Schedule 2018-05-08T10:31:18+00:00


The events for DPGs, MIGs and Affiliates; the Expo and the Foundation that enriched the FNCE® experience.

Countdown to FNCE® 2018

Attendees are able to organize conference itinerary, plan travel and share with employers with the FNCE® Day at a Glance resource.

Coming Soon: 2018 Day at a Glance

The conference and expo also offers events for both before and during the event.

The FNCE® 2018 DPG, MIG and Affiliate information will be coming soon.

Learn cutting edge research, see product demonstrations, experience savory culinary demonstrations and earn additional CPE hours by taking advantage of exciting events offered at the Expo.

Academy Foundation Nutrition Symposiums

Evidence for Clinical Indications: How do Probiotics Measure Up?

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 donation
CPEU: 2.0

Probiotics are being widely used by patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. But what is the evidence for their usage? Join us for a critical conversation about how probiotics compare to more traditional treatment while assessing probiotics, the microbiome and demonstrated clinical usage. Attendees will leave the session with enhanced science and evidence on probiotics, understand what to look for before recommending products, and assess the current scientific literature to better educate clients about realistic expectations when recommending probiotic usage.


Daniel Merenstein, MD
Georgetown University
Director of Research Programs; Associate Professor of Family Medicine

A meal will not be provided during this session, please plan accordingly

Sponsored by Nature Made

Academy Foundation Gala

Date: Monday, October 22
Location: Washington Marriott Marquis
Time: 8 – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $110 (Individuals), $2,500 (Limited reserved tables of 10)

Give back to the Academy Foundation while celebrating with your colleagues at our social event of FNCE®!

The Academy Foundation’s annual Gala celebration is a reception style event honoring donors, volunteers and recipients and is a great opportunity for individuals to network, socialize and celebrate the Foundation’s success in a festive atmosphere. Guests enjoy food stations, drink tickets, and a dessert table, in a spacious environment with high tables to gather and chat.

Live music and dancing is interspersed with Foundation videos and a short program from the Foundation Chair. Cocktail attire is encouraged and Academy members of every generation join in the social event of FNCE®. Enjoy a great evening, while supporting an important cause.

Reserved Table Package* (Limited availability) – $2,500 for the following:

* Ten tickets

* Designated table placement

* Bottle of wine for table

* Table sign

* By purchasing a table of ten you will support the Academy Foundation with a tax deductible donation. Your dinner guests will enjoy the opportunity to network with peers while enjoying an evening of fun, gourmet food, entertainment and dancing.

Foundation Booth Activities

Stop by the Foundation Booth and learn all the ways you can engage with the only Foundation solely devoted to nutrition and dietetics, empowering Academy members with scholarships and awards, food and nutrition research grants, and our public education programs including Kids Eat Right and Future of Food.

Limited Edition Second Century Tote Bag

Pre-order your limited edition Foundation tote bag for a $20 donation. Tote bags are no longer included with FNCE® registration, so this is your opportunity to support the Foundation and be among the first to have a unique tote bag for use at FNCE® 2018 and beyond! Bags will be available for pick-up at the Foundation booth during FNCE® show hours, Oct. 20-23, 2018. Supplies are limited and, remember, your donation is tax-deductible.

Foundation Silent Auction

Stop by the Foundation Silent Auction located at the Foundation Booth and bid on exciting silent auction items including hotel stays, designer purses, spa gift certificates and many more items.

This new program offers six high-level discussions on hot topics.

Learning Lounge

Learn about the excursions and workshops available before the conference.

Workshops and Excursions