The 4th international conference of the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) will take place on Friday the 1st December 2017 in Brussels (Belgium). The conference will bring together and stimulate the dialogue between stakeholders in the area of food, nutrition and health including policy makers, funders, scientists, health care professionals, industry and NGO’s. The main theme of the conference is to work towards more societal impact of nutritional science. During the conference, an overview of the achievements and future objectives of the JPI HDHL, including the running Joint Actions, will be presented.

Programme in a nutshell
Networking, active participation and learning from other perspectives, insights and needs are core items of the JPI HDHL conference. The conference starts with an early bird programme. This programme exists of a training ‘Speech like Obama’ for a selected group of young scientists, the possibility to schedule speeddates with other participants of the conference and a plenary session on the role that JPI HDHL could play to easy the road from science and innovation.
The main conference programme includes elevator pitches about the relevance of the JPI HDHL projects where the young scientist are involved in; lectures about the importance of communication and stakeholder participation in research programming and a professional led audience debate. Furthermore, 4 parallel workshops are foreseen e.g. on public-private R&I collaboration; how to improve the impact of nutrition science; how to organize multi-stakeholder dialogues and a decision room session to provide input for the update of the Strategic Research Agenda.

The program details and registration form are available on the conference webpage

Suggestions for specific topics to be discussed at the Conference are very welcome and can be shared by posting a comment on the “save the date” message on our LinkedIn page or by sending an e-mail to JPIHDHL@zonmw.nl. More details about the conference will be shared at the JPI HDHL website and through Twitter and LinkedIn. For the report of the last JPI HDHL conference that took place on the 19th June 2015, please click here.