FINUT Symposium: April 27 “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America. Deficits and excesses?”

FINUT’s next online event “Road to the FINUT 2022 Conference” entitled “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America. Deficits and excesses?” will take place on April 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Mexico.

Registration is free.

To register, view the program or for more information visit Symposium “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America: Deficits and excesses?” – Finut – Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation

Free Webinar: March 30th Challenge & Change – the African View of L&D in 2022

The upcoming webinar from eLearning Africa “Challenge and Change – the African View of Learning & Development (L&D) in 2022” will take place online this Wednesday, March 30 from 13:30 – 14:30 hrs GMT. This event will be hosted by Donald H Taylor, Chair, Learning Technologies Conference.

About the Webinar:

Last year, L&D globally was dominated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. What has changed this year, as we emerge from its impact?

The answer: everything has changed, and nothing has. Technology, expectations and much more has altered over the past two years, but the organisational focus is still very much on delivering training, rather than helping people learn and – with a few exceptions – L&D seems far from its goal of providing strategic input at the highest levels.

In this session, Donald will explain the key themes in L&D that emerged from his L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2022, answered this year by over 3,500 people in 112 countries worldwide. He’ll look at major trends, some of the geographical differences across the world, and explore the results from Africa in some detail.

  • L&D’s shifting priorities in 2022
  • The challenges we’re facing across the world
  • Are we moving from technology to humanizing L&D?
  • The Why and the How of L&D this year
  • Listening to L&D voices from Africa

This will be a highly topical, important and interactive event and should be a fascinating discussion.

Join on Wednesday, March 30 from:

Start time: 13:30 GMT / UTC  – 14:30 WAT – 15:30 CAT / CEST / SAST – 16:30 EAT

End time: 14:30 GMT / UTC  – 15:30 WAT – 16:30 CAT / CEST / SAST – 17:30 EAT

Webinar Registration

Register now for the 2nd PNDS Conference – Karachi, Pakistan

Triple Burden of Malnutrition – Breaking the Silos Between the World of Undernutrition and NCDs

March 11th – 13th, 2022

Register now – Special Group rates available.

International Student groups of 10 or more can register for just 45 US dollars

A plenary lecture “Personalised Population, and Planetary Nutrition” from IUNS President, Professor J Alfredo Martinez is scheduled for March 13 09:00 – 10:00 (Pakistan Time).

About the Conference

The Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society (PNDS) in association with the Nutrition Society presents a conference aiming to break the silos between the scientists working in undernutrition and NCD prevention. To bring these two different areas together to address the triple burden of malnutrition.

Pakistan is facing a triple burden of malnutrition with unabated rates of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and infections in younger population and rising burden of hypertension and diabetes in adult population. Scientific literature suggests that there is a link between undernutrition in earlier years of life and NCDs in later life. However, most of the scientists who work in undernutrition do not take into consideration the long terms adverse consequences on health that manifest in the form of NCDs. Similarly, researchers who work in the area of NCD prevention and control do not interact with researchers who work in the area of undernutrition in earlier years of life.

Register – Group Rates

JLGC Seminar 2022

Free Online Seminar – Feb 15 2022

Local Food Strategies in Japan and the UK: Healthy Nutrition for All

This seminar will look at the work done towards improving nutrition by local authorities in Japan and what policymakers can possibly learn from this. Delivered by the UK based Japan Local Government Centre, this online policy seminar will be of primary interest to local government staff, councillors and professionals working in public health, nutrition and education, as well as those interested in international dialogue between cities and local governments more broadly.

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SAVE THE DATE: CSO – WHO DG Dialogue on Sustainable Financing 17.12.2021

WHO inviting you to save the date for a CSO dialogue with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sustainable Financing of WHO, planned for 17 December 2021 at 14.00-15.30 CET (Amsterdam, Geneva, Paris).

As you may know, there is currently a Member State Working Group on Sustainable Financing which will make recommendations to the WHO Executive Board in January 2022. Their fifth meeting will be held from 13-15 December and the Chair of that Working Group, Mr Björn Kümmel of Germany, will also participate in the dialogue to update CSOs on the outcomes of that meeting and the report that will be go forward to the Executive Board.

The CSO DG dialogues are organized to find proposals and solutions, working together in order to support the achievement of the WHO triple billion targets as well as to accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This dialogue will be organized to discuss how the sustainable financing of WHO supports these high level goals, the role that civil society can play by engaging and advocating with their constituencies at the national/subnational levels to generate support for a fully and sustainably funded WHO and the information that CSOs would find most useful as they engage with policy makers.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate the contact us at hmp@who.int.

More details and the agenda as well as the connection details will be communicated closer to the meeting.

IUNS at Nutrition for Growth Summit

“We must work together to identify & develop evidence-based policies & to build capacity to create the nutrition leaders for tomorrow. Together, we can enable & lead new ways to address entrenched problems to meet the global nutrition goals,”

Dr Anna Lartey on behalf of IUNS, at Nutrition for Growth 2021

Immediate past president of IUNS, Dr Anna Lartey, delivered a statement to the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 livestreamed from Tokyo, Japan. The Summit took place over two days, December 7 and December 8, 2021.

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is the global opportunity for leaders to invest in nutrition as part of a COVID-19 recovery and beyond, and to ensure that nutrition remains a priority on the global agenda.

