Beans, pulses and nuts

International Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health

Utrecht, The Netherlands 14 -16 September 2023

Registration and abstract submission open now

The International Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health will cover a broad range of topics concerning the role of protein in human nutrition, health and well-being. 

The three-day Symposium will include presentations and discussions on protein nutrition and health; amino acid requirements; amino acid digestibility and availability; dietary protein quality, including PDCAAS and DIAAS; influence of protein quality; influence of protein quality on growth and development and on whole-body protein metabolism; protein and future food sustainability.

The Symposium, which builds off the summit meeting held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011, will bring together international leaders in protein nutrition and related areas and will provide an authoritative update on recent scientific developments of critical importance to human welfare and food security. 

Early bird registration closes on 15 July 2023

Abstract submission closes on 20 July 2023

For more information visit SUMMARY – Protein & Nutrition Symposium (

July 22-25: Annual flagship meeting of American Society of Nutrition, NUTRITION 2023

Nutrition experts and professionals worldwide are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Nutrition 2023 conference, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from July 22-25, 2023. This annual conference has established a reputation for offering groundbreaking research, distinguished speakers, and unparalleled networking opportunities, making it one of the most sought-after events in the field.

Registration for the conference is now open, and interested parties can register at the official website, A variety of registration types are available, including

  • ASN Member,
  • Early Career Member,
  • Student Member,
  • Emeritus Member,
  • A special pricing is available for IUNS sister societies. For further information, interested individuals can contact

It is important to note the following key dates:

  • Early registration deadline: April 28th,
  • Advanced registration deadline: June 9th,
  • Housing deadline: June 9th. Attendees are advised to secure their accommodations before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

The conference program is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of attendees, with scientific symposia and educational sessions, original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions and flash talks, award lectures delivered by distinguished leaders, and professional and career development opportunities. In addition, special sessions and events planned by ASN’s vibrant scientific communities known as Groups Engaging Members (GEMs) will provide valuable opportunities for attendees to network and engage with peers from around the world. The latest technology, services, and products in the field will also be available for attendees to access.

For further information about Nutrition 2023, please visit their website.

This conference represents an exceptional opportunity for nutrition professionals to connect with and learn from some of the most respected experts in the field, and should not be missed.

EGEA conference “One health: what contribution of fruit and vegetables?”

20-22 September 2023, Barcelona

EGEA conference is organized by APRIFEL, the Agency for Research & Information on Fruit and Vegetables. APRIFEL is an association under the law of 1901, founded in 1981. It acts as an interface between scientists, health professionals, civil society, educational experts and fruit and vegetables professionals. APRIFEL works for the dissemination of scientific information on fruit and vegetables, health, food safety and sustainability.

EGEA conference will be a unique opportunity to bring together scientists on a current and future theme: the contribution of fruit and veg to the “One Health” approach. EGEA conference, running since 2003, brings together scientists from different backgrounds and aims to propose realistic and achievable actions in relation to the topic under discussion. For this edition, more than 200 speakers and institutions (OECD, WHO, FAO, European Commission) are expected to attend the 3-day conference to share, debate and conclude.

A call for oral communications and poster is open. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 May 2023.

The abstract could be based on recently published (2022-2023) or unpublished documents:


XXVII Brazilian Congress of Nutrology: Global Experts and Cutting-Edge Research Unite

São Paulo, Brazil – The XXVII Brazilian Congress of Nutrology (CBN) is set to take place from September 21 to 23, 2023, at the prestigious Frei Caneca Convention Center. Organized by the Brazilian Association of Nutrology (ABRAN), the event promises to be a milestone in the field of medical nutrition, featuring a distinguished lineup of international speakers and an array of captivating topics.

Renowned experts from various countries will grace the Congress with their presence, sharing their expertise and insights on the latest advancements in nutrology. Among the esteemed speakers scheduled to appear are Prof. Dr. Lisandro Alberto Garcia from Argentina, Dr. Any Ferreira Heyn, President of FELANPE (Latin American Federation of Nutritional Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, and Metabolism), and Dr. Rafael Figueredo Grijalba from Paraguay. Other notable participants include Dra. Eloisa Garcia Velasquez from Ecuador, Dr. Marcelo Yaffé from Uruguay, and Dr. Eugenio Cersosimo, Dr. Kenneth Christopher, and Dra. Leah D. Whigham from the United States.

During the three-day event, a wide range of subjects will be discussed, encompassing Obesity, Sports Nutrology,Nutropediatrics, Nutrogeriatrics, Eating Disorders, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition. Attendees can expect to be engaged by thought-provoking presentations, meticulous analyses, and groundbreaking research findings.

