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.

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.

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.

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.

Call for Late-breaking Abstracts: Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference

The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) invites you to submit an abstract and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work presented at the CNS Annual Conference taking place May 2-4th, in Edmonton, Alberta. Some abstracts may also be selected for a presentation during a conference session.

Please note that Late-Breaking Abstracts will not be published in APNM, nor will they be eligible for CNS Abstract or Trainee Awards. 

Deadline to submit: 11 March 2024

For more information, please visit the CNS Conference website.

2024 Nutrition Congress: Abstract Submission Closing 18 March 2024

The coastal city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is gearing up to host the prestigious 29th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA) and the 17th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) in 2024. This joint event, known as the 2024 Nutrition Congress, will take place from October 2 to October 4, 2024 with a thematic focus on ‘Sprearheading Nutrition for All.’.

The 2024 Nutrition Congress Scientific Committee invites delegates to make a contribution to the 2024 Congress by submitting abstract presentations – Including Oral, Poster, Symposia and Pecha Kucha formats. Abstracts can be Scientific/Research-based as well as Information-based; the latter is the sharing of experiences, knowledge, project implementation etc. that is not necessarily research-based.

Abstract Submission Deadlines:

  • Monday, 18 March 2024: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • Tuesday, 25 April 2024: Feedback in terms of whether your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the 2024 Congress programme
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024: Accepted abstract submitters are to register online by this date

More information about the Congress can be found at: www.nutritioncongress.co.za.

Call for Abstracts: IUFOST 2024 World Congress of Food Science and Technology

The abstract submission will officially close on 7 March at 23:59 CET without further postponement. The submission is open for:

  • Authors willing to present their abstract in Oral communication or Poster sessions
  • Authors willing to compete for the IUFoST Young Scientist Awards
  • Speakers involved in invited Sessions

Abstract review and registration:

  • Abstracts submitted for Oral communication or Poster sessions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee after the closing of the submission
  • Authors will receive the notification of acceptance after the review, at the beginning of April
  • Authors will still be able to benefit from the early bird fee to pay their registration, and have their abstract included in the Scientific Program

You may find all the information on the Congress website.

Nordic Nutrition Conference 2024

Jointly organised by the Norwegian Nutrition Society, co-hosted by the Institute of Marine Research and the University of Bergen, the Nordic Nutrition Conference 2024 (NNC 2024) will be held at Grieghallen Conference Centre in Bergen, Norway, June 17-19, 2024. 

The conference will cover diverse topics ranging from nutrition throughout the life-course to dietary habits and sustainability. It will also provide a comprehensive update on nutrition research not only in the Nordic countries but beyond, serving as a bridge between research and its application in society and clinical practice. 

Deadline for abstract submission on: 31 March 2024

For more information, please visit the NNC 2024 website here.

The Federation of Oceanic Nutrition Societies (FONS) launch

Several years ago, with encouragement and support from the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), members of the Nutrition Societies of Australia and New Zealand and representatives from Pacific Island Countries began conversations about the feasibility and usefulness of a Federation representing nutrition in Oceania.

Extensive consultation with stakeholders across Oceania representing various sectors (nutrition, dietetics, public health, NGOs, government, universities, and private practice) confirmed overwhelming enthusiasm and agreement that FONS can make a difference, and be a collective voice for, nutrition in Oceania, including all Pacific Island countries/jurisdictions, Australia and New Zealand.

The FONS inaugural Founding Members meeting was held on 11th October 2023 where the Constitution was approved, and Committee members were elected. 

The FONS was then launched at the recent Joint Conference of the Nutrition Societies of New Zealand and Australia in Albany, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, New Zealand (28 November 2023). The launch event featured an overview of the development of FONS, two guest speakers and the rolling out of the mat which symbolizes FONS’s values and commitment to family and fellowship, networking, collaboration, and creating space for people to come together to have a conversation / talanoa / yarn / korero. IUNS kindly supported scholarships for Pacific Islands based Early- and mid-career representatives to attend and present at the conference.

The FONS working group, new committee and guest speakers at the launch event. Back row: Prof. Eugeni Roura (Committee member, Australia), Ms Elisiva Na’ati (President-Elect), Prof. Pam von Hurst (Secretary), Prof. Welma Stonehouse (working group), Dr Sarah Burkhart (President), Dr Jeanne Teisina (Guest speaker), Associate Prof. Pragya Singh (Committee member, Pacific Islands), Mrs Mallika Janakiraman (Committee member, New Zealand), Mr Sefano Katz (Guest speaker). Front row: Mrs Mafi Funaki-Tahifote  (Treasurer), Associate Prof. Tracy McCaffrey (working group) and Prof. Alison Coates (working group). Absent: Ms Josephine Maelaua (Committee member, Pacific Islands).

The purpose and values of FONS, as agreed with stakeholders, is to bring together people for the advancement of nutrition science (human and animal), health and wellbeing throughout Oceania. FONS values are People at the centre of what we do; Knowledge and Translation; Family and Fellowship; Equity, Inclusivity and Transparency; Respect, Trust and Integrity. 

FONS is looking forward to 

  • Enabling regional and global collaboration​;
  • Building capacity and capability across the region through activities that enable sharing of knowledge, research and networks​;
  • Creating communities of research and practice around shared challenges​; and
  • Amplifying the collective voice of the region​. 

We welcome you to join us. Membership of FONS is open to any individual or suitable organisation whose interests align with the FONS purpose and values. Major membership types include Ordinary or Organisation Members. Founding members will be members who join FONS during its establishment phase, from now until 31 March 2024. Up until this date, membership will be free but Founding Members can make a koha (donation) if they want to. From 1 April 2024, membership fees will be charged but will be minimal. The Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA), Nutrition Society of NZ (NSNZ) and the Pacific Community (SPC), have already confirmed their Organisation Membership.

For more information on FONS, please see their website: https://oceanicns.org/