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Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM) is a dietetic practice group comprised of over 4,600 Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists (RDNs) and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) and part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics whose membership is comprised of approximately 75,000 credentialed practitioners.

DIFM dietitians…we differentiate ourselves from dietitians at large by practicing an integrative and functional medicine approach to healing.

Many of our 4,600 members work in progressive clinical settings – whether in private practice, health and wellness centers, or physicians’ offices – often alongside MDs and NDs who rely on our expertise in the use of dietary supplements, functional foods, nutrigenomics, and mind-body medicine to complement patient care. We utilize functional lab testing in our practices, and our patients and clients look to us to recommend effective food and supplement products and trustworthy brands in a crowded and confusing marketplace.

Sponsorship of DIFM provides you direct marketing opportunities to over 4, 600 trusted healthcare professionals uniquely positioned to recommend your product or service multiple times per day.

DIFM members are respected leaders in the Integrative and Functional Medicine (IFM) field whose influence extends far beyond the colleagues and clients with whom we work every day. Our members are also accomplished book authors, popular voices in social media, and sought-after lecturers at national conferences and symposia.

DIFM members are spearheading the practice of integrative and functional medicine (IFM) within the field of nutrition and dietetics. This year, some of our major goals will come to fruition:  again, the spotlight will shine on IFM with an educational track devoted to this unique practice area at the Academy’s annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) and in early 2017 the Academy Center for Lifelong Learning will roll out its Certificate of Training Program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. DIFM members are privileged to be among the presenters and creators of these ground-breaking programs!

With the burgeoning interest in integrative and functional medicine, it’s no surprise that DIFM’s reach is growing rapidly. After staying steady for nearly a decade, DIFM membership now grows exponentially each year! Clearly, we are on the pioneering edge of a movement to reshape the profession. We invite you to be part of this exciting moment as DIFM leads the charge in elevating IFM practices within the field of nutrition and dietetics!

Sponsor Opportunities

Package offers are discounted:
Select 2 items and receive a 10% discount, select 3 items and receive a 15% discount, select 4 or more items totaling over $7000 and receive a 20% discount.

DIFM will work with you to develop a customized sponsorship package that maximizes the reach, impact, and timeliness of your message.

Sponsored Webinars:  $3,000

Monthly DIFM webinars focus on cutting-edge topics in integrative and functional medicine and may provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to members and non-members alike. We invite sponsors to present their original content to our members through this forum. Webinars draw hundreds of attendees to the live event, and many more are reached through archived presentations. In addition, webinars and their sponsors are advertised multiple times through e-blasts leading up to the event.

DIFM Newsletter Sponsorship: 

The DIFM newsletter is released quarterly in BOTH print and electronic form to ALL DIFM members – and it is one of DIFM members’ favorite benefits! Each issue covers timely topics in integrative and functional medicine and provides CPE credits. Non-members are eligible to subscribe.  Educational articles are written by members, invited guests, and sponsors, and must be approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on behalf of the Academy. Opportunities include quarter, half, and full-page ads in both print and electronic issues, as well as two-sided inserts in print issues.

Flyers are provided by sponsors and may be educational and/or promotional (prior approval required by the Academy on behalf of DIFM). The printing and delivery of inserts to printer is the responsibility of sponsor.
One-sided, full page flyer insert for promotion or product info, provided by sponsor, in print and electronic issue/s
$1500

Two-sided, full page flyer insert:  one side promotion/product info, other side fact sheet in print issue/s (content is negotiable with approval)
$2700

Full page PDF ad in newsletter, print and electronic
$1500

Half page PDF ad in newsletter, print and electronic
$1000

Quarter page PDF ad in newsletter, print and electronic
$750

Eighth page PDF ad in newsletter, print and electronic
$375

E-blast advertisement, logo, and hyperlink: $950

DIFM sends e-blasts to alert members to upcoming events and educational opportunities, announce Academy or DIFM business, and seek member input. E-blasts typically contain a short text blurb, graphic / company logo, and up to 3 hyperlinks. These are a fantastic advertising opportunity because of their flexibility. We can work with you to place ads in e-blasts timed to meet your marketing needs (e.g., such as at the launch of a new product line or before a company hosted event), or to match product promotions to relevant content.

