The International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN) was established in 2005, under the Presidency of Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD (USA).
It is the purpose of the Society to increase the understanding of the role of genetic variation and individual dietary response, and the role of nutrients in gene expression generally. This purpose is pursued through research and education of professionals and the general public.
The Society is educational in its mission to serve as a focus for communication among interested scientists working in several disciplines (including nutrition, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, clinical medicine, and public health) studying the role of genetic variation and dietary response and the role of nutrients in gene expression. It is believed that improved communication across these different branches of medical and biological sciences will stimulate new research and increase knowledge of gene-nutrient interactions and genetic variation and dietary response. The Society will assist in interpreting the new facts into sound nutritional advice for the public. As needed, the Society will establish committees to handle scientific and educational aspects.
BANT members can join the ISNN via their membership page. A discounted membership for Registered Nutritional Therapists is currently being negotiated and more details should be available during the summer of 2014.