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Monday 26 March 2018

09:30  Registration and refreshments

10:20  Welcome
Nutrition Society Scottish Secretary and Scientific Programme Organisers

10:30  Plenary Lecture One
Avoid processed and ultra processed foods: Sound bite advice or just a sound bite
Professor Julie Miller Jones, St. Catherine University, St Paul, USA

Symposium One: Competition and bioavailability of dietary components
Chair: Dr Derek Ball

11:30  Physiological and genetic factors affecting pro-vitamin A bioefficacy
Professor Georg Lietz, Newcastle University

12:00  Iron bioavailability: why the fuss?
Dr Dora Pereira, University of Cambridge, UK and Medical Research Unit, The Gambia, Africa

12:30  Approaches used to adjust for bioavailability when deriving dietary recommendations
Professor Sue Fairweather-Tait, University of East Anglia, UK

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Original Communication Sessions

15:30  Refreshments

Symposium 2: Nutrient interactions and their role in protection from chronic diseases
Chair: Dr Emilie Combert Aspray 

16:00  Multiple nutritional factors and autoimmune thyroid disease 
Professor Margaret Rayman, University of Surrey, UK

16:30  Protein and bone health across lifespan
Professor Craig Sale, University of Nottingham, UK

17:00  Relationship between the systemic inflammatory response and nutritional status
Professor Donal McMillan, University of Glasgow, Scotland

17:30  Close of day one

19:30  Conference Dinner