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World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020 (Brisbane) - Updated information on 31 March – 3 April 2020

Event

posted by Research Admin 1 on 15 May 2019

Location

International

Earlybird Registrations Extended

Earlybird registrations will now close Sunday 1 December at 11:59pm AEST.Click here to register.

Official Airline Partner

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020 being held in Brisbane.

Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page. When booking, use the allocated code to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer. Click here

Accommodation Options

Looking for the right place to stay during the congress? We have got you sorted.

Ozaccom+ are the approved booking agency for accommodation and travel for this years’ congress. We have hand-picked a range of congress hotels available at a discounted rate for delegates that are only available through Ozaccom+. Click here 

About the Congress

The 2020 Congress theme is ‘Knowledge, Policy, Action in the Decade of Nutrition 2016-2025’ - What is working or not? Where are the gaps? What needs more effort or change? 

Today, nearly one in three persons globally suffers from under-nutrition, micronutrient deficiency, overweight and/or obesity – and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affect a large part of the world’s population. These different forms of malnutrition co-exist – within the same country, community, household or individual.  The causal factors are complex and multidimensional and the impacts of sub-optimal nutrition on development, society, health and well-being are serious and lasting, for individuals and their families, for communities and for countries. 

Global food production is the largest pressure caused by humans on Earth, threatening local ecosystems and the stability of the Earth system. Current dietary trends, combined with projected population growth to about 10 billion by 2050, will exacerbate risks to people and planet. The global burden of NCDs is predicted to worsen and the effects of food production on greenhouse-gas emissions, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, biodiversity loss, and water and land use will reduce the stability of the Earth system. Unhealthy and unsustainably produced food poses a global risk to people and the planet. 

There are many calls for action to address these issues at every level.  At the mid-point of the UN Decade of Nutrition 2016-2025, this conference provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we are progressing in our efforts to addressing public health nutrition issues across the world, to discuss our successes and failures and to consider where to next. With these and many other issues to consider, we invite you to contribute to the World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020.

Draft Program Outline and keynote speakers

The WPHN Congress 2020 will be a full program presented over 3 days, featuring keynote speakers, workshops, symposia, and knowledge fairs. To view the draft program outline please click on the button below.

As more details are confirmed they will be added to the program on the Congress website