND; Moderator: Barbara Lusk, MFCS, RD, LDN, FAND 
  • Monday Oct 23rd, 10:00a–12:00p CT. Please visit the CNM DPG booth at the DPG/MIG Showcase. (Booth details will be available on the FNCE® App.) 

I hope to see you at FNCE®, and if there is anything you need from your Executive Committee, please let us know.

Barbara Lusk, MFCS, RD, LDN, FAND
Chair, CNM DPG 2017-2018 

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