Conference Circuit: Nutrition-palooza

The American Society for Nutrition’s inaugural flagship meeting, Nutrition 2018, begins this weekend in Boston. Attendance is expected to exceed 3,000.

More than 3,000 scientific researchers, practitioners, global and public health professionals, policymakers, and advocacy leaders will make their way to Boston in the upcoming days to advance nutrition science and network with their colleagues from around the globe.

Organization: American Society for Nutrition

Conference: Nutrition 2018

Venue: Hynes Convention Center

City: Boston

Following preconference sessions on Friday and early Saturday, the inaugural Nutrition 2018 kicks off on Saturday afternoon with the opening session and presidential symposium. A panel of experts will discuss innovative policies for food and nutrition assistance programs. Also worth noting:

Get to know ASN. Attendees can drop by ASN Live! to find out more about how to engage with the organization. They’ll also have the chance to meet some of ASN’s leaders and award winners. For example, CEO John Courtney and board members will drop by to talk about the organization’s future and answer questions.

Need for speed. The meeting’s speed-networking event will give students an opportunity to speak with several groups of mentors from a variety of sectors (including academia, industry, and government) and gain insight into the numerous career paths available in the nutrition industry.

Federal connections. One-on-one sessions called Connect with the Fed will allow early-career and established researchers to get their questions and concerns addressed regarding grant funding. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Defense will be on hand.

Head to Twitter (#Nutrition2018), Facebook, and Instagram for other details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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