The International Forum of Immunonutrition for Education and Research (i-FINER) was founded in 2007 as a non-profit organisation with the aim to facilitate the necessary conditions in order to disseminate knowledge in immunonutrition, especially in the fields of education and research. Its vision is to develop long term working groups to create a new perspective on nutritional and immunological requirements for a health policy, involving the participation of governments.
The creation of the i-FINER group was based on the courses promoted, organised and chaired by Prof A. Marcos since 1994, until now there has been a total of 12 editions of the immunonutrition courses and 7 international immunonutrition workshops in different European and Latin American countries.
In 1997, Prof A. Marcos was granted the International Nutritional Immunology Group Award for her contribution to the study on nutrition and immunology.
During the latest event, the 7th International Workshop of Immunonutrition, which took place in May 2014 in Carovigno (Italy), the i-FINER group created the International Society for Immunonutrition (ISIN), with the idea of gathering professionals and postgraduates who are interested in this area of knowledge.
The upcoming VIII International Society for Inmunonutrition Conference, taking place from November 16-18, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with internationally renowned professionals in the field of immunonutrition is the next major event of ISIN.