Whether your focus is nutrition research, clinical practice, academia, public policy or an allied field, you can’t afford to miss NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, June 7–10. This year’s program features more than 100 sessions packed full with research discoveries, clinical breakthroughs, and the latest policies and practices presented by leading nutrition scientists and researchers from around the world. With sessions exploring new horizons in nutrition science as well as programs designed just for students and those new to the field, everyone from novices to seasoned professionals will benefit from participating in ASN’s annual online meeting.
This year, scientific symposia and education sessions will be organized around core themes, including:
- Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism: Among the sessions focusing on this theme, ASN member Dallas Donohoe, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, will chair a timely symposium on “Immunocompetence, Nutrition, and COVID-19,” Monday, June 7 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT. Be sure to tune in to discover what we’ve learned about the key role nutrition plays in COVID-19 prevention, disease progression, and treatment.
- Clinical and Translational Nutrition: Can the field of precision nutrition meet its promise of offering personalized nutrition based on an individual’s unique health profile? This issue will be addressed when ASN member and AJCN Dennis Bier MD Young Career Editor Kevin Klatt, PhD, RD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, chairs “The Field of Precision Nutrition: Hype or Hope?,” Tuesday, June 8 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT.
- Global and Public Health Nutrition: ASN member Winnie Bell, MPH, MS, Senior Researcher at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Marieke Vossenaar, PhD, Center for Dietary Assessment, will co-chair “Using Innovative Technologies for Nutrition and Dietary Assessment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” Wednesday, June 9 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Speakers will explore innovative technologies—from tablet-based 24-hour recall to artificial intelligence image capture—that can support low- and middle-income countries in overcoming challenges in measuring diets and child growth.
- Food Science and Systems: ASN members Daniel Raiten, PhD, Program Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and John Finley, PhD, National Program Leader in Human Nutrition at USDA ARS, will co-chair “Protein in a Changing Environment,” presenting new research findings on current protein nutrition needs and human health. The session will take place Monday, June 7 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT.
A special clinical track geared to health care providers, “From Research to Practice,” will review the latest findings in nutrition science research, with an emphasis on their applications to clinical practice. Sessions include:
- Maternal and Paternal Nutrition
- Early Life Nutrition
- Healthy Debate: What Role(s) Does Exercise Play in Weight Management and Energy Balance?
- Current Issues in Adult Nutrition
- Nutrition and the Brain
“Connect with the Fed” sessions have been designed to help you take advantage of important new funding opportunities as well as a host of resources available from federal agencies. These sessions will be hosted by leaders from the National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, and United States Food and Drug Administration. Sessions include:
- NIH’s All of Us Research Program: What Nutrition Researchers Need to Know
- A Database You Can Use to Research the Ingredients in Dietary Supplements
- Understanding and Using National Dietary Data: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2017-2018
- Update from the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Many NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE sessions offer continuing education credits for dietitians, physicians, and other professionals. Sessions must be attended live to claim continuing education credit. Click here for full details and eligibility.
In addition, to everything mentioned above, NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will offer original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions and special lectures delivered by the most recognized and lauded names in nutrition science and practice. The virtual exhibit hall will give you the chance to explore and test out the latest technologies, products, and services. Plus, a variety of networking events will help you get to know colleagues from around the world, and perhaps even jumpstart collaborations.
In short, there’s something for everyone at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. If you haven’t already registered, do so TODAY!