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FREE EIT Food online course on Nutrition for Health and Sustainability – Starts 04/04 

EIT Food has been developing a new learning opportunity.  

Currently, a key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.  

If medical doctors had better knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability, they could play an active role in transforming our food system. 

To overcome this gap in knowledge and to reinforce behaviour change towards healthier and sustainable diets, EIT Food has developed a short course on nutrition targeting medical students, doctors and healthcare professionals. 

This course has been designed with and for medical students (undergrad or higher), and has been produced by the University of Reading, the University of Torino, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Groningen, IMDEA Food Institute and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with experts from Harvard University and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). 

The course starts on Monday, April 4th 2022. Please find the course registration link here. 

The course is mostly free. It is composed of 12 hours of learning broken down into 3 weeks. 

Learners can study at their own pace, at any time, on any device. 

Online Course: Nutrition Update Program 2022 from Eduvirama ( in Spanish)

The nutrition update program is delivered by Eduvirama.

The program includes 12 modules:

  1. Obesity and nutritional management
  2. Eating disorders
  3. Celiac disease  
  4. Prediabetes
  5. Diabetes I
  6. Diabetes II
  7. Clinical management of vegetarian-vegan patients
  8. Alcoholism
  9. Anxiety disorder
  10. Physical activity and vegetarianism
  11. Plant-based eating
  12. Diabetes and vegetarianism

Delivered by Eduvirama the course will be carried out entirely online and its contents will be published in different formats, usually in video and with support of texts and presentations.

The course begins immediately upon registration. Upon completing the course and passing the evaluation, certification will be granted by the Argentine Medical Association, in CRAMA Teaching Hours corresponding to 220 hours of teaching.

PRICE

ARS$2,500/mo total value 9 installments

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Half Scholarship Higher Course of Nutrition + Higher Course of Diabetes from Eduvirama (in Spanish)

This Half Scholarship includes two Higher Courses:

a) Higher Course of Nutrition – Includes 22 modules, with an hourly load of 220 hours.

b) Higher Course of Diabetes – Includes 18 modules, with an hourly load of 180 hours.

Delivered by Eduvirama the course will be carried out entirely online and its contents will be published in different formats, usually in video and with support of texts and presentations.

The course begins immediately upon registration. Upon completing the course and passing the evaluation, certification will be granted by the Argentine Medical Association, in CRAMA Teaching Hours.

PRICE

ARS$2,550/mo in 10 instalments (USD 47 / month)

World Obesity: New SCOPE Courses

The SCOPE E- learning platform aims to provide the training needed to empowering healthcare professionals around the globe to provide the best possible care for patients with obesity. The platform features free online training including the latest modules:  ‘An Overview of Bariatric Surgery’ and ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy for Obesity’, with a third – ‘Emerging Therapies in Obesity Medicine’ – due for release imminently.

SCOPE New SCOPE module on medical nutrition therapy now available!
A brand-new SCOPE module, “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Obesity”, is available to access free of charge via SCOPE E-Learning.

Authored by Dr Geeta Appannah and Dr Mahenderan Appukutty, the module describes the different medical nutrition therapy interventions that can help patients with obesity, and the links between adherence to certain macronutrients, dietary patterns, fasting and weight management.

SCOPE Launch of new module ‘An Overview of Bariatric Surgery’
A brand-new SCOPE E-Learning module providing an essential summary of surgical and endoscopic interventions for obesity is now available to access.

The free course, authored by Prof Mohammed Al Naami, outlines the criteria used to define whether surgical intervention is indicated, and considers the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, as well as the potential complications of surgical procedures and implications of weight regain.

Nutrigenetics: Translation into Clinical and Nutritional Practice Webinar

Free Webinar | Nutrigenetics: Translation into Clinical and Nutritional Practice

7 Sep 2021, 14:00 (CEST) | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST Asia


Genetic Testing, Personalized Nutrition, Precision Nutrition, Metabolic Health, Brain Health, Obesity

This FREE webinar features contribution and speakers from the IUNS Precision Nutrition Task Force and is supported by the IUNS Committee for Capacity Development.  

The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

The human genome contains a huge amount of information. Information variability among human subjects is even greater. We are beginning to grasp this genetic variability and its implications for health, behavior, capacities (physical and intellectual), aging, and responses to different types of interventions. Even if still in its infancy, the development of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics is already providing concrete examples regarding the interaction of genetics, nutrition, and health outcomes whose translation into clinical and nutritional practice begins to be feasible and advisable. This knowledge – in the form, for instance, of genetic risk scores covering known variability in relevant gene sets, or the identification of single genetic variants or haplotypes that are consistently linked to phenotypic traits or responses to diet – is instrumental to preventive and therapeutic approaches against nutrition-related disease conditions through personalized dietary choices and recommendations. Importantly, at the same time, the novel knowledge generated is helping to advance our understanding of human biology and physiology. As Editor-in-Chief of the Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics section of the journal Nutrients, it is my pleasure and my honor to have reunited, in this Webinar, three outstanding, scientists acknowledged worldwide in the field, who will show us relevant examples emerging from their research and the momentum of the area such that we can envisage the possibilities, and limitations, open to us.

Prof. Dr. María Luisa Bonet

IUNS Scholarships for FINUT-INCAP Online Courses

The deadline to request an IUNS-FINUT scholarship has been extended until August 29th 2021.

IUNS has provided funding for scholarships for specialization courses provided by FINUT (Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición), as part of the IUNS Capacity Development Committee’s commitment to advancing the skills of the future generation of nutritional scientists.

To request a 25% scholarship select your chosen specialist course on the FINUT courses page and more details about the IUNS scholarship and how to apply are within the course details.

Deadline: August 29 2021

Scholarship resolution date: August 31 2021

Spanish Language Two Day Course June 16th and 17th: “Clinical Nutrition, Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity”


As part of the IUNS’s commitment to building capacity and developing the skills of early career nutritionists we provide information about relevant, high-quality online nutrition courses and upcoming events.
In this context, we are sharing an upcoming event for our Spanish speaking Adhering Bodies.


FINUT are providing a two-day online course, delivered in Spanish on “Clinical Nutrition, Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity”
The Course takes place on June 16th and 17th.
Registration is €12 and the price includes: access to the 2 days of course, certificate of attendance and unlimited access to the videos of the presentations following the course.

Nutrition and Aging: New Training Course from Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición (FINUT) 

FINUT has created a new course addressing nutrition, aging, and disease in older adults. The course is delivered in Spanish and is aimed at both early career nutritionists and professionals in Geriatrics wishing to gain nutrition training.

Together with the University of Antioquia (Colombia), which enjoys prestige in the area of public health research, FINUT have built this course in which the student will acquire knowledge about the process of nutrition and diseases in older adults, as well as aging and nutrition. :

 – Web for information and registration: https://www.finut.org/curso-nutricion_envejecimiento/

  • Tutors with degrees of professors and doctors, researchers, and experts knowledgeable in each topic.
  • Who is this course for?
  • Spanish speakers
  • Professionals in the field of Geriatrics who wish to be trained in Food and Nutrition. Graduates, graduates, and students of third year or more in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Chemistry, Physical Activity, and Sports Sciences, as well as graduates related to Biomedical and Health Sciences.

  • Price (includes certificate). Possibility to pay in 2 installments
    • Standard fee: 402,50 Euros
    • FINUT students or UdeA graduates: 362,25 Euros. Includes students who did undergraduate studies at UdeA or were students of some of FINUT’s online courses.
    • Fee for members of entities with an agreement with Udea or FINUT: 350 Euros.
    • Fee for students: 322 Euros.

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…

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)