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NHLBI Workshop: Optimal instruments for measurement of dietary intake, physical activity, and sleep among adults.

Optimal Instruments for Measurement of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Sleep Among Adults Workshop will be held on Sept. 21-20, 2022

The 2022 Optimal Instruments for Measurement of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Sleep Among Adults Workshop will be held virtually on September 21- 22, 2022. The workshop times are 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT on September 21st, and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT on September 22nd.

The purpose of the workshop is to review the state of the science regarding the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of instruments used to assess dietary intake, physical activity and sleep in large observational studies and clinical trials among adults. Additionally, the workshop will involve evaluating the pros and cons, including the feasibility of instruments to measure dietary intake, physical activity, and sleep in large studies, as well as recommend best practices to harmonize data from differing instruments across studies within each measurement domain to facilitate pooling studies as well as the possible incorporation of a new instrument within each domain into on-going studies while retaining the ability to perform valid longitudinal comparisons from previous instruments. Lastly, the identification of gaps and opportunities for future research to develop improved measurement tools for large studies to assess these key health behaviors including the use of biomarkers (“omics” such as metabolomics), mobile technology, sensors, etc. will be discussed.

The overarching goal of this 2-day (10-hours) workshop is to assemble a multi-disciplinary panel of experts across multiple domains to identify key knowledge gaps in measurements tools used to assess dietary intake, physical activity and sleep. The workshop is intended to guide researchers, NIH staff, and the community on the best methods and instruments for measurement of dietary intake, physical activity and sleep in large observational studies and clinical trials among adults. The workshop is intended to identify possible barriers and opportunities on the different measurement tools used to assess diet, physical activity and sleep in adults. Experts from multiple disciplines will be assembled to examine research gaps on such tools from behavioral, lifestyle, social, and technological perspectives.

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June 7: World Food Safety Day

Safer Food, Better Health

Foodborne diseases affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year. There are over 200 of these diseases – some mild, but others deadly. 

The United Nations General Assembly established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of this important issue. WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other stakeholders.

This year’s theme, “Safer food, better health”, highlights the role that safe, nutritional food plays in ensuring human health and well-being and calls for a set of specific actions to make food safer.

We all have a role to play; whether we grow, process, transport, store, sell, buy, prepare or serve food, food safety is in all our hands. And if we work together, we can all help achieve safer food for better health.

Visit https://www.who.int/news-room/events for more information on the events and how you can get involved.

Launch of AfriCAN May 25th

Join us under the Baobab tree for a webinar launch of Africa Catalyzing Action for Nutrition (AfriCAN), a new network with a mission to mobilise and harness Africa’s untapped and underutilised resources towards improving nutrition sustainably on the continent.

This event will introduce AfriCAN and feature a panel discussion on sustainable solutions to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. Speakers include:

  • Professor Francis B. Zotor, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Director AfriCAN (Moderator)

  • Dr Namanga Ngongi, Former Deputy Executive Director WFP; Former Chair, UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) & Board Chair, AfriCAN

  • Ms Isatou Jallow, Executive Director, AfriCAN

  • Ms Julia Tagwireyi, Former Director, Food and Nutrition Council, Zimbabwe and Director, AfriCAN

  • Dr Josue Dione, Former Director, Food Security and Sustainable Development Division, UNECA and Board Member, AfriCAN

  • Dr Charity Binka, Executive Director, Women, Media and Change

  • Dr Habiba Hassan-Wassef, Trustee, African Nutrition Society

  • Sheikh Tijan Tunkara, Youth Representative and Community Activist

  • Dr Lawalley Cole, Executive Director, Coalition on media and education for development, Africa Forum (CAFOR)  

Launch event of the Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All

Friday, 13 May 2022

14:00 to 15:00 (CEST)

Health, nutrition and environmental sustainability need to be core, cross-cutting foundations of food systems transformation. During the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) of 2021 the call for action to deliver healthy diets from sustainable food systems echoed through dialogues, social movements and national pathways. Formed as an outcome of the UNFSS, the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems (HDSFS) brings Member States, UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Academic Institutions and social movements together to deliver on this call.
The Coalition will strive to act as a mechanism for coordinated action on healthy diets from sustainable food systems that provides countries the opportunity to share, learn and inform. It will foster, maintain and gain momentum from multiple stakeholders on the issue, and allow for all to inspire and be inspired. 
 
On Friday 13th of May 2022, join us for the official launch of the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. The event aims to celebrate the formation of the Coalition and showcase action for HDSFS, inspire current and new members, and catalyze support towards its vision at the country, regional and global level. Members and frontrunners countries will present the planned work and showcase progress so far under the Coalition’s workplan functions.

Additional information and the agenda of the event are available here.

Register Now: Gastronomic Sciences 360º: A Global Outlook on Human Health and Wellness

The symposium, organized by Basque Culinary Center, together with the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles, an international referent in medicine, will bring together great professionals from the field of medicine, nutrition, sustainability, gastronomy, sociology and food of the future, to explore from different points of view the current food and welfare of society.

