When: Sunday, October 21. 2018
Time: 11:45 am – try to arrive by 11:40 am 🙂
Where: Exhibition Hall – Walter E. Johnson Convention Center, Washington DC
We are poster session #63.
Attached is a map of the location of the posters in the exhibit hall 2018 Poster Details
Click to view the 2018 poster FNCE-2018-Poster-Final-
Abstract Title: Strategic planning builds bridges: state affiliate brings value to student membership through social marketing, networking, poster sessions, and scholarships
Rachelle L. Ausman, RDN, LD – Registered Dietitian, PPDG Inc. Contractor at Mountain Home Air Force Base (Role: Co-author)
Sarah A. Renaldi, MS, RDN, LD – Allied Health Instructor, College of Southern Idaho (Role: Co-author)
Ryan R. Vance, RDN LD – Dietitian, CFLH (Role: Co-author)
Charlene M. Byington, M. Ed. , RDN, LD – Clinical Assistant Professor/DI Director, Idaho State University (Role: Co-author)
Crystal J. Wilson, Ed. S, RDN, LD – VP Health and Wellness, Dairy West (Role: Co-author)
Elaine M. Long, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND – Professor Emeritus, Boise State University (Role: Presenting Author)
Learning Need Code
- 1070 Leadership | Critical and strategic thinking
Learning Need Code
- 1000 PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- Participants will be able to identify ways to use social marketing, mentoring, networking, scholarships, and poster presentations to promote the value of Academy membership to future dietetics professionals.
This year as part of our affiliate’s 70th Anniversary, a campaign to promote the value of Academy membership to students and interns was carried out. With students and interns comprising 20% (n=85) of our affiliate’s membership, a strategic need was recognized by the board. The campaign complimented the annual meeting theme of “building bridges. ” Starting in February 2018, 17 students were featured on our blog. Each student responded to the same set of questions (i. e. , What has been your favorite experience from your dietetic program and/or internship? What kind of work would you like to do? What words of wisdom would you share with students who are interested in pursuing Dietetics?). The blog posts greatly increased our social media presence and increased Facebook page likes by 7%. Our affiliate board approved partial scholarships for 20 students attending the annual meeting and one of our “gold” sponsors provided 14 full scholarships. The poster committee reached out to programs to encourage their students to submit abstracts and 6 of the 8 poster sessions were presented by students. Poster abstracts were peer reviewed and published on our blog. A “newbie networking” session was held for students and others the first day of the conference; the purpose was to encourage students to network with members, speakers, and exhibitors. Results of our campaign include: one third of attendees (n=45) were students and meeting evaluations (49% response rate from attendees) were extremely positive. Marketing, networking, and mentoring are valuable tools for bringing value to Academy membership.