Leading nutrition and food scientists will convene on June 4–5, 2024 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences’ (IAFNS) Fourth Annual Summer Science Symposium.

This year’s meeting will feature sessions on artificial intelligence (AI) in food safety and nutrition, food and mood, food classification systems, heavy metals in foods, dry sanitation, global stances on sweeteners, and other topics. Additionally, the symposium will feature a dialogue on how media professionals and other science communicators can amplify science, including talks from experts and Q&A with a panel of journalists. The event gathers leading scientific and regulatory experts from government, industry, academia and includes media organizations.

The Keynote presentation, taking place on Tuesday, June 4, will be given by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner of Human Foods, Jim Jones. The conference will also include an evening reception on June 4.