IAFNS is pleased to host a workshop on Considerations for Formulation and Degree of Processing in Food Classification Systems to Support Research. The meeting will be held in the IAFNS offices at 740 15th St. NW from noon-5:30 pm ET on May 16, and from 9 to noon ET on May 17.

Click here to register.

What is the Food Classification Workshop about?

The Workshop will gather scientists, regulatory professionals, policy-makers, and stakeholders from various disciplines with an interest in understanding the science basis for various classification systems and how they can best support research on food-health relationships.

Presenters will explore and discuss the value and consequences of food processing technologies, the science basis and validity of various systems, and potential mechanisms underlying associations with health outcomes. The workshop discussions will culminate on key considerations for food classification systems for research.

How can I participate?

We invite you to register for the event. (Click here to register.) We currently are only offering virtual/on-line options to engage in this important conversation.

  • There is limited in-person seating and availability.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list to join us in-person, please contact Courtney at cdemarco@iafns.org.

Do I need to be a member of IAFNS to participate?

No!  This is a scientific workshop.  We welcome and encourage participation by ALL regardless of current or prior affiliation with IAFNS to join us virtually.

Unfortunately, due to meeting room size restrictions, we are forced to limit the in-person attendees.

Are there discounted registration rates available for students and faculty? Are there discounted registration rates available for government scientists?

Yes!  See the Registration Page  for information on discounted rates.

I would like my entire team to attend the workshop. Are there group discounts available?

Yes!  We are offering group discounts for virtual attendees.  Please email us at science@iafns.org to learn more if you are interested in registering 5 or more professionals from the same organization.

I’m media/press. How can I attend?

For more information on media registration, please email Steve Gibb at sgibb@iafns.org.

How can I sponsor this event?

This science event is supported by the IAFNS Board of Trustees and IAFNS Scientific Leadership Council.  As such, we are not seeking sponsorships. We are seeking scientists to attend and learn at this event.  Please register and join us!

How can I get involved as a speaker at a future IAFNS events? Can I recommend a speaker?

We always welcome interest from scientists, regulatory professionals, and other leaders who would like to speak or offer recommendations for speakers. Please email us at science@iafns.org.

What if I can not attend the Food Classification Workshop? Can I get a refund?

Due to the low registration fees, no refunds will be given. However, substitutions are encouraged. Contact us at science@iafns.org to support transferring your registrations.

Additionally, as a registrant, you will be entitled to priority viewing of the workshop recordings after the meeting.

What if I have technical issues during the meeting and cannot access the event?

If you have any issues accessing the link or using the platform during the event, please email science@iafns.org or contact Fiona McCann at fmccann@iafns.org directly via email.

Additionally, it will be possible for virtual attendees to send a Question/Comment to the presenters during the meeting. The agenda is structured to include discussions and dialogue.

Who is IAFNS?

The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) is a non-profit organization that catalyzes science for the benefit of public health. We bring together scientists from government, academia, and industry to drive, fund, and lead actionable food safety and nutrition science research.  Our collaborative and inclusive structure empowers members to bring forward diverse perspectives.