The AFDOSS Fall Conference will be held August 20-23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana!!!

*Draft Conference Agenda

WHAT:     The Association of Food & Drug Officials of the Southern States (AFDOSS) 2017 Annual Educational Conference

WHERE:  The JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130

WHEN:     Sunday, August 20 – Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Conference Registration Rates:

AFDOSS Member $275
Non-Member (Regulatory)

Includes the Annual Membership Fee, $20

Non-Member (Associate)

Includes the Annual Membership Fee, $75

Local Health Environmentalist $125
Alumni/Life Member $170
Guest/Spouse $125
Single Day (No Meals) $100
Speaker (Single-Day) $125

Hotel rates are as follows:

Room rate is $128.00, per night;

  • $2 Occupancy Fee, per night;
  • 14% Room Tax, per night; and
  • 1.75% Tourism Tax, per night.

That works out to $150.16/night – the conference rate ($128) plus associated taxes/fees.

Parking information:

Valet only at $42 Overnight;

  • Up to $45 for SUV’s; and
  • $20.00 Daily (In-and-Out, Same Day).
  • Plus tax, and rates are subject to change without notice.

Here is the hotel reservation link:

You can also make reservations by phone at 1-877-622-3056. When making reservations by phone, please advise them to identify yourself as part of AFDOSS staying at the JW New Orleans Marriott and indicate your desired dates.

Conference Registration, Travel/Grant Applications, and Exhibitor/ Sponsor Applications to follow at a later date.


The Association of Food and Drug Officials of the Southern States (AFDOSS) is a Regional Affiliate of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). AFDO is an international non-profit democratically run organization. Membership includes members from local, state and federal regulatory agencies, regulated industry and academia who are concerned with the development and enforcement of uniform food, drug and consumer product safety laws and regulations.

AFDOSS is comprised of food and drug officials and interested associates in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Through resolutions, AFDOSS submits recommendations to the international association (AFDO) for suggested actions needed in the aforementioned areas. The end result is the development of “model bills”, the encouragement of training, and the overall implementation of sound and effective consumer protection regulation.


If you have any questions about AFDOSS, or additions or corrections to this web site please contact Craig Nielsen.