The Georgian Nutrition Society regularly hosts conference events for its members and the wider public.
Student conference: 'Nutrition and Health'
The first student conference organised by the GNS took place on 2nd March 2020 at the G. Natadze Scientific Research Institute of Sanitation, Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Tbilisi.
The International Affairs Committee of the Nutrition Society in London kindly agreed to endorse the conference where Georgian students from different universities presented papers on issues concerning some modern challenges of nutrition and health.
The abstracts of the presentations are linked below.
GNS Tbilisi Conference
The first conference organised by the GNS took place this May at the G. Natadze Scientific Research Institute of Sanitation, Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Tbilisi and was a follow up to the successful international symposium held in Tbilisi last summer attended by members of the Nutrition Society (UK).
The International Affairs Committee of the Nutrition Society in London kindly agreed to endorse the conference where Georgian academics presented papers on issues concerning some modern challenges of nutrition and health.
We would like to thank the institute for providing the venue and giving us considerable support.
The conference was attended by 70 people, attracting particular interest from students and young professionals confirming the need for university degree courses in Georgia. The abstracts of the presentations are linked below.
Dr Manana Stanley
President of the GNS
Dr Stanley provided a summery of the Nutrition Society (UK) 2017 London Winter Conference on nutrition and cancer.
She also talked about the need to establish degree courses in nutrition in Georgia; a vital step forward to improving nutrition education and its application to human health.
Tbilisi, September 2018
Nutrition and Health - Current Developments
Together with British scientists, leading Georgian academics and professionals presented their research projects, conducted in recent years on a wide range of topics concerning nutrition and health.
We do hope that as the scientific environment improves in Georgia and more research is carried out, future conferences will give a new generation of Georgian scientists, perhaps inspired by what they heard at the symposium, opportunities to share with their peers new and exciting research.
Chief Executive of The Nutrition Society
Mark Hollingsworth's presentation on aims and benefits of setting up a Nutrition Society in Georgia was well received by Georgian professionals
Dr. Thorne talked on the interaction between diet and systemic breast cancer therapy
Dr. Bernard M Corfe
University of Sheffield
Dr. Corfe presented a paper on the dietary prevention of adenoma recurrence and provided fresh insights into the direction of future research
Dr Mathers discussed mechanisms and interventions related to obesity and bowel cancer
Prof. John C. Mathers
Dr. James L Thorne
University of Leeds
Presentations by Georgian academics
Presentations by leading Georgian academics highlighted the impact of nutritional status on the health of the population of Georgia and measures that can be taken to improve the current situation. In addition there were presentations of some interesting work done by Georgian scientists on the assessment of the specific nutrients presented in local food chains and water, and the health benefits these might have.
Dr. Manana Grdzelishvili Dr. Marina Lashkhauri
Specific mineral contents in Georgian mineral waters and an assessment of their nutritional benefits
G. Natadze Scientific-Research Institute of Sanitary, Hygiene and Medical Ecology
Prof. Shalva (David) Zarnadze
Current developments in nutrition - trends in Georgia
Tbilisi State Medical University
Dr. Robinson Tsiklauri
Establishment of methodologies for the assessment of nutritional status in Georgia
National Association of Nutritionists of Georgia
Dr. Lela Sturua
Iodine status of the Georgian population
National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health
Prof. Levan Tortladze
Prof. Ketevan Dadiani
New insight into the nutritional values of meat acquired from those indigenous varieties of cattle and poultry under threat of extinction
Agricultural University of Georgia; G Natadze Scientific-Research Institute of Sanitary, Hygiene and Medical Ecology
Dr. Mari Malazonia
Nutritional status of the elderly in Georgia
National Centre of Nutrition