INC World Forum

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INC World Forum

The INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination is the international umbrella for scientific research and dissemination related to health, nutrition, nuts and dried fruits. It defines research priorities and promotes research and dissemination grants.


PROMOTE To promote research and dissemination projects.
DISSEMINATE To disseminate the consumption of nuts and dried fruits.
ADVISE To define research priorities, advise on scientific awards and monitor calls supported by the INC.


RESEARCH GRANTS The objective is to fund clinical, epidemiological, basic and/or strategic research that may contribute to enhance the understanding of the health effects of nuts and dried fruits.
DISSEMINATION GRANTS The objective of this Call is to fund projects aimed at increasing the use and consumption of nuts and dried fruits, whenever such projects are beyond the scope of the INC.
SCIENTIFIC AWARD Prioritizing the INC Award for Excellence in Research through the h-index, a number that reflects both the number of publications of a researcher and the number of citations per publication.
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA Disseminating the latest research findings (scientific publications) about nuts and dried fruits and health in international scientific symposia.


Chairman: Chairman:
Prof. Jordi Salas Salvadó
Rovira i Virgili University, Spain.
INC Executive Committee Representative INC Executive Committee Representative
Mr. Antonio Pont
INC Honorary President.

Academic Honorary Members

Dr. David Jenkins Dr. David Jenkins
Director of the Clinical Nutrition Risk Factor
St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton
Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prof. Gerhard Rechkemmer Prof. Gerhard Rechkemmer
President and Professor
Max Rubner-Institut, Germany.
Dr. Emilio Ros Dr. Emilio Ros
Director, Lipid Clinic, Endocrinology & Nutrition Service
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Joan Sabaté Dr. Joan Sabaté
Chair and Professor, Department of Nutrition
Loma Linda University, California, USA.

Committee members evaluate project proposals submitted to the INC Calls for Research and Dissemination. They prioritize the candidates of the INC Award for Excellence in Research every year and implement the activities of the Forum according to the guidelines of the INC Executive Committee.

Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin Alasalvar Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin Alasalvar (FIFT), TUBITAK, Turkey.
Dr. Josefina Bressan Dr. Josefina Bressan Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.
Prof. Catherine Itsiopoulos Prof. Catherine Itsiopoulos RMIT University, Australia.

Dr. Karen Lapsley Dr. Karen Lapsley Consultant, USA
Ms. Maureen Ternus Ms. Maureen Ternus INC Nutrition Research and Education Foundation, USA.
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