|SCN News, Number 19 - Nutrition and Healthy Agents (UNSSCN, 1999, 84 p.)|
COURSES, MEETINGS, ANNOUNCEMENTS
Graduate Programme in Nutrition and Health
Emory University's interdisciplinary PhD program in Nutrition and Health Sciences provides students with the necessary skills to investigate the relationship between nutrition and human health, especially with respect to the prevention and control of nutritional problems and related diseases. Training opportunities are available with faculty in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society, and other groups in the Atlanta, Georgia USA area. Research specialties of the faculty include: molecular, clinical and international nutrition, and nutritional epidemiology. Accepted applicants receive a full tuition waiver of US$22,855 and are eligible for a competitive stipend of US$18,000 per year. Obtain an application through our web site at http://www.biomed.emory.edu
Contact: Recruitment and Admissions, Graduate Div of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, 1462 Clifton Rd, Ste 312, Atlanta GA 30322 USA; tel 404 727 2545; email email@example.com
Gender, Health and Communicable Disease
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
3-20 April 2000
This short course is presented by the Gender and Health Group of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The aim of the course is to enhance the capacity of policymakers and planners to analyze and address gender inequities in health and health care in developing countries. The course will have a specific focus on gender in infectious diseases such as TB, malaria and sexually transmitted infections (STI) and the implications for health systems development. It is designed for senior level policymakers, planners and managers in health from national ministries, international or national health organizations and from NGOs. Participants limited to 20; course fee US$1980 (£1200) plus living expenses estimated at US£1050 (£700); application deadline is 31 January 2000.
For further information contact: R Tolhurst, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA UK; tel 0151 708 9393; fax 0515 7071702; email firstname.lastname@example.org
European Nutrition Leadership Programme
14-22 June 2000
The sixth seminar of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme will be held in Luxembourg from 14-22 June 2000 under the Directorship of Prof Clive E West and Prof Frans J Kok. The aim of this programme is to organize an advanced annual training seminar with an emphasis on communication of nutrition science information, future strategies and topics for nutrition research; and nutrition science and health in a European perspective. The seminars are designed for PhD students in their final year and post-doctoral fellows studying or working in Europe. Registration fee is 750 Euro; application deadline is 7 Jan 2000. A small number of grants up to 500 Euro are available. Those interested should send, together with their application form, a letter justifying their application together with a budget.
For information and forms contact: L Duyum-Brookman, Div Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129,6700 EV Wageningen, the Netherlands; tel +31 317 483 054; fax +31 317 483 342; email email@example.com website http://www.ftns.wau.nl/nutepi/enlp
World Federation of Public Health Associations - IX
"Challenges for Public Health at the Dawn of the 21st Century"
2-6 September 2000 in Beijing, China
The World Federation of Public Health Associations announces its IX International Congress to be held in Beijing, China in September 2000. The meeting will be hosted by the China Preventive Medicine Association and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Join health practitioners, policymakers, administrators, development workers, researchers, and many others from governments, academia, international organizations, and the NGO community for this exciting event. WFPHA is an NGO composed of national public health associations from 60 countries. WFPHA Congresses are held every three years and are co-sponsored by WHO and UNICEF. Plenary sessions are planned on Global Tobacco Control and Poverty Alleviation and Social Justice for the Millennium. Sub-themes include community development and health promotion, reproductive health, maternal and child health, ageing and health, nutrition quality and food security, traditional medicine and health, globalization and health, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and the environment pollution and ecosystem degradation. The call for abstracts is expected to be issued in late May/early June.
For further information contact: WFPHA Secretariat, 800 Eye St NW, Washington DC 20001; tel 202 789 5696; fax 202 789 5661; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth International Conference
"A Challenge for the New Millennium: Promoting the Appropriate Use of Dietary Assessment Tools for All"
17-20 September 2000 in Tucson, Arizona USA
This conference, sponsored by the University of Arizona's Prevention Center will provide critical information for current and potential users of dietary assessment methods and dietary data who work in research settings and clinical and public health programs. It will also provide cutting edge information for researchers who work on developing new dietary assessment methods and who compare and evaluate dietary assessment tools. The conference will consist of workshops, round table discussions, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and poster sessions. A series of social and cultural events will allow conference participants to exchange ideas and to stimulate collaborative projects. The overall goals of the conference are to enhance the understanding of changing dietary patterns as they relate to diet and health, and to facilitate the development and monitoring of nutrition related health objectives through the use of better methods of assessing food and nutrient intake. Conference registration forms are available on the website - early registration with discounted fees will be accepted until 15 July (reduced fees for students, some scholarships available). Abstracts to be submitted on or before 1 May.
For further information contact: D Taren, PhD, PO Box 245163, Tucson AZ 85724 USA; tel 520 626 4609; fax 520 626 7906; email email@example.com website http://www.ahsc.arizona.edu/apc/conferences/dietmethods.htm
17th International Congress of
27-31 August 2001 in Vienna, Austria
The IUNS and the Austrian Nutrition Society announce the 17th International Congress of Nutrition to be held in Vienna on 27-31 August 2001. This congress will present scientific discussions on all aspects of nutritional sciences under the theme, "Modern Aspects of Nutrition - Present Knowledge and Future Perspectives". Distinguished scientists from all parts of the world will attend. In addition to plenary lectures and traditional subject-specific symposia, the programme will include debate sessions on selected controversial issues. The "Preliminary Program and Call for Abstracts" will be mailed during the Fall 2000; the deadline for submitting an abstract is 31 December 2000; advance registration until April 2001.
For further information contact: Dr I Elmadfa, IUNS, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14 (Pharmaziezentrum), A-1090 Vienna, Austria; +43 1 31336-8213; fax +43 1 31336-773; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Administrative Secretariat at AUSTROPA INTERCONVENTION, 17th International Congress of Nutrition, Wahringer Strasse 6-8, A-1090, Vienna, Austria; tel +431 316 8017; fax +43 1 315 5650; email email@example.com
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SCN NEWS sincerely thanks all contributors to this issue, especially the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing, Tufts University; our reviewers; and J Hedley. The July 2000 issue of SCN NEWS will have the theme of Nutrition and Agriculture. We are considering the theme of Nutrition and the Environment for the December 2000 issue. Please send us materials, books, notice of events, letters to the editor, etc. that you would like us to consider.
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