By: Nikki Nies
Founded in 1928, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization that brings together superb researchers, clinical nutritionists and health professionals to increase the knowledge and awareness of nutrition of animals and humans.
By working amongst the best practitioners on international issues, emphasis can vary from broad to very specific information to enhance individual’s quality of life and knowledge.There’s certainly a place for everyone, from international members to students to minority affairs to young professionals.
Their mission statement is To develop and extend knowledge of nutrition of all species through fundamental, multidisciplinary, and clinical research; facilitate contact among investigators in nutrition, medicine and related fields of interest; support the dissemination and application of nutrition science to improve public health and clinical practice worldwide; promote graduate education and training of physicians in nutrition; provide reliable nutrition information to those who need it, and advocate for nutrition research and its application to development and implementation of policies and practices related to nutrition.
You can give donations, sponsors, donor recognition and/or be part of the Foundation, which would be greatly appreciated. Currently, there are plans for Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting at San Diego, California April 26th-30th, 2014.
You can apply to become a member of ASN . While the cost may seem steep, the benefits are numerous.
Lastly, check out ASN’s blog! When you’ve got the time, play around the website and take advantage of the many resources ASN provides. This organization can benefit those that are health conscious and like minded individuals in the health industry. Don’t hesitate to gain more exposure to leading research and increase your knowledge.
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