Calendar of Events
  • 1st Worldwide Congress on Hidden Hunger from 6 to 9 March 2013. 
    Experts from Germany, the USA, the UN and the FAO will come together for the first time to join the international congress from the 6th to the 9th of March 2013 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Their common goal is to bring the crisis caused by a worldwide micronutrient deficiency to the attention of politicians and the general public and to demonstrate which strategies can be used to get the problem under control. Fighting hidden hunger is an important task to be accomplished not only in poorer countries, but also in many developed nations in Europe and North America.
    Visit the homepage of the congress at:
    Society of Behavioral Medicine 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions is to be held in San Francisco, California from March 20-23, 2013.  
    Embodying the meeting theme, “Technology: the Excitement and the Evidence,” the conference program will explore the many ways that technological innovations are expanding the reach and impact of behavioral medicine.  For more information pertaining to program updates, submission procedures and deadlines, as well as things to see and do in San Francisco, visit the 2013 SBM Annual Meeting website:
    1st International Probiotics Prebiotics and Functional Food Congress to be organized by Turkish Probiotic Prebiotic Association (TPPA) on April 11 – 13, 2013 at Sueno Hotel Side, Antalya - Turkey.
    For detailed information please visit the website:
    First edition of the World Forum for Nutrition Research Conference: Mediterranean Food on Health and Disease to be held in Reus (Tarragona, Spain) from May 20th–21st, 2013.
    The World Forum for Nutrition Research Conference will provide the opportunity to have an overview of recent advances in research regarding the health benefits (as well as other social and cultural benefits) of the typical foods that form the Mediterranean diet.
    The World Forum for Nutrition Research Conference emerges as the meeting point of three major events to be held in Spain in 2013: The International Congress of Nutrition (in Granada) organized by the International Union of Nutrition Sciences, the World Congress on Nuts and Dried Fruits (in Barcelona) organized by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation, and the International Congress on Mediterranean Diet (in Barcelona) organized by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation.  This Forum is organized in collaboration with the Iberoamerican Nutrition Foundation (FINUT), the International Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation and the Mediterranean Diet Foundation.
    On the conference website you can find more details about the event.
    Portuguese Association of Nutritionists will organize the 12th Nutrition and Food Congress which will be held from 16th to 17th of June 2013 at Lisboa Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal.
    The Portuguese Association of Nutritionists organized this congress for the first time in 2002 and now it is the biggest congress in this field of science in Portugal. Usually it receives 1200 to 1500 participants (nutritionists, dietitians, medical doctors, engineers and students). 
    This year the Congress will focus on “Surprise and undertake future”.  More information can be found in
    Important dates:
    25th March 2013 – Last day for abstracts (400 words) submission
    19th April 2013 – Early registration fee
    Portuguese Nutritionists Association in collaboration with the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences will host the 8th International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences - Global, National and Local Perspectives (ICCAS 2013), which will be held from 19 to 21 of June at the Rectorship building of Porto University – Porto, Portugal.
    This Conference aims to build on the success of past programs by drawing together individuals and organizations from a variety of disciplines, where experts and practitioners can exchange ideas and develop themes of mutual interest and benefit.
    To achieve the central thrust of the Conference, that is combining culinary arts and science, the themes will focus on five major areas:
    1) Foodservice
    2) Food Habits and Nutrition
    3) Food Science and Technology
    4) Food and Tourism
    5) Food Choice and Consumer
    More information can be found in
    Important dates:
    24th April 2013 - Early registration fee
    10th June 2013 - Proceedings published
    20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) is being held at Granada (Spain), from September 15-20, 2013, at the Granada Congress Center, Paseo Violon, S/N 18006 Granada, Spain. 
    Topics covered include advances in nutrition research, public health nutrition, nutritional assessment, food culture practices, functional foods & bioactive compounds, and so on.  Visit for more details.

    12th Hellenic Dietetic Association Congress, Athens, Greece 5-8 December 2013
    The 17th ICRNM will be held in Wurzburg, Germany from 6-10 May 2014.
    This will be an important congress for all dietitians involved in the nutritional care of patients with Kidney Disease, whether Acute or Chronic.  A dedicated website for the ISRNM 2014 Congress will be added to the ISRNM website: and please follow any updates.