Brief announcements of interest to our readers are published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Notices must be received at least 5 months before publication date, must be typewritten double-spaced, and must be submitted in triplicate. Notices from Australia, New Zealand and the Americas should be sent to: Dr. Judith M. Sonheimer, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 U.S.A. Notices from Europe, Asia, and Africa should be sent by mail to Pr. Jehan-François Desjeux, Chaire de Biologie, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 2 rue Conté 75003 Paris, France (or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org).
IV International Falk Symposium on Pediatric Gastroenterology
November 8–9, 2001, Basil, Switzerland. “Autoimmune Diseases in Pediatric Gastroenterology.” For additional information, contact Prof. Dr. F. Hadziselimovic, Oristalstr. 87a, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland. Telephone: ++41 (61) 9 22 05 25; Fax: ++49 (61) 9 22 05 33; E-mail: email@example.com.
12 th Annual Course in Paediatric Gastroenterology
November 26–28, 2001, Royal Free Hospital, London, England. This intensive 3-day postgraduate course in pediatric gastroenterology is open to trainees, general pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and consultants, and is CME approved. For information and registration forms, please contact Dr. Simon Murch, Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK. Telephone: (0044) 207 830 2779; Fax: (0044) 207 830 2146.
4 th Masterclass in Modern Paediatric Endoscopy
November 28–30, 2001, Royal Free Hospital, London, England. This 2½-day course will cover all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ERCP. This course can also be attended in conjunction with the 12 th Annual Course in Paediatric Gastroenterology, in which case a discount for the full 4½ days is given and which are CME approved. For information and registration forms, please contact Dr. Mike Thomson, Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK. Telephone: (0044) 207 830 2779; Fax: (0044) 207 830 2146. International speakers include Professor William Balistreri, Professor Salvatore Cucchiara, Dr. Victor Fox, Professor Eric Hassall, and Professor Hans Büller.
1 st Annual Nutrition Week 2002 Scientific and Clinical Forum
The 1 st Annual Nutrition Week 2002 Scientific and Clinical Forum will be held in San Diego, California, February 23–27, 2002. Co-hosted by the American College of Nutrition (ACN); American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN); American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.); and North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO). http://www.nutritionweek.com. Contact: Christine Rossiter, Nutrition Week 2002, 856-423-7222 ext. 235; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendees and participants will be members of the host, sponsoring, and participating organizations, and include practitioners with a related interest and scientific leaders on the cutting-edge of research and development. State-of-the-art clinical approaches and research findings will be presented as part of the educational mission of Nutrition Week. A comprehensive and multidisciplinary range of topics will include Obesity; Genes and Nutrition; Diabetes Prevention and Treatment; Functional Foods; Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Metabolic Support; Cancer Prevention; Dietary Supplements and Botanicals; Alternative Therapies; Behavioral Change and Counseling; Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease; Micronutrients; Phytoestrogens; Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle; and, Nutrition in Multiple Care Settings.
Nutrition Week 2002: Enhancing the understanding and collaboration among nutrition professionals, and raising the profile of nutrition within the health care community and general public.
Convenors: American College of Nutrition; American Society for Clinical Nutrition; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Sponsoring Organizations: American Society for Nutrition Sciences; American Dietetic Association. Participating Organizations: American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee and the Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel; American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for Nutrition Education.
IX Asian Congress on Nutrition
February 23–27, 2003, New Delhi, India. “Nutrition Goals for Asia-Vision 2020.” The first announcement of the Congress is already out. Address for correspondence: Dr. C. Gopalan, President IX Asian Congress of Nutrition, Nutrition Foundation of India, C-13, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016, India. Telephone: 91-11-6857814 or 91-11-6962615; Fax: 91-11-6857814 or 91-11-6560106; E-mail: email@example.com. Detailed information, along with the online registration form can also be downloaded from the Web site, acn2003india.net. The last date for submission of the registration form is December 31, 2001.