Congress of the World Public Health Nutrition Association with
Abrasco (the Brazilian Association of Collective Health)
to be held in Rio de Janeiro, 27-30 April 2012

Register now! Our initial line-up of speakers

Above César Victora, Marion Nestle, Claude Fischler, Tim Lang, Renato Maluf, Emorn Wasantwasut: some of the speakers participating in Rio2012

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At this first stage, over 40 speakers are formally confirmed as participating at Rio2012, our congress created in partnership with Abrasco, to be held between 27-30 April 2012. Of these, the first group is shown here. They are as follows. César Victora of the University of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, current president of the International Epidemiology Association Marion Nestle of New York University, US, famous for her books Food Politics and What To Eat.. The French sociologist of cuisine, food and gastronomy, Claude Fischler. Tim Lang, co-author of Food Wars and professor of food policy at City University, London, UK. Renato Maluf, president of CONSEA, the Brazilian institute for food security. And secretary-general of the 2009 ICN in Bangkok, Thailand, Emorn Wasantwasut.

Some of our speakers are very well-known internationally and in Brazil. Others are great professionals in a variety of fields of study, from sociology to food marketing. Here is the first list of speakers confirmed so far:. We will be featuring many more of them in the coming months.

Barrie Margetts
Barry Popkin
Branka Legetic
Carlos Monteiro
Catherine Geissler
Cesar Victora
Chunming Chen
Claude Fischler
Corinna Hawkes
David Nabarro
David Sanders
Denise Coitinho
Edgard Rebouças
Elisabetta Recine
Elisaldo Carllini
Emorn Wasantwasut
Enrique Jacoby
Fabio Gomes
Flavio Valente
Francesco Branca
Geoffrey Cannon
Graham MacGregor
Harriet Kuhnlein
Ibrahim Elmadfa
Juan Rivera
Kelly Brownell
Kenneth Camargo
Lindsay Allen
Luciene Burlandy
Luiz Augusto Facchini
Maria Lucia Bosi
Marion Nestle
Mary L'Abbe
Mary Shawa
Miguel Bruno
Patricia Jaime
Patti Rundall
Philip James
Ravindra Joshi
Renato Maluf
Ricardo Uauy
Roger Hughes
Shiriki Kumanyika
Stuart Gillespie
Tim Lang
Urban Jonsson
Zulfiqar Bhutta

This list is constantly updated on the congress website as new speakers confirm their participation. Each month from now on until the the congress we will feature a new group of speakers, and as from November we will be including their stories and profiles. Stay tuned for more information also on Facebook and Twitter!

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