Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research

4th International Advanced Course

29 August - 2 September 2016
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Organised by the Graduate School VLAG, in co-operation with the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University

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One of the main objectives of nutrition research is to provide scientific evidence for the role of diet in human health and disease. High quality dietary assessment methods and biomarkers are crucial to optimally design studies in this field. Nutrition research is often blamed for poor exposure assessment that might impair its usefulness. Therefore, studies that evaluate the validity of dietary assessment methods are important to allow proper inference from such studies. Consequently, researchers should master the concepts and principles underlying evaluation studies.

Target group
The course is meant for university graduates in biomedical sciences; nutrition, epidemiology etc. Knowledge on basic statistical concepts and methods (e.g. linear regression, paired t-test, correlation, ANOVA) and study designs is assumed. The course welcomes PhD candidates and postdocs as well as participants from industry and research centres.

Course contents

Course aim
The course will address methodological aspects of exposure assessment in nutrition and related fields of biomedical research.
After participation the participant:

Course design
The course consists of a series of lectures, supported by computer-assisted exercises. Also, discussions on exposure assessment in the participant’s own research will be part of the programme.
The following topics will be addressed:


Course coordinators

Other faculty

General information

Date & duration
The course will be held from from 29 August – 2 September 2016.

Study load
The study load of this course is 1.5 ECTS credits.

The course language will be English.

Location & accommodation
Lectures will be given at Wageningen University. Wageningen is located 5 kms from the train station of Ede-Wageningen. This railway station can be reached by train from the airport Schiphol in about one hour. The organization has blocked a number of hotel rooms at Hotel and Conference Centre “Hof van Wageningen” for course participants, but only until 15 July 2016. Accommodation costs are € 75, - (single room; incl. breakfast, excl. tax) per night. You can visit: http://www.hofvanwageningen.nl/ for more information. Hotel room reservation is handled by "Hof van Wageningen".
Participants have to book their own hotel room by sending an email: info@hofvanwageningen.nl (do not book your room via the Hof van Wageningen website). Please mention booking code EXPO16.

Contact information
For more information please contact: Mrs. Eva Oudshoorn
The Graduate School VLAG
P.O. Box 17
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 317 485310
Email: Eva.Oudshoorn@wur.nl

Registration & course fee

You can register here.

The number of participants to the course is limited to 30.
The final registration date is 29 July 2016.
Registrations are accepted in the order in which the course fee payment is received.

The course fee (which includes materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and one dinner but does not cover accommodation) depends on the participant's affiliation:

Industry / For-Profit € 2000
University staff / Non-Profit organisations    € 750
PhD candidates € 500
VLAG PhD candidates € 300

Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their registration within two weeks of the final registration date. They will then receive instructions for payment, a letter of acceptance and further course details. Cancellations may be made free of charge until, 29 July 2016. After this date the charge will be 25% of the course fee paid or due. Substitutions may be made at any time.


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photo participants Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research 2012 photo participants Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research 2010
photo participants Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research 2016