22nd World Congress of Food Science and Technology Pre-congress Workshop

The International Union of Food Science and Technology is having its 22nd World Congress of Food Science and Technology from September 8 – 12, 2024 in Rimini, Italy. The theme this year is “The Future of Food is Now: Development, Functionality & Sustainability”.

There will be pre-congress workshops on Youth Action in Addressing Future Food System Challenges and Food Safety Validation and Verification: Key Requirements for Global Food Safety on September 8, 2024. They are now available for registration. For more information, please visit here.

Registration closing soon: International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics in Toronto, from 12 to 14 June 2024

The 19th International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics (ICND) is taking place from June 12 to 14, 2024 in the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada. 

ICND2024 promises to be an exceptional event that will bring together leading experts, professionals, researchers, students and more from the field of nutrition and dietetics on a global scale.  Every four years, ICND hosts this prestigious gathering, and we are thrilled to host the world’s largest and most diverse representation from the field of dietetics from all corners of the world.

Here are some highlights you can look forward to at ICND2024:

  • Cutting-edge Research: Discover the latest advancements in nutrition and dietetics through a wide range of research presentations and discussions.
  • Inspiring Speakers: Listen to thought-provoking talks from speakers who will share their insights and experiences.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, researchers, and practitioners to foster collaborations and exchange ideas.
  • Exhibitor Showcase: Explore an extensive exhibitor area featuring innovative products and services related to nutrition and dietetics.

Whether you are a seasoned professional, a researcher, academic, practicum and internship coordinator, a trainee or student, a sponsor, or an exhibitor, ICND2024 offers a unique platform to engage, learn, and contribute to the advancement of nutrition and dietetics.

Regular registration will be closing soon on 19 April 2024. Visit here for more information and register to attend the ICND 2024.

Join the World Food Forum 2024: “Good food for all, for today and tomorrow”

In a world where food is essential for all, yet millions still go hungry and our planet faces escalating environmental challenges, the World Food Forum (WFF) is thrilled to launch its 2024 cycle under the theme: “Good food for all, for today and tomorrow”. The urgency is clear: over 738.9 million people faced hunger in 2022, and we are off track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger, by 2030. 

At the same time, our agrifood systems are responsible for significant environmental degradation, including greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and biodiversity loss. These challenges require innovative solutions, increased investments and inclusive partnerships. Our theme embodies the vision of ensuring everyone has access to healthy, sustainable food while safeguarding the planet’s future.

What is “Good food”?
Healthy diets: Sustainable production of livestock, fisheries and crops.
Biodiversity: Nurturing and preserving biodiversity.
Resource management: Responsible stewardship of forests, wetlands, soil and water.
Reducing waste: Curbing food loss and waste.
Clean energy: Scaling up clean energy initiatives.
Inclusive policies: Embracing evidence-based, inclusive policies and data-driven progress.

Save the date: WFF flagship event 14 – 18 October, 2024
This flagship event is a dynamic global platform that transcends boundaries, generations and sectors to transform the future of our agrifood systems. Join the World Food Forum at FAO Headquarters in Rome for our flagship event, where we will gather to discuss and strategize towards a hunger-free, sustainable future.

Together, we can ensure “Good food for all, for today and tomorrow.”.

Interested in knowing more? Visit here for the latest news.

Webinar on Food Based Dietary Approaches for Nutrition Solutions

A webinar on Food Based Dietary Approaches for Nutrition Solutions will be held on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.

The webinar will cover:

  1. From seeds to nutrition: Improving vegetable diversity and diet quality in Northern Vietnam by Dr Deborah Nabuuma
  2. Promoting locally based foods for healthy diets for School-going children: The case for indigenous foods by Dr Vanessa Mbhatsani
  3. The Food Environment and the Food-Based Approaches Nexus by Professor Xikombiso Mbhenyane.

Date: 23 April 2024
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (GMT+2)

Click here to join the meeting on Teams.

Early Registration Postponed: IUFoST 2024 World Congress of Food Science and Technology

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.

Given the large number of abstracts received, the Early Bird Registration deadline will be postponed to 16 May 16, 2024, to allow the Authors to benefit from the reduced fee. Register here now to get the benefit.

eLearning Africa 2024: Full Programme Online!

The eLearning Africa conference and exhibition will be taking place from May 20 – 31, 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda. The full programme will also be available online. This offers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the latest advancements in digital learning and training. With over 75 sessions and workshops spanning diverse interactive formats, this event promises to be the most comprehensive exploration of the learning technology landscape on the African continent.

You are invited to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of thought-provoking and interactive sessions across a spectrum of crucial topics. Explore the frontiers of AI in education, navigate the complexities of university digital transformation, digital initiatives to bridge the digital gap in schools, and delve into strategies for empowering educators through professional development. Engage in discussions on the latest edtech solutionsskillsdevelopment initiatives, innovative teaching methodologies, and strategies for promoting equity in education. Do not miss to explore the programme that has been meticulously curated to address the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the field.

You can explore the full comprehensive programme here and get ready to tailor your own agenda to prepare for the event.

Complementing this conference is an extensive exhibition featuring over 70 sponsors, partners, and exhibitors. This dynamic showcase offers a unique platform to explore cutting-edge solutions, network with industry leaders, and forge invaluable connections.

With a limited number of exhibition booths remaining, it is encouraged that organisations wishing to meet with Africa’s community of learning, training, technology professionals, industry leaders and decision-makers to seize this opportunity to increase their visibility and connect with a highly engaged audience of Pan-African professionals dedicated to advancing digital learning. Please contact marketing@elearning-africa.com for more information.

Attend eLearning Africa 2024 and experience the power of a comprehensive event that transcends boundaries, fosters collaboration, and empowers participants to shape the future of education, training and skills development. Join us in Kigali, Rwanda, for an unforgettable event that will redefine your understanding of digital learning’s potential. For more information on the event, click here.

You can secure your place today and be a part of this transformative gathering, by registering here.

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.

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.