Nutrition Winter School 2016. Nutrition and Inflammation: Integrating Research and Clinics, January 25 - 28 2016 Lapland, Finland

Publish Date: Sep 16, 2015

Deadline: Oct 31, 2015

Event Dates: from Jan 25, 2016 12:00 to Jan 28, 2016 12:00

What is Nutrition Winter School?

The Nutrition Winter School is a scientific seminar that revolves around various topics related to nutrition and the gut. This year's theme is Nutrition and Inflammation: Integrating research and clinics. The topics of nutrition and inflammation are discussed from a clinical, experimental, and molecular biological point of view by top international speakers.

The Nutrition Winter School is also about enjoying the magic of the Finnish Lapland! The seminar program is designed so that you have plenty of time to enjoy the great sceneries and outdoor activities offered by the arctic nature of Lapland.

The seminar combines a week of interesting talks given by top researchers in their field with the arctic sceneries of the Finnish Lapland.

When and Where?

The 4th Nutrition Winter School is organized in Levi in the Finnish Lapland.

Levi is the biggest ski resort in Finland and it offers a wide range of activities for you to enjoy. Check out the Social program - or the Levi website - for more information.

The seminar takes place in January 2016 from 25th - 28th.

Is Nutrition Winter School for me?

The Nutrition Winter School is for everybody researching topics related to nutrition and to the gut.

Are you a young scientist starting your PhD?
Come and meet the top researchers in the field and get some valuable ideas for your project!

Are you finishing your PhD?
Come and present your results! We are always interested in hearing the latest results from the field! The seminar is also a great place to meet and get to know to the influential people in science as well as in the industry.

Are you an experienced researcher?
Come and hear the latest results from the field and get new insights into your own research!

Are you working in the clinic?
Come and hear what the latest findings in gastroenterological science say and find new ideas for working in the clinic!


Early Bird registration is now open!

Book your place in Nutrition Winter School by registrating online here -

Registration fees

Early Bird: 400€ (prior to October 31st 2015)

Late registration: 500€ (October 31st - December 18th 2015)

The attendance fee includes the right to attend lectures, seminar material, social programme, lunches, coffee and dinners.

The attendance fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation during the seminar. We will however reserve hotel rooms for all our attendees. Information about traveling and accommodation is available here -

ECTS credits

Doctoral students can gain credits (ECTS) for attending the seminar according to their home university's guidelines. The following guidelines are applicable to doctoral students from the University of Helsinki:

Attending the seminar 0.5 Cr. / day

Oral presentation (1st or 2nd writer) 2 Cr.

Poster (1st or 2nd writer) 1 Cr.

Accommodation and Travel


We have reserved rooms from Spa Hotel Levitunturi for all seminar participants. Spa Hotel Levitunturi is a modern hotel and congress centre combining full facilities mixed with local flavour. The hotel is located right next to the Levi slopes and ski tracks. Check out Spa Hotel Levitunturi - website for more information!


Single, double, and three person rooms have been reserved for participants. Please note that the seminar attendance fee does not include the price of accommodation. Each guest is required to pay their own accommodation directly to the hotel upon leaving. You can spesify your choice of accommodation in the Registration - form.

Single room: 112€ / night

Double room: 60€ / night

Three person room: 52€ / night

Prices include a buffet breakfast, free use of the hotel gym, and a free daily admission to the hotel spa.

Traveling to Levi

Levi is easily reached by plane with direct flights from Helsinki (HEL) to Kittilä (KTT) airport. Check out the websites of Norwegian and Finnair for updated information about the prices and book your flights!

Contact Information

Secretary General

Aino Siltari
P.O.Box 63
00014 University of Helsinki

Organizing Committee

Hanne Salmenkari

Richard Forsgård

President of the Organizing Committee

Professor Riitta Korpela

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