Another year has passed, and it is now time to recap everything that happened during Nutrition Futures 2022. With last year’s conference taking place in hybrid format resulting from the recent pandemic, this year we were back to being fully in person. Coventry University was our lovely host, who also helped The Nutrition Society to organise the event and arrange the social programme for our delegates.
Organised and hosted by the University of Cork, the 2022 Irish Section Conference took place between 15 – 17 June. The programme focused on a series of interlinked symposia, reflecting on the contribution of nutrition science to human health, from historical advances through to the current challenges and future perspectives.
This year’s Scottish Section Conference took place as a hybrid event at The Royal Society in Edinburgh. Thanks to the venue’s excellent technological support, online delegates were able to experience and engage with the conference in a very similar format to those who attended in person; showcasing just how the Society has been able grow and adapt to the post COVID-19 era.
This year, The Nutrition Society’s Irish Section annual Postgraduate Conference returned for the 31st time on 9 – 11 February 2022. Hosted by the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), Ulster University, Coleraine, and led by the local organising team: Lauren Devine, Shane Gordon and Erika Rosbotham; the three day event welcomed over 80 delegates from across the island of Ireland and the United Kingdom to the Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush.
Following the restrictions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter Conference 2021 was a welcome opportunity to meet in-person again. Over 165 delegates attended at the Royal Society in London, with a further 171 joining virtually from over 17 countries.
Attracting over 370 delegates from across 34 countries, The Society’s second Member-led short conference of 2021 took place online on 4 – 5 October.
Professor Jayne Woodside, Queen’s University Belfast, opened the conference with a warm welcome before speakers took delegates through the latest research findings exploring plant-rich dietary patterns and health.
Hosted by the University of Southampton, the 2021 Summer Conference provided a timely overview of the challenges that Nutrition Professionals are facing and will continue to face as we address the climate crisis. Having a huge impact on the way we now work and live, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial need to address nutrition inequalities and immunological health requirements that exist amongst many populations as we shift to a more sustainable way of living.