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This introductory webinar is designed for those without formal training in nutrition genetics who want to learn about the evidence-base of genetic variations associated with common diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.  Diet and lifestyle factors, disease risk and susceptibility to various conditions will be explained and exemplified through genetic case studies.  Advances and limitations of available genetic testing methods, including their ethical, regulatory and consumer perspectives, and the acceptance and compliance of personalised advice sought by the public, will be discussed. 

The webinar has been developed by a registered dietitian with experience of working in the NHS, and who has further certification in Nutritional Genomics from the European Nutrigenomics Organisation in Wageningen (Netherlands) and in South Africa, plus practical experience in the field.  

Who should participate?

Nutritionists, dietitians and health professionals with an interest in the emerging field of personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics.  Plus, postgraduate students, early and mid-career researchers and nutrition/ diet/ food scientists wishing to expand their knowledge in this rapidly developing area. 

What last years delegates said about the Nutritional Genomics workshop?

The detail and structure of content was very well organised and pitched at exactly right level

Presentation was excellent