118. A Conversation with VADM Jerome M. Adams, U.S. Surgeon General

Monday, October 28
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate
Activity Code: 151525

Dr. Jerome Adams, MD, MPH is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. As the Surgeon General, Dr. Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In this capacity, he oversees the operations of approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of our nation. His mission as the “Nation’s Doctor” is to advance the health of the American people while championing his motto, “better health through better partnerships.” Join Dr. Adams as he addresses how each of us can play an integral role in his commitment to strengthening relationships with all members of the health community by forging new partnerships with members from the business, faith, education, public safety and national security communities.


Learning Need Codes:

  • 4040 Disease prevention
  • 1080 Legislation, public policy

Performance Indicator:

  • 12.1.3 Collaborates with community partners and stakeholders in promoting nutritional health and disease prevention.
  • 3.3.4 Engages in active discussions with others to establish a method to best meet and serve the needs of the customer and the population.
  • 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.


  • Terri Raymond, MA, RDN, CDN, FAND


    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Speaker(s)

  • Jerome Adams, MD, MPH

    Surgeon General

    HHS Office of the Secretary