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You won’t want to miss this pre-meeting on the morning of December 6, 2022, in Tokyo! 

The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) will be very active at the upcoming ICN2022 conference in Tokyo in December this year!

As well as the FENS symposium on December 8 (13:15-14:45 JST), FENS will host an interactive workshop on Improving Standards in the Science of Nutrition on December 6 from 09:00 to 12:00 (JST) (before the ICN2022 opening plenary that afternoon). 

We would like to warmly invite you to participate in this workshop. 

Why does FENS need your participation? 

In October 2019, FENS kicked off the Improving Standards in the Science of Nutrition initiative, tasking three working groups to focus on problem themes generated by the Dutch-based “Nutrition in Transition” discussion group (summarized in: Calder et al., 2020; Penders et al., 2017; Tufford et al., 2020). 

The Improving Standards in the Science of Nutrition working groups have raised the following issues and are using ICN2022 to involve the global nutrition community in their interpretation: 

  • How can we optimally create and use appropriate concepts and methods to conduct nutrition research, that delivers credible and applicable results? 
  • How can we align these results with the current CONSORT guidelines, to best present them for use by the nutrition and wider community? 

Participants joining this World Café-style workshop will be expected to actively interact on specific questions within these issues. Results of the discussions will help to shape the outputs from the Improving Standards in the Science of Nutrition FENS initiative, in addition to the focus areas for the FENS conference in Belgrade, Serbia, 14-17 November 2023. 

Interested in helping improve standards in the science of nutrition? Join us for the workshop!

Please register by 30 November 2022. 

Calder, P. C., Feskens, E. J. M., Kraneveld, A. D., Plat, J., van ’T Veer, P., & de Vries, J. (2020). Towards “improved Standards in the Science of Nutrition” through the Establishment of Federation of European Nutrition Societies Working Groups. In Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (Vol. 76, Issue 1, pp. 2–5). S. Karger AG. https://doi.org/10.1159/000506325 

Penders, B., Wolters, A., Feskens, E. F., Brouns, F., Huber, M., Maeckelberghe, E. L. M., Navis, G., Ockhuizen, T., Plat, J., Sikkema, J., Stasse-Wolthuis, M., van ‘t Veer, P., Verweij, M., & de Vries, J. (2017). Capable and credible? Challenging nutrition science. In European Journal of Nutrition (Vol. 56, Issue 6, pp. 2009–2012). Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH and Co. KG. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1507-y 

Tufford, A. R., Calder, P. C., Van’t Veer, P., Feskens, E. F., Ockhuizen, T., Kraneveld, A. D., Sikkema, J., & de Vries, J. (2020). Is nutrition science ready for the 21 st century? Moving towards transdisciplinary impacts in a changing world. Eur J Nutr, 59, 1–10.