The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2014

Carbohydrates in health: friends or foes? 
14–17 July 2014

University of Glasgow, UK

University of Glasgow

Carbohydrates, which represent the main source of dietary energy, can potentially affect human health and the risk of chronic disease. The aim of this meeting is to explore the contribution of cereals, and related products rich in carbohydrate, in feeding the world’s population.  Mechanisms by which dietary carbohydrates impact on gut health, appetite, obesity and related disorders will be explored.  Attendees at this meeting will learn, with world-leading experts, about current perspectives on the impact of carbohydrates and fibre on human health and have the opportunity to network with colleagues from basic science, nutrition, dietetics, public health and industry. Four main symposia will focus on:

  • Global challenges and solutions in cereal production
  • New perspectives on carbohydrate and health
  • Non digestible carbohydrates, gut microbiota and obesity
  • Wholegrains, dietary fibre and grain-derived phytochemicals

The programme will include a variety of plenary sessions, Original Communications, an exclusive opportunity to listen to the Silver Medal Lecture and NEW Public Health Nutrition Medal Lecture , attend the Theme Highlights session and participate in Student Career events and the Postgraduate Symposium, plus several opportunities to network and participate during our vibrant evening programme. 

Benefits of attending the Summer Meeting 2014:

  • Gain a wider understanding of a range of new concepts in nutritional science
  • Listen to the experts present the latest cutting edge research
  • Network with colleagues from your field
  • Keep your CPD requirements up to date
  • Participate in discussions around key Original Communications in the area of nutritional science

BDA endorsement and AfN accreditation applied for.

This meeting is open to Members of The Nutrition Society and other individuals paying the appropriate registration fee. The proceedings of the meeting may not be published, nor communicated to any person except by direct negotiation with and agreement of the Nutrition Society.