From Food Classification to AI in Nutrition: IAFNS’ Fourth Annual Summer Science Symposium Promises Insightful Discussions and Networking Opportunities

Keynote Speaker from FDA Deputy Commissioner at IAFNS Fourth Annual Summer Science Symposium

On June 4–5, 2024, the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences’ (IAFNS) Fourth Annual Summer Science Symposium will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s event promises to be a valuable and insightful gathering for nutrition and food scientists, offering a diverse range of topics and speakers that will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities.

The symposium will feature informative sessions on a variety of topics including artificial intelligence (AI) in food safety and nutrition, food and mood, food classification systems, heavy metals in foods, dry sanitation, global stances on sweeteners, and more. The event will also include a discussion on how media professionals and other science communicators can help showcase and promote scientific advancements, with talks from experts and a panel of journalists.

Scientific and regulatory experts from government, industry, academia, and media organizations are expected to attend the event. The Keynote presentation on Tuesday, June 4 will be delivered by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner of Human Foods, Jim Jones. In addition to the informative sessions, there will also be an evening reception on June 4 for attendees to network and engage with colleagues in the field.

Overall, the Fourth Annual Summer Science Symposium is sure to provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge

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