State of the Science Symposium 2018

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Kaiser Family Foundation – Barbara Jordan Conference Center

1330 G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

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The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is delighted to host the 2nd Annual State of the Science Symposium. This annual event provides a forum for global leaders in human nutrition to outline the latest consensus on all aspects of seafood nutrition.

Meeting Objectives

The State of the Science Symposium held in the Fall in advance of National Seafood Month to provide the latest information on seafood nutrition science. All aspects on the science and technology of seafood, including human nutrition and environmental sustainability will be addressed by leading experts. Federal agency employees are invited free with employment identification. This event is a widely attended event, per ethics rules.

This program produced by the SNP Scientific & Nutrition Advisory Council brings together experts in this space. Educational presentations will merge technical analysis and accessible information for non-specialists. Sessions at this year’s symposium include: Brain Health, Aquaculture, and Consumer Education.

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


Brain Health Session

  • Dr. Bill Harris, OmegaQuant

  • CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, NIH NIAAA

  • Dr. Robert K McNamara, University of Cincinnati

  • Dr. Adina Michael-Titus, Centre for Trauma Sciences

Aquaculture Session

  • Dr. Jessica Gephart, National Social Environmental Synthesis Center (SEYSNC)

  • Dr. Steve Hart, Global Aquaculture Alliance

  • Dr. Karim Kurmaly, Veramaris

  • Dr. Scott Nichols, Food’s Future

Consumer Outreach & Education

  • Ms. Andrea Albersheim, Seafood Nutrition Partnership

  • Ms. Jacqueline Claudia, Love The Wild

  • Mr. Barton Seaver, Coastal Culinary Academy

  • Ms. Kim Thompson, Seafood for the Future, Aquarium of the Pacific


  • Platinum: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

  • Gold: Sustainable Shrimp Partnership, Wiley's Finest

  • Silver: Global Aquaculture Alliance, Global Organization for EPA + DHA Omega-3, Vital Choice

  • Table: The Nature Conservancy, Veramaris

  • Reception: Chateau Ste. Michelle, Lagunitas Brewing Company


What is the dress code?

  • Business attire.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • Yes, please bring your printed ticket to the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • The Barbara Jordan Conference Center is located at 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005 (one block west of Metro Center).

Will food and beverage be served?

  • Yes, your ticket includes a healthy breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, refreshment breaks, and reception food and beverage.

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Kaiser Family Foundation – Barbara Jordan Conference Center

1330 G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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