SLAN Symposium: Sindemia Global. La Mayor Amenaza Para La Salud Humana

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutricion (SLAN) invites you to attend their First Virtual Symposium organized by SLAN Ecuador, on April 8th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Quito, Ecuador time.

SLAN are pleased that this first symposium will include Juan Rivera, founding director of the Center for Research in Health and Nutrition of the Institute of Public Health and Professor of Nutrition at the School of Public Health of Mexico; Simón Barquera, Deputy Director of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico and leader of the line of research on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular risk and; Carlos Monteiro, Professor of the Department of Nutrition of the Faculty of Public Health of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and scientific coordinator of the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Nutrition and Health (Nupens). Their knowledge, experience and scientific production will allow us to analyze the food situation and of the region of the Americas and the world, a starting point to consolidate the role of the Society as a scientific entity in the field of nutrition and food, from the perspective of health public. The theme of the symposium is GLOBAL SYNDEMIC. THE GREATEST THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH.

The program for the symposium is available here:

You can access the Symposium through the following address: https://cedia.zoom.us/j/82655531357.

Free Webinar: March 30th Challenge & Change – the African View of L&D in 2022

The upcoming webinar from eLearning Africa “Challenge and Change – the African View of Learning & Development (L&D) in 2022” will take place online this Wednesday, March 30 from 13:30 – 14:30 hrs GMT. This event will be hosted by Donald H Taylor, Chair, Learning Technologies Conference.

About the Webinar:

Last year, L&D globally was dominated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. What has changed this year, as we emerge from its impact?

The answer: everything has changed, and nothing has. Technology, expectations and much more has altered over the past two years, but the organisational focus is still very much on delivering training, rather than helping people learn and – with a few exceptions – L&D seems far from its goal of providing strategic input at the highest levels.

In this session, Donald will explain the key themes in L&D that emerged from his L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2022, answered this year by over 3,500 people in 112 countries worldwide. He’ll look at major trends, some of the geographical differences across the world, and explore the results from Africa in some detail.

  • L&D’s shifting priorities in 2022
  • The challenges we’re facing across the world
  • Are we moving from technology to humanizing L&D?
  • The Why and the How of L&D this year
  • Listening to L&D voices from Africa

This will be a highly topical, important and interactive event and should be a fascinating discussion.

Join on Wednesday, March 30 from:

Start time: 13:30 GMT / UTC  – 14:30 WAT – 15:30 CAT / CEST / SAST – 16:30 EAT

End time: 14:30 GMT / UTC  – 15:30 WAT – 16:30 CAT / CEST / SAST – 17:30 EAT

Webinar Registration

ASN Nutrition Live 2022 – Registration now open.

NUTRITION 2022 from the American Society for Nutrition is now a year-round learning experience, featuring their annual flagship meeting plus ongoing professional development events.

In June, immerse yourself in NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, a 2 ½ day virtual event offering the best and latest information and networking opportunities.

And all throughout the year, take smaller breaks in your day for micro-burst sessions delivered in various formats to complement different learning styles. Pick and choose what you want or opt-in for the All-Access Pass. NUTRITION 2022 allows you to create the best experience for you.

Visit https://nutrition.org/nutrition-2022-live-online/ for more information.

Vacancies – CEO and Junior Administration Officer at the International Science Council

  •  The International Science Council is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization through its next stage of development. Reporting to the President and Governing Board, the CEO will lead the development and delivery of a compelling shared vision for the future of the ISC, enhancing its profile and maximizing its impact. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced leader to play an important and highly visible role in the continued development of the ISC and the delivery of its mission and vision. Please visit for more information, and share with your networks: https://council.science/appointment-of-chief-executive-officer/
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FREE EIT Food online course on Nutrition for Health and Sustainability – Starts 04/04 

EIT Food has been developing a new learning opportunity.  

Currently, a key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.  

If medical doctors had better knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability, they could play an active role in transforming our food system. 

To overcome this gap in knowledge and to reinforce behaviour change towards healthier and sustainable diets, EIT Food has developed a short course on nutrition targeting medical students, doctors and healthcare professionals. 

This course has been designed with and for medical students (undergrad or higher), and has been produced by the University of Reading, the University of Torino, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Groningen, IMDEA Food Institute and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with experts from Harvard University and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). 

The course starts on Monday, April 4th 2022. Please find the course registration link here. 

The course is mostly free. It is composed of 12 hours of learning broken down into 3 weeks. 

Learners can study at their own pace, at any time, on any device. 

International student scholarships – free registration for the 2nd PNDS International Conference

The 2nd International Conference of the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society: Triple burden of malnutrition – breaking the silos between the world of undernutrition and NCDS takes place Friday March 11-13, 2022, in Karachi, Pakistan.

Scholarships for students to attend the conference virtually are now available. These IUNS sponsored scholarships are available to international students at all degree levels and covers free registration to attend the conference virtually.

To apply:  

Email conference22regist@gmail.com with the subject title “IUNS Scholarship”.

All applicants must send the following information to be considered:

  1. Full name
  2. Institution name
  3. Email address
  4. Phone/WhatsApp number
  5. Scan of a valid student ID card

Apply Now

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World Obesity Day 2022

Visit Homepage | World Obesity Day for more information on the campaign and resources for health professionals.

World Obesity Atlas 2022
The World Obesity Atlas 2022 will be published on the World Obesity Day website on Friday 4th March. As in previous years, this is a comprehensive look at obesity globally and where we are in 2022. This year it will cover:
 

  • Predictions for the prevalence of obesity in 2030
  • New Obesity-NCD Preparedness Ranking
  • Latest estimates for the loss of healthy years of life due to high BMI
  • 200 Country Scorecards

Obesity Prevention and Control Section of the Chinese Nutrition Society (OPCS-CNS) is marking its first World Obesity Day with several events. Read on>>

International Science Council News and Events

ISC webinar on the inclusion and participation of women in global science organizations

In the frame of the ISC Gender Equality in Science project (https://council.science/actionplan/gender-equality/), the ISC – together with GenderINSITE and the IAP – published a study in 2021 reporting on the inclusion and participation of women in more than 120 science organizations that are coordinated at a global level, finding that women are still under-represented. Join ISC for the related webinar presenting the findings of this study.

Call for action to support at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists

In the frame of the ISC Science in Exile project (https://council.science/actionplan/science-in-exile/) ISC invite you to attend our launch webinar of the declaration “Supporting at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists: A call to action”. The webinar will outline the key commitments necessary at a global level for immediate and long-term support and protection to scholars and scientists who are at-risk, displaced or refugees, to build a better future for them, science and society at large.

  • Date: 14 March 2022
  • Time: 12:00 – 13:30 UTC
  • Register: https://council.science/events/science-in-exile-declaration-launch/
  • The ISC “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA)” programme was launched in 2016 to foster scientific contributions from Africa to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With its conclusion in 2021, the ISC is now seeking nominations for team members of an evaluation group to prepare a review of the LIRA programme.
  • We invite ISC Members and your networks to nominate candidates with experience in undertaking project evaluation to be considered for the review group by 22 March 2022 via https://council.science/current/news/call-evaluation-lira2030/.

Call for nominations for members of the LAC regional liaison committee

Following the launch of the new ISC regional presence in Latin America and the Caribbean in January, ISC invite nominations for candidates serving on the Liaison Committee of the ISC Regional Focal Point for the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Members of the committee will be involved in the development and delivery of a region-specific ISC work plan as well as the mobilization of active and continuous engagement of the regional ISC community over the next three years.

Please submit your nominations by 15 March via https://council.science/current/news/call-lac-liaison-committee/.

Visit the ISC website for more news and events