Posted on 12/29/2007 at 10:05:37 AM by Suzanne PriceWelcome to the ASN blog! As the society enters the 21st century with a redesigned website, it makes sense to launch one of today's most popular communication vehicles– the blog. This is where leaders and members of ASN will have the chance to write about any nutrition-related topic you choose. This is your blog, a place to respond to the issues that confront you every day.
To open, I would like to provide a brief update about the Society. The impact factors for our journals continue to rise, membership is increasing, our leadership remains active and engaged, and we recently launched a spokesperson program to raise our profile with the media. A strategic planning process is taking place, and we are well on our way to a successful 2008.
In light of the positive movements at ASN, I want to continue to solicit recommendations for improvement. How do we balance support of the entire field of nutrition, and still provide you, members of the society, with the specific resources you need? I would like to open this dialogue to encourage communication between all interested people. I don't expect this conversation to produce a final report or product, but to be a catalyst for real communication that grows over time.
ASN is committed to creating new opportunities for member engagement and we want to hear from you. Let us know if you have a topic you want to write about and we will assist you in posting it to the blog. We welcome comments from experiences through attending a conference, mentoring a student, or traveling abroad for nutrition education or charity work.