The coastal city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is gearing up to host the prestigious 29th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA) and the 17th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) in 2024. This joint event, known as the 2024 Nutrition Congress, will take place from October 2 to October 4, 2024, and is set to be a pivotal moment for the field of nutrition.
The theme of the 2024 Nutrition Congress is “Spearheading Nutrition for All,” highlighting the urgent need to address the multifaceted challenges affecting the nutritional status, health, and well-being of individuals and communities in South Africa and beyond. These challenges carry the potential for devastating consequences for future generations. Simultaneously, the healthcare system is evolving towards universal health coverage, presenting opportunities and challenges for nutrition to take centre stage as the cornerstone of optimal health.
The 2024 Nutrition Congress aims to bring together various stakeholders, including practitioners, scientists, academia, policymakers, development partners, and other food and nutrition experts. This gathering will provide a platform for knowledge sharing and learning, facilitate discussions, and showcase cutting-edge research. It will also offer opportunities for professional development and the forging of valuable partnerships.
The congress will feature four distinct categories that explore the latest advancements in nutrition, spanning from disease prevention and treatment to food and nutrition technology, as well as professional practice. Regardless of one’s role in food and nutrition, whether in critical care or food product development, the 2024 Nutrition Congress promises to offer valuable insights and opportunities for all attendees.
For those interested in presenting their research at the congress, the abstract submission deadline is set for Monday, March 18, 2024. This deadline provides an opportunity for researchers, experts, and professionals to contribute to the discussions and innovations that will shape the future of nutrition in South Africa and beyond.
To find more information about the event, register to attend, or submit an abstract, please visit the official website for the 2024 Nutrition Congress (#2024nutritioncongress). This event promises to be a landmark gathering that will play a vital role in advancing the field of nutrition and promoting the well-being of individuals and communities.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative event in Durban in 2024.