News - Conferences And Meetings

National and International Meetings

Nutrigenomics is a multidisciplinary science and there are a large number of meetings, conferences, and symposia that are held in the United States and throughout the world.  The Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics (CENG) believes that stakeholders around the world can help inform and educate to help understand nutrient - gene interactions and to help reduce health disparities.

Listed in this section are meetings relevant to nutrigenomics, health disparities, and related science and social issues related to the Center's mission.

The Global Healthshare Initiative Workshop
The Global HealthShare Initiative (GHSI) Workshop will take place on October 18 – 20, 2010 at the University of California, Davis. This invitation-only meeting will be the gathering of distingushed GHSI members and selected invitees and will address the following objectives: Orient members to the missions and ideals of the GHSI; Facilitate introductions and interaction between individual members; Gain overall acceptance of GHSI bylaws and codes of conduct by all members; Create white papers for specific projects; Establish responsibilities for individuals and in respective GHSI projects
13th Annual NCHPEG Meeting: Genetics and Public Health
Hosted at Hyatt Regency Bethesda ­ Bethesda, Maryland. This year's theme is Genetics and Public Health with speakers that include Sir David J. Weatherall, MD, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford and founder of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford Eric D. Green, MD, PhD, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting includes plenary sessions on genetics and public health, brief presentations drawn from submitted abstracts, workshops on new NCHPEG programs, a poster session and reception, and exhibits by commercial and non-profit organizations.
GHSI Mucosal Immunity Core Summit
On April 15th and 16th, 2010, the Global HealthShare Initiative mucosal immunity research core convened to brainstorm and discuss possible future projects. GHSI members attended the UC Davis guest lecture by fellow member Dr. Charles Arntzen (ASU) and met at the Robert Mondavi Institute for lunch and a discussion about future GHSI projects. Presentations were given by members Dr. Bill Langridge (LLU), Dr. Ning Huang (Ventria Bioscience) and Dr. Shiekh Selim (PHL Associates). Possibilities discussed included a less costly means of passive immunization against rabies, an oral Papillomavirus/Hep B Vaccine, mastitis vaccines to promote herd health, multi-component diarrheal vaccines and the possibility of using a colostrum intermediate pathway for effective immunization. UC Davis Dean Kenneth Burtis of the College of Biological Sciences was also present to show the University’s support of GHSI’s mission to translate academic research into public well-being.
Impact of Dietary Regulation of Gene Function on Human Disease
Located at Kellogg West Conference Center, Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Ave Bldg 76. Pomona, CA 91768-2557
Food Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer
Food Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer November 4-5, 2009, Capital Hilton, Washington D.C. Sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research.
3rd Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics
3rd Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN), October 21-23, 2009, Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. Cosponsored by the Division of Cancer Prevention of the National Cancer Institute; the Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health in Washington, DC.
Trust it or Trash It
Creating and Assessing Genetic Health Information, Tuesday September 22, 2009 and Genetics Education for Health Professional: What Are the Key Messages? How Do We Deliver Them?, Wednesday, 23 September and Thursday, 24 September, 2009. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Sponsored by the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics.
Center for Nutritional Genomics Conference 2007: The Second Bruce Ames International Symposium in Nutritional Genomics
Building on our first Bruce Ames International Symposium on Nutritional Genomics that was held in October 2004, we hosted a second conference in October 2007 that updated progress in the field of nutritional genomics as it applies to health disparities.
Center for Nutritional Genomics Conference 2006: Genomics, Race, and Health Disparities
Claremont Hotel, Oakland, California. The Second Bruce Ames International Symposium in Nutritional Genomics
Genomics, Race, and Health Disparities Conference - Specific Information
On 18 - 19 August 2006 the NCMHD Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics, in conjunction with the NIH Pharmacogenetics Research Network , hosted a conference entitled: Genomics, Race and Health Disparities. The conference brought together the country’s leading researchers and opinion leaders to discuss the use of genetic/genomic information to assess variations in health care needs and treatment options among racial and ethnic populations. In addition to reviewing the current status of research in this area, invited speakers also addressed the social, economic, and ethical implications of genome-based healthcare. The invited speakers represent a diverse range of expertise and experience so we anticipate a lively and productive discourse on the topic of genomics, race and health disparities. The conference was held at the beautiful Claremont Resort and Spa in Oakland CA. The Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics actively encourages sponsorships and partnerships with the private sector. If your organization or company is interested in sponsoring future events similar to this, please contact Yolanda Cortez at
Center for Nutritional Genomics Conference 2004: Bruce Ames International Symposium on Nutritional Genomics
University of California Davis, Davis, California. Attended by 293 individuals from 14 countries.