—Roundtable on ‘health promotion’ to take place during Codex/CCNFSDU meeting—
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2019—The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I), the international arm of the U.S.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), has announced that its annual scientific symposium will be held on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the InterContinental Hotel Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. The symposium, themed, “Roundtable on measuring health promotion: Translating science into policy,” takes place in conjunction with the 41st session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), held at the same location Nov. 24–29. On Saturday evening, Nov. 23, prior to the start of the CCNFSDU meetings, CRN-I will hold a networking reception previewing symposium topics.
Registration for the CRN-I 2019 symposium and reception is complimentary for all Codex official country delegations and is available for a small fee to industry executives (CRN-I members receive one–three registration at no charge) via CRN-I’s website: www.crn-i.org.
The CRN-I symposium features presentations from prominent international experts from government, industry and academia. This year’s presentations will be followed by a moderated roundtable discussion with the goal of moving towards alignment on the definition of “health promotion.” The group will offer examples of outcome measures that are representative of the term and address potential scientific and policy implications. A representative from the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Health Promotion will provide the keynote address.
Now in its 10th year, CRN-I’s symposium is highly regarded in the global scientific and regulatory communities. Reports from past CRN-I symposia are published in the European Journal of Nutrition (2011–2018) and in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (2010), with translations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, available on the CRN-I website.