Missouri Dietetic Association Annual Meeting • Mark Your Calendar! • April 9-11, 2008 • Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, Chesterfield, MO
2008 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Members Cheryl Houston, Chairperson Mary Ellen Beindorff Dina Chapman Trish Farano, Exhibits Chairperson Stacie Metzger
What’s on the Program for Wednesday, April 9th? Pre-Conference Mid-day Learning Excursion Visit a Local Dairy Farm Lunch & Transportation Provided at No Cost to Conference Participants (space limited) MDA Board Meeting
Session Speakers and Topics April 10-11, 2008
Keynote SpeakerPam Vaccaro, MA, CSP Pam is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, author and productivity coach. Her research into personality based time management styles and time management for the future challenges everything you've been taught about managing your time.
Keynote PresentationHow to Have the Time of Your Life and Get Your Work Done Too! What does that phrase conjure up in your imagination? Many of us have forgotten how to have the "time of our lives" because we are struggling to "create more time in our lives." Pam Vaccaro's presentation proposes a new perspective on time management which acknowledges that technology is winning the race in time. The technology revolution creates more for us to do each day than ever before in history. If we can't beat it, then how do we join it so that we can keep our lives, personal and professional, in sync?
Session Topics & Speakers • It’s All About the Creativity: Eating Well in a Cookless Society • Dayle Hayes, MS, RD • Nutrition Care Process • Kelly Eiden, MS, RD, LD • Enhancing Behavior Change in Diabetes • Gaye Knutsen, MSN, RN, CDE • Eat to Compete: Foods to Emphasize Before, During, & After Exercise • Cindi Inman, MS, RD, LD
Session Topics & Speakers • Gut microflora, probiotics, and obesity: Basic research and future prospects • Andrew Goodman, PhD & Meghan Goodman, MS, RD, LD • Effective School Wellness Policy Initiatives • Carmen Fischer, MS, RD, LD, SNS • State Committee of Dietitians Meeting • The changing role of DTRs and Dietary Managers
…and more! • Exhibitors • Silent Auction • Evening Reception • Poster Sessions • Awards/Business Luncheon
Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center Chesterfield, Missouri • The Doubletree is located just off Highway 40/I64 • Situated on 24 lush acres west of downtown St. Louis, the Doubletree is less than 30 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. • Close to many St. Louis area attractions.
Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center Features • Unique 6,000 square foot year round tented pavilion • Comfortable meeting rooms • 750 complimentary parking spaces
Features (continued) • A ¼ mile outdoor walking trail • A full-service health and fitness center available with daily fee ($10 day) • Indoor racquetball courts with equipment provided ($10/hour)
Featured (continued) • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts with equipment provided ($25/hour) • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools • Yoga, Pilates & other classes available for a small fee
Features (continued) • Chaucer's Restaurant • Racquets Bar & Grill open daily for lunch and dinner and overlooking the indoor tennis courts • Gear Up Coffee Shop featuring Starbucks® coffee
Doubletree Guestrooms • Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree bedding package • Newly renovated bathrooms • Wireless high-speed Internet access • Wolfgang Puck coffee makers with complimentary coffee & tea • Complimentary USA Today® each weekday morning ☺ Guests receive signature warm Doubletree chocolate chip cookie at check-in
Features (continued) • Convenient to the Chesterfield Mall and Chesterfield Commons (“the valley”), for all your shopping & dining needs (shuttle service provided)
Area Dining And many more...
Nearby Area Attractions/Activities • Faust Park/The Butterfly House • Shopping at Chesterfield Mall & Chesterfield Commons • Landings at Spirit Golf Club • Historic St. Charles
How do I learn more? • MDA Annual Meeting Program E-Brochure will be available on the MDA website in early February…look for it soon. • Book your room now! Call the Doubletree in Chesterfield at 636/532-5000; the code for the block of rooms = MDA. • Meet us in St. Louis!