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 AttendThe seminar is designed for IHS/Tribal/Urban Registered Dietitians and Public Health Nutritionists, Nurses, Health Promotion Coordinators, and other interested healthcare professionals.
Training LocationHotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Lodging InformationA 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.
TransportationHotel 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.
AccreditationThe 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 RegistrationSpace 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 RegistrationAn email confirmation with a draft agenda will be sent to you.
Contact InformationJean 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!