Prof. Dr. Durval Ribas Filho, President of ABRAN, expressed his anticipation for this year’s Congress, emphasizing the aim to further enhance its international prominence and attract a larger audience from Latin America. “For more than two decades, CBN has been responsible for updating knowledge and sharing experiences and is considered the largest Latin American congress of medical nutrition, addressing subjects of interest to doctors, other health professionals, and students who will apply this knowledge in their future practice and disseminate it,” he emphasized.

Registration for CBN 2023 is now open, offering interested individuals the opportunity to secure their attendance at this highly anticipated event. For more information and registration, visit the official website at

The XXVII Brazilian Congress of Nutrology, organized by ABRAN, will undoubtedly serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration, and the exchange of groundbreaking ideas, reaffirming Brazil’s position as a leading force in the field of medical nutrition.

Venue: Sava Center, Belgrade.

Abstract Deadline Extended – FENS 2023

14th European Nutrition Conference of FENS, 14 – 17 November 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until 10 June 2023.

Visit to submit and to read more about the exciting program you can be involved in at the 14th European Nutrition Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, in November 2023.

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UN Nutrition Virtual Event 26 April 2023: Pursuing wins-wins for nutrition and the environment through a food systems approach

Side event – 4th Global Conference of One Planet network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme


Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. ‒ 7:45 p.m. (GMT+7)

Registration link:

Event co-organizers:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica,
the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, UN-Nutrition,
the United Nations Environment Programme, ICLEI, Rikolto and

Join us for the launch of a new discussion paper that unpacks the crucial interlinkages between nutrition and the environment. Developed under the umbrella of UN-Nutrition, thanks to the United Nations Environment Programme and other Member Agencies, the paper also explores strategies and methodologies that policymakers and other stakeholders can draw on to foster collaborative, evidence-based governance to achieve mutually reinforcing goals.

This side event will be also an opportunity to hear from different cities and regions around the world about the actions they are taking and how they are yielding co-benefits for nutrition and the environment. With a mix of speakers from government, the United Nations and civil society (provisional agenda below), the event will incite a dynamic discussion about the way forward.

Provisional agenda

6:00‒6:03 PM Welcome and opening remarks
Roberto Azofeifa, Chief of the Agro-environmental Production Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica

6:03‒6:08 PM Objectives and agenda
Stineke Oenema, Executive Secretary of UN-Nutrition

6:08‒6:20 PM Setting the scene: Key messages of the paper
Steven Stone, Deputy Director of the Economy Division, UNEP

6:08‒6:20 PM Linking nutrition and the environment for people and the planet
Tom Arnold, Special Envoy for Food Systems, Ireland

6:25‒7:00 PM Panel: Local experiences on nutrition-environment interlinkages

  • Alwin Kopse (TBC), Head of International Affairs and Food Systems, Federal Office for Agriculture and National UNFSS Convener, The Swiss Confederation
  • Igor Barcellos, Food and Nutrition Security Coordinator of the Municipal Secretariat of Social Assistance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Rose Achieng, Agri-Nutrition Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Kisumu County, Kenya
  • Nyoman Suma Artha, Director, Pasar Rakyat, Bali, Indonesia
  • Runyararo Esther Chibota, Hivos Regional Coordinator Urban Futures Programme, Hivos Hub SAf, Zimbabwe

7:00‒7:30 PM Q&A

Moderated by Stineke Oenema, UN-Nutrition Executive Secretary, with the audience and speakers

7:30‒7:40 PM Wrap-up
Nancy Aburto, Deputy Director of the Food and Nutrition Division, FAO
Representative of the Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All

7:40 ‒7:45 PM Closing remarks
Stineke Oenema, UN-Nutrition Executive Secretary

Additional information about this event and other virtual side events taking place between 24 April and 26 April is available here.

We hope that you will join us and encourage you to share this invitation with others in your network.

With warm regards,
The UN-Nutrition Secretariat

ISFANEA 2023 pre-event webinar on Controversies around Ultra Processed Foods

Indonesian Nutrition Higher Education Association (AIPGI) and The Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia) will be holding an International Webinar named “Controversies around Ultra Processed Foods: Facts or Myths?”. This event will be a pre-event of the 5th International Symposium on Food and Nutrition, Expo, and Awards 2023 (ISFANEA 2023). 

The theme of the symposium is “Food and Nutrition Innovation for Sustainable Economy, Health, and Well-Being” and it will be held on 22-24 June 2023 in Bogor, Indonesia.

The International Webinar aims to give an understanding of millennials and Z generations regarding ultra processed food in relation to food security and health. The target participants are undergraduate and postgraduate students in related disciplines. To participate, students must download the poster of ISFANEA 2023 and captions and post them on at least one of their social media (FB/IG/Twitter) and mention the Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia) with specific hashtags.

