Nourishing Diversity: Building Inclusive Teams in Nutrition and Why it Matters

A significant body of evidence shows that diverse teams and inclusive environments result in higher quality and more impactful research. However, challenges in creating diverse teams and inclusive cultures can involve (but are not limited to) institutional and attitudinal barriers (such as racism, white fragility, ableism, homophobia etc.) as well as very real fears of making mistakes and not knowing where to start. In addressing these challenges, openness and authenticity are essential for learning, followed by putting that learning into action. 

Who conducts the research inextricably impacts how research is done. It is well established that diverse teams lead to better outputs and have a greater impact. Knowing how to find, recruit, on-board, support and promote a diverse team to enable an inclusive, productive and creative environment is an important core set of competencies for any professional, including those currently in a leadership role or those aspiring to become team leaders.  Similarly, being part of a team, and knowing how to contribute to productive and inclusive cultures is an essential skill set for all of us. 

While this workshop will focus on research environments, the content will support learning and competency development across multiple sectors to create understanding and the awareness and application of strategies to form inclusive teams in a variety of settings. 

The Canadian Nutrition Society is thus having a mini virtual conference on Wednesday, 26th June 2024 from 12:00 pm – 3:35 pm (ET) to talk about “Nourishing Diversity: Building Inclusive Teams in Nutrition and Why it Matters”.

For more information and to register, please visit here.

Registration Open: Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research Hybrid Course from VLAG Graduate School &Wageningen University

Are you passionate about nutrition research and eager to expand your expertise in nutritional epidemiology?

The VLAG Graduate School, in cooperation with Wageningen University, is offering a comprehensive course titled Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research. This course will run from 26th to 30th August 2024 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

 Why Attend This Course?

This course is designed for professionals and researchers in the field of nutrition who are looking to deepen their understanding of nutrition assessment methodology The course will address methodological aspects of exposure assessment in nutrition and related fields of biomedical research. One of the key highlights of this program is the involvement of esteemed lecturers, including Professor Edith Feskens, a board member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), will be joined by colleagues from Wageningen University including Dr Desiree Lucassen, Dr Michiel Balvers, Prof. Pieter van ‘t Veer, and Dr Marga Ocke and by Dr Kevin Dodd, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, US.

Course Details

– Title: Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research

– Dates: 26 – 30 August 2024

– Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

– Registration: Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research (Hybrid course) – Vlag Graduate School

 What You Will Learn

Participants will gain insights into various methods and tools used in nutritional epidemiology, focusing on the accurate assessment of dietary exposure. This knowledge is crucial for conducting reliable and impactful research in nutrition science.

How to register

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn from leading experts and connect with fellow nutrition researchers from around the world. For more information and to register for the course, visit the [VLAG Graduate School website Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research (Hybrid course) – Vlag Graduate School

FAO Technical Seminar on Nutrition and Climate Change

FAO is hosting a technical webinar on 5th June 2024 intending to share the most recent evidence on the relationships between climate change and nutrition. The session will provide updates on the latest evidence about the effects of climate change on human health and nutrition outcomes, the various pathways of these impacts, and highlight current evidence and opportunities to drive integrated policy, action and investment for nutrition and climate. This seminar intends to stimulate conversation ahead of the Roundtable for Climate – Nutrition to be held at FAO headquarters in September, 2024.

Please visit here to register.

International Congress of Nutrition 2025

One of the most prominent events of the IUNS is the International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) every four years. Our next ICN will be held in Paris, from 24th to 29th August 2025, with the theme ‘Sustainable Food for Global Health’.

Alongside the main theme, you can look forward to all the fundamental, clinical, epidemiological and social aspects of nutrition delivered in the form of lectures, symposia, oral communications and posters.

This congress features eight major scientific topics:

  1. The future of nutrition recommendations
  2. Climate change, sustainability & nutrition
  3. Food science, gastronomy & life quality
  4. Global health & planetary nutrition
  5. Public health & nutrition throughout life cycle
  6. Non-communicable diseases
  7. Precision & clinical nutrition 
  8. Basic research in Nutrition

To ensure this is an international event for everybody and all continents are evenly represented, members across different nations, regions and continents are working together on the Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee. 

Do you want to immerse yourself in a week full of nutritional sciences next summer? Mark these key dates in your diary!

2024:

3 JulyCall for abstracts opens
30 SeptemberCall for open symposia for non-industry partners (Early)
4 DecemberRegistration website opens
13 DecemberEnd of the call for abstracts

2025:

14 MarchCall for open symposia for non-industry partners (Late)
30 AprilNotification of abstract selection

Also, don’t miss the updates on the Congress website. We are excited to see you in Paris in August 2025.

Nutrition Congress 2024: Spearheading Nutrition for All

The 2024 Nutrition Congress (#2024nutritioncongress) will take place in the coastal city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, from 2 to 4 October 2024 with a thematic focus on ‘Spearheading Nutrition for All.’. This Congress is co-hosted by the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the Association for Dietetics in South Africa. The draft programme is now available on their website. Go find out more and register today!

