SEAN3 grew out of the nutritional neuroscience conference held in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR on 16-18 March, 2016. Participating nutritional scientists, neuroscientists, governmental and nongovernmental representatives from Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Australia, and the United States expressed a unified desire to create a network for the purposes of addressing the nutritional needs of children throughout SE Asia through research and education.

Conference task forces created a set of “highest needs” and “collaborative objectives” which can be viewed by linking to RESEARCH or EDUCATION.