Bidding for ICN-2029 is OPEN

Following the 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) held in Tokyo in December 2022, which also saw the election of a new council, the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) is delighted to announce the initiation of the bidding process for the 22nd ICN set to take place in 2029. Additionally, preparations for the 21st ICN, scheduled for 2025, are underway.

Official invitations have been sent out to all of IUNS’s adhering bodies, inviting their participation in the bidding process for hosting ICN-2029. However, IUNS wishes to emphasize the importance of updated contact information. If your organization, as a member of an adhering body of IUNS, has not received the official invitation from the Secretary-General, it may be due to outdated contact details. To ensure that your organization remains well-informed, please take a moment to review and update your contact information through this webform or reach out to the secretariat for assistance.

For those who aspire to become a volunteer host for the 22nd ICN in 2029, your adhering body must submit a formal Letter of Intent to host ICN-2029 by January 30, 2024, before midnight GMT. The Letter of Intent should bear the signatures of the Current President or equivalent and another board member and must include the following information:

1. Proposed ICN-2029 location, specifying the city and country.

2. Plenary hall details, including capacity and facilities.

3. Break-out room information, specifying the number and dimensions.

4. Nearby hotel options for participants.

5. Accessibility for international delegates.

Upon receipt of your Letter of Intent, our team will provide comprehensive guidance through the bidding process.

The IUNS eagerly awaits receiving Letters of Intent from prospective hosts, with the aspiration that ICN-2029 will continue to foster global collaboration and innovation in the field of nutrition. For further inquiries and submission guidelines, please visit the IUNS website.


There are just two weeks left to register for the EGEA conference taking place 20 -22 September 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference, supported by IUNS,  is organized by APRIFEL, the Agency for Research & Information on Fruit and Vegetables. APRIFEL is an association under the law of 1901, founded in 1981. It acts as an interface between scientists, health professionals, civil society, educational experts and fruit and vegetable professionals. APRIFEL works for the dissemination of scientific information on fruit and vegetables, health, food safety and sustainability.

EGEA conference will be a unique opportunity to bring together scientists on a current and future theme: the contribution of fruit and veg to the “One Health” approach. EGEA conference, running since 2003, brings together scientists from different backgrounds and aims to propose realistic and achievable actions in relation to the topic under discussion. For this edition, more than 200 speakers and institutions (OECD, WHO, FAO, European Commission) are expected to attend the 3-day conference to share, debate and conclude.



This year, there is an abundance of international and regional nutrition conferences and events to choose from. While the following selection provides a glimpse into some of the options available, it is important to visit our Events page regularly for a comprehensive list. Scientific conferences offer delegates a valuable opportunity to present their research to fellow experts, expand their professional network, and enrich their continuous professional development (CPD). 


Boston, MA, USA 

22nd – 25th July 

Nutrition 2023, the American Society for Nutrition conference returns to Boston, Massachusetts this year. This varied conference covers multiple nutrition topics and opportunities for career development and networking, taking place from July 22nd-25th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.



Pacific Harbour, Fiji 

10th – 11th August 2023 

August sees the 11th OCEANIAFOODS conference taking place in Fiji. The theme of the conference is Biodiversity and Food Composition in Oceania. 


OCEANIAFOODS is the Pacific regional operation of INFOODS (the International Network of Food Data Systems) which is a worldwide network of food composition experts aiming to improve the quality, availability, reliability, and use of food composition data. Food composition data is needed to properly underpin not just public health and individual health care, but many areas of public policy, including the environment, sustainability, food security, and agriculture. Countries under the umbrella of OCEANIAFOODS are Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Communities (SPC, formerly the South Pacific Commission), which represents 22 Pacific Island governments.    The conference features IUNS Council member, Professor Barbara Burlingame as a keynote speaker.



Chengdu, China 

14th – 17th September 2023 

The 14th Asian Congress of Nutrition takes place in Chengdu, China from 14th – 17th September 2023. Organised by the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS) and the Chinese Nutrition Society with support from IUNS. The theme of the congress is “Feeding the Future by Sustainable Nutrition”.  

Featured speakers include members of the IUNS Council, Dr Lynnette Neufeld, Professor Dr Hyun-Sook Kim, Professor Rubina Hakeem and past president of IUNS Professor J. Alfredo Martinez

Regular registration closes on 15th July 2023. 



Utrecht, the Netherlands 

14th –16th September 2023 

This three-day symposium takes place in Utrecht, the Netherlands starting on the 14th of September and will include presentations and discussions on protein nutrition and health; amino acid requirements; amino acid digestibility and availability; dietary protein quality, including PDCAAS and DIAAS; the influence of protein quality; influence of protein quality on growth and development and on whole-body protein metabolism; protein and future food sustainability. 

