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IAEA Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Nutritional and Health- related Environmental Studies team of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is available.

In this issue:

New UN-Nutrition chair, Najat Mokhtar. Photo by IAEA
  • IAEA Deputy Director General Najat Mokhtar appointed Chair of UN-Nutrition.
  • October meeting recordings on nuclear techniques for nutrition available.
  • Call for IAEA Body Composition Database Management Group members.
  • Updates on TC Programme Cycle and new Master of Nutrition and Nuclear Techniques.
  • Share nuclear technique study photos or videos.
  • Publications, success stories and more.
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IAEA: Nuclear techniques to tackle nutritional challenges

IAEA-organized Technical Meeting on ‘the Role of Nuclear Techniques to Tackle Nutritional Challenges in the 21st Century’ RECORDINGS ARE NOW LIVE 

 
 
The recordings from the IAEA-organized Technical Meeting on ‘the Role of Nuclear Techniques to Tackle Nutritional Challenges in the 21st Century’ are now available on their website. 
 
Explore specific talks or discussions with time-stamped chapters aligned with the meeting agenda. A web article summarizing the key points of the meeting is also available. 

Recordings available here: Technical Meeting on the Role of Nuclear Techniques to Tackle Nutritional Challenges in the 21st Century | IAEA 

Paving the Way for Enhanced Nutrition Action Using Nuclear Techniques 

2016 to 2025 is the “Decade of Action on Nutrition.” Although there has been an improvement in the relevant nutrition area since 2016, much still remains to be addressed in the burdens of malnutrition. For this reason, the United Nations General Assembly underlined the need to prevent malnutrition, reverse rising trends in overweight and obesity, and reduce the burden of diet-related noncommunicable diseases. 

Until today, there have been many efforts and attempts to solve the challenge of malnutrition; however, the world now requires an effective and evidence-based strategy to overcome this challenge. An IAEA Technical Meeting held in Vienna from October 10 to 13, 2023, discussed the use of nuclear techniques to tackle the nutritional challenges of the 21st century. 

During the meeting, more than 40 nutritionists from around the world gathered to explore the potential use of nuclear techniques in addressing malnutrition and bridging the gap between research in this area. They provided IAEA recommendations on how to employ these techniques in the service of solving malnutrition challenges. 

The positive outcome of the meeting was the definition of a roadmap for research priorities and directions for the future, along with new collaborative opportunities both with the IAEA and beyond. 

For years, the IAEA has supported the progress and refinement of stable isotopes and nuclear techniques in nutritional assessment. These backing aims to enhance precision and accuracy across various applications, including gauging nutrient availability in foods, assessing diet quality, monitoring metabolism, and exploring the connections between cancer and nutrition. 

To read the full article on the IAEA website go to Paving the Way for Enhanced Nutrition Action Using Nuclear Techniques | IAEA 

Stakeholders present at the meeting expressed the belief that the IAEA can support nutritionists and professionals in the field by simplifying techniques for broader usability among other experts. Additionally, they recommended that the IAEA contribute by establishing mentorship programs, training courses, and regional centres of excellence. 

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IAEA: Nutrition and health-related environmental studies newsletter

The Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Section is excited to share its eNewsletter. 

In this issue:

  • How total energy expenditure has changed over time
  • Infant body composition reference charts
  • IAEA’s nutrition work
  • New protein quality of foods database
  • Benefits of using nuclear techniques to address malnutrition -IAEA’s podcast
  • Upcoming IAEA event: the use of nuclear techniques to address the nutritional challenges
  • Upcoming conferences where you can meet and hear from IAEA – FENS, FANUS

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DIETARY PROTEIN FOR HUMAN HEALTH

International Symposium on Dietary Protein for Human Health to Convene in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht, The Netherlands – Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open for the Symposium Scheduled for 14 – 16 September 2023

Scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of nutrition are invited to attend the highly anticipated International Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), two prominent universities, and in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the three-day event aims to shed light on the vital role of protein in human nutrition, health, and overall well-being.

The Symposium will encompass a diverse range of topics, including protein nutrition and its implications for health, amino acid requirements, digestibility, and availability. Distinguished researchers from around the world will deliver presentations and engage in discussions on dietary protein quality, assessing its influence on growth, development, and whole-body protein metabolism. Additionally, the event will explore the future sustainability of protein sources and their impact on global food security.

Building upon the success of the previous summit held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011, this Symposium promises to be a landmark event, attracting international leaders in protein nutrition and related fields. It will serve as an authoritative platform, providing an update on the latest scientific advancements that hold critical importance for human welfare and sustainable food practices.

