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The IV World Public Health Nutrition Congress in Madrid

The IV World Public Health Nutrition Congress held within NUTRIMAD in Madrid from October 24 – 27, 2018 at the Melia Castilla Hotel. As with its predecessors in Barcelona (2006), Oporto (2010), and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands (2014), an Iberian setting hosted the event. Sponsored by the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC), the meeting was organized by CEU San Pablo University of Madrid, with Prof. Gregorio Varela-Moraias presiding. Some 450 speakers, professionals and students were registered; the majority was from Spain, along with attendees from Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the UK. Additionally, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico and the USA from the Western Hemisphere had attendance at the WPHNC. African and Asian nations were not represented.

Mexico Hosts the XXII Latin American Congress of Nutrition (SLAN)

The XVIII Latin American Congress on Nutrition was held in Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco in Mexico from November 11 – 16, 2018. Since 2016, the Presidency of the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) has been in the hands of Dr. Juan Rivera-Domarco, a graduate of Cornell University and currently the Director of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Cuernavaca, Mexico. On January 1, 2019, the Presidency of SLAN will have passed from Juan Rivera and Mexico to Rafael Figueredo-Grijalba and Paraguay, for the following triennial congress in Asuncion in 2021. Meanwhile, Dr. Wilma Freire of Ecuador was installed as President-Elect of SLAN, such that her Andean nation will host of the 2024 meeting of SLAN.

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