The symposium is jointly organised by Wageningen University, the Riddet Institute and FAO and in cooperation with IAEA. 

Utrecht, the Netherlands.


The Hague, the Netherlands, World Forum. Hybrid: Online and in person 

October 16th – 20th, 2023 

Registration is open for the Nutrition for Resilience (N4R) themed global conference of the Micronutrient Forum.  The world is being confronted by multiple, complex, cascading challenges and shocks that impact on human well-being, including nutrition and micronutrient security. Achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development in an era of crisis upon crises depends on our ability to strengthen the resilience of individuals and populations – as well as the systems on which they depend. 


SLAN (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutricion) – XX Latin American Nutrition Congress 2023

Cuenca, Ecuador 

October 21st – 26th 2023 

The twentieth SLAN congress will delve into multidisciplinary approaches to overcoming the challenges of achieving sustainable and inclusive nutrition solutions. SLAN congresses focus on the generation and application of nutrition science to improve and maintain optimal nutrition conditions for the population of Latin America. Around the themes: nutrition through the life cycle, food systems and production, environments and behaviour, public politics, clinical nutrition, promotion and prevention 

Keynote sessions include “Advances in Definitions and Data to Inform Effective Actions” by IUNS President, Dr Lynnette Neufeld. 

Cuenca, Ecuador 


Belgrade, Serbia  

14th – 17th November 2023 

The early bird rate has been extended until 24th July 2023. 

Belgrade, Serbia

Register now for the conference being touted as” the Nutrition event of the year!” 



Dakar, Senegal 

19th -24th November 2023

Early bird registration is open until 31st July 2023. 

The conference theme is a Multisectoral approach to strengthening food systems and achieving sustainable nutrition targets in Africa and will be delivered through plenary and parallel symposia focused on 14 subthemes.  

Dakar, Senegal

An exciting schedule of pre-conference and post-conference workshops will take place on 19th and 24th of November 2023.


Visit the IUNS Event page for a comprehensive list of events for 2023 and beyond. Additionally, if you would like to submit your own nutrition events, you can contact the IUNS secretariat.

EGEA conference “One health: what contribution of fruit and vegetables?”

20-22 September 2023, Barcelona

EGEA conference is organized by APRIFEL, the Agency for Research & Information on Fruit and Vegetables. APRIFEL is an association under the law of 1901, founded in 1981. It acts as an interface between scientists, health professionals, civil society, educational experts and fruit and vegetables professionals. APRIFEL works for the dissemination of scientific information on fruit and vegetables, health, food safety and sustainability.

EGEA conference will be a unique opportunity to bring together scientists on a current and future theme: the contribution of fruit and veg to the “One Health” approach. EGEA conference, running since 2003, brings together scientists from different backgrounds and aims to propose realistic and achievable actions in relation to the topic under discussion. For this edition, more than 200 speakers and institutions (OECD, WHO, FAO, European Commission) are expected to attend the 3-day conference to share, debate and conclude.

A call for oral communications and poster is open. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 May 2023.

The abstract could be based on recently published (2022-2023) or unpublished documents:


Venue: Sava Center, Belgrade.

Abstract Deadline Extended – FENS 2023

14th European Nutrition Conference of FENS, 14 – 17 November 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until 10 June 2023.

Visit to submit and to read more about the exciting program you can be involved in at the 14th European Nutrition Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, in November 2023.

FENS2023 Conference is taking shape

The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) is hosting its next conference in Belgrade, Serbia from 14 to 17 November 2023. The previous FENS Conference, hosted by The Nutrition Society in Dublin in October 2019, set a new benchmark for nutrition conferences in Europe. The current signs are that Belgrade will match Dublin for the quality of the programme, the standard of the conference centre and the networking opportunities offered. FENS2023 will include plenary lectures, scientific symposia, industry symposia, oral communications sessions, poster sessions, and an educational programme as well as an opening lecture and an award lecture. There will be an opening party and a gala dinner. Plenary speakers are Walter Willett (The search for veritas: enhancing dietary trials and observational studies), Corinna Hawkes (Facilitating food system transformation), Joao Breda (The role of diet and nutrition to ensure high-quality health systems for all), Ellen Blaak (Can nutrition interventions be personalised according to metabolic phenotypes?) and Dirk Haller (Unravelling the complexity of the gut microbiota). FENS itself has organised 20 symposia around 10 tracks:

  • Nutrition across the life course;
  • Nutrition, metabolism, and chronic diseases;
  • Dietary studies, guidelines, and recommendations;
  • New technologies in nutrition research;
  • Personalized nutrition;
  • Nutrition and the environment, sustainability, and biodiversity;
  • Food science;
  • Dietary bioactives;
  • Nutrition education, consumers, and practitioners;
  • Cultural, societal, and behavioural aspects of diet and nutrition.

