2nd International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health (MCHWS-2014) 3rd - 7th November 2014

Jointly Organized By: Human Nutrition Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Sub-specialty Chapter on Nutrition) and Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research

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BACKGROUND

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objectives to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together educational facilities of the highest order in one place for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education. 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

After the grand success of “1st International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health (MCHWS-2009) organized in November 2009”, the Department of Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Sub-Speciality Chapter on Nutrition), and Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India, is pleased to announce the 2nd International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health (MCHWS-2014). 

Micronutrients which are the nutrients that are needed by the body in small quantities play leading roles in the production of enzymes, hormones and other substances that help to regulate growth activity, development and functioning of the immune and reproductive systems.

Children, adolescent girls and expectant mothers form a part of the vulnerable group in developing countries where economic stress and food security are issues of concern. Micronutrient deficiencies, which have been considered as major risk factors in child survival are the leading cause of mental retardation, preventable blindness, death during childbirth, birth defects and child morbidity and even mortality. Poor dietary practices frequently seen in children such as frequent consumption of nutrient-poor foods compromise their intake of micronutrients (such as zinc, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin B, Calcium, Iron, Folate and selenium) from dietary sources.

Focused interventions are thus needed at International and National levels for which nutrition scientists and public health specialists shoulder responsibility towards devising effective and practical strategies to overcome the emergent challenges of micronutrient deficiency.

This conference will be highlighting the links between Micronutrients and Child Health with the following themes:-

  • Micronutrient deficiencies, their Health Consequences, Methodology for their Assessments, Strategies for Prevention and Control.
  • Supplementation of micronutrients to reduce Maternal Mortality, Child Morbidity and Mortality.
  • Food Fortification, Double Fortified Salt, Sprinklers in Control of Anemia
  • Genetic Modified foods and related issues. 

There will be “State of Art” presentations and discussions  on Magnitude of the deficiencies of Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Fluorine, Vitamin B-6 etc., their Health Consequences, Methodology for their Assessments, Strategies for Prevention and Control; Supplementation of micronutrients to reduce Child Morbidity and Mortality, Food Fortification,  Multiple Micronutrient supplementation to Pregnant mothers, Double Fortified Salt, Multiple Micronutrient supplementation to Children,  Sprinklers in Control of Anemia, Calcium supplementation and Maternal Mortality, Genetic Modified foods and related issues. 

Keeping in view the importance of micronutrients in promotion of Child Health and Prevention of related disorders, the MCHWS-2014 will have following Sub Themes: 

