The science and politics of nutrition: FREE online participation in seminar with global experts
You are invited to join and live stream this pertinent seminar: “Food for thought: The science and politics of nutrition”, featuring leading experts, on the June 14 from 13:30 and all day on the 15 June, hosted by Swiss Re and The BMJ.
Please note: all timings are in Central European Time (CET).
Nutrition, which is often neglected, is one of the biggest drivers of the global epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases, including obesity and diabetes.
However, the evidence base for dietary advice is beset with poor quality science and unresolved controversy.
To improve the science of nutritional advice, the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and the Swiss Re Institute will jointly publish a series of articles under the banner of “Food for thought: The science and politics of nutrition.”
Swiss Re believes that improved nutritional advice will lead to better health outcomes and greater societal resilience against lifestyle diseases.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join nutritional researchers and interact with leading experts in the fields of medicine, research and public policy backgrounds.
Together, we can reclaim the nutritional debate for science and evidence-based research, says Swiss Re.
For details on the speakers, the program, how to stream, and future publications following on from the seminar: CLICK HERE
Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re
Capetonian Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years and directly for reinsurers since 2005. John began working at Swiss Re in July 2011 and is their Global Chief Medical Officer, in addition to specifically covering the EMEA region.
Professor and Head of the Department of Molecular Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition
Paul J Simpson
International Audience Editor, The BMJ
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College London
Science and Health Journalist; Co-Founder and President of the Non-Profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org)
Professor of Medicine and Metabolism; Director of the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, Newcastle University
Science Journalist and Author; Executive Director of the Nutrition Coalition
Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and author. Her international bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat–and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy.
Director of Research, Food Systems and Public Health, Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Distinguished University Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada