Division of Nutrition

Postgraduate Education in Nutrition

Yearly Symposia

Each year several symposia are held under the auspices of the DON. A brief description of each symposium follows.

An archive of current and past symposia, with links to complete descriptions and Webcasts can be viewed on our Events page.

DON Annual Research Symposium

Each year the Division of Nutrition selects a "cutting edge" topic in nutritional research to present. Authorities on this topic from North America and elsewhere are invited to present. Representatives from the food industry, nutrition researchers, nutritionists and physicians are invited to attend and participate in the active discussion.

The annual symposia and additional conferences held at Harvard over the last five years on nutrition related topics are posted as webcasts on this website.

The 18th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium took place on July 12-13, 2017 at the Joseph B. Martin Center at HMS and was titled Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Physiological Mechanisms and Clinical Effects.

The complete program is posted here.

Center for the Study of Nutrition Metabolism Symposium

In conjunction with the DON, this center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital sponsors an annual symposium on nutrition care. This popular symposium for nutritionists provides the most updated studies on parenteral and enteral nutrition, discussions associated with nutrition and nutrients and dietary care (dietary supplements, probiotics, etc.).

Longwood Nutrition Seminars

The nutritionists and physicians from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center meet monthly in the Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School to consider case discussions and practical clinical didactic topics of importance in the care of pediatric and adult patients. Lunch is served with this conference.

The 2018 schedule is available here.

Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Seminar Series

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health sponsors a weekly symposium to review the latest findings in nutritional epidemiology, nutritional biochemistry and nutrition clinical education.

The 2018 schedule is avaialble here.