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Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program (N&DTP)

Professional Workshops

2013 IHS Nutrition Seminar & Indigenous Food Coalition Workshop

March 12-14, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The IHS Nutrition Seminar & Indigenous Food Coalition Workshop will be held March 12-14, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This event will provide an opportunity to:

  • engage nutrition and health professionals to increase access to affordable healthier foods in Indian Communities
  • move toward achieving healthy weight in Indian Communities
  • share updates, new ideas, and learn the successes and challenges from Indigenous Food Coalitions
  • receive accredited continuing education credits

Who Should Attend

The seminar is designed for IHS/Tribal/Urban Registered Dietitians and Public Health Nutritionists, Nurses, Health Promotion Coordinators, and other interested healthcare professionals.

Training Location

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Lodging Information

A room block is available at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town at the Federal Government per diem rate of $81 plus 13% tax per room, per night (single/double occupancy). Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at (505) 843-6300 or the toll free number (800) 237-2133 by February 12, 2013*. To receive the group rate, ask for the IHS Nutrition Meeting. Reservation Office hours are: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 9am-5:30pm and Sun 10am-6pm.

Transportation

Hotel Albuquerque is located two blocks from I-40 providing easy access to all areas of the city. The Albuquerque International Airport is 7 miles away, or a 10 minute drive. Hotel Albuquerque does not provide a shuttle; however, shuttle services are available through Sunport Shuttle. Shuttle transfers cost approximately $28.00 per person round trip, with discounts available for multiple passengers on the same ticket. Local taxi fares are available.

*Please note after the hotel cut-off date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released to the hotel’s general inventory.

Accreditation

The Indian Health Service, Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program (N&DTP) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). IHS N&DTP approves CPE credits for IHS sponsored programs for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technician Registered.

The IHS Clinical Support Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Conference Registration

Space is limited. There is no registration fee to attend.

Exception: Tribes who have taken Tribal Shares from the Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program (N&DTP) are asked to pay a Registration fee of $400.00. Checks should be made payable to the “Indian Health Service,” note that fee is for the 2013 Nutrition Seminar, and send the check to: Nutrition Program, 801 Thompson Avenue #120, Rockville, MD 20852.

Meals will be on your own.

On-Line Registration

An email confirmation with a draft agenda will be sent to you.

Contact Information

Jean Charles-Azure, MPH, RD (Conference Information)
Phone: (301) 443-0576 or Email: Jean Charles-Azure

Gigi Holmes (Registration Information)
Phone: (602) 364-7777 or Email: Gigi Holmes

We look forward to seeing you in March!
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