UPCOMING CONFERENCES 2023 

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). 

NUTRITION 2023 

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.

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11TH OCEANIAFOODS CONFERENCE  

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. 

Fiji

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.

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14TH ASIAN CONGRESS OF NUTRITION 

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. 

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THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: DIETARY PROTEIN FOR HUMAN HEALTH 

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.
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MICRONUTRIENT FORUM 6TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE (NUTRITION FOR RESILIENCE) 

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. 

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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 
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FENS (FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN NUTRITION SOCIETIES) – 14TH EUROPEAN NUTRITION CONFERENCE  

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!” 

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5th FANUS (FEDERATION OF AFRICAN NUTRITION SOCIETIES) CONFERENCE 

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.

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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.

Last chance to register for the IUFoST Scientific Roundtable Discussion focusing on Millets for Enhancing Agri-economy, Nutrition, Environmental, and Sustainable Development Goals and  set for Friday, 31 March 2023.

The focus of this IUFoST – SRD would be to understand how Food Science and Technology can take the Challenges in the Millet Chain (MC) to deliver the needed end product to the consumer and the raw material for the food industries to make potentially nutritious, healthy and safe food products. The global experts will address the relevant issues in food science and technology applicable to millets and their role to enhance the global and regional awareness of dietary patterns with better nutrition and improved health through regular consumption of millets-based products. – Vish Prakash

Expert Speakers include Ismahane Elouafi, PhD – Role of Millets in a Dynamic Agroecosystem, FAO Chief Scientist; Ruth Oniang’o, PhD – Agricultural Diversity of African Millets, Founder and Director of Rural Outreach Africa, Kenya; CV Ratnavathi, PhD – Global Perspective on History of Production, Use & Agri-economics of Millet: Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India;   Anoma Chandrasekara, PhD – Bioactives and Health Implications of Millet: Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka;  Peter Pressman, MD – Millet – Demystifying Health Claims: Peter Pressman, University of Maine, USA.

The Council of Early Career Scientists of IUFoST is presenting its position on Millets, represented by Jay Yadav Kant, during the Roundtable. More on this and how IUFoST members and associates can use these expert Scientific Roundtable Discussion outcomes coming soon.

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https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rqyd8ozPTMyTEafAIf7kMQ

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.

Event and call for abstracts: ISFANEA The 5th International Symposium on Food and Nutrition, Expo, And Awards 2023

Organized by The Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia), under the auspices of FANS, The 5th International Symposium on Food and Nutrition, Expo, And Awards 2023 takes place from 22- 24 June 2023 in Bogor, Indonesia. The theme is “Food and Nutrition Innovations for Sustainable Economy, Health and Well-being”.

Submit your abstract before 7 April 2023.

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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.

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.

Register

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.