Prospective attendees are encouraged to register for the Symposium and submit their abstracts to share their groundbreaking research and insights with the global scientific community. The event offers a unique opportunity for networking, collaboration, and gaining knowledge from leading experts in the field.

Don’t miss this chance to contribute to the advancement of dietary protein research and its impact on human health and food security. Secure your place at the International Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health and join the quest for a healthier and sustainable future

For registration and abstract submission, please visit the official Symposium website.

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IAEA: eNewsletter The Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Section

Our colleagues at IAEA are excited to share their latest eNewsletter, including the launch of the UN Nutrition Strategy 2022- 2030. Stineke Oenema, Executive Secretary of UN-Nutrition, editor-in-chief of the strategy also co-chairs the IUNS Task Force on Sustainable Diets.

Also in this issue:

  • Proposition to create an online stable isotope user group
  • Special collection “Nuclear Techniques in Nutrition Research” in the Journal of Nutrition
  • Apply to the IAEA PhD Sandwich Fellowship Programme
  • Nuclear Explained – IAEA’s Podcast
  • Nuclear Data Reveals How Much Water You Should Drink Daily
  • Relation between breast milk intake and maternal education
  • Inaugural issue of the UN Nutrition Journal

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IAEA & EAGEN joint webinar

IAEA & EAGEN joint webinar on A novel 13C-Sucrose Breath Test to assess gut health and sugar intake in the context of the double burden of malnutrition will take place on 17 November at 15:30 CET.

Registration is required to join this event.

The headlines and speakers of the event are as follows

Understanding gut function and its relevance to child health from a stable isotope lens by Dr Victor Owino, Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Section, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria 

13C sucrose breath test: what does it tell us about gut function in environmental enteropathy by Dr Douglas Morrison, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom and Dr Paul Kelly, Tropical Gastroenterology & Nutrition Group, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia

13C-SBT in assessing intestinal function in EED and its link to growth: findings from Peru, India, and Bangladesh by Dr Nirupama Shivakumar, St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India

13C stable isotope breath testing to measure intestinal function and impacts of the double burden of malnutrition by Dr Roger Yazbek, Flinders University, Australia

Moderation: Professor Dr Heinz Hammer, Gastroenterology, Graz University Hospital, Austria

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IAEA Newsletter

The Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Section is excited to share its second eNewsletter. 

In this issue:

  • A revised e-learning experience
  • A new research project and a new database on breast milk intake
  • The first ‘Nuclear in Nutrition’ interview
  • Highlights on the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets for All

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IAEA Suggestions of potential topics based on the assessment of body composition and human milk intake and possible stakeholders

IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme 2024-2025 Cycle now open

IAEA are happy to announce that their new Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme for the cycle 2024-2025. National, Regional and Inter-regional project concept notes for capacity building projects can now be prepared and submitted to the IAEA for consideration for funding.

If you have an interesting project idea, please get in contact with the National Liaison Officer (NLO) in your country immediately since the deadline for submitting project outlines to the IAEA is 30 April 2022. The NLO is the primary contact person between the IAEA and your country and will be able to provide guidance on the format and the process. 

IAEA are proposing in the image above a few topics and isotope techniques for projects and possible stakeholders to involve from the beginning. Please consider how to align the project idea to priority developmental needs and national strategies in your country.

Please contact NAHRES (nahres@iaea.org) if you do not know who your NLO is or if you would need additional information.

To learn more about The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) programme on nutrition and how it enhances countries’ capabilities to combat malnutrition for better health throughout life, read their factsheet here.

St. John’s Research Institute produced a lower cost model of a total body potassium counter to accurately measure body cell mass of individuals with uncertain hydration status such as pregnant women, children in early stages of life and people with acute malnutrition or with cancer. (Photo: SJRI) St. John’s Research Institute produced a lower cost model of a total body potassium counter to accurately measure body cell mass of individuals with uncertain hydration status such as pregnant women, children in early stages of life and people with acute malnutrition or with cancer. (Photo: SJRI)

IAEA NAHRES Newsletter Jan 2022

Articles include:

  • The continued cooperation with IAEA Collaborating Centre St. John’s Research Institute to better understand complex nutritional problems – what’s next? 
  • And a new IAEA infographic on the use of nuclear techniques in cancer prevention and care

IAEA Infographic on the use of nuclear techniques in cancer prevention and care
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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.

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