Events

The Nutrition Innovation Lab facilitates a wide variety of learning opportunities for students and professionals to collaborate. Bringing together individuals from a range of disciplines, the Nutrition Innovation Lab strives to build capacity in the area of integrating agricultural solutions to address nutritional needs. Please check our website regularly for updates about workshops, conferences, and other learning opportunities. Check here for the latest news and information on workshops, conferences, symposiums, and training opportunities.


Events

IUNS International Congress of Nutrition Conference

10/15/2017 - 10/20/2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition is proud to present multiple different abstracts at the ICN conference.

5th Annual Scientific Symposium

07/09/2017 - 07/14/2017 Kathmandu Nepal
Details to be announced!

Advancing the Global Food Security Strategy: Insights from three Innovation Labs on food security, gender and nutrition

06/28/2017 (One day) Washington DC
The Directors of three Innovation Labs (Nutrition, Soybean, and Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss) are convening for a one day workshop in Washington DC.  While each of the directors will be drawing on evidence from their respective fields of study, there will be an emphasis on gender, nutrition, and food security for future generations.   More information to follow.  

Experimental Biology 2017

04/22/2017 - 04/26/2017 Chicago, IL
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition will be displaying several posters with our researchers on hand to present and explain their findings.     Nutrition Innovation Lab at EB 2017 Presenter Title  Time Abstract & Program # Saturday Shibani Ghosh Effect of the Provision of a Macro- And MicroNutrient Fortified Complementary Food Supplement on Nutritional Status of Ghanaian Infants (Oral Presentation) 3:00 PM Emily Smith Early Breastfeeding Initiation, Prelacteal Feeding, and Infant Feeding Are Associated with Biomarkers of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (Poster Presentation) 5-7 Continue reading →

Will Masters on African Nutrition Transition & Agricultural Transformation

02/13/2017 (One day) Washington DC
The SAIS Global Agriculture Seminar Series presents Dr. Will Masters, Professor at Tufts University, on the “Nutrition Transitions and Agricultural Transformation in Africa” Monday, February 13, 2017 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Dr. Masters is a Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics. His research uses economic methods to inform and improve the food system, especially in developing countries.  He is the co-author of an undergraduate textbook, Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Continue reading →

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaboration

01/09/2017 - 01/20/2017 St. john's Research Institute, Bangalore India
This is a two week nutrition course held at the St. John’s Research Institute. Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics: Human Nutrition Nutritional Physiology Molecular Nutrition Nutritional Assessment Nutritional Biochemistry Health Policy and Nutrition Micronutrient Interventions Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies Principles of Biostatistics Survey Methods and Data Analysis Epidemiologic Research Methods Nutritional Epidemiology Infectious Disease Epidemiology Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development Using Internet to Extract Evidence

4th Annual Scientific Symposium

07/18/2016 - 07/20/2016 Kathmandu, Nepal
Following on momentum of previous meetings, the goal of this 4th symposium is to share research findings, program evaluations and evidence-based policy initiatives on multi-sectoral approaches to improve the nutrition and health of society. Sessions will address multi-sectoral approaches to enhance and link nutritious food production, modern and traditional food technology and systems, market diversity, marketing, environmental protection, economic well-being, household nutrition and food security, women’s empowerment, and dietary intake to improving nutritional status in Nepal.   For more information, please visit the Symposium Web Continue reading →

Unexpected Linkages: Cattle, Child Nutrition, and Malaria in Uganda

03/07/2016 (One day) Harvard Th Chan School of Public Health, Kresge 502

Boston to Bangalore Nutrition Collaborative, 2016

01/04/2016 - 01/15/2016 St. john's Research Institute, Bangalore India
This two week nutrition course held at the St. John’s Research Institute is now accepting applications.  Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.  Candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. Didactic lectures and small Continue reading →

Food for Peace Global Meeting

12/10/2015 (One day) The Waterview Conference Center, Arlington, Va
Every year over 100 Food for Peace officers gather in Washington DC for one week to discuss policies and technicalities surrounding feeding the world’s population. Nutrition Innovation Lab researcher and navigator, Jeffrey Griffiths will discuss environmental enteropathy, the growing evidence base around its role in stunting, and why WASH is critical to the success of nutrition interventions. To learn more about Food for Peace, visit their website.  

