Canadian Nutrition Society 2024 Annual Conference: Pre-Conference Activities

Gear up for an enriching experience and maximize your conference experience by joining the captivating pre-conference events – the Food for Health workshop and an off-site field trip to the Change Centre.

Can’t make it to Edmonton for the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) 2024 Annual Conference? The Food for Health pre-conference workshop on May 2, 2024 offers a virtual/livestream registration option! Whether you choose to attend in person or via live stream, this workshop promises invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Unlock the potential of AI in the realms of food, nutrition, and health at the CNS Food for Health Workshop. Learn about the dynamic interplay between AI technology and its applications across various sectors including food and nutrition research, healthcare, agriculture, and industry.

Virtual/livestream registration fees include a “real-time” livestream of the entire pre-conference workshop – speaker presentations, panels, and opening and closing remarks – along with opportunities to submit questions during the live Q&A.

The early bird deadline for CNS 2024 Annual Conference registration is fast approaching. Don’t miss your chance to benefit from discounted rates – register before March 25, 2024, 11:59 PM ET.

Please visit here for more information about the pre-conference activities and the CNS 2024 Annual Conference.

Scientific Roundtable Discussion: Interdisciplinary Approach towards Global Food and Nutrition Security of Sustainable Development Goals

Safe, nutritious, and palatable food that is available, accessible, and affordable to all citizens at all times is recognized as one of the greatest societal challenges as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals. The future global food system must be sustainable and resilient to meet the demands of a growing world population with finite natural resources on the planet and exacerbating climate changes. Scientific discoveries and technological innovations are sought for effective tools to address the challenges.

The convergence of sciences through interdisciplinary efforts across all disciplines is being pursued to look for systematic solutions. This Scientific Roundtable Discussion (SRD) will feature several thought leaders of our time on interdisciplinary approaches to advancing the sustainable and resilient global food system. The distinguished speakers will offer their latest thinking on the intricate relationship among various dimensions of the global food systems, the current frontiers of food and nutritional sciences including food processing and processed food, opportunities, and anticipated impacts of effective interdisciplinary research among food, nutrition, and social sciences, the trends of food and nutrition industrial development, and an outlook of a much-improved food system to meet the SDG demands.

IUFoST, in concerted efforts with IUNS, FAO, UNIDO, and WHO, brings in experts to deliberate and suggest the way forward through a productive exchange and discussion with the audience and those interested.

The Scientific Round Table discussion with the experts is scheduled to be held on March 28, 2024. You can register here or scan the QR code below.

World Congress of Food Science and Technology – Early bird registration closing soon on 18 March 2024

The 22nd IUFoST World Congress 2024 of Food Science and Technology will be held in Rimini, from 8 to 12 of September 2024. Lining up with an exciting programme that will include industry-based workshops, distinguished plenary and keynote speakers, industry led concurrent sessions, applied research presentations and a plethora of networking opportunities, more than 2,500 delegates from Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and worldwide are expected to attend.

The congress aims to outline the new challenges that the sector will face and for these reasons the multi and interdisciplinary meeting of all the scientific communities, that too often operate isolated from each other, will be welcome.

Early bird registration is closing soon in five days until 18 March 2024. Register here now to get the benefit of the reduced fee.

Call for Submission: How can FAO better support countries in addressing governance of agrifood systems transformation to make them more sustainable, inclusive and resilient?

Agrifood systems can play an important role in rescuing and accelerating progress towards the SDGs; sustainable and resilient agrifood systems have enormous potential to positively influence the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. For some years now, there has been a growing recognition of the urgent need to transform agrifood systems to make them more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and equitable.

Organized jointly by the Governance and Policy Support Unit, the Agrifood Systems and Food Safety Division, the Development Law Service, and the Office of SDGs of FAO, you are invited to share examples of governance-related measures and interventions with transformative impact for agrifood systems.  

The Co-conveners – Ms Corinna Hawkes, Ms Donata Rugarabamu and Mr Stefanos Fotiou – invite stakeholders to provide inputs related to the following kind of measures/interventions:

  • Institutional mechanisms/governance arrangements for systems-oriented ways of working;
  • Measures to align policies and laws with the transformative goals; 
  • Budgeting and financing for cross-sectoral work in agrifood systems;
  • Measures to rebalance asymmetries in power and decision-making in the agrifood system, including through gender-responsive and gender-transformative approaches;
  • Measures to redress inequities and inequalities in the agrifood systems;
  • Concrete means and evidence of how the impact of these measures has been measured.

The results will contribute to informing FAO’s work with governments and other stakeholders related to policy, law, and governance for more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agrifood systems.

The template for submissions and more information can be found here.

The Call for Submissions is open until 1 April 2024.

