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The Conference

The 41st National Nutrient Databank Conference is just around the corner. Learn more about program details, keynote speakers, registration, hotel reservations and more, below.

Conference Program

Three Days of Advances in Food Composition Databases
19-22 April 2020

The 41st National Nutrient Databank Conference is featuring an exciting program with a variety of presentations addressing our theme this year:


20-20 Vision for Food Composition Data: Promoting Public Health Worldwide

Conference sessions will address food composition, dietary intake assessment methodology, dietary supplements, and much more!

Workshop & Conference Dates

  • April 19: Pre-conference workshop* from 1:00-5:00 pm EST

  • April 20-22:Conference (starting 9:00 am on April 20)

  • April 22: Conference last day, ends at 12:00pm

*On April 19, Dr. Ruth Charrondière (U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization) will lead an optional half-day pre-conference workshop on the development of food composition databases. The workshop will be a condensed version of Dr. Charrondière’s INFOODS e-course. 

Download the Preliminary* Program

*Full program is in development. Final program is subject to change.


Keynote Speakers

As part of a variety of presentations addressing our theme, 20-20 Vision for Food Composition Data: Promoting Public Health Worldwide, keynote speakers will include:


Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D.

Director, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Dr. Susan Mayne is the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this position, Dr. Mayne leads the Center’s development and implementation of programs and policies related to the composition, quality, safety, and labeling of foods, food and color additives, and cosmetics. CFSAN also oversees...

Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RDN

Tufts University and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

Dr. Johanna Dwyer is Professor in Tufts University’s Medical Center and School of Medicine, adjunct Professor at the Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and a Senior Nutrition Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts in the nutritional epidemiology group. She is on the clinical staff of Tufts Medical Center at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center in Boston. In Washington, she serves as Senior Nutrition Scientist...

Dr. Ruth Charrondière

Nutrition Officer, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization

Dr. U. Ruth Charrondière holds a Master and a PhD in nutrition, as well as a Diploma in Applied Medical Statistics with a specialization in epidemiology.  Her work has focused on food composition, biodiversity, dietary assessment, breastfeeding, sustainable diets and exposure assessment...

Presenter Information

Call for Abstracts (now closed)

*NOTE: Emails regarding abstract acceptance were sent on Jan 6, 2020. We thank all who have submitted.

For questions or more information regarding abstract submission, please contact us.

Speaker and Presenter Guidelines


April 19th, 2020
April 22nd, 2020
The Hotel at the
University of Maryland

7777 Baltimore Avenue

College Park, MD 20740

Online Registration Deadline

April 13th, 2020

Please register online at your earliest convenience.

*NOTE: Online registration is open through April 13th, 2020. Onsite registration is available at regular rates.

*Registration fee includes breakfast April 20-22 and lunch April 20-21.

Early Bird rate applies through March 20th, 2020.

Regular rate applies March 21st, 2020, and after.

Cancellation Policy for Conference Registration

A $50 (USD) cancellation fee will be charged if registration is canceled prior to April 3, 2020. The registration fee is non-refundable if cancellation occurs on or after April 3, 2020. 

Questions & Inquiries

Please send us an email with subject heading: Questions about Conference to email address: program@nutrientdataconf.org for more information.

Hotel & Location


The Hotel at The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Address: 7777 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD  20740

Booking Your Reservation

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discount rate (during April 16 to 24, 2020). Click on the link below or contact The Hotel directly for help making a reservation at 301-277-7777.

Note: Participants are free to choose dates noted on the block with checkout on April 26 based on availability.

Source: thehotelumd.com

Parking Information

There is a special self-parking rate for all conference attendees: $7 USD for daily parking or $10 USD for overnight parking.

What's Nearby
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Past Conferences

The NNDC is a bi-annual conference with a history of bringing together researchers, doctors, health professionals, nutritionists, and others to discuss a variety of important topics. Over the years, program conferences have grown and evolved.

Please find links to our past conferences below. For ease of reference, conferences 1-20 (1976 - 1995) are sorted separately from conferences 21-40 (1996 - 2018).