We are pleased to announce that the Department of Human Nutrition is hosting the first NZ Postgraduate and Early Careers Conference (Dunedin-Tuesday 26 August), for those involved in nutrition related research. Our conference will be before the Nutrition Society Conference (Queenstown-Thursday 28 and 29 August) giving potential delegates the opportunity to attend both. This conference has been organised by postgraduate and early career staff and we welcome delegates from both within the University of Otago and from other places. The day will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about new research and will provide a forum for up and coming researchers to develop networks and strengthen the research community. Registration is now open and the one-day programme and call for abstracts is available to download. For updates follow our facebook page and twitter feeds.