15th Congress on Nutrition: Food, Nutrition and Health within the Framework of Sustainable Development

The Serbian Nutrition Society is organising the 15th Congress on Nutrition, its main activity, in Belgrade from 20th to 22nd November 2024.

The theme of the Congress is ‘Food, Nutrition and Health within the Framework of Sustainable Development’. The Congress will cover:

  • Food and Nutrition within Sustainable Food Production
  • Nutrition During the Life Course
  • Food, Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Drinking Water Safety, Availability and Sustainability
  • Food with Added Value, Dietary Supplements and Novel Food
  • Food, Packaging Materials, Climate and Environment

Important dates:

Registration open – 1st April 2024

Abstracts submissions open – 1st April 2024

Deadline for abstracts submission – 31st July 2024

Latest day for the abstract acceptance replies – 31st August 2024

For more information, please visit the Congress website.

The Serbian Nutrition Society has also published a scientific journal ‘Food and Nutrition’ (Hrana i ishrana in Serbian) since 1960. The papers are are written in English. More information about the published papers, please use the keyword ‘Hrana i ishrana’ to search on this website.

5th International Conference of the Algerian Nutrition Society

You are cordially invited to the 5th International Conference hosted by the Algerian Nutrition Society (SAN) from November 6 to 8, 2024 in Oran.

To host this conference, the SAN invited eminent national and international specialists, as well as industrials from the agri-food and pharmaceutical sectors to address in depth thevarious current issues in the selected themes, and present the latest innovations in terms of research and research/development.

Our Conference aims to support our citizens in their fight against diseases through the promotion of a healthy diet to ensure their well-being. Based on the principle “Prevention is better than cure”, our request for collaboration is part of the well-established and rooted tradition of encouraging initiatives aimed at preserving the society health by improving its consumption patterns.

Nearly 400 participants, SAN members, teacher-researchers, researchers, doctors, pharmacists, biotechnologists, doctoral students, as well as all professionals interested in the fields of Nutrition and manufacturers in the agri-food and pharmaceutical sectors will be there. Different national and international associations interested in nutrition (Algerian Society of Pediatry (SAP), Algerian Society of Gastroenterology, Hepathology and Pediatric Nutrition SAGHNP), Algerian Society of Endocrinology, Algerian Society on Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (SAOMM), Algerian Society of Internal Medicine (SAMI), Algerian Association for the Promotion of Child and Maternal Health (AAPSEM)), French Society of Nutrition, are invited.

The Algerian Nutrition Society as well as the National Organizing Committee are happy to welcome you again to Oran, for a rich and friendly CI-SAN 2024.

Call for Nominations: Secretary-General of the African Nutrition Society

The African Nutrition Society (ANS) Trustees hereby grant membership of the Society the opportunity to send in nominations for consideration by the Trustees for the Secretary-General of the African Nutrition Society (ANS).

The duration of the mandate is two years with the possibility of a further two years extension. The suitable candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the activities of the Society are undertaken in accordance with the ANS Constitution and regulatory frameworks of the Society. 

Please download this document for more information on personal specifications, qualifications, and other requirements for your application.

Closing Date for Nominations
All nominations must be signed by the Nominee and seconded by TWO paid up (active) members of the Society and addressed to the ANS Elections Committee via e-mail accompanied by a word-processed full personal history on or before 10th/July/2024. All applicants must include a one page statement of how they see their role as Secretary-General of ANS. The result of the selection by the Trustees will be announced and published on the ANS website (www.ansnet.org). 

Call for Nominations: President of the African Nutrition Society

The African Nutrition Society Trustees hereby grant membership of the Society the opportunity to send in nominations for consideration by the Trustees for the President of the African Nutrition Society (ANS).

The suitable candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the activities of the Society are undertaken in accordance with the ANS Constitution and regulatory frameworks of the Society. 

The elected person will be wholly accountable to the ANS Board of Trustees and its entire membership in the execution of their duties and as the leader and global representative of the Society.

For more information on personal specifications, qualifications and requirements for application, please download this document.

Closing Date for Nominations
All nominations must be signed by the Nominee and seconded by TWO paid up (active) members) of the Society and addressed to the ANS Elections Committee via e-mail on or before 10th/July/2024. All applicants must include a one-page vision statement of what they want ANS to achieve and how they see their role as President of ANS. The result of the selection by the Trustees will be announced and published on the ANS website (www.ansnet.org). 

2nd South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Conference

The 2nd South East Asian Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Conference is scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 11 – 13 November 2024. Hosted by the Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT), this conference will serve as a platform for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders to exchange knowledge, insights, and best practices in public health nutrition. The aim for the narrative background for the conference this year is “End All Forms of Malnutrition by 2030”.

More information will be available soon.