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.