Among the speakers are Suzanne Dekvota, Director of Microbiome Research at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, Leon Fine, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, David Zilber, chef, fermenter, butcher, and photographer who hails from Toronto Canada, Marc Blazer, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Overture Management, an investment group with interests in food & beverage, hospitality, travel and consumer businesses, David Barber, co-owner of Blue Hill–a working farm, restaurant, and consulting company supporting agriculture that positively contributes to the world’s food system, Eneko Axpe, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and NASA, and Basque Culinary Center’s and BCC Innovation experts such as Juan Carlos Arboleya, Professor and Researcher at the Basque Culinary Center, Head of the Scientific Area and programme director of the Master (MSc) and PhD in Gastronomic Sciences), Usune Etxeberría, researcher and lead of the Gastronomy and Health area at BCC Innovation, and John Regefalk, researcher chef and coordinator of culinary innovation at BCC Innovation.

DATE: APRIL 27-28
SCHEDULE:  from  9.00am to  3:30pm (CEST) on each day.
WHERE
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Program

DAY 1

9:00-9:20  Welcome Remarks

Joxe Mari Aizega, Javier Rodriguez

Intro to Day 1– Juan Carlos Arboleya & Suzanne Devkota

9:25-9:50 The Role of Gastronomy in the Transition to a More Sustainable Food System

Stéfani Novoa- BCC

9:55- 10:20 Growing our own roots

John Regefalk- BCC

10:25-10:50  Moving the game from food security to nutrient security

Eric Archambeau- Astanor Ventures

10:50-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-11:40  Help me help you: Compensatory actions of the gut microbiome during times of chronic nutritional stress

Suzanne Devkota – CSMC

11:45-12:10 Development of high-quality food protein from submerged fermentation of filamentous fungi

Cipriano Carrero- BCC

12:15-12:40 A symbiotic supper: Entropy and the ecology of fermentation

David Zilber

12:40-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-2:25 Future Foods

Eneko Axpe (NASA)

2:30-3:15 Balancing food security and regenerative agriculture. Panel 1

Moderator: Suzzane Devkota

David Barber, Stefani Novoa, John Regefalk. Eric Archambeau

3:20-3:30 Concluding Comments

Juan Carlos Arboleya- BCC

DAY 2

9:00-9:10 Intro to Day 2

Juan Carlos Arboleya & Suzanne Devkota

9:15-9:40 The first food critic

Leon Fine- CSMC

9:45-10:10 On hearts, history, and sustenance

Michael Nurok- CSMC

10:15-10:40 The present and future of digital gastronomy

Erich Eichstetter – BCC

10:40-11:05 Coffee BREAK

11:05-11:30 The effect of starch-and sucrose-reduced diet accompanied by culinary recommendations on the symptoms of patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Usune Etxeberria- BCC

11:35-12:00  A multi-domain lifestyle intervention study for dementia prevention in the Basque Country

Pablo Martínez Lage -Fundación Cita Alzheimer

12:05-12:30 Understanding the effect of diet on promotion of cancer

Stephen Pandol- CSMC

12:30-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-2:25 A transdisciplinary view on gastronomy

Iñaki Martinez de Albéniz & Juan Carlos Arboleya – BCC

2:30-3:15 Health and lifestyle in post-pandemic world. Panel 2

Moderator: Juan Carlos Arboleya

Panelists: Michael Nurok, David Zilber, Erich Eichstetter Marc Blazer

3:20-3:30 Concluding Comments

Suzanne Devkota- CSMC

3rd International World of Microbiome Conference

28-30 April 2022
Vienna, Austria + VIRTUAL

Join this April in Vienna or online the international community of The World of Microbiome 2022 Conference.

The CME accredited scientific program is based on three carefully curated learning and networking zones to advance research, understanding & application in the world of microbiome.

The zones – Pregnancy, Birth & Infancy, Digestive & Metabolic Health, and Oral are specifically designed to bring the latest insights in each topic, highlight the interrelations between all of them and foster collaboration among clinicians, researchers, and the industry.

Make sure to take advantage of the discounted registration rates available until 12 April 2022 and secure your Conference ticket.

FINUT Symposium: April 27 “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America. Deficits and excesses?”

FINUT’s next online event “Road to the FINUT 2022 Conference” entitled “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America. Deficits and excesses?” will take place on April 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Mexico.

Registration is free.

To register, view the program or for more information visit Symposium “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America: Deficits and excesses?” – Finut – Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation

SBAN National Congress: 13th August 2022

Sociedade Brasileira de Alimentação e Nutrição (SBAN)/ The Brazilian Society For Food And Nutrition is pleased to welcome you all to the 16th SBAN National Congress on 13th August 2022. The theme of the congress is the prevention and treatment of obesity and its associated diseases.

Welcome to the 16th SBAN National Congress!

After this long period of restrictions due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to

to meet and exchange knowledge, discuss the science that

involves food and nutrition, and expand our networking. In this

edition the central theme of the Congress will be the prevention and treatment of

obesity and its associated diseases.

The Scientific Commission is developing an innovative program with researchers

and professionals from different backgrounds who work in the field of

food and nutrition. From basic to applied science, discussing

theoretical, practical and regulatory concepts, we aim to attract students, researchers

and professionals in the field. We will have major conferences,

symposium, courses and presentations of works in the different areas

of food and nutrition.

Send your work and come and exchange experiences with us!!

See you in August!

Prof Marcos Minicucci
Prof Thomas Ong

For more information visit http://www.sban.org.br/index.aspx

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