Frequently Asked Questions



The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics welcomes speakers and presenters participating at the 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about the call for sessions with these frequently asked questions.

How are proposals submitted?
Proposals can only be submitted online. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Central). Once you create an online profile, you will be able to login and edit your submission at any time until the deadline.

What will I need to submit a proposal?
You will need to have the following information available in order to complete an online proposal:

  • Session title
  • Topic track
  • CPE level
  • Three learning need codes
  • Three Measurable Objectives
  • Session outline
  • Presentation format
  • Session description
  • Session participants
  • Speaker bios and resume or CV.

What is the review process?
The Committee for Professional Development (CPD) will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new and/or significant information to the dietetics profession. Proposals received on or before the deadline will be reviewed based on:

  • Appropriateness of topic
  • Advanced level of content
  • Cutting-edge information that has not been previously presented
  • Comprehensiveness of session objectives
  • Expertise of proposed speakers
  • Speaker selection related to experience and topics
  • Essential practice information

What happens if a DPG/MIG submits more than one proposal?
A DPG/MIG may submit only one Spotlight session proposal. As practice experts, DPGs/MIGs with broad practice areas are encouraged to submit additional general session proposals for review. Additional proposals may be submitted on a separate general proposal form. If additional general sessions are accepted, the DPG/MIG will receive Program Book "planned with" acknowledgement. The DPG/MIG will not be responsible for providing financial support for any approved sessions.

When will I be notified of the status of my proposal?
Program planners will be notified of the proposal's final status by late February 2015. All notifications are sent electronically to the program planners to the email entered with the Call for Sessions proposal system. Proposals are considered accepted only when the program planner receives a written confirmation from the Academy Professional Development Team. FNCE® proposals are "works in progress" as the Academy and the CPD work to provide quality programming each year.

Will changes be made to my session proposal?
The Academy reserves the right to make recommendations and requirements for revisions of content and/or speakers within proposals prior to acceptance. Under certain circumstances, the Academy may recommend and/or require speaker modifications for proposal acceptance in order to match the overall programming needs at FNCE®.

What are the next steps if my session is accepted?
The Academy Professional Development Team will contact speakers directly to negotiate honoraria, if necessary. The Professional Development Team will email all approved speakers a packet with required paperwork, including speaker agreement, housing and travel forms.

Who do I contact, if accepted, if there is a change in the session or speakers?
You would contact the Academy Professional Development at cpd@eatright.org.

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