Nutrition Society Conference: getting energy balance right

The University of Leeds is delighted to host this year’s Nutrition Society Summer Conference, returning to the city for the first time in more than 15 years.

The event will take place between 10th – 12th July and will see 300 delegates visit the University of Leeds.

For this year’s conference, national and international speakers will be discussing the theme ‘getting energy balance right’. The proceedings from the main symposia and the original communications presented at this meeting will be published in the ‘Proceedings of the Nutrition Society’ journal.

July’s conference will include three days of plenary sessions and award lectures alongside six themed symposia. In addition, there will be 12 original communication sessions providing delegates with the opportunity to present their work. Providing state-of-the-art perspectives on the physiological mechanisms and environmental factors influencing energy balance, speakers will be covering topics from the influence of the micro biome and epigenetics, to the roles of dietary sugars, lipids and other dietary factors on energy metabolism. 

Inspired by both the scientific theme and recent guidelines from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, scientific programme organisers, Dr Bernadette Moore and Dr Christine Bosch will lead the conference hosted at the University of Leeds.

Both Dr Moore and Dr Bosch have worked closely with the Head Chef of catering to ensure the conference provides a delicious and nutritious menu featuring locally-sourced, Yorkshire products, with Vegan and Halal options. 

In addition, they have appointed an ‘Activity Champion’, Dr Carrie Ruxton, for the conference who will both encourage standing as an option through scientific sections and champion the variety of options for physical activity throughout the conference. 

Physical activities will include an ‘Art Walk’ which tours the University campus and art collections on Tuesday lunchtime; a jogging session on Wednesday morning; yoga on Wednesday evening, and a tour of Leeds Town Hall with an option to climb the 203 steps of the clock tower, before the Gala dinner.

Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences of the conference on social media, using the event hashtag #HealthyMeeting.

Dr Bernadette Moore commented: “We are excited to be hosting this year’s Nutrition Society Summer Conference. The School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds is globally renowned for its research across the whole spectrum of food and nutrition from the molecular level to population health, meaning it is the ideal environment for innovative discussions. We hope that delegates will receive insight from cutting-edge Nutritional Science as well as all Leeds has to offer as a vibrant and thriving city.”

The Nutrition Society’s summer conference 2018, promises to be an engaging event, detailing the latest research and innovations facing the current issues around nutrition.

To register your place please visit the Nutrition Society's website 

Dr Bernadette Moore, Associate Professor in the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds was awarded the prestigious Nutrition Society Silver Medal for 2018. .