Below is the planned list of events for the 2016-2017 DCIFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.

DC IFT Food Policy Impact: Keeping abreast of the latest developments in food laws, regulations and policy initiatives is absolutely critical for being compliant and anticipating “that ‘next step.’” Every year, the Washington DC IFT section coordinates the Food Policy Impact, providing attendees the opportunity to hear from, and network with, officials from regulatory agencies along with leading attorneys and industry leaders. Visit the Food Policy Impact page for access to presentations from this year’s event.

Upcoming Events:

April 17th, 2-4:30PM – Workshop: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in the Development of Food Policy: It’s Time to Set a Standardized Approach: This workshop is designed to teach non-researchers the principles, utility and methodologies of qualitative and quantitative evidence synthesis (e.g., systematic reviews and meta-analysis) with a focus on the applications to the synthesis of food and nutrition literature. Mei Chung, PhD, MPH from Tufts University and author of several AHRQ reports will lead the workshop.  Staff from the National Academies and USDA will also be invited to participate. Click here for details!

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April 19th and 21st – Escape Room Evenings: As a fun excursion for members, the DC-IFT board is organizing outings at Escape Room locations in and around the District. Two outings are offered to cater to a variety of schedules, and geographical spread of members. Attendance will be on a first come, first served basis, so if this sounds up your alley, please register ASAP for the date and location that interests you.  Email for additional information.

  • Sherlock Holmes – A Matter of Time Escape Room. April 19th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Alexandria, VA (register here).
  • Back to the 80’s Escape Room. April 21st from 7:00-8:30 pm in DC (Glover Park) (register here)
Date Time Event
October 3, 2016 2:30 – 4:00PM The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Industry Funded Research
October 27, 2016 5:30 – 7:30PM DC-IFT Social: Meet and Greet with IFT CEO Christie Tarantino
December 13, 2016 6:00 – 7:30PM Holiday Party – Champagne and Chocolate Tasting at Co Co. Sala
February 9 & 10, 2017 1:00PM-4:00PM Food Policy Impact Meeting
March 17, 2017 8:30PM FoodEvolution – DC Environmental Film Festival
March 18, 2017 7:00AM-5:00PM Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
April 17, 2017 2:00PM Dr. Mei Chung, Tufts University, DC-IFT Section Workshop: “Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in the Development of Food Policy: It’s Time to Set a Standardized Approach” Click here for details!
April 19, 2017 6:00-7:30PM Social Activity – Sherlock Holmes, A Matter of Time Escape Room – Alexandria, VA
April 21, 2017 7:00-8:30PM Social Activity – Back to the 80’s Escape Room – Glover Park, DC
May 20, 2017 5:00-10:00PM Social Activity – After Hours Brew Tour

For photos of our past events, please visit our Photo Gallery.

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