Nutrition International at IUNS-21st ICN 2017

Nutrition International is pleased to be participating in the 21st IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition, being held for the first time in Buenos Aires, from October 15-20, 2017.

Held every four years, the conference addresses the key aspects of nutrition – from state-of-the-art reviews to cutting edge nutritional science information. This session’s theme is “from science to nutrition security.”

Nutrition International will be represented at the event by:

Luz Maria De-Regil, Director of Global Technical Services and Chief Technical Advisor

Sara Wuehler, Senior Technical Advisor, Nutrition Information Systems

Chowdhury Jalal, Senior Technical Advisor, Evaluation and Strategic Research

Alison Greig, Senior Technical Advisor, Infant and Young Child Nutrition and Health

Andrew Thompson, Senior Program Analyst, Nutrition International

Visit the International Union of Nutrition Sciences and the 21st International Congress of Nutrition website for more information.

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Our Program at IUNS-21st ICN 2017

The Biology of the First 1,000 Days of Life
Time: 8:00-10:00
Room 2 – Libertador C

At this session introducing the book The Biology Behind the First 1,000 Days, Luz Maria De-Regil presents her chapter on before and after the 1,000 days, addressing the role of preconception nutrition.

WHO/CDC Symposium: New tools and resources for monitoring and evaluating micronutrient public health programs
Time: 14:30-16:30
Room 11 – Golden Horn

Alison Greig examines the monitoring of vitamin A supplementation and presents new monitoring guides for district and national managers.

Evidence-based integration of nutrition across multiple sector programs: how can this be done?
Time: 11:30-13:30
Room 11 – Golden Horn

Chowdhury Jalal discusses the evidence-based designing or integrating nutrition into multiple-BRAC programs in Bangladesh.

Sponsored Symposium: Nutrition International – Nutrition data-life course: harmonization and management.
Time: 8:00-10:00
Room 9 – Retiro A

Tools and strategies for monitoring data and surveys on a national and global scale.

Introduction by Luz Maria De-Regil.

Presentations include:

SMART methodology and its tools
Victoria Sauveplane, Senior Program Manager, Action Against Hunger

Nutrition Intervention Monitoring Surveys (NIMS) – A story of harmonizing data indicators and methods across multiple countries
Dr. Sara Wuehler, Senior Technical Advisor, Nutrition Information Systems, Nutrition International

External monitoring of nutrition surveys – experiences from developing and implementing monitoring tools in two multi-country survey contexts
Professor Daniel Sellen, University of Toronto

Using data for impact modelling of nutrition interventions
Andrew Thompson, Senior Program Analyst, Nutrition International

Coming updates to DHS
Dr. Sorrel Namaste, Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program

Following the presentations, there will be a panel and audience discussion moderated by  Alison Greig, Senior Technical Advisor, Infant and Young Child Nutrition and Health, Nutrition International, to discuss the global implications of the presentations and address any questions and comments with the audience.