The importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in the diet is an important factor in disease prevention and can prevent alterations in genomic expression. J Alfredo Martinez, IUNS President, recently presented “Prevention of alterations in genomic expression: the importance of fish in diets” at this year’s joint Conxemar-FAO Congress.
Conxemar, the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of fish products and Aquaculture, in collaboration with FAO, held the ninth edition of its congress in Vigo, Spain, with focus on the role of fish in nutrition and food systems on October 4, 2021.
You can learn more about the event and view the presentations here.
The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
The human genome contains a huge amount of information. Information variability among human subjects is even greater. We are beginning to grasp this genetic variability and its implications for health, behavior, capacities (physical and intellectual), aging, and responses to different types of interventions. Even if still in its infancy, the development of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics is already providing concrete examples regarding the interaction of genetics, nutrition, and health outcomes whose translation into clinical and nutritional practice begins to be feasible and advisable. This knowledge – in the form, for instance, of genetic risk scores covering known variability in relevant gene sets, or the identification of single genetic variants or haplotypes that are consistently linked to phenotypic traits or responses to diet – is instrumental to preventive and therapeutic approaches against nutrition-related disease conditions through personalized dietary choices and recommendations. Importantly, at the same time, the novel knowledge generated is helping to advance our understanding of human biology and physiology. As Editor-in-Chief of the Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics section of the journal Nutrients, it is my pleasure and my honor to have reunited, in this Webinar, three outstanding, scientists acknowledged worldwide in the field, who will show us relevant examples emerging from their research and the momentum of the area such that we can envisage the possibilities, and limitations, open to us.
The 2021 ISNN Congress will focus on cutting edge research on human metabolism and on the interaction of the human genome with the metabolome, on human chemosensing and its interactions with the genome, and on the nutrigenetics of salt sensitivity. Numerous nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers will present. Nutrition researchers, clinicians, dietitians, and other health care providers from the region and from around the world are expected to attend. These are the leaders in the development and practice of advanced nutrition solutions. The Congress organizers look forward to welcoming you to exciting discussions in ever more relevant areas of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, metabolome, and precision nutrition.
About the ISNN Scholarships
If you are applying for a scholarship, do not register for the virtual meeting until you receive notice of the status of your scholarship application. The conference scholarships will cover registration costs.
Individuals eligible for a scholarship are:
• Early career professionals with a degree in nutrition & food or life sciences that are interest in acquiring new insights regarding nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.
Please note the following:
• The scholarship includes a waiver for the conference fee only and it does not include membership dues. • ISNN Membership is not a condition.
• Priority will be given to young (under the age of 40) first-time conference attendees and individuals who study/work in non-affluent regions and/or countries that have been historically underrepresented at prior ISNN conferences, particularly those from developing regions as specified by the United Nations.
HOW TO APPLY
The applications should be accompanied by a cover letter presenting your academic/training and career experience as well as your current resume.