The IAFNS 2022 Annual Meeting and Science Symposium was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC - with an option for remote participation.

What is the Annual Meeting & Science Symposium about?

The IAFNS 2022 Annual Meeting & Science Symposium gathered scientists from various disciplines and different sectors to advance science for impact.

  • Focusing on science that supports credible decision making by government regulators, industry professionals and academic researchers.

The meeting offered an exceptional learning environment and brings together a range of experts, including food and nutrition researchers, healthcare professionals, opinion leaders, industry representatives, government officials, and future leaders.

How can I participate?

We invite you to register for the event. (Click here to register.) We offer both in-person and on-line options to learn and engage on food and nutritional science.

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

No!  This is a science venue for scientists to share their science.  We welcome and encourage participation by ALL regardless of current or prior affiliation with IAFNS.

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 Annual Meeting & Science Symposium. Are there group discounts available?

Yes!  We are offering group discounts for remote attendees registering 4 or more scientists from the same organization. Please email us at to learn more.

(We are unable to offer group discounts for in-person tickets.)

Additionally, for every in-person ticket purchased, we offer an opportunity to purchase two remote (on-line) tickets at a reduced rate.

What days and times is the Annual Meeting & Science Symposium? What time zone is the meeting in?

The Annual Meeting & Science Symposium will begin with an Opening Reception the evening of June 21 and continue through June 23.

The Symposium will start with an Opening Reception the evening of June 21. Scientific Sessions on June 22 will focus on food safety concerns as consumers adopt e-commerce and delivery, and how dietary guidelines might evolve to reflect advances in personalized nutrition—among others. IAFNS will host an evening reception on Connecting Food and Agriculture. Thursday June 23 sessions will focus on front-of-pack nutrition labeling and health literacy, how sleep interacts with diet and exercise, and sustainability, climate and food safety. Finally, a dialogue on working with reporters to ensure that science is credibly represented in journalism will end the event.

The IAFNS Assembly of Members will be held the morning of June 22.

The program agenda shown on this website is in the Eastern Time Zone (Washington DC time).

I’m media/press. How can I attend?

For more information on media registration, please email Steve Gibb at

How can I sponsor this event?

This science event is supported by the IAFNS Board of Trustees and the 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 and other leaders who would like to speak or offer recommendations for speakers. Please email us at

What if I can not attend the Annual Meeting & Science Symposium? Can I get a refund?

Due to the low registration fees, no refunds will be given. However, substitutions are encouraged. Contact us at to support transferring your in-person or remote registrations.

Additionally, as a registrant, you will be entitled to priority viewing of the science session recordings available 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 or contact Fiona McCann at directly via email.

Additionally, it will be possible for remote attendees to send a Question/Comment to the presenters during the meeting.

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.