World Obesity: New SCOPE Courses

The SCOPE E- learning platform aims to provide the training needed to empowering healthcare professionals around the globe to provide the best possible care for patients with obesity. The platform features free online training including the latest modules:  ‘An Overview of Bariatric Surgery’ and ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy for Obesity’, with a third – ‘Emerging Therapies in Obesity Medicine’ – due for release imminently.

SCOPE New SCOPE module on medical nutrition therapy now available!
A brand-new SCOPE module, “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Obesity”, is available to access free of charge via SCOPE E-Learning.

Authored by Dr Geeta Appannah and Dr Mahenderan Appukutty, the module describes the different medical nutrition therapy interventions that can help patients with obesity, and the links between adherence to certain macronutrients, dietary patterns, fasting and weight management.

SCOPE Launch of new module ‘An Overview of Bariatric Surgery’
A brand-new SCOPE E-Learning module providing an essential summary of surgical and endoscopic interventions for obesity is now available to access.

The free course, authored by Prof Mohammed Al Naami, outlines the criteria used to define whether surgical intervention is indicated, and considers the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, as well as the potential complications of surgical procedures and implications of weight regain.

Register now for the 2nd PNDS Conference – Karachi, Pakistan

TRIPLE BURDEN OF MALNUTRITION – BREAKING THE SILOS BETWEEN THE WORLD OF UNDERNUTRITION AND NCDS

March 11th – 13th, 2022

Register now – Special Group rates available.

International Student groups of 10 or more can register for just 45 US dollars

A plenary lecture “Personalised Population, and Planetary Nutrition” from IUNS President, Professor J Alfredo Martinez is scheduled for March 13 09:00 – 10:00 (Pakistan Time).

About the Conference

The Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society (PNDS) in association with the Nutrition Society presents a conference aiming to break the silos between the scientists working in undernutrition and NCD prevention. To bring these two different areas together to address the triple burden of malnutrition.

Pakistan is facing a triple burden of malnutrition with unabated rates of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and infections in younger population and rising burden of hypertension and diabetes in adult population. Scientific literature suggests that there is a link between undernutrition in earlier years of life and NCDs in later life. However, most of the scientists who work in undernutrition do not take into consideration the long terms adverse consequences on health that manifest in the form of NCDs. Similarly, researchers who work in the area of NCD prevention and control do not interact with researchers who work in the area of undernutrition in earlier years of life.

JLGC Seminar 2022

Free Online Seminar – Feb 15 2022

Local Food Strategies in Japan and the UK: Healthy Nutrition for All

This seminar will look at the work done towards improving nutrition by local authorities in Japan and what policymakers can possibly learn from this. Delivered by the UK based Japan Local Government Centre, this online policy seminar will be of primary interest to local government staff, councillors and professionals working in public health, nutrition and education, as well as those interested in international dialogue between cities and local governments more broadly.

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Planning the workforce and global health system strengthening – Year of the Health and Care Workers Seminars

Health Education England is delighted to invite you to a series of seminars, focusing on the importance of strengthening the health workforce internationally in support of the World Health Organizations’s (WHO) Year of the Health and Care Workers (YHCW) programme.

The first seminar, An Introduction to systematic workforce planning will be held on 13 December 2021, 09:30 -10:30 GMT. Please register below to secure your place

Register here:

Year of the Health and Care Workers – Global Health Partnerships (hee.nhs.uk)

SAVE THE DATE: CSO – WHO DG Dialogue on Sustainable Financing 17.12.2021

WHO inviting you to save the date for a CSO dialogue with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sustainable Financing of WHO, planned for 17 December 2021 at 14.00-15.30 CET (Amsterdam, Geneva, Paris).

As you may know, there is currently a Member State Working Group on Sustainable Financing which will make recommendations to the WHO Executive Board in January 2022. Their fifth meeting will be held from 13-15 December and the Chair of that Working Group, Mr Björn Kümmel of Germany, will also participate in the dialogue to update CSOs on the outcomes of that meeting and the report that will be go forward to the Executive Board.

The CSO DG dialogues are organized to find proposals and solutions, working together in order to support the achievement of the WHO triple billion targets as well as to accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This dialogue will be organized to discuss how the sustainable financing of WHO supports these high level goals, the role that civil society can play by engaging and advocating with their constituencies at the national/subnational levels to generate support for a fully and sustainably funded WHO and the information that CSOs would find most useful as they engage with policy makers.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate the contact us at hmp@who.int.

More details and the agenda as well as the connection details will be communicated closer to the meeting.

