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Nutrition and Food Research Conference
Trends and Challenges in the Middle East

Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
April 12, 2016
Irwin Auditorium

Registration (free) at the Door


"Nutrition and Food Research Conference" is the second symposium hosted by the Nutrition program of the Department of Natural Sciences (School of Arts and Sciences) at the Lebanese American University.

The symposium is a venue to present the latest original research from Lebanon and the region in the field of Nutrition and Food Science that aims at addressing the current challenges in the Middle East. Accordingly, the scope includes (but is not limited to) the following:

The symposium is cosponsored by the National Council for Scientific Research. The program features two keynote speakers in the field of Nutrition and Food Science:

Dr. Bassel Al Khatib, Senior Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO-UN.

Dr. Lara Nasreddine, Chairperson of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut.

The organizers aim at exposing latest research, and evidence-based trends and interventions for the ultimate goal of promoting human well-being and preventing and managing these challenges, as well to open up the opportunity for further collaboration and multidisciplinary research between different stakeholders.

The symposium will be attended by health and food industry professionals including nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, researchers, inspectors, activists, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring in nutrition, food science, public health, agriculture, or related fields.

Researchers from Lebanon and other countries are invited to submit abstracts for possible inclusion in the program. Abstracts will be subject to review, and will be accepted based on their originality and significance. Accepted abstracts will be presented orally or as posters, after being evaluated by a scientific committee.

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