Conferences
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Organised by:
Irish Section, The Nutrition Society
Co-chair of local organising committee: Dr Anne Nugent, Queen's University Belfast
Co-chair of local organising committee: Professor Jayne Woodside, Queen's University Belfast
Conference Panel

Join us as we kick off the Society’s inaugural Congress!

Unique to the new Congress (previously the Summer Conference) is that you will have greater opportunity to engage with more nutrition science than ever before. In 2024 the core programme will be delivered by the Irish Section of The Nutrition Society, supported by the Science Committee. The theme of these symposia will be ‘new data – focused approaches and challenges’. Outside of the core programme you will have the chance to hear the latest research from the Society’s partner organisations, universities, the private sector and more, on a diverse range of research.

Wonder if the congress is for you? The Society’s conferences bring together a global audience from a diverse range of disciplines within the field, including academics, students, HCPs, industry, freelancers, and policy leaders.

Topic of the congress:

The discipline of nutrition science is diverse in nature – encompassing the study of human health from a molecular to a public health level, and from an ingredient or nutrient level to positioning as part of a (sustainable) global food system. Recognising this diversity, the data used to underpin and inform nutrition science are complex, stemming from a variety of sources. The aim of this congress is to provide an overview of the diversity of the data collected and used within the field of nutrition science and how analysis of this data has and can be used to progress the discipline.

Format 

This conference is an in-person event only. 

Day One

09:00

Registration

11:00

Opening Ceremony
Professor Ian Young, Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and Queen's University Belfast, UK 

11:05

Plenary Lecture One
 

11:05

Challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable food system as we strive to achieve SDG 2030
Professor Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute, USA 

12:00

Core Symposium One - Nutrition data in epidemiology
Parallel Session One
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12:00

Challenges in the use of data in nutritional epidemiology - understanding how to use dietary intakes, dietary patterns, and biomarkers of nutritional status to assess how dietary exposure relates to human health across the life course
Professor Edith Feskens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 

12:30

The potential uses for routinely collected data and data linkage in nutritional epidemiology
Professor Tilman Kuhn, MedUni Vienna and University of Vienna, Austria 

13:00

Biomarkers of Nutritional Exposure and Nutritional Status in nutritional epidemiology
Professor Lorraine Brennan, University College Dublin, Ireland

13:30

Lunch Break

14:30

Original Communication Session One

15:30

Refreshment Break

16:00

Original Communication Session Two 

17:30

Theme Highlights and SIG Session One 
Parallel Session 

17:30

Theme Highlights

17:30

Treatment and prevention of disease

17:50

Food Systems

18:10

Optimum life course 

18:30

Novel nutrition technologies

17:30

SIG Session One

19:00

Drinks Reception
Europa Hotel
The social & networking event is open to all delegates as part of the registration fee.

The congress is currently an in-person event. 

Congress venue: 

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre
2-10 Fisherwick Place
Belfast
BT1 6DW

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Call for Abstract Details

 The abstract submission portal for the Nutrition Congress 2024 is now open. Submit your abstract here

Abstract submissions is open until 29 April 2024. 

To get ahead with submitting your abstract please read the guidance on how to submit your abstract using the online system. 

Please read the instructions to authors. Your abstract does not have to relate to the specific theme of the congress. You may also find tips on writing a successful abstract useful.

Your abstract will be limited to 450 words (excluding references and author information). Please note that corrections will not be accepted after the deadline.

All communications regarding your abstract including acknowledgement and acceptance will be electronic using the email address provided on each submission. After submitting your abstract you will receive a confirmation email.

How to Submit a successful abstract:

1) Use these tips on writing a successful abstract

2) Read the instructions to authors 

3) Submit your abstract 

When will I hear if my abstract has been accepted?

Authors will hear by mid-May if their abstract has been accepted for presentation. All presenting authors will need to register to attend the conference in-person.

If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Events Officer.

Order your tickets

£220

Member - To benefit from the membership rate, please log in to your membership area before completing the registration. 

£100

Student/LIC/Unwaged Member - To benefit from the membership rate, please log in to your membership area before completing the registration.

Any students attending alone or for the first time and would like a conference buddy, please sign up HERE.

£185

Group rate for members and non-members* Please contact [email protected]

£310

Non - Member

£75

Group rate for students* Please contact [email protected]

£150

Non - member -  Please register HERE to purchase the day rate. 

£100

Member - Please register HERE to purchase the day rate. 

To benefit from the membership rate, please log in to your membership area before completing the registration.

£65

Student/LIC/Unwaged Member - Please register HERE to purchase the day rate. 

To benefit from the membership rate, please log in to your membership area before completing the registration.

UK Postgraduate Competition

The Nutrition Society Postgraduate Competition offers current Society members who are postgraduate students registered for a Higher Degree the opportunity to present an original short review paper on their research topic in the Postgraduate Symposium at the Nutrition Society Congress. All winners of the competition will have the opportunity to have their review published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 

Find out more and apply here.

Silver Medal

The Silver Medal application portal is open. 

Find out more about the medal here.

Julie Wallace Award

The Julie Wallace Award application portal is open. 

Find out more about the award here.