Pader District Presentation

11/11/2015 (One day) Pader Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Lamwo District Presentation

10/30/2015 (One day) Lamwo Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

10/28/2015 - 10/30/2015 Kampala Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s partners at Makerere University will be presenting a poster with findings from our Birth Cohort Study.  Stop by and say HI to them!   For more information about the event, click here.  

Kamwenge District Presentation

10/23/2015 (One day) Kamwenge Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Effectiveness of integrated Agriculture, health livelihood and nutrition interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition and health in rural Uganda: A birth cohort study

10/20/2015 (One day) Kampala Uganda
This presentation was made to the Ugandan Community Connector and is an update on the Birth Cohort Study in Uganda.

Zombo District Presentation

10/14/2015 (One day) Zombo, Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Nebbi District Presentation

10/13/2015 (One day) Nebbi Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Kanungu District Presentation

10/08/2015 (One day) Kanungu Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Aduku Sub-County Presentation

10/08/2015 (One day) Aduku Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Apac District Presentation

10/08/2015 (One day) Apac Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Kabarole District Presentation

10/07/2015 (One day) Kabarole Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Lira District Presentation

10/02/2015 (One day) Lira Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Understanding Agriculture to Nutrition Linkages: A Rapidly Moving Agenda

09/30/2015 (One day) Willard Hotel, Washington DC
The Nutrition Innovation Lab presented research findings from their first 5 years of research in Asia and Africa. This event was live on Webinar and was recorded.  The videos from the presentation are linked below. The slides from the event are available here.   Understanding Agriculture to Nutrition Linkages: A Rapidly Moving Agenda Presented by: The Nutrition Innovation Lab   Location: The Willard Office Building 1455 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004   The Nutrition Lab’s ongoing research agenda is framed around 3 Continue reading →

Bugangari Sub-county Presentation

09/30/2015 (One day) Bugangari Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Buyanja Sub-county Presentation

09/30/2015 (One day) Buyanja Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Rukungiri District Presentation

09/30/2015 (One day) Rukungiri Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Kole District Presentation

09/28/2015 (One day) Kole Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

AGGP- “It is time: Valuing women’s time in nutrition research and policy”

06/30/2015 (One day) London, UK
With renewed concerns for malnutrition in the context of post-2015 development framework, it is important to consider the directions taken by nutrition research and policy. Recent work in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and health is seeking to shed light on how agriculture can improve nutrition and health. Women are seen as important players in many of the pathways linking agriculture and nutrition. Women’s participation in agricultural work can contribute to nutrition via increased incomes, but it could affect women’s time to prepare food and Continue reading →

World Food Systems Conference

06/21/2015 - 06/26/2015 Ascona, Switzerland
At this year’s World Food Systems Conference Nutrition Innovation Lab’s own Dr. Patrick Webb will be speaking on the challenges we face on the nutritional front.

Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health Research Conference

06/03/2015 - 06/04/2015 London, England
Nutrition Innovation Lab’s own Dr. Patrick Webb will be speaking at this year’s Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health convention to discuss sustainable measuring for feeding the world.

Nutrition Lab/SPRING Policy Presentation to USAID, May 2015

05/05/2015 (One day) Washington DC
Nutrition Lab/SPRING present to USAID on common research activities in Nepal and Uganda regarding policy and governance for nutrition.   Name of presentation: Strengthening Policy Actions and Governance for Nutrition Presented by: Patrick Webb and Amanda Pomeroy

Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual

03/26/2015 - 03/28/2015 Sheraton Boston Hotel-Boston, MA
Nutrition Innovation Lab’s own Dr. Patrick Webb will be speaking at this year’s annual Consortium of Universities for Global Heath Annual Conference about research priorities in relation to health, nutrition, and feeding the world.

Boston to Bangalore Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) 2015

01/12/2015 - 01/23/2015 Bangalore, India
Nutrition Innovation Lab supports 4-5 students from our work sites in Africa and Asia to attend this collaborative in Bangalore.  Numerous students apply to attend, but only a hand-full are selected.  This Collaborative focuses on research methods and assists the students and researchers in getting the most out of their time in the field.

