Annual flagship meeting of American Society of Nutrition, NUTRITION 2023

Nutrition experts and professionals worldwide are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Nutrition 2023 conference, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from July 22-25, 2023. This annual conference has established a reputation for offering groundbreaking research, distinguished speakers, and unparalleled networking opportunities, making it one of the most sought-after events in the field.

Registration for the conference is now open, and interested parties can register at the official website, A variety of registration types are available, including

  • ASN Member,
  • Early Career Member,
  • Student Member,
  • Emeritus Member,
  • A special pricing is available for IUNS sister societies. For further information, interested individuals can contact

It is important to note the following key dates:

  • Early registration deadline: April 28th,
  • Advanced registration deadline: June 9th,
  • Housing deadline: June 9th. Attendees are advised to secure their accommodations before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

The conference program is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of attendees, with scientific symposia and educational sessions, original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions and flash talks, award lectures delivered by distinguished leaders, and professional and career development opportunities. In addition, special sessions and events planned by ASN’s vibrant scientific communities known as Groups Engaging Members (GEMs) will provide valuable opportunities for attendees to network and engage with peers from around the world. The latest technology, services, and products in the field will also be available for attendees to access.

For further information about Nutrition 2023, please visit their website.

This conference represents an exceptional opportunity for nutrition professionals to connect with and learn from some of the most respected experts in the field, and should not be missed.

“All You Can Learn” in Nutrition for Health and Sustainability” by EIT Food Education

EIT Food Education Launches “All You Can Learn” Event Series with a Focus on Nutrition for Health and Sustainability

EIT Food Education, a leading provider of food education and training programs, has announced the launch of its new “All You Can Learn” event series. This series is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need to start their learning journey with EIT Food Education.

The series includes multiple live sessions that allow learners to interact with course educators and explore various short courses on offer. Each session focuses on a specific course and features a presentation, Q&A session, and expert advice to enlighten participants on what they can gain from the course and address any doubts.

The first episode of the series will focus on EIT Food Education’s popular course, Nutrition for Health and Sustainability, on Wednesday, April 5th, at 6 pm CET. The course was designed initially for medical students and healthcare professionals and provides valuable insights into the latest scientific research on chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Participants will learn strategies for implementing sustainable dietary practices in both personal and professional settings to improve patient outcomes in clinical settings.

“We are excited to launch our ‘All You Can Learn’ event series and provide a platform for learners to connect with our expert educators,” said the EIT Food Education team. “We are confident that participants will leave this event feeling informed and inspired to take the next step in their learning journey.”

Registration for the event is now open.

Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership of the Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee of EFSA 2023

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced a call for expressions of interest for the renewal of its Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee in 2024. The move aims to ensure the safety of the food supply for European consumers. The Scientific Committee and Panels provide independent scientific advice on a range of topics related to food safety, nutrition, animal health and welfare, and plant health. EFSA is seeking experts in these fields to join its team as external experts and contribute to this important work. The Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) is one of the most significant panels and is responsible for providing independent scientific advice in a broad range of areas related to human nutrition. EFSA is encouraging experts with complementary expertise in nutritional epidemiology, human medicine, nutrition, allergology, human metabolism and physiology of nutrients, pharmacology, toxicology, food microbiology, molecular biology, and dietary exposure assessment to apply for the role. EFSA believes that the members of professional associations have the skills and expertise that would make them ideal candidates for these positions. The deadline for applications is 3rd April 2023.

For more information please visit the website.

30th European Congress on Obesity

The much-awaited 30th European Congress on Obesity (#ECO2023) has been announced to take place in Dublin, Ireland from May 17th to May 20th, 2023. This is one of the most significant events in the field of obesity research and management in Europe, with experts from all over the world coming together to share their insights and expertise. The four-day conference will feature a range of informative sessions, interactive workshops, and presentations by leading authorities in the field of obesity. The theme of this year’s event is “Obesity: From Genetics to Prevention and Treatment.” The congress will cover a range of topics such as the epidemiology of obesity, the latest developments in obesity genetics, and advancements in obesity treatment and prevention. The programme details have been made available online for all interested attendees. Researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and other stakeholders working in the field of obesity are encouraged to mark their calendars and register for this premier event to keep abreast of the latest developments in obesity research and treatment.

