Non NSA events


International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation Conference

WHEN: 3 - 7 March 2016 (Friday – Monday)

WHERE: Stellenbosch, South Africa

The International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) have announced the 18th ISRHML Conference.

This is going to be the first ISRHML conference on the African continent, emphasizing ISRHML’s goal to reach and include excellent researchers from all parts of the world and expand their scientific network globally. The Scientific Organizing Committee  developed four educational pre-conference workshops for March 3 as well as eight scientific sessions for the main conference.

In addition, participating trainees are going to benefit from dedicated training track events like the newly introduced Meet-the-Experts Breakfast and a Meet-Your-Local-Peers session, highlighting ISRHML’s objective to foster the development of emerging scientists in the field. Scientific abstracts are due 9 October 2015.

For more information visit the conference website.

The Science of Nutrition in Medicine

The 6th Science of Nutrition in Medicine Conference

WHEN: 30 April – 1 May 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

WHERE: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, Australia

The 2016 Science of Nutrition in Medicine Conference will bring you a distinguished list of international and local experts addressing the themes of:

  • Allergy and autoimmunity
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Toxins: Nutrition and the environment
  • Scientific abstracts

The 2016 Conference themes will address the connection between allergies, autoimmunity and underlying immune dysfunction, and the possible role of environmental factors such as nutrition and toxins.  The developmental origins of health and disease will be further explored in the child and adolescent health stream.

The Science of Nutrition in Medicine Conference is a must for clinicians wanting to learn about emerging scientific research and how it may translate to improving patient outcomes in clinical practice. 

For more information visit the conference website

Eating Disorder and Obesity Conference

3rd Annual Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

WHEN: 16 – 17 May 2016 (Monday – Tuesday)

WHERE: Mantra on View, Gold Coast, QLD


Associate Professor Tim Crowe, Lecturer in Nutrition, Deakin University
Tim teaches in nutrition and dietetics in the areas of nutritional physiology and biochemistry as well as the applied role of nutrition in disease prevention and management - particularly obesity, diabetes and cancer.

Professor Clare Collins, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle
Clare’s research evaluates the impact of interventions to improve dietary intake on changes in eating patterns and health across all ages and life stages.

Professor Russell Keast, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
Russell co-discovered the natural non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compound in virgin olive oil named oleocanthal. His research group are leaders in the discovery of a taste responsive to fat and have identified an association between fat taste and obesity.

The closing date for abstract submissions has been extended to 15 February 2016.

More information visit the conference website


39th National Nutrient Databank Conference

WHEN: 16 – 18 May 2016 (Monday – Wednesday)

WHERE: Alexandria, VA (USA)


  • Cathy Woteki - Innovation needs of food and supplement databases to meet future research challenges
  • Kellie Casavale - Health and dietary assessment
  • Johanna Dwyer - Dietary supplements: Assessment and composition
  • Susan Mayne - Directions in nutrition labeling

For more information visit the conference website


Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream

WHEN: 30 June – 1 July 2016 (Thursday – Friday)

WHERE: University of Tasmania

Critiques of global, industrialised food systems have proliferated in recent years, while food practices previously considered ‘alternative’ or ‘marginal’ now increasingly enjoy mainstream visibility. In the global North, concerns once limited to social and political movements motivated by animal rights, anti-corporate, health and environmental agendas appear on primetime television cooking shows, in the pages of best-selling non-fiction exposés, in produce-driven and provenance-focused restaurant menus, in the growing farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture movements, and in the labelling and advertising strategies of major food manufacturers. Elsewhere in the world, grassroots movements for food security, food sovereignty, seed and wage rights are gaining prominence in local, national and global contexts.

What are the implications of this ‘mainstreaming’ of food politics? Does it make ethical, sustainable food accessible to more people? Does it signal changes to global food systems? Or does it simply offer new opportunities for marketing ‘spin’ and corporate greenwashing? What does the mainstreaming of food politics mean for grassroots alternative food movements? Where does food politics go from here?

Abstracts are invited that explore the key questions raised by this transformation of food politics from the margins to the mainstream.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of alternative food networks: their practices, politics, successes, challenges
  • Media representations of food and food politics
  • The rise of new production, retail and consumption networks and practices
  • Impacts on food and agricultural production
  • Mainstream ‘appropriations’ of political discourses and projects.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof Michael Goodman, University of Reading, UK
  • A/Prof Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Australia

* Prof Goodman and A/Prof Lewis will also host masterclasses on Wednesday 29 June 2016, details to follow.

Submission of Abstracts

Please email your abstract (300-500 words) to by Friday 25 March 2016. Include your full name, contact details, academic affiliation and a short biography.

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact or

Selected papers will be invited to contribute to an edited collection.


66th Australasian Grain Science Conference

WHEN: 14 – 16 September 2016 (Wednesday – Friday)

WHERE: Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Tamworth, NSW

‘From the Soil to the Supermarket’ the Australasian Grain Science Conference will be held in September 2016. Scientific sessions on Climate Change  and Grain Stress, Grains Processing, Emerging Technologies and Applications to Cereals,  Grains for Health, Special Grains and Breeding and Agronomy, will be arranged around the  Conference theme of ‘From the Soil to the Supermarket’.

Information is available from the Conference Chair Mike Sissons at

View the flyer HERE


16th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC2016)

WHEN: 3 – 6 October  2016 (Monday – Thursday)

WHERE: Hotel DUO, Prague, Czech Republic

INDC 2016 will once again bring together medical doctors, analytical chemists, biochemists, chemists, and those in clinical diagnosis seeking research breakthroughs, new technologies and new approaches in the field of nutrition, food diseases, food components and health trends.

Nutrition, food science and diagnostics have increased their importance in today´s human´s lifestyle. Food diseases, nutritional disorders, and malnutrition habits are becoming major public health concerns. It is important for people to balance nutrition and physical activity nowadays, therefore is important to prevent and manage food diseases.

In addition to the scientific content, INDC 2016 will include an industrial exhibition where delegates can learn about the latest developments in instrumentation for clinical diagnosis, and separation science. There will also be a business meeting which will give the opportunity to delegates to meet potential partners and researchers.

Abstract submissions accepted HERE

  • Oral presentation abstract submission by May 30 2016
  • Poster presentation abstract submission by July 31 2016

For more information visit the conference website