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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Announces Final Agenda, Speakers for Second Annual State of the Science Symposium on September 14


The second annual seafood nutrition conference welcomes leaders in brain health, aquaculture and consumer education

ARLINGTON, Va. (PRWEB) August 21, 2018

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership's (SNP) Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council will host its second annual State of the Science Symposium on Friday, September 14 in Washington, DC.

This program brings together experts in scientific and nutrition fields. 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 full agenda is available at

"This year's agenda highlights trending topics with accomplished researchers and experts, and we're looking forward to the opportunity to raise awareness and educate audiences within the seafood, nutrition, and health space and beyond," said Dr. Tom Brenna, Chair of SNP's Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council and Professor at the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

The second annual State of the Science Symposium will welcome the following speakers:

Brain Health Session

  • Dr. Bill Harris, President, OmegaQuant
  • CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, Acting Chief, NIH NIAAA
  • Dr. Robert K McNamara, Professor, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Adina Michael-Titus, Professor, Centre for Trauma Sciences

Aquaculture Session

  • Dr. Jessica Gephart, Fellow, National Social Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
  • Dr. Steve Hart, VP, Global Aquaculture Alliance
  • Dr. Karim Kurmaly, CEO, Veramaris
  • Dr. Scott Nichols, Principal, Food's Future

Consumer Outreach & Education

  • Ms. Andrea Albersheim, Director of Communications, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Ms. Jacqueline Claudia, CEO, Love The Wild
  • Mr. Barton Seaver, CEO, Coastal Culinary Academy
  • Ms. Kim Thompson, Program Manager, Seafood for the Future, Aquarium of the Pacific

The following speakers have been invited to make remarks in the session "What We Eat Matters: Sustainable Seafood for Our Health, Our Planet's Health, Our Economic Health"

  • Mr. Paul Doremus, Asst. Secretary of Conservation & Management, NOAA (Confirmed)
  • US Senator Lisa Murkowski, State of Alaska (Invited)
  • US Senator Roger Wicker, State of Mississippi (Invited)

This year's sponsors are Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (Platinum); Wiley's Finest (Gold) Global Aquaculture Alliance (Silver), Global Organization for EPA + DHA Omega-3 (Silver); The Nature Conservancy (Table), Veramaris (Table); and Chateau Ste. Michelle (Reception).

Register for tickets to State of the Science here.

About Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood. SNP is addressing the country's public health crisis through education programs that inspire Americans to incorporate more seafood and omega-3s into their diets for improved health as per USDA Dietary Guidelines. In October 2015, SNP launched a national public health education campaign. For more information, visit

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