NCI Launches Early Investigator Advancement Program, Accepting Applications Until December 31

EIAP Aims to Facilitate the Advancement of Scientists from Diverse Backgrounds With the support of the Equity Council, NCI is launching the Early Investigator Advancement Program (EIAP) to facilitate the advancement of scientists from diverse backgrounds to become independent investigators.

The cancer research enterprise needs a continuous flow of talent through the research career pipeline to thrive. One critical juncture is the transition from junior investigator to independent investigator. Each year, EIAP will support the professional and career development of a cohort of eligible and qualified Early Stage Investigators and New Investigators from institutions across the country.   Early Investigator Advancement Program The EIAP aims to: Enhance professional skills; Guide preparation of an R01 grant application; Provide access to a mentoring and peer network; and Grow a community of emerging independent investigators from diverse backgrounds. Applications to the EIAP must be submitted by December 31, 2021. The target start date will be March 1, 2022. The EIAP will hold a pre-application webinar on December 9, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 pm Eastern. Potential applicants should visit the EIAP webpage for information about eligibility, application instructions, and the webinar link, which will be available very soon.

NCI values diversity and particularly encourages applicants from populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, as noted in the NIH’s Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031).

Contact: Dr. Alison Lin, EIAP@nih.gov

Specific info-sessions on Erasmus+ Capacity-building in Higher Education – 2022 Call for proposals

The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is organising three specific Info-sessions on Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) – 2022 Call for proposals.

These three Info-sessions are targeting the following stakeholders and/or Regions:

  1. CBHE Infoday for newcomers – Strand 1 (14/12/2021)

https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/news-events/events/online-info-session-erasmus-capacity-building-higher-education-cbhe-fostering-access-cooperation_en

  • CBHE Infoday with a Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa (16/12/2021)

https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/news-events/events/online-info-session-erasmus-capacity-building-higher-education-cbhe-focus-sub-saharan-africa_en

  • CBHE Infoday with a Focus on Asia and Pacific (17/12/2021):

https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/news-events/events/online-info-session-erasmus-capacity-building-higher-education-cbhe-focus-asia-and-pacific_en

In the links provided you can find more information on each event and on how to participate. The presentations will be recorded and the PPTs will be published in the same website.

IUNS at Nutrition for Growth Summit

“We must work together to identify & develop evidence-based policies & to build capacity to create the nutrition leaders for tomorrow. Together, we can enable & lead new ways to address entrenched problems to meet the global nutrition goals,”

Dr Anna Lartey on behalf of IUNS, at Nutrition for Growth 2021

Immediate past president of IUNS, Dr Anna Lartey, delivered a statement to the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 livestreamed from Tokyo, Japan. The Summit took place over two days, December 7 and December 8, 2021.

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is the global opportunity for leaders to invest in nutrition as part of a COVID-19 recovery and beyond, and to ensure that nutrition remains a priority on the global agenda.

Country governments, donors, philanthropies, international organizations, businesses, civil society organizations, academia and beyond came together to discuss accelerating progress to achieve the global nutrition targets and to end malnutrition in all its forms.

The Summit featured two-days of data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, or impact commitments from all stakeholders, aligned with the thematic pillars of this year’s N4G summit: universal health coverage, resilience, and healthy diets, and underpinned within the lenses of nutrition financing and accountability.

Following the summit, Government and private sector donors have pledged more than US$27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit this week to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented by five Heads of State and Government, 45 countries with high burdens of malnutrition and a dozen donors delivered renewed policy and financial commitments to end malnutrition. These commitments demonstrate country leadership and prioritization of nutrition at a crucial time, as fiscal resources are constrained, and malnutrition rates are on the rise due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read more on the outcomes of the summit via the post summit press release here:

Deadline extension and update – Consultation for the development of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

The deadline has been extended for the Consultation for the development of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition until 30 November 2021.

TO PARTICIPATE – send your contribution to FSN-moderator@fao.org or post it on www.fao.org/fsnforum

The introduction to the online consultation is available in English, Español, Français, Русский, 中文 or  العربية on the www.fao.org/fsnforum website. Comments are welcome in any of these six languages.

The consultation has already received many valuable comments that you can read in full on the consultation page, where participants are posting very concrete feedback on how the Guidelines could be strengthened.

IUNS – IANE Scholarships

As part of our online capacity development support for early career nutritionists the International Union of Nutritional Sciences and the International Academy of Nutrition Educators have partnered during 2021 to offer free scholarship to participants interested in the NNEdPro nutrition training courses.

24 candidates from 20 different LMIC countries have been selected to receive joint IUNS-IANE scholarships to attend the Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition in November 2021. The course is available on the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment. For more information: https://vle.nnedpro.org.uk/scholarship