In addition to the benefits of gaining an understanding of ultra processed food, participants of the International Webinar will receive two certificates, a competition participant certificate, and an ISFANEA 2023 participant certificate. Selected abstracts will also be published in the book of abstracts of ISFANEA 2023.

Students must submit an abstract of a maximum of 250 words expressing their position about the theme of the competition (Controversies around Ultra Processed Foods: Facts or Myths?), whether they are pros, cons, or pros-cons, and the reasons behind their stance. Submission of the abstract and evidence of social media postings must be done through and must be done not later than 03 April 2023.

For more information, participants may contact the organizers through email, cellphone/Whatsapp, or visit their website at Selected participants in this competition will be an online ISFANEA 2023 participant and will have the registration fee waived (USD 250). They will also have the opportunity to meet and greet with reputable experts in food science, food technology, and nutrition via Zoom meeting in the pre-event of ISFANEA 2023 (on the 2nd week of June).

Professor Edith Feskens, one of the IUNS Council will Speak at Symposium on Ultra Processed Foods in Indonesia

In a highly anticipated event, Professor Edith Feskens, a renowned nutrition expert and council member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) , will be speaking at the upcoming symposium titled “Controversies around Ultra Processed Foods: Facts or Myths?”. The symposium is being organised by the Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia) and is scheduled to take place on the 4th and 5th of April 2023.

As one of the leading authorities on nutrition and health, Professor Feskens will share her insights on the highly debated topic of ultra-processed foods. Her presentation will explore the controversies surrounding these foods, discussing the facts and myths that surround their consumption and impact on health. This symposium is expected to attract audience , as the topic of ultra-processed foods is of great interest to many.

Professor Feskens’ contribution to the field of nutrition research has been highly recognised, and her presentation at this symposium is sure to provide valuable insights and provoke thought-provoking discussions. Her experience and expertise in the field make her a highly sought-after speaker at international events, and her involvement in this symposium is a testament to its importance.

The symposium is set to be an informative and engaging event, with a range of other experts in the field also set to share their insights on this topic. Attendees can expect to leave with a better understanding of the controversies around ultra-processed foods and the impact they have on our health.

For more information visit Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia website.

Last chance to register for the IUFoST Scientific Roundtable Discussion focusing on Millets for Enhancing Agri-economy, Nutrition, Environmental, and Sustainable Development Goals and  set for Friday, 31 March 2023.

The focus of this IUFoST – SRD would be to understand how Food Science and Technology can take the Challenges in the Millet Chain (MC) to deliver the needed end product to the consumer and the raw material for the food industries to make potentially nutritious, healthy and safe food products. The global experts will address the relevant issues in food science and technology applicable to millets and their role to enhance the global and regional awareness of dietary patterns with better nutrition and improved health through regular consumption of millets-based products. – Vish Prakash

Expert Speakers include Ismahane Elouafi, PhD – Role of Millets in a Dynamic Agroecosystem, FAO Chief Scientist; Ruth Oniang’o, PhD – Agricultural Diversity of African Millets, Founder and Director of Rural Outreach Africa, Kenya; CV Ratnavathi, PhD – Global Perspective on History of Production, Use & Agri-economics of Millet: Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India;   Anoma Chandrasekara, PhD – Bioactives and Health Implications of Millet: Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka;  Peter Pressman, MD – Millet – Demystifying Health Claims: Peter Pressman, University of Maine, USA.

The Council of Early Career Scientists of IUFoST is presenting its position on Millets, represented by Jay Yadav Kant, during the Roundtable. More on this and how IUFoST members and associates can use these expert Scientific Roundtable Discussion outcomes coming soon.

Register here

The 4th International World of Microbiome Conference (WoM 2023)

4th International World of Microbiome Conference Invites International Union of Nutritional Sciences to Submit Abstracts for WoM 2023

Sofia, Bulgaria – The 4th International World of Microbiome Conference (WoM 2023) has invited members of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences to submit abstracts of their research for consideration in the conference’s scientific program. The conference, which will take place from October 26-28 in Sofia, Bulgaria, will focus on the latest science in microbial medicine and its application to clinical practice.

The abstract submission deadline is set for April 3, 2023. In addition to inviting members to submit their research, the conference organizers have asked the International Union of Nutritional Sciences to share information about the conference through email, newsletter, and social media. They have also requested that WoM 2023 be added to the list of related events on the organization’s website and for a banner promoting the conference to be placed on the website, app, or virtual platform.

The organizers of WoM 2023 have also offered to return the favor by adding the International Union of Nutritional Sciences to a dedicated partners page on the conference website, promoting the organization on social media, and discussing further items for mutually beneficial promotion.

The official promotional materials for WoM 2023 can be found on the conference website. For any further inquiries, the organizers have encouraged interested parties to contact them directly.