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The 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients - Plant-Based Nutrition Focusing on Innovation, Health, and Sustainable Food Systems

16–18 Oct 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
18th June 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
16th August 2024

Registration Deadline
11th October 2024

Nutrient Science, Sustainable Food Systems, Plant-Based Diet, Innovation In Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Environmental Sustainability
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IECN2024 will be FREE for Participation!

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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to this virtual online conference, an exclusive meeting dedicated to the latest developments in scientific research in the field of nutrient research, with a focus on innovations for health and sustainability. This conference aims to serve as a multidisciplinary platform for the exploration of innovative research and advancements in nutrient science. Emphasizing both macro- and micronutrients, the conference will delve into novel methodologies for nutrient extraction, bioavailability, and functional food development. Analytical techniques such as metabolomics, proteomics, and nutrient profiling will be discussed in the context of their application to food safety and quality. As the global search for healthier and more sustainable diets intensifies, the role of nutrients and lifestyle modification are at the forefront. For a healthier and more sustainable diet, it is clear that most people will need to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. Moreover, as we strive to feed a growing world population, the role of plant-based foods becomes increasingly critical. The aim is to explore the effectiveness of using plant-based nutrition as a primary approach in preventing, suspending, and even reversing chronic diseases. Furthermore, the conference aims to foster dialogue on the critical intersections between nutrient science, public health, and sustainable food systems. Our collective goal is to challenge existing scientific paradigms, broaden the scope of research, and contribute to an integrated approach where innovation, health, and sustainability coexist harmoniously.

The topics of this conference include:
S1. Plant-Based Diets: Health and Well-being
S2. Innovation in Dietary Choices
S3. Diet and Chronic Disease Management
S4. Global Nutrition Trends: Shaping Health and Athletic Performance
S5. Behavioral Approaches to Healthier Eating
S6. Nutrition Across the Lifespan

I extend my warmest welcome to you, esteemed scholars and experts, as participants of this virtual online conference. Together, we will embark on a journey into the diverse world of plant-based nutrition, sharing knowledge and discoveries that will shape the future of food systems for the benefit of humanity and the planet.

Best wishes,
Dr. Mauro Lombardo
Department of Human Sciences and Promotion of Quality of Life San Raffaele Open University, Rome

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Event Chairs

Department of Human Sciences and Promotion of Quality of Life, San Raffaele Open University, Rome

With over 20 years in medicine and a specialization in Food Science, I have focused my career on bridging the gap between clinical practice and academic research. For a decade, I served in pivotal clinical roles, primarily at Tor Vergata Hospital in Rome, where I concentrated on obesity treatment and body composition analysis. My research interests are varied, covering areas such as obesity prevention, sports medicine, nutritional biochemistry, and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. I have a particular focus on nutrition assessment and therapy, aiming to provide holistic solutions for obesity and related health issues.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Anna Bach Faig

Health Sciences Faculty, Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Session Name
S5. Behavioral Approaches to Healthier Eating

Dr. Egeria Scoditti

National Research Council –Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce Section, Laboratory of Vascular Biology and Nutrigenomics, Ecotekne Campus, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy

Session Name
S1. Plant-Based Diets: Health and Well-being

Prof. Dr. David C. Nieman

Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

Session Name
S4. Global Nutrition Trends: Shaping Health and Athletic Performance


The registration for IECN 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 11th October 2024.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

IOCNU 2024 will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines
  1. Deadline for abstract submission: 18 June 2024.
  2. Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 16 August 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of, under “My Certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with and using the "Submit Abstract" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.

  1. The abstract structure should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
  2. All accepted abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900). If you wish to publish a full-length proceedings paper, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
  3. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
  4. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.

Detailed Requirements:

  1. Please note that the submitting author will receive all correspondence relating to the abstract. Thus, the submitting author must be the presenting author.
  2. The presenting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
  3. The presenting author must be listed as the first author for this conference.

Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission

The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.

Poster Presentation


  • Should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
  • File format: PDF (.pdf).
  • Size in pixel: 1080 width x 1536 height–portrait orientation.
  • Size in cm: 38,1 width x 54,2 height–portrait orientation.
  • Font size: ≥16.Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)
    You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded HERE.
    The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.
    We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.
Publication Opportunities
  1. Nutrients Journal Publication
    Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue, published in Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643, Impact Factor 5.9), with a 10% discount on the publication fee. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.
  2. Proceeding Paper Publication
    You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-8 pages) to MDPI Biology and Life Sciences Forum (ISSN: 2673-9976) after the conference. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.

    Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IOCNU2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

    Proceedings submission deadline: 2 December 2024

    Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
    Full author names.
    Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
    Results and Discussion.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the author's responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the paper judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.
The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Ioana Vintila
Ms. Mosa Zhang
Ms. Jin Wang
Email: [email protected]

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.