Website Advertising on the DIFM homepage: $1000-$5000

The DIFM website www.integrativerd.org is a gateway for DIFM members to access some of the most valuable member benefits. Members frequently visit the site to gain access to the Natural Medicines Database, a range of Integrative Health Journals, archived webinars and newsletters providing CPE credits, and discounts to events hosted by network partners. Advertisement on the DIFM homepage includes a logo and link to your site for 6 – 12 months

6 months $2700

12 months $5000

Natural Medicines Database Grant: $5000

The Natural Medicines Database is an indispensable resource for clinicians practicing natural and integrative medicine and is consistently rated as one of the most highly valued member benefits that we offer. Sponsors of our yearly membership with the database will have their logo and a text link prominently displayed on this section of DIFM’s website for the term of their sponsorship.

12 months-exclusive sponsorship rights to this web page

Sponsored Awards and Stipends:  $500-$2000

Each year DIFM gives awards to members for exceptional practice, service, and leadership in the field of integrative and functional medicine. We also provide stipends for members to attend educational and networking events. Sponsors are acknowledged when the award is announced in an e-blast with logo and hyperlink to sponsor website, and for one month on the DIFM website.

•     Sponsor the DIFM Visionary Award  $2000

•     Sponsor the Lifetime Achievement Award  $2000

•     Sponsor the DIFM Excellence in Service Award  $1000

•     Sponsor the DIFM Excellence in Practice Award  $1000

•     Sponsor RDN Educational Stipend  $500

•     Sponsor Student Educational Stipend  $500

 

Sponsor DIFM events at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®)!

Academy’s annual event in 2017 will be held in Chicago, IL from October 21 to 24 at the McCormick West Building.  FNCE 2017. We are in the planning stages of our events in Chicago but it should be a great turnout since it is the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics.  We plan on hosting a Member Reception and possibly an Educational Symposium. In Boston, in 2016, we were delighted with the attendance and feedback from our full day symposium, Dietary Supplements-An Integrative and Functional Approach.
At these DIFM events, Sponsors have the opportunity to showcase their company and products at a booth, network with the attendees and provide product samples, literature, and gifts for the event. In addition to the face-to-face contact with members at FNCE®, sponsors will also be advertised in all DIFM communications (e-blasts, newsletters) announcing FNCE® to our 4,600+ members as we lead up to the event. Package sponsorships are a fantastic way to build strong relationships with DIFM members!

Sponsored Exhibit Table at Member Reception       $2000

Sponsored Refreshments for Member Reception    $3500

This includes an exhibit table at the event along with a sponsored eblast and sponsor link/logo on DIFM website

Sponsored Lunch at the DIFM Symposium    $7500

Sponsored Exhibit Table at Member Reception       $2000

Please note: DIFM’s FNCE® Sponsors must also be FNCE® Exhibitors

DIFM seeks sponsors whose products and services support our mission to optimize health and healing with integrative and functional nutrition. Our sponsor standards consider product quality and efficacy, manufacturing and business practices, and other criteria, as well as the value of the product/service to the integrative and functional medicine field.

Additional Notes: Sponsorship agreements are subject to formal review by DIFM Executive Committee and final approval by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. All educational and advertising content must be approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on behalf of DIFM. The Academy does not allow Dietetic Practice Groups to accept exclusively in-kind donations, although product samples may accompany a monetary donation. All sponsors are acknowledged in the DIFM Annual Report to members and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Package offers are discounted:
Select 2 items and receive a 10% discount, select 3 items and receive a 15% discount, select 4 or more items totaling over $7000 and receive a 20% discount.

For more information, contact Kristie Finnan, DIFM Development Chair

Kristie L. Finnan, RDN, LDN
kristiefinnan@me.com
Cell:  215-801-8757

 

To download the current Sponsor Opportunities and Product Standards, click links below:

DIFM Sponsorship Opportunities rev Jan 2017

DIFM Sponsorship Standards

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and DIFM do not necessarily endorse the content, products, or services of these companies.

Thank you for your support!

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