REGISTER: The Nutrition Society & IAEA Webinar, 14 March 2024

We would like to invite you to register and save the date for a webinar hosted by the Nutrition Society, supported by the IAEA, titled ‘Going beyond the surface: how stable isotopes are advancing nutrition research‘.

The webinar will cover a range of IAEA-supported isotopic methods that measure several outcomes related to human health and nutrition:

  1. A new method to assess long-term iron absorption and loss
  2. Infant feeding practices using the IAEA Human Milk database
  3. Findings on protein digestibility from plant-based diets

It will be held on 14 March 2024 at 14:00 CET.

Please register here.

Call for Late-breaking Abstracts: Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference

The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) invites you to submit an abstract and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work presented at the CNS Annual Conference taking place May 2-4th, in Edmonton, Alberta. Some abstracts may also be selected for a presentation during a conference session.

Please note that Late-Breaking Abstracts will not be published in APNM, nor will they be eligible for CNS Abstract or Trainee Awards. 

Deadline to submit: 11 March 2024

For more information, please visit the CNS Conference website.

2024 Nutrition Congress: Abstract Submission Closing 18 March 2024

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 with a thematic focus on ‘Sprearheading Nutrition for All.’.

The 2024 Nutrition Congress Scientific Committee invites delegates to make a contribution to the 2024 Congress by submitting abstract presentations – Including Oral, Poster, Symposia and Pecha Kucha formats. Abstracts can be Scientific/Research-based as well as Information-based; the latter is the sharing of experiences, knowledge, project implementation etc. that is not necessarily research-based.

Abstract Submission Deadlines:

  • Monday, 18 March 2024: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • Tuesday, 25 April 2024: Feedback in terms of whether your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the 2024 Congress programme
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024: Accepted abstract submitters are to register online by this date

More information about the Congress can be found at:

Call for Abstracts: IUFOST 2024 World Congress of Food Science and Technology

The abstract submission will officially close on 7 March at 23:59 CET without further postponement. The submission is open for:

  • Authors willing to present their abstract in Oral communication or Poster sessions
  • Authors willing to compete for the IUFoST Young Scientist Awards
  • Speakers involved in invited Sessions

Abstract review and registration:

  • Abstracts submitted for Oral communication or Poster sessions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee after the closing of the submission
  • Authors will receive the notification of acceptance after the review, at the beginning of April
  • Authors will still be able to benefit from the early bird fee to pay their registration, and have their abstract included in the Scientific Program

You may find all the information on the Congress website.

Nordic Nutrition Conference 2024

Jointly organised by the Norwegian Nutrition Society, co-hosted by the Institute of Marine Research and the University of Bergen, the Nordic Nutrition Conference 2024 (NNC 2024) will be held at Grieghallen Conference Centre in Bergen, Norway, June 17-19, 2024. 

The conference will cover diverse topics ranging from nutrition throughout the life-course to dietary habits and sustainability. It will also provide a comprehensive update on nutrition research not only in the Nordic countries but beyond, serving as a bridge between research and its application in society and clinical practice. 

Deadline for abstract submission on: 31 March 2024

For more information, please visit the NNC 2024 website here.

Scientific Roundtable Discussion about “Precision Nutrition and Food Science Strategies to Combat Persistent Metabolic Challenges Associated with Long-COVID SRD

SARS‐CoV‐2, the etiological agent of COVID-19, is devoid of any metabolic capacity; therefore, the viral pathogen must hijack host cellular metabolic machinery for its progeny and propagation. Emerging clinical data suggest that about 25-70% of virus-free COVID-19 survivors continue to sustain viral-induced human metabolic reprogramming dysregulation (HMR/D) and exhibit a wide range of symptoms that are persistent, exacerbated, or new ‘onset’ clinical manifestations, collectively termed as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) or long COVID. PASC patients experience several debilitating clinical conditions with >200 different and overlapping symptoms that may last for weeks to months. Nutritional intervention is an important aspect of recovery from and management of PASC that often concomitantly presents severe inflammation, malnutrition, and sarcopenia, especially in those with preexisting health conditions, and typically at risk of adverse health events, such as among pediatric populations, the elderly, and women of childbearing age. An adequate food supply and availability of foods that contain an array of potential bioactives may be critical in reducing risks associated with PASC, the ongoing global health crisis.

Join the upcoming Scientific Roundtable Discussion about “Precision Nutrition and Food Science Strategies to Combat Persistent Metabolic Challenges Associated with Long-COVID”.

Date: 29 February 2024
Time: 07:30 Eastern Time USA and Canada/ GMT-5
Register in advance for this Scientific Roundtable Discussion here.
For more information, please click this link.