Seafood Nutrition Partnership Announces Speakers for Third Annual State of the Science Symposium on September 17

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The annual seafood nutrition conference welcomes leaders in brain development, U.S. seafood demand and consumer outreach innovations on Tuesday, September 17 in Washington, DC. Educational presentations will combine technical analysis with more digestible points for non-specialists, making it accessible to a wide range of audience members and industries.

Capt. Joseph Hibbeln, MD speaks at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership State of the Science Symposium.

Capt. Joseph Hibbeln, MD, Acting Chief, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health speaks at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership State of the Science Symposium.

“This year’s agenda highlights trending seafood nutrition topics with accomplished researchers and experts, and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to raise awareness and educate audiences within the seafood, nutrition, and health space and beyond.” - Dr. Tom Brenna

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s (SNP) Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council is delighted to host the third annual State of the Science Symposium on Tuesday, September 17 in Washington, DC.

Sessions at this year’s symposium include: Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025, Seafood Consumption & Neurocognitive Development, Addressing the US Seafood Supply and Demand, Building Lifelong Seafood Consumers. Educational presentations will combine technical analysis with more digestible points for non-specialists, making it accessible to a wide range of audience members and industries.

The full agenda is available at http://www.seafoodnutrition.org/soss. Register for tickets to State of the Science here.

“This year’s agenda highlights trending seafood nutrition topics with accomplished researchers and experts, and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to raise awareness and educate audiences within the seafood, nutrition, and health space and beyond,” said Dr. Tom Brenna, Chair of SNP’s Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council and Professor at the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

The third annual State of the Science Symposium will welcome the following speakers:

  • Dr. Tom Brenna, Professor of Pediatrics & of Chemistry, Dell Medical School and College of Natural Science at the University of Texas at Austin; SNAC Chair
  • Ms. Andrea Albersheim, Director of Communications, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Dr. Susan Carlson, AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Ms. Linda Cornish, President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Ms. Stefanie Dove, RDN, Coordinator, Marketing & Community Outreach Division of School Nutrition Services, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Captain Joseph R. Hibbeln, MD, Acting Chief, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
  • Ms. Michael Kohan, Technical Director – Nutrition Initiatives, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  • Dr. Scott Nichols, Founder and Principal of Food’s Future, LLC
  • Mr. Michael Rubino, Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy, NOAA Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Ms. Tiffany Waters, Aquaculture Strategy Specialist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Mr. Hugh Welsh, President & General Counsel, DSM North America
  • Ms. Julia Wilson, Vice President, Global Responsibility and Sustainability, Nielsen

The 2015-2020 USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least two servings of seafood per week and at least 250 mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day to support heart and brain health as part of a healthy diet. Only 10 percent of Americans eat seafood twice a week and, on average, Americans take in 80 mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day.

This year’s sponsors are National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Title), NOAA Fisheries (Title), Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (Platinum), Global Organization for EPA + DHA Omega-3 (Silver), Pacific Seafood Processors Association (Silver), Veramaris (Table), and Vital Choice (Table).

About Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood. SNP is addressing the country’s public health crisis through education programs that inspire Americans to incorporate more seafood and omega-3s into their diets for improved health as per USDA Dietary Guidelines. For more information or to support SNP, visit seafoodnutrition.org.

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