Online Course: Nutrition Update Program 2022 from Eduvirama ( in Spanish)

The nutrition update program is delivered by Eduvirama.

The program includes 12 modules:

  1. Obesity and nutritional management
  2. Eating disorders
  3. Celiac disease  
  4. Prediabetes
  5. Diabetes I
  6. Diabetes II
  7. Clinical management of vegetarian-vegan patients
  8. Alcoholism
  9. Anxiety disorder
  10. Physical activity and vegetarianism
  11. Plant-based eating
  12. Diabetes and vegetarianism

Delivered by Eduvirama the course will be carried out entirely online and its contents will be published in different formats, usually in video and with support of texts and presentations.

The course begins immediately upon registration. Upon completing the course and passing the evaluation, certification will be granted by the Argentine Medical Association, in CRAMA Teaching Hours corresponding to 220 hours of teaching.

PRICE

ARS$2,500/mo total value 9 installments

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Half Scholarship Higher Course of Nutrition + Higher Course of Diabetes from Eduvirama (in Spanish)

This Half Scholarship includes two Higher Courses:

a) Higher Course of Nutrition – Includes 22 modules, with an hourly load of 220 hours.

b) Higher Course of Diabetes – Includes 18 modules, with an hourly load of 180 hours.

Delivered by Eduvirama the course will be carried out entirely online and its contents will be published in different formats, usually in video and with support of texts and presentations.

The course begins immediately upon registration. Upon completing the course and passing the evaluation, certification will be granted by the Argentine Medical Association, in CRAMA Teaching Hours.

PRICE

ARS$2,550/mo in 10 instalments (USD 47 / month)

Register here

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

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:

Deadline extension and update – Consultation for the development of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

The deadline has been extended for the Consultation for the development of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition until 30 November 2021.

TO PARTICIPATE – send your contribution to FSN-moderator@fao.org or post it on www.fao.org/fsnforum

The introduction to the online consultation is available in English, Español, Français, Русский, 中文 or  العربية on the www.fao.org/fsnforum website. Comments are welcome in any of these six languages.

The consultation has already received many valuable comments that you can read in full on the consultation page, where participants are posting very concrete feedback on how the Guidelines could be strengthened.

IUNS – IANE Scholarships

As part of our online capacity development support for early career nutritionists the International Union of Nutritional Sciences and the International Academy of Nutrition Educators have partnered during 2021 to offer free scholarship to participants interested in the NNEdPro nutrition training courses.

24 candidates from 20 different LMIC countries have been selected to receive joint IUNS-IANE scholarships to attend the Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition in November 2021. The course is available on the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment. For more information: https://vle.nnedpro.org.uk/scholarship

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

Canadian Nutrition Society Thematic Conference 2022

Advances in Nutrition & Immune Function

Taking place on Saturday, January 22, 2022, in Toronto, ON at Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. This one-day conference will feature presentations made by leading experts, offering the latest research on nutrition and immune function. Join CNS as we connect what this evidence means for those guiding patients in health practice! 

CNS is hopeful that we will be able to resume in-person participation along with live-streaming options and is monitoring the situation closely. We will be limiting the number of in-person attendees and will follow all province of Ontario Public Health guidelines.

Register here

British Nutrition Foundation – Health Claims Unpacked

British Nutrition Foundation would like help connecting with nutrition departments at European universities.  

BNF have partnered with organisations including the University of Reading and the Technical University of Munich, to develop an-EU-funded project investigating the communication of health claims on food labels which is being led by the University of Reading https://www.healthclaimsunpacked.co.uk.

They would like to disseminate the project results to relevant university departments, and wish to create a list of universities across Europe that offer nutrition science degrees, similar to the list of UK accredited courses that is available on the Association for Nutrition website https://www.associationfornutrition.org/degree-accreditation/accredited-programmes. In the absence of an accrediting body within a particular country, a list held by a nutrition society of courses/programmes recognised by the society would also be useful.

If your society is able help BNF with any information on universities in your country, please get in contact with Dr. Stacey Lockyer here:  https://www.nutrition.org.uk/our-work/contact-us/