IPC2016 – abstract deadline extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for International conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics has been extended to 15th April 2016.

For more information and guidance on how to submit an abstract please click here to visit the IPC2016 website.

IUNS Re-Integration grant – apply now!

The IUNS Re-Integration grant was launched in December 2015. This grant is to enable early career nutritionists who have completed their doctoral training in a developed country to start their career and or settle in their jobs in their home country.

Applications are open until 30th June 2016.

For more information on how to apply for the grant please click here.

IUNS Newsletter March 2016

The IUNS Newsletter March 2016 is now available to read. This edition contains the report of the latest IUNS Council meeting and updates from preparations for the 21st IUNS-ICN in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The online version is available here, and the newsletter can also be downloaded from the IUNS website via this link.

Malnutrition eLearning Newsletter March 2016

The latest Malnutrition eLearning Newsletter has been published. The Malnutrition eLearning course has been developed by the University of Southampton, UK and the International Malnutrition Task Force (Prevention and Control of Malnutrition IUNS Task Force). This course is freely available to healthcare workers around the world.

The newsletter can be accessed here.

The Malnutrition eLearning course can be accessed here.

21st IUNS-ICN 15th – 20th October 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

IUNS would like to draw your attention to the new date of the 21st IUNS-ICN. The Congress will now take place on 15th – 20th October 2017. Remember to put it in your diaries!

Please also remember that Adhering Bodies with unpaid dues are not eligible for any of the IUNS benefits such as Travel grants, election of officers and Council members, Re-integration grants (see below), etc. Do make sure your dues are up to date.

Announcement of Plenary Speakers – IPC2016

The International Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics 2016 has announced two plenary speakers, these are:

Hania Szajewska, Chair of Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Chairperson of the ESPGHAN Working Group on Probiotics and Prebiotics and the Chairperson of the ESPGHAN Working Group on Outcomes in Nutrition Trials.
Title of presentation:  “Probiotics in Children – Do They Work? A practitioner’s point of view”
David Mills, Professor in the Departments of Food Science & Technology, University of California, USA
Title of presentation:  “Establishment of a Milk-Oriented Microbiota in Infants: New Insight into Probiotics and ‎Prebiotics”
The deadline for submission of abstracts for the conference is 31st March 2016, abstracts can be submitted online via this link www.probiotic-conference.net.

Nutrition for Developing Countries – 3rd Edition

The 3rd edition of ‘Nutrition for Developing Countries’ published by Oxford University Press and edited by Felicity Savage King, Ann Burgess, Victoria J. Quinn and Akoto K Osei with a Foreword by Anna Lartey is available as a paperback (with 30% discount until March 2017), e-book or online

For more information about the book and how to obtain a discount on it’s purchase, please click here.

Vacancy for Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme

The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, based in Beijing, China, which will be vacant on 01 June 2016.

Please see the attached document, available here, for more information