By: Rachel K.
The American Society for Nutrition's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Experimental Biology (EB) is a must-attend meeting for students in the nutrition field. This premiere meeting offers students the opportunity to network with lead nutrition researchers, fellow peers, and to hear cutting edge science first-hand (sometimes before it's been published!).
There are many events held at EB that are designed specifically with the student in mind. On Sunday morning at 7am in the Hilton Huntington A/B/C, all students are invited to the Graduate Student Breakfast, sponsored by The National Dairy Council. The Student Interest Group will hold their poster competition at the end of the breakfast, and students are invited to hear the 6 finalists present their poster. The Student Interest Group's Special Session this year, Who is Responsible for Nutrition in the US?, held on Sunday, April 25, 3-5pm in the Hilton Pacific D ballroom, will feature distinguished speakers from the NIH, FDA, USDA, CDC, IOM and ASN and each will identify the specific nutrition-related responsibilities and jurisdiction of each of their respective groups.
On Sunday, 1:45 - 2:45pm meet the editors of ASN's two publications, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The Journal of Nutrition and learn what makes manuscripts attractive for publication. Learn the details behind manuscript acceptance and decisions.
On Monday, April 26th, all EB attendees are invited to attend the Documentary Screening: Naturally Obsessed - The Making of a Scientist, hosted by ASBMB. This event will be held in the Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom D from 6:30 - 7:30PM.
Make sure to stop by the ASN kiosk in the convention center to purchase a SIG 2010 shirt to support future student activities in ASN. Get connected with ASN on facebook, twitter, and youtube to stay in the loop throughout the meeting!