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)

EASO COMS Exchange & Mentoring Programme

Obesity is recognised as one of Europe’s priority health challenges, however specialised obesity services are not widely available and obesity treatment and care can therefore vary enormously across European regions. 


The EASO COMs Exchange and Mentoring Programme provides a solution by supporting the establishment of new centres that improve access to and delivery of quality, multi-disciplinary care.

The COMs network includes university, public and private clinics. The exchange programme is open to Primary Care Physicians, General Practitioners or Health Care Professionals.

The COMs Exchange and Mentoring Programme will provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and tools required to establish and run new multi-disciplinary treatment centres: 

  • Candidates will learn about COMs structures, processes and set-up procedures
  • Ongoing mentoring will help these new centres to become accredited members of the EASO COMs network
  • Candidates will be hosted by EASO COMs in several European countries, willing to share practices and expertise
  • Candidates will be matched with host centres that most closely reflect their national health systems and language capabilities.

The programme is fully funded.  You can find out more and apply to join the programme on the EASO website.

Webinars: The Nutrition Society Training Academy

One contribution to the IUNS Capacity Development opportunities is the Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland Training Academy. IUNS already collaborates with the Nutrition Society in the e-Nutrition Academy.

The Nutrition Society launched its Training Academy (NSTA) during 2018. The aim of which is to assist nutrition scientists in meeting their needs at various stages of career development.

The live webinars run at lunch time in the UK (GMT). To make these more widely accessible and give the greatest benefit to its international members, the Nutrition Society have made pre-recorded webinars available. Once you register for one of these, you will have the opportunity to select a suitable time from the various times and date options available.

The webinars are open to everyone. However, members of the Nutrition Society are eligible for an 80% reduction on the cost of a members’ registration fee, for all NSTA webinars, both live and pre-recorded. This means that Nutrition Society members are eligible to register for any of the NSTA webinars for only £5. The full offering of webinars is available here.  Each webinar provides 60 minutes of content, a certificate of CPD, and a full summary report. When registering for any of the webinars, use the promotion code LMIC5 to apply your discount at the checkout.

If you have any queries regarding the training offered by the NSTA, or would like to discuss registration further, please contact training@nutritionsociety.org.

Young Global Changers Scholarship Programme – APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Applications are welcomed from early career professionals from all over the world who are working on a project or research topic that addresses one or more of the key challenges of human development (i.e. globalisation, migration, climate change, digitalisation) to the Young Global Changers Scholarship Programme.

Successful candidates will attend the Think 20 summit in Berlin (29th – 30th May 2017). The deadline for applications is 10th April 2017.

More information including how to apply, can be found here.