The science of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics is important because of its great potential to improve health at the individual, genetic-subgroup and population level. The application of this science in the Asia-Pacific region is still in its infancy and the knowledge base is small. The great cultural and genetic diversity in the Asia-Pacific region makes the task of improving knowledge in these fields even more challenging. Therefore, there is a need to bring together researchers and health professionals into a collaborative framework to foster this novel field of science and develop proper tools for its translation into practice.
- Promote the science of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Facilitate communication and collaboration amongst researchers, clinicians and nutrition industry working in this field in our region.
- Organisation of the biennial Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics conference.
- A thriving and collaborative nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics research community in the Asia-Pacific region
- Consumers have a better understanding of the science of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics and how it could be used to benefit their health and well-being
- Health professionals are properly educated and accredited to utilise nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics science responsibly and appropriately in their practice
- Nutrition Industry is better informed to provide safe and effective products appropriate for personalised nutrition.
The Australasian section of the AOCS is a group that serves the needs of the fats and oils industry and lipid research in Australasia. This section has been around a since 1997 and is formed of industry leaders and lipid researchers from many fields.
The AAOCS is primary designed to bring together research and industry through bi annual section meetings and workshops. Quarterly AAOCS newsletters provide an update on local fats and oils news. Also AAOCS provides a hub for local technical problems to be solved and expertise to be shared. The Australasian section has a strong input into lipid research for the food industry particularly, with numerous academic food and nutritional experts as members.
The AAOCS supports industry and research through biannual meetings and workshops. We have run a series of workshops and forums bringing to our shores leading experts from overseas as well as local experts from our membership to cover pertinent issues in the fats and oils world. These workshops have included oil oxidation, productions of shortenings and margarines, frying fats, new analytical standards in olive oils and many more.
The Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SIGENP) is composed of medical specialists in Pediatric Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, with about 550 members.
The main purposes of SIGENP are the following:
- to spread pediatric gastroenterological culture through the scientific training of young researchers and the updating of pediatricians;
- to promote studies and research on the digestive tract, liver, pancreas, and nutrition in pediatric age, with a strong impetus for inter-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary relationships;
- to promote the development and standardization of innovative methodologies, research and clinical application; to spread the knowledge of the social importance of chronic diseases of the digestive system in pediatric age;
- to develop scientific relations with other Italian and International Societies, including those dealing with basic disciplines, with an interest in gastroenterology, hepatology and pediatric nutrition;
- to promote forms of scientific cooperation with the industry for the realization of institutional goals.
SIGENP cooperates with the most important Pediatricians, members of the Italian Society of Pediatric (SIP).
SIGENP is an integral part of the Italian Federation of Scientific Societies and Professional Associations of the Pediatric Area (FIARPED).
The activities of the Society are supported by 2 Commissions (Search and Training) and 6 Area Divisions.
The Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) is a group of qualified, practising scientists and educators from diverse disciplines who are brought together by a common interest in the research and application of nutrition. Our focus is mutual scientific support of members and the science of nutrition. Our aim is to be at the hub of Australian nutrition related sciences and industries. The Society’s core goal is to increase and communicate the scientific value and relevance of nutrition science in Australia.
The Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the support and advancement of nutrition as a scientific field.
The Nutrition Society provides a platform for collaboration and cohesion among those working and studying in the animal, plant and human nutrition. Our members include people working within hospitals, schools, universities, industry and government. Many of our members are registered Nutritionists but also include dietitians and health educators, clinicians and health professionals, food technologists and food scientists, vets and animal scientists, academics, teachers and students.
We have established a trusted structure for the registration of Nutritionists to ensure credibility of the profession within New Zealand. Through our annual scientific meetings we provide an occasion for members to share research and results, to network and for professional training.
The aims of the Society are:
- To promote sound, ethical, safe and effective research in nutritional sciences
- To develop sound practice in nutrition for public good
- To effectively communicate the benefits of good nutrition
- To provide foster discussion and exchange information on nutrition related subjects and provide a forum for discussion.
- To promote professional development of members