40th Anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes Online event, 21 May 2021


Please join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly.   Let’s celebrate our achievements by learning about the Code, and get equipped to take on country-level Code implementation.


Hear from leading speakers on:

  • The achievement of the Code in its first 40 years,
  • How the baby food industry marketing practices influence feeding decisions and public health,
  • How governments enforce legislation to protect against these marketing practices,
  • Tools and strategies for strengthening the Code and subsequent resolutions in years to come.  


Get inspired and engaged by hearing the voices of Government from countries around the globe discussing the strategies they have used to protect mothers and babies from inappropriate marketing and promotion of breastmilk substitutes and the stories of mothers themselves impacted by the Code.  

Sponsored by the Global Breastfeeding Collective, including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and more than 25 prominent international agencies calling on governments, policy makers, development partners and civil society to increase investment in breastfeeding worldwide.  

21 May 2021 at 14:00 to 15:30 CET (8:00 am New York, 14:00 Geneva, 15:00 Nairobi, 17:00 Islamabad, 21:00 Tokyo) in English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Arabic. (Click here to see the event time in your area.) Live stream via Zoom. Free registration required: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

For more information, visit the event page.     

Free Webinar – Nutritional oncology: the tip of the iceberg and what is looming underneath

The Candian Nutrition Society has extended their series of Webinars.

The next free webinars takes place on Thursday, April 01 12:00 – 13:00 (ET)

Dr. Carla Prado from the University of Alberta discusses the importance of nutritional status and challenges and opportunities in nutrition research and clinical practice as it relates to nutritional oncology.

Read more…

Date Changes 22nd IUNS-ICN 2022, TOKYO

Important dates have been updated!


Due to the postponement to December 6-11, 2022, the important dates have been changed as follows.
Abstract Submission: November 12, 2021 – March 18, 2022
Abstract Acceptance: Notice June 10, 2022
Presenter Registration: Deadline July 15, 2022

Registration
Early Bird June 6, 2022 – August 4, 2022
Regular August 5, 2022 – October 20, 2022
Late October 21, 2022 – November 21, 2022
Onsite December 6, 2022 – December 11, 2022


The website and Facebook addresses have been changed as follows, and the official Twitter page has opened.
HP https://icn22.org/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/22ndICNTokyoJapan
Twitter https://twitter.com/icn2021

Nutrition and Cancer TF- Virtual Dialogues Series Starts April 12th 2021

ICONIC (International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer), the IUNS Task Force, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a series of Virtual Dialogues over the next year in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to address key questions in nutrition and cancer through online expert presentations and panel discussions.

The first Special Focus Dialogue takes place on April 12th 2021, on the topic “Nutrition and cancer in children, teens and young adults: current understanding and future opportunities”.

The event will provide a chance to connect, exchange knowledge in this area, access expert insights, and identify research priorities moving forward. There are plans to host further dialogues later in the year.

More information and registration details are available here. Regular updates on all the Dialogues will be on Twitter (@iuns_iconic).

22nd IUNS-ICN POSTPONED to 2022

The 22nd IUNS-ICN was scheduled to be held from September 14-19, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
In view of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had been carefully monitoring its impact.
Due to its developing situation and difficulties in travelling abroad, after much thought and deliberation, the Organizing Committee of 22nd IUNS-ICN has decided to postpone the congress to December 6-11, 2022.

This was a difficult decision to make; however, the health and safety of the participants is our highest priority.
Since the Congress has been postponed, the call for abstracts is temporarily suspended.
We will inform new important dates and any possible changes in due time.
Please check the official ICN website, for further updates.

Spring Webinar Series: Canadian Nutrition Society

The Canadian Nutriton Society has a series of webinars beinging Friday, February 19th, 12:00 – 13:00 (ET) with “Improved Efficiency, Safety, Nutrition and Cost: The Case for a Plant-Based Menu in Child Care: A Case Study”

Featured speakers Valerie Trew and Abby Galvez from the University of Guelph offer their perspective of plant-based diets in child care in a case study.

Other upcoming webinars from the Canadian Nutrition Society:

COVID-19 happened. Now what? The pandemic’s legacy on our relation with proteins

February 23, 2021 12:00 – 13:00 (ET)
Speaker: Sylvain Charlebois, PhD

Canada’s Commitment to the Production of Sustainable Protein

March 01, 2021 13:00 – 14:00 (ET)
Speaker: Nathan Pelletier, PhD
Moderator: Jim House, PhD

Medical Nutrition Therapy in the 2020 Canadian Obesity Guidelines

March, 11 2021 12:00 – 13:00 (ET) Speakers:
John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD
Jennifer Brown, MSc, RD, CBE
Moderator: Vicky Drapeau, PhD, RD

COVID-19, Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors in the Canadian Population

March 17, 2021 12:00 -13:00 (ET) Speakers:
Stéphanie Chevalier, RD, PhD
Didier Brassard, RD, MSc, PhD(c)
Moderator: Daiva Neilsen, PhD

Digging in to the social and environmental factors that shape eating patterns: Implications for health and the environment

March 18, 2021 9:30 – 11:00 (ET) Speaker: Catherine L. Mah MD, FRCPC, PhD

For more information or to register for any of these webinars please visit:

Upcoming Events – CNS – SCN – Canadian Nutrition Society (cns-scn.ca)

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Call for Abstracts

Share Your Science with a Global Audience: Submit Abstracts by February 8, 2021 for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE being held virtually June 7-10, 2021.

The American Society for Nutrition’s annual NUTRITION meeting is known for its great science – and now, as a virtual event, it’s a highly visible platform for your work.

Submit your abstract for a poster or oral presentation at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE by February 8. Last year’s event attracted 30,000 nutrition professionals from 108 countries, offering significant recognition for your research among a global audience. Accepted abstracts will also be published in ASN’s Current Developments in Nutrition open access journal. Learn more and submit here: meeting.nutrition.org/abstracts

International Science Council – COVID-19: From Recovery to Sustainability.

As the new year gets underway, ISC is taking a look at some of the key themes for science and policy that they expect to hear more on in 2021.

On 25 and 26 January, ISC will convene key thinkers to discuss steps towards a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority research needed to build back better.

Join ISC on 25 January to learn more about the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery, and on 26 January for the soft launch of the thematic reports produced under the IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform “Bouncing Forward Sustainably – Pathways to a Post-COVID World”.

 Register HERE.

22nd IUNS-ICN POSTPONED to 2022

The 22nd IUNS-ICN was scheduled to be held from September 14-19, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. In view of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of ICN have been carefully monitoring its impact.  Due to its developing situation and difficulties in travelling abroad, after much thought and deliberation, the Organizing Committee of 22nd IUNS-ICN has decided to postpone the congress to December 6-11, 2022. This was a difficult decision to make; however, the health and safety of the participants are of the highest priority.  

Since the Congress has been postponed, the call for abstracts is temporarily suspended. New important dates and any possible changes will be circulated in due time. 

Please check the ICN website (https://icn2021.org/), as all updates will be consistently posted therein.