The AFDOSS Fall Conference will be held August 20-23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana!!!
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:
Includes the Annual Membership Fee, $20
Includes the Annual Membership Fee, $75
|Local Health Environmentalist||$125|
|Single Day (No Meals)||$100|
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.
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.
Hours and Location:
Monday, August 21st 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 22nd 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- All bids will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August
- Silent auction item will be awarded to the highest bidder for the item
- Payment can be made using cash, check or charge
Donating for the Silent Auction
Help make this year’s silent auction a huge success by donating a souvenir, keepsake gift or novelty item, or by bidding on any item in the auction. Have fun and show your support – all auction proceeds benefit the Mary Logan Scholarship Fund! The Mary Logan Scholarship funds undergraduate scholarships which are presented to deserving students who are in their third year of college and plan to serve through a career in research, regulatory work, quality control or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safe.
In-Bound Shipping Instructions
Utilize the correct addressing option from the methods listed below to eliminate any package routing delays. All packages received require a release signature and should be captured at the time of package pick-up from hotel associates. In-bound receiving fees will be applied to all packages. Please do not address your packages or packages to the hotel or hotel employees unless specifically directed to do so as this may slow the delivery process.
In-Bound Shipments Address
JW Marriott New Orleans – Conference or Group Name
614 Canal St.
Guest Phone Number
New Orleans, La. 70130
Out-Bound Shipping Instructions
To expedite the process for outbound shipments, please affix a completed carrier air bill to each package. Federal Express supplies are available at your request in the hotel’s shipping office if required for your shipments.
Fees applied in addition to standard shipping rates. All handling fees can be applied to a guest room/master account or billed to a credit card. This includes delivery to guest room and or meeting room.
$10.00 Less than 35lbs
$25.00 Exceeds 35lbs
$100.00 Crate/Pallet In-Bound
Fees apply to each package received more than five calendar days before delivery to recipient.
$25.00 per package for all size packages or crates
If your Agency or company is interested in donating items for the welcome goody bag, you may send these items to the hotel address above. Approximately 120 goody bags will be distributed.
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.