For more information and registration visit ECO website.

Chronotype , sleep disturbances, and obesity webinar by European Association for the study of Obesity

The EASO Collaborating Centres for Obesity Management will be hosting a webinar titled “Chronotype, Sleep Disturbances, and Obesity” on Thursday 30th March 2023 from 10:00-11:15 am CET. The webinar will delve into the importance of individual chronotype for obesity management, exploring the relationship between chronotype, sleep impairment, obesity, and wider health aspects.

Hosted by Dr Giovanna Muscogiuri (MD) and Prof. Luca Busetto (MD), Co-Chair of the EASO Obesity Management Task Force, the webinar will feature presentations from Dr Muscogiuri’s research team, including Ludovica Verde, Annamaria Docimo, Claudia Vetrani, and Giovanni Chirico.

Dr Muscogiuri, a previous recipient of the EASO New Investigator Award for Clinical Research, was recently awarded the Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Award for her work on chronotype, sleep disturbances, and cardiometabolic disease.

The webinar will also include a Q&A session for attendees to engage with the speakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest research on chronotype and its impact on obesity management.

Specialists from Dr Muscogiuri’s research team will present in the following order :

  • 10:00-10:15 am: Chronotype, body composition and nutritional habits – Ludovica Verde (PhD researcher, Department of Public Health, University Federico II)
  • 10:15-10:30 am: Chronotype and obesity-related cardiometabolic complications – Annamaria Docimo (MD, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Andrology, University Federico II)
  • 10:30- 10:45 am: Chronotype and NAFLD – Claudia Vetrani (Associate professor, Pegaso Telematic University)
  • 10:45- 11:00 am: Sleep quality and obesity: the chicken or the egg? – Giovanni Chirico (MD, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Andrology, University Federico II)
  • 11:00- 11:15 am: Q&A between speakers and audience

Registration via Zoom is now open.

EASO early career network webinar

An online event titled “Obesity Research to Policy: Lessons from Dr Bart Van der Schueren” is scheduled to take place on Monday, 20 March 2023, from 5-6 pm CET. Dr Bart Van der Schueren, Chairman of the Belgian Association for the Study of Obesity, will be discussing effective ways to translate obesity research into policies and practices. The event is hosted by EASO ECN board members, who will be available to answer any questions related to ECN.

Participants are encouraged to keep their cameras on during the event and submit their questions before and during the session via using code #32138448. To join this online event, attendees must already be a member of EASO ECN. Prospective members must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or post-graduate course of study related to obesity or have received a relevant postgraduate degree in the past five years or an MD within the past eight years. Alternatively, they must hold an entry-level position such as a junior doctor, post-doctoral fellow, lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, public health manager or public policy coordinator at an established academic/research institution, NGO or public health institution/authority.

If you are not yet an ECN member, you can join using the link provided before registering for the event. This session is an excellent opportunity to engage in discussions about obesity research and policy with an expert in the field and learn from their valuable insights.

16th EPH conference with the theme “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth A Sustainable Future for Humanity”

Dublin, Ireland is set to host the 16th European Public Health (EPH) Conference, an in-person event scheduled to take place from 8 – 11 November 2023. The EPH conference 2023 will have the theme, “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity.” The conference will be held at the CCD in Dublin and is expected to bring together experts in public health from across Europe and beyond.

The conference will provide a platform for participants to share their research, ideas and experiences on how to achieve a sustainable future for humanity through our food, health, and the earth. Abstract submission will open on 1 February until 1 May 2023, 18:00 CET. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for workshops, oral presentations, pitch presentations, and E-posters. All sessions will be 60 minutes.

The objective of this conference is to initiate a discourse that highlights health and healthcare matters. The discussions will primarily revolve around gender-related health issues, general healthcare delivery, the utilization of digital tools, and the essential workforce and competencies needed to provide quality care. In accordance with the conference’s overarching theme, they will delve deeply into the climate crisis, with a particular focus on the human food chain.