Country governments, donors, philanthropies, international organizations, businesses, civil society organizations, academia and beyond came together to discuss accelerating progress to achieve the global nutrition targets and to end malnutrition in all its forms.

The Summit featured two-days of data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, or impact commitments from all stakeholders, aligned with the thematic pillars of this year’s N4G summit: universal health coverage, resilience, and healthy diets, and underpinned within the lenses of nutrition financing and accountability.

Following the summit, Government and private sector donors have pledged more than US$27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit this week to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented by five Heads of State and Government, 45 countries with high burdens of malnutrition and a dozen donors delivered renewed policy and financial commitments to end malnutrition. These commitments demonstrate country leadership and prioritization of nutrition at a crucial time, as fiscal resources are constrained, and malnutrition rates are on the rise due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read more on the outcomes of the summit via the post summit press release here:

ICONIC – Special Focus Dialogue December 7 2021

ICONIC, the IUNS Task Force, will be holding its second Special Focus Dialogue in collaboration with UICC on Tuesday 7th December, with a focus this time on prehabilitation in cancer care:  Special Focus Dialogue: Prehabilitation – Multimodal interventions to improve resilience and response to treatment in cancer | UICC

Special Focus Dialogue: Prehabilitation – Multimodal interventions to improve resilience and response to treatment in cancer | UICC

Speakers

Chair: Dr Steve Wootton – Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of Southampton (UK), and Deputy Chair, International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer (ICONIC) Prof. Franco Carli- Professor of Anesthesia and Associate Professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University (Canada), and Honorary Board Member, International Prehabilitation Society.

About

On receiving a diagnosis, people with cancer face many challenges. For some, the cancer may already have affected both their physical and nutritional state, as well as their psychological well-being, before treatment is started. Individually and combined, such changes can decrease patients’ resilience to cancer and affect their response to surgery or systemic anti-cancer treatment. To maximise health outcomes, patients need to be supported to address their nutritional needs, to engage in supervised and structured exercise therapy, and to access psychological support. Thanks to this prehabilitation, a patient’s physical and psychological resilience and response to treatment can be improved in a way that fosters a sense of control and purpose and enables them to take steps to improve and maintain their long-term health.

These principles have been included in a report published by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Royal College of Anesthetists and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration(link is external) calling for a greater focus on prehabilitation, including nutrition, physical activity and psychological support, in the delivery of cancer care. It is now increasingly evident that the principles of multimodal interventions prior to surgery are equally applicable across all aspects of improving the resilience and wellbeing of the patient prior, during and after therapy, or even for those receiving treatment with non-curable intent. 

In this Special Focus Dialogue, experts on prehabilitation in cancer will come together to share their experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating prehabilitation interventions, including how being nutritionally, physically, and psychologically ‘unfit’ might influence the resilience to cancer and how multimodal prehabilitation can help decrease treatment-related morbidity, increase cancer treatment options, and improve physical and psychological health outcomes.

Regular updates on all the Dialogues will be on Twitter (@iuns_iconic).

Register here

Nuclear Applications in Human Health for Effective Global Cancer Control – The Role of the IAEA

Monday, 15th November
10:30 – 11:30 GMT

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer are more successful with the use of nuclear applications and techniques.

The IAEA Human Health Programme has been enhancing capabilities in Member States to better prevent, diagnose and treat diseases through the application of nuclear techniques in nutrition, imaging, and therapeutic applications, in cancer control and dosimetry services.

The IAEA offers education and training programmes, conducts coordinated research projects, issues guidelines, recommendations, and publications, offers quality assurance, implements dosimetry laboratory activities and technical cooperation projects, organizes experts’ meetings, develops, and maintains powerful databases, for and with Member States.

Join the event online to learn about the exciting ways the IAEA enhances cancer control, provides quality assurance, and contributes to patients’ safety globally.

Registration

IUNS -IUFoST knowledge sharing dialogue on “The Power of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition for Sustainable Planet Health” hosted by the International Science Council

Join the International Science Council  for a two-day event around nutrition and food science, discussing how to move forward the outcomes of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit, which set the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Presented jointly by IUNS and IUFoST, this event is open to all, and registration is free. Simultaneous interpretation from both English to French, and English to Spanish will be provided.

  • 16 November, 08:00 – 12:45 UTC and 17 November, 15:00 – 18:15 UTC
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World Obesity: What next for European action on childhood obesity? Last chance to register

Childhood obesity is a major health problem in Europe, with dire long-term consequences for our health, society, and the economy.

Current trends indicate that there will be over 10 million children in the region affected by obesity in 2030. At the same time, initiatives such as the EU Farm to Fork StrategyEurope’s Beating Cancer Plan and the European Child Guarantee present many opportunities for action.

Organised in the framework of the Science and Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy project, join World Obesity for an interactive debate to discuss the best approaches and interventions which should be presented to the European Commission as input into the next version of the EU’s Action Plan on Childhood Obesity.

•             Date: 12 October 2021

•             Time: 15:00 – 16:00 CEST

Speakers include:

•             Franco Sassi, Consortium Lead, STOP project, Imperial College London

•             Jacqueline Bowman-Busato, EU Policy Lead, European Association for the Study of Obesity

•             Knut-Inge Klepp, Consortium Lead, CO-CREATE project, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

•             Milka Sokolović, Director General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

•             Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Technical Officer, World Health Organization

•             Sara Cerdas, Member of European Parliament, Co-chair of the EP Working Group on Public Health

You can learn more about the event here.