2017 AFDOSS Conference

The AFDOSS 2017 Annual Education Conference was held Aug. 20-23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

*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.

Silent Auction

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.

Shipping Information:

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
Guest 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.

Handling Fees
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.

Receiving Fees
$10.00 Less than 35lbs
$25.00 Exceeds 35lbs
$100.00 Crate/Pallet In-Bound

Storage Fees
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