FAO Technical Seminar on Nutrition and Climate Change

FAO is hosting a technical webinar on 5th June 2024 intending to share the most recent evidence on the relationships between climate change and nutrition. The session will provide updates on the latest evidence about the effects of climate change on human health and nutrition outcomes, the various pathways of these impacts, and highlight current evidence and opportunities to drive integrated policy, action and investment for nutrition and climate. This seminar intends to stimulate conversation ahead of the Roundtable for Climate – Nutrition to be held at FAO headquarters in September, 2024.

Please visit here to register.

Upcoming Webinars from the Canadian Nutrition Society

There are several upcoming Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) webinars this month.

16th May: Dietary Counselling as a Therapeutic Approach for Mood and Anxiety Disorders – Application of New Clinical Trial Findings

Discover dietary counselling as a therapeutic approach for mood and anxiety disorders with speakers Monique Aucoin, ND MSc, and Laura Lachance, MD MSc. Gain insights and practical strategies from new clinical findings.

Explore how diet influences mental health and learn when dietary counselling can be safely provided. Discover the latest clinical trials, including the world’s first using dietary counselling to treat generalized anxiety disorder. 

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31st May: Nourishing the brain: Enhancing Brain Myelination and Cognition in Children via Early Nutrition

Join us as we explore nourishing the brain and enhancing cognition in children through early nutrition. Dr. Deoni, Director of the Advanced Baby Imaging Lab at Brown University, will 

delve Into the critical first 1000 days of brain growth and cognitive development.

Discover the fascinating interplay between brain microstructure changes, neurodevelopment, and the delivery of essential nutrients during this pivotal period. Gain insights into non-invasive methods for investigating early neurodevelopment and the profound impact of nutrition on brain myelination and cognitive function.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest research findings and the potential to optimize neurodevelopment through improved nutrition.

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REGISTER: The Nutrition Society & IAEA Webinar, 14 March 2024

We would like to invite you to register and save the date for a webinar hosted by the Nutrition Society, supported by the IAEA, titled ‘Going beyond the surface: how stable isotopes are advancing nutrition research‘.

The webinar will cover a range of IAEA-supported isotopic methods that measure several outcomes related to human health and nutrition:

  1. A new method to assess long-term iron absorption and loss
  2. Infant feeding practices using the IAEA Human Milk database
  3. Findings on protein digestibility from plant-based diets

It will be held on 14 March 2024 at 14:00 CET.

Please register here.

Professor Edith Feskens, one of the IUNS Council will Speak at Symposium on Ultra Processed Foods in Indonesia

In a highly anticipated event, Professor Edith Feskens, a renowned nutrition expert and council member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) , will be speaking at the upcoming symposium titled “Controversies around Ultra Processed Foods: Facts or Myths?”. The symposium is being organised by the Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia (PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia) and is scheduled to take place on the 4th and 5th of April 2023.

As one of the leading authorities on nutrition and health, Professor Feskens will share her insights on the highly debated topic of ultra-processed foods. Her presentation will explore the controversies surrounding these foods, discussing the facts and myths that surround their consumption and impact on health. This symposium is expected to attract audience , as the topic of ultra-processed foods is of great interest to many.

Professor Feskens’ contribution to the field of nutrition research has been highly recognised, and her presentation at this symposium is sure to provide valuable insights and provoke thought-provoking discussions. Her experience and expertise in the field make her a highly sought-after speaker at international events, and her involvement in this symposium is a testament to its importance.

The symposium is set to be an informative and engaging event, with a range of other experts in the field also set to share their insights on this topic. Attendees can expect to leave with a better understanding of the controversies around ultra-processed foods and the impact they have on our health.

For more information visit Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia website.

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

Launch of AfriCAN May 25th

Join us under the Baobab tree for a webinar launch of Africa Catalyzing Action for Nutrition (AfriCAN), a new network with a mission to mobilise and harness Africa’s untapped and underutilised resources towards improving nutrition sustainably on the continent.

This event will introduce AfriCAN and feature a panel discussion on sustainable solutions to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. Speakers include:

  • Professor Francis B. Zotor, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Director AfriCAN (Moderator)

  • Dr Namanga Ngongi, Former Deputy Executive Director WFP; Former Chair, UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) & Board Chair, AfriCAN

  • Ms Isatou Jallow, Executive Director, AfriCAN

  • Ms Julia Tagwireyi, Former Director, Food and Nutrition Council, Zimbabwe and Director, AfriCAN

  • Dr Josue Dione, Former Director, Food Security and Sustainable Development Division, UNECA and Board Member, AfriCAN

  • Dr Charity Binka, Executive Director, Women, Media and Change

  • Dr Habiba Hassan-Wassef, Trustee, African Nutrition Society

  • Sheikh Tijan Tunkara, Youth Representative and Community Activist

  • Dr Lawalley Cole, Executive Director, Coalition on media and education for development, Africa Forum (CAFOR)  

For more info & register

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

Free Webinar – Nutritional oncology: the tip of the iceberg and what is looming underneath

The Candian Nutrition Society has extended their series of Webinars.

The next free webinars takes place on Thursday, April 01 12:00 – 13:00 (ET)

Dr. Carla Prado from the University of Alberta discusses the importance of nutritional status and challenges and opportunities in nutrition research and clinical practice as it relates to nutritional oncology.

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