Nutrition Society Summer Conference

300 delegates visit the University of Leeds to discuss ‘getting energy balance right’

Great Hall - Nutrition Society Summer Conference

MEETinLEEDS is delighted to announce that Leeds has been chosen to host this year’s Nutrition Society Summer Conference, returning to the city for the first time in more than 15 years.

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 18 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 microbiome and epigenetics, to the roles of dietary sugars, lipids and other dietary factors on energy metabolism.

The University of Leeds offers a vast range of facilities ideal for any conference, which the Nutrition Society is taking advantage of. This includes a reception night in the beautiful Parkinson Court and an exhibition hall hosted in the Exhibition Centre, featuring the traveling historical archive exhibit of the Nutrition Society and other booths. The admirable aspect of the conference is its devotion to be a health meeting aided by an enthusiastic health champion, who will encourage people to move around and engage. This includes organised morning runs, yoga sessions, an art walk during lunch and a menu full of locally sourced healthy foods.

Dr. J Bernadette Moore at the University of Leeds 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.”

Harriet Boatwright, Sales & Marketing Manager at the MEETinLEEDS, added: “Attracting such a high-profile conference is demonstrative of not only the success of the work in our School of Food Science and Nutrition but also the conference offer on the University of Leeds’ campus. We very much look forward to showcasing the venues and welcoming a wide spectrum of speakers both within the UK and internationally.”