Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I feel honored to have the responsibility to chair the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), to be held in Buenos Aires, October 15th – 20th, 2017.

The Sociedad Argentina de Nutrición (SAN) will be in charge of managing the Congress. This renowned society was founded in 1941 by the scientist Prof. Pedro Escudero, pioneer in Latin America.

For ten years the SAN has been working together with Nutrition Societies of the Southern Cone, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Chile in the field of Nutrition Quality Education in medical schools, as well as joint activities with other scientific related societies.

The IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition is a four yearly meeting that’s been held since 1946. Its 21st edition will be based in Buenos Aires for the first time in its history.

It is my pleasure to invite you to experience this vibrant multicultural metropolis designated “City of Design” by UNESCO. Its wide range of cultural diversity will amaze you.

We are currently designing the scientific programme according to the motto “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” with the aim of encouraging the exchange of knowledge in order to achieve the improvement of Nutrition Security.

We intend to focus on every aspect of nutrition issues going through a wide variety of topics which will be dealt with from different perspectives in order to enrich our attendees’ points of view.

Allow me to mention the pillars of our preliminary programme:

  1. Advances in Nutrition Research
  2. Nutrition Through Life Course
  3. Public Health Nutrition and Environment
  4. Nutrition and Management of Diseases
  5. Nutrients and Nutritional Assessment
  6. Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds
  7. Food culture practices and Nutritional Education
  8. Agriculture, Food Science and Safety

Our main goal is to offer you a high-level meeting focused on addressing the key aspects of nutrition in a multicultural environment, from state-of-the-art reviews to cutting edge nutritional science information.

We hope to cover all your needs in 2017 and we are looking forward to giving you the warmest welcome.

See you soon in Buenos Aires!

Dr. Mabel Alicia Brígida Carrera
President of the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN)