Seafood is a vital force in the fight for healthier Americans and a healthier planet. You now have a unique opportunity to discover the latest science on the public health and climate benefits of eating more seafood. At the annual State of the Science Symposium, you will also learn more about the efforts of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) to promote the formation of a National Seafood Council and about SNP’s public education and marketing campaign “Eat Seafood America!”

On behalf of Dr. Tom Brenna and SNP’s Scientific Advisory Council on Nutrition, we invite you to the 5th annual symposium on the state of science in person or virtually. This meeting will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the Architekturzentrum district from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET (practically 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET).

SNP’s State of the Science Symposium is the premier forum for global experts to present the most current and trusted science on seafood nutrition and sustainability. Renowned speakers will provide up-to-date information on seafood nutritional science, sustainable seafood and food systems, dietary guidelines and consumer communications. We will also provide an overview of the process of incubating a National Seafood Council and a National Seafood Campaign.

The full agenda is available at Register here for tickets for the State of the Science Symposium.

Attendees include academics, nutritional policy experts, registered dietitians, industry leaders, nonprofit executives, congressional officials, federal officials and more. Federal Agency employees and registered dietitians are invited free of charge with credentials. This event is a heavily attended event and over 150 people have signed up at the time of this announcement.

“I invite you to discover the science behind the power of seafood – why it’s so important to our health and the health of the planet. This year’s expert speakers will highlight the critical role seafood plays in our wellbeing, immune health and raising intelligent children. I am very happy to see many faces in person and on screen again this year at our hybrid face-to-face and online event, ”said Dr. Tom Brenna, Chairman of SNP’s Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council and Professor at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

The fifth annual State of the Science Symposium welcomes the following speakers:

  • Dr. Tom Brenna, Professor of Pediatrics and Chemistry, Dell Medical School and College of Natural Science at the University of Texas at Austin; SNAC chairman; SNP board member
  • Andrea Albersheim, Director of Communications, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Dr. Philip Calder, Head of School for Human Development and Health; Professor of Nutritional Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
  • Dr. Susan Carlson, AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition and University Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Linda Lai Cornish, President & Founder, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Thomas Grasso, Vice President, Oceans and Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Dr. Ray Hilborn, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
  • Dr. David Love, Associate Scientist, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future
  • Jessica Miller, RDN, Nutrition Communications Manager, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Dr. Michael Tlusty, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Gretchen Vannice, RDN, Director of Nutrition Education and Research, Wiley Companies
  • Arlin Aquarius, Founder and Managing Director, Changing Tastes

This year’s sponsors are:

To ensure a safe and comfortable meeting, SNP follows the CDC COVID-19 security protocols for the personal part of the meeting. We require all attendees, employees and providers to provide a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record or a negative COVID-19 test result within 5 days of the meeting. All information is treated confidentially. Masks are compulsory during the session, except when eating or drinking. Speakers are allowed to remove their masks during presentations. The body temperature of the participants will be measured before entering the event.