The FENS Presidential Symposium will summarise the achievements of the FENS activity around “Ensuring trust in the science of nutrition”. Alongside the FENS-organised symposia, member societies, other organisations and universities have organised symposia (22 so far confirmed with others promised). Full details of confirmed symposia can be found on the conference website ( under the “Scientific information” tab. This shows the amazing selection of topics on offer and the impressive line-up of invited speakers from right across Europe and beyond. The Nutrition Society is organising a symposium on “School food programmes and impact on future health and well-being: global perspectives” and is co-organising a symposium with the French Nutrition Society on “The role of diet and nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment”.

FENS2023 will be hosted in the newly refurbished Sava Centre with several hotels nearby. For more information on FENS2023 see Important dates to look out for are 30 April, the deadline for abstract submission, and 10 July the deadline for early bird registration. I think FENS2023 will be THE nutrition conference of 2023 – don’t miss out on being there!

Philip Calder

President FENS  

The 4th International World of Microbiome Conference (WoM 2023)

4th International World of Microbiome Conference Invites International Union of Nutritional Sciences to Submit Abstracts for WoM 2023

Sofia, Bulgaria – The 4th International World of Microbiome Conference (WoM 2023) has invited members of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences to submit abstracts of their research for consideration in the conference’s scientific program. The conference, which will take place from October 26-28 in Sofia, Bulgaria, will focus on the latest science in microbial medicine and its application to clinical practice.

The abstract submission deadline is set for April 3, 2023. In addition to inviting members to submit their research, the conference organizers have asked the International Union of Nutritional Sciences to share information about the conference through email, newsletter, and social media. They have also requested that WoM 2023 be added to the list of related events on the organization’s website and for a banner promoting the conference to be placed on the website, app, or virtual platform.

The organizers of WoM 2023 have also offered to return the favor by adding the International Union of Nutritional Sciences to a dedicated partners page on the conference website, promoting the organization on social media, and discussing further items for mutually beneficial promotion.

The official promotional materials for WoM 2023 can be found on the conference website. For any further inquiries, the organizers have encouraged interested parties to contact them directly.

8th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week

ANH2023 is the 8th annual ANH Academy Week, bringing together the community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the intersection of agriculture, food systems, nutrition and health. The objective of the ANH Academy Week is to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, learning and uptake of interdisciplinary research.

ANH2023 will take place through a combination of online, in person and fully hybrid formats in Lilongwe, Malawi. It will feature Learning Labs; a series of training sessions and workshops in interdisciplinary agriculture, nutrition and health research and practice; and a Research Conference; an abstract-driven symposium featuring oral and poster sessions, special plenaries and keynote speeches, as well as side events, community discussions and socials. Explore more about ANH2023 here.

The ANH2023 preliminary programme is now live and consists of:

  • 19 – 21 June 2023: Learning Labs (Online only)
  • 26 June 2023: Learning Labs (In-person only in Lilongwe)
  • 27 – 30 June 2023: Research Conference (Hybrid: in-person in Lilongwe and online)

The event kicks off with an exciting programme of Learning Labs: a series of interactive training sessions in interdisciplinary agriculture, nutrition and health research and practice. These are followed by an international Research Conference with thematic abstract-driven sessions, special plenary discussions and keynote speeches, as well as side events and socials.

If you register for the Learning Labs – online, in person, or both – you will receive a follow-up email in the future to request your preferred sessions. To get a flavour of what to expect you can explore all Learning Labs from 2016-2022 here.

28th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the Association for Dietetics in South Africa

The Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA) and the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) will host the 28th congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa on 18-20 April 2023 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset – West, Western Cape. 

The congress theme is “Synergy & re-connection in a diverse nutrition world “ 

The purpose of the congress is to bring together nutrition and dietetic collaborators from South Africa, Africa and further-afar to deliberate the nutrition-related challenges that impact heavily on the health and quality of life of so many, and to consider potential relevant and practical solutions. 

The meeting will enable the thought-provoking exchange of ideas and knowledge and facilitate the research and practice collaborations that we have so desperately missed over the past years.

The programme of congress can be find here.

Workshop bookings are open on the congress website .

For more information and registration and fees please visit the CONGRESS website. 

FENS – 14th European Nutrition Conference Abstract submission and registration open

The 14th European Nutrition Conference of FENS will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from 14th to 17th of November 2023.

This year FENS is offering a special early, early bird rate. As there is great interest in this, especially from young nutrition researchers and professionals, but also colleagues from low and middle-income countries, the Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadline for early early bird registration fee rates until 14 February 2023. FENS invite you to use this special opportunity to register for the conference and send your abstracts.

Belgrade, Serbia

Early, Early Bird registration rate closes on 14 February 2023

Abstract submission closes on 30 April 2023

For more information visit the conference website: