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Working towards increasing the societal impact of nutritional science will be the main theme of the 4th Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Healthy Diet, Healthy Life (HDHL) conference. The target audience is broad and includes not only funders and academics, but also industry, health professionals, and policy-makers of health and agriculture.

The conference will include five key elements:

  • Plenary talks
    - Dr John Bell (director, Bioeconomy of the EC) will open the 4th international JPI HDHL conference
    - Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens will present the new JPI HDHL Joint Action: Policy Evaluation Network (PEN), as coordinator of this network
    - Dr Lucyna Wozniak will explain the recommendations of the LAB FAB APP (Lamy Group)

  • Workshops
    Six parallel workshops are scheduled, including sessions on public-private R&I collaboration, how to improve the impact of nutrition science, how to organize multi-stakeholder dialogues, JPI HDHL Knowledge Hubs, and a decision room session to provide input for the update of the SRA.

  • Audience debate
    During a professionally-led audience debate, several topics related to the theme of the conference will be discussed. The best "debater" will be chosen by an adjudication panel.

  • Young scientists
    Young scientists that are involved in JPI-HDHL funded projects will provide a short elevator pitch. They will emphasise the relevance of their project for the societal challenge of diet-related chronic diseases.

  • And networking
    Scheduled between 09:00 and 09:50, a round of scheduled speed-networking is set to take place, with booked meetings of ten minutes for initiating promising contacts.


For further details on this conference, please see the event page here.

Friday, 1 December, 2017 - 08:45 to 17:00
Event location: 
Hotel Bloom, Koningsstraat, Brussels, Belgium
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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