The EPH conference 2023 is expected to be a significant event for public health professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders in the industry, as they explore ways to address the growing concern of environmental degradation and its impact on human health. The event will provide a platform to share best practices, research findings, and innovative approaches towards promoting a sustainable future for humanity.

9th Central European Congress on Obesity

The 9th Central European Congress on Obesity, will take place on the 13th and 14th of October 2023 at the Vienna House Diplomat in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

The congress aims to bring together leading experts, researchers, and clinicians in the field of obesity to discuss the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of this condition. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of presentations, workshops, and poster sessions, as well as network with colleagues and learn from peers.

Early registration for the congress is open until the 31st of July 2023, with discounted rates available for those who register before the deadline. Attendees can register for the congress through the official website at

The congress is endorsed by EASO ( European Association for the study of Obesity).

The congress promises to be an exciting and informative event, with a wide range of topics to be covered, including the latest research on the causes of obesity, the role of genetics, the impact of lifestyle factors, and the most effective strategies for weight management.

“We encourage all those with an interest in obesity to attend this important event,” the spokesperson added. “We look forward to seeing you in Prague in October.”

IUNS Adhering Body the Polish Academy of Sciences supports Ukrainian war-stricken scientists.

We are pleased to share with our members the impressive result of our friendly cooperation with our Adhering Body from Poland.

At the beginning of last spring (March 2022), we received a letter from the Polish Academy of Sciences regarding their humanitarian action to support Ukrainian scientists whose professional life and education have been affected by the war in Ukraine.

They launched a 3-month program for 50 Ukrainian researchers to cover their travel and stay expenses in Poland.

For this reason, they asked IUNS to waive their annual dues as a member of IUNS in order to participate and contribute to the budget intended to support Ukrainian researchers.

one of the IUNS missions is “To promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level.”

And we deeply believe that research and development will not be possible unless all our colleagues are in safe conditions. For this reason, we agreed to this request, thanking the Polish Academy of Sciences for their actions and for, giving us this opportunity to have a small share in their humanitarian efforts.

In less than a year, right at the beginning of the winter of 2023, we received a message from them that they managed to expand their program and have hosted a total of 192 Ukrainians fellows for up to 10 months; of these numbers, 84% of the fellows were women which makes their programs one of the most notable endeavours also in this respect. 

Throughout the year, they organized 9 training opportunities in English and Ukrainian addressed to Ukrainian scientists. In total, nearly 600 participants attended these workshops. 

 IUNS wish that the war does not stop the progress and development of research in any part of the world.

8th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week

ANH2023 is the 8th annual ANH Academy Week, bringing together the community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the intersection of agriculture, food systems, nutrition and health. The objective of the ANH Academy Week is to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, learning and uptake of interdisciplinary research.

ANH2023 will take place through a combination of online, in person and fully hybrid formats in Lilongwe, Malawi. It will feature Learning Labs; a series of training sessions and workshops in interdisciplinary agriculture, nutrition and health research and practice; and a Research Conference; an abstract-driven symposium featuring oral and poster sessions, special plenaries and keynote speeches, as well as side events, community discussions and socials. Explore more about ANH2023 here.

The ANH2023 preliminary programme is now live and consists of:

  • 19 – 21 June 2023: Learning Labs (Online only)
  • 26 June 2023: Learning Labs (In-person only in Lilongwe)
  • 27 – 30 June 2023: Research Conference (Hybrid: in-person in Lilongwe and online)

The event kicks off with an exciting programme of Learning Labs: a series of interactive training sessions in interdisciplinary agriculture, nutrition and health research and practice. These are followed by an international Research Conference with thematic abstract-driven sessions, special plenary discussions and keynote speeches, as well as side events and socials.

If you register for the Learning Labs – online, in person, or both – you will receive a follow-up email in the future to request your preferred sessions. To get a flavour of what to expect you can explore all Learning Labs from 2016-2022 here.