“What is Evidence?” Workshop

11/20/2014 (One day) Kathmandu, Nepal
In light of the increasing number of programmes and studies being conducted in nutrition and agriculture in Nepal, there is an increasing need to critique and understand study designs, standards of rigor, and empirical evidence being presented. This workshop led by 4 experts seeks to help expand such understanding using seminal work as examples.

2014 Nutrition Innovation Lab 3rd Annual Scientific Symposium

11/18/2014 - 11/20/2014 Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
The aim of this annual symposium is to share, understand and assimilate country level evidence on the factors that contribute towards the understanding of the pathways of agriculture to nutrition. This year, there will be an added focus on market linkages, sustainable agriculture, innovations in agriculture and livestock adaptation to promote nutrition; and implementation research on programs that seek to improve nutrition through a multi-sectoral approach.

Could Cross-Sector Collaboration Affect the Fidelity and Impact of Food and Nutrition Policies?

06/06/2014 (One day) London, UK
Dr. Webb presents research at a LCIRAH conference.

Incorporating Nutrition into Feed the Future Research Programs

05/20/2014 (One day) Athens, Greece
Dr. Webb presents research in collaboration with the Pulses Innovation Lab.

Overview of Nutrition Innovation Lab-Asia’s research agenda in Nepal

03/13/2014 (One day) Kathmandu Nepal
Dr. Webb presents an update of the Nutrition Innovation Lab’s research in Nepal to USAID.

Impacts of Agriculture on Nutrition: Nature of Evidence and Research Gaps

02/18/2014 (One day) Kathmandu Nepal
Dr. Patrick Webb Presents at the AAAS Annual Science Meeting.

Boston to Bangalore Nutrition Collaboration (BBNC) 2014

01/19/2014 - 02/01/2014 Bangalore, India
Nutrition Innovation Lab supports 4-5 students from our work sites in Africa and Asia to attend this collaborative in Bangalore. Numerous students apply to attend, but only a hand-full are selected. This Collaborative focuses on research methods and assists the students and researchers in getting the most out of their time in the field.

Studying effectiveness: Considerations in research design and implementation

09/16/2013 (One day) Bonn, Germany
Dr. Shibani Ghosh presents at the Science Forum of the CGIAR Science Council.

Nutrition Innovation Research: Framing the Questions

09/12/2013 (One day) Grenada Spain
Dr. Patrick Webb presents at the International Congress on Nutrition.

PoSHAN Community Studies: Finding pathways to accelerate nutritional impacts

08/23/2013 (One day) Kathmandu, Nepal
Rolph Klemm’s presentation from the 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium.

Linking Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health: Updates from the Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Labs

08/22/2013 (One day) Washington DC
Dr. Patrick Webb presents at a USAID special event.

Lancet series 2013 findings and implications for nutrition policy

08/20/2013 (One day) Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. Patrick Webb presents at the Nepal Nutrition Foundation.

Working Together to Improve Nutritional Outcomes: Global Landscapes

06/17/2013 (One day) Washington DC
Dr. Patrick Webb presents at the USAID/ SPRING Ag-Nut GLEE.

2012 Scientific Symposium, Nepal

03/20/2012 - 03/21/2012 Kathmandu Nepal
Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Nepal: Taking Stock and Defining Priorities Program Overview Session 1: Agriculture to Market Session 2: Food Markets and/or Home Production to Household Session 3: Household Availability, Access and Use to Dietary Intake and Nutrition and Health Outcomes of Women and Young Children Session 4: Identifying, Defining, Measuring Linkages and Evidence Gaps Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways: Research gaps, design and methodological approaches Linkages across the Agriculture-Nutrition Pathway: Relevance to Programming Abstract Submission and General Registration Registration and abstract submission are now closed Continue reading →

Kabale District Presentation

Kabale Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

Nyamweru District Presentation

Nyamweru Uganda
The Nutrition Innovation Lab’s Uganda team is presenting preliminary results with district leaders.

2013 Scientific Symposium

Kathmandu Nepal
The aim of this annual symposium is to share, understand and assimilate country level evidence on the factors that contribute towards the understanding of the pathways of agriculture to nutrition.

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