  1. Trends in Fats and Oil consumption in India  during Last 40 years  in India 
  2. Scientific basis of Fats   Requirement  for Indians and Recent trends in CVD
  3. Managing Metabolic Syndrome and CHD Risk Factors : Evidence based re-examination of macro nutrients from the Malaysian Population Prospective Study
  4. Palm Oil Vitamin E Tocotrienols Beneficially Attenuate Brain White Matter Lesions: Evidence from a 2-Year Clinical Investigation
  5. CHD Risk, Saturated Fats and the Lipid Hypothesis: Recent Scientific Advances Merit Reconsideration of Dietary Strategies  
  6. Demystifying Saturated Fats
  7. Potential use of  Red Palm Oil in Combating Vitamin A Deficiency in India
  8. Health and Nutritional Benefits of  Red Palm Oil (RPO): the evidence from scientific literature
  9. Cardio protective effects of Palm Oil: evidence from animal studies 
  10. Do water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition interact?
  11. Public, Private and Community Partnership Model: An Experience from Bangladesh
  12. Challenges and Opportunities in integrating and implementing WASH and Nutrition
  13. Vitamin A supplementation program; success and challenges
  14.  Impact of Vitamin A supplementation of Under Five Mortality: Evidence from India and way forward
  15. Prevention of neonatal sepsis using VSL#3
  16. Role of Probiotics in promoting health of neonates and young children
  17. Benefits of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation to Adolescent Children
  18.  Bio-availability of micronutrients based on  stable isotope techniques and  it’s relevance in developing  effective food-based strategies in  combating  micronutrient deficiencies
  19. Assessment   Of   Growth, Health and Nutrition from Early Pregnancy to Infancy  and their  Practical  Applications    in   Estimation of   Gestational Age  In Pregnant Women 
  20. Impact of  Micronutrient-fortified powder on morbidity ,cognitive function, and anthropometric measurements in primary school children
  21. Micronutrients in Management of Tuberculosis in children 
  22. Role of Micronutrients in Management of HIV/AIDS in children 
  23. Interactions amongst Micronutrients 
  24. Rice Fortification in India
  25. History of Food Fortification and Global Experience with Special Emphasis on Staple Food Fortification Large Scale Food Fortification Initiative
  26. Successful atta flour fortification: using bioavailable iron compounds to increase the intake if dietary iron
  27. Efficacy of Sodium Iron EDTA in the Fortification Programs
  28. Global Burden of Neural Tube Defects, Risk Factors, Prevention and the Role of Folic Acid
  29. Introducing fortified rice through public and private sector  :  Global experience and the way forward
  30. Food Fortification in India - experience from two large states in India -  Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
  31. Food Fortification - A Cost Effective Strategy – Case Studies of Country Programs
  32. Micronutrient powders: current global programme implementation status and challenges
  33. Global evidence on use of micronutrient pre-mixes in young children
  34. Quality and safety of food products in Maternal and Infant Nutrition 
  35. Biofortification of cereals for enhanced nutrition: strategies, status and future directions 
  36. Fortification of Rice/Pearl Millet
  37. Implementation of Successful Nutritional Strategies in the Countries of South East Asia Region
  38. Contribution of India in global elimination of IDD
  39. IDD elimination in Thailand 
  40. IDD elimination in Sri Lanka 
  41. IDD elimination in Bhutan 
  42. IDD monitoring laboratory and elimination of IDD in South-East Asia Region 
  43. Double fortified salt : From evidence to Programming for Prevention of  Anemia and  IDD
  44. Scale up of DFS technology for inclusion in social safety net programs in India
  45. Ensuring compatibility of multiple fortification of salt with universal iodization programs as well as considerations to limit salt intake 
  46. Combating IDD and Anemia through DFS based on NIN Technology
  47. Spot Testing Kits – MBI  Monitoring of Iodization of salt with Field Test Kit
  48. Impact of point of care multiple micronutrient fortification on anemia, iron status and cognitive development of preschoolers
  49.  Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation: Current status and Challenges
  50. Zinc supplementation: Global and Regional updates
  51. Scaling up of Linking of zinc and ORS in 2 states of India 
  52. Research Methodology  and  Indicators for Assessment of Vitamin A Deficiency in a Community
  53. Research Methodology  and  Indicators for Assessment of Zinc Deficiency in a Community
  54. Vitamin D Deficiency - An emerging epidemic and strategies for its control, prevention and management 
  55. Epidemic  of  Vitamin D Deficiency in Indian Population: Is it Real
  56. Research Methodology  and  Indicators for assessment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in a community
  57. Epidemic  of  Vitamin B12  Deficiency in Indian Population: Is it Real
  58. Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnant Mothers 
  59. Research Methodology for Assessment of Vitamin D Deficiency in a Community, Using WHO Indicators 
  60. Intermittent Iron Supplementation in Preschool and School-age Children and Non Anemic Pregnant Women
  61. Research Methodology  and Indicators for Assessment of Iodine Deficiency Disorder in a community

 

Who should Participate

  1. Faculty Members, Scientists, Post Graduates from the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, Dietetics, Community Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Biochemistry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Cardiologist, Endocrinology and Biostatistics from the Medical and Dental Colleges
  2. Faculty Members, Scientists, Post Graduates from the Department of Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Human Development, Textile, Resource Management, Communication and Extension from Home Science Colleges
  3. Faculty Members, Scientists, Post Graduates from the Agricultural Colleges and Universities
  4. District Program managers of  ICDS scheme  in States
  5. Faculty Members, Scientists, Post Graduates from the College of Food Science and Technology in Agricultural Universities
  6. District Level Officers Implementing NRHM Program
  7. Faculty Members, Scientists, Research Scientists from National and State Level: Health and Nutrition Training Institutions
  8. Health and Nutrition Planners, Administrators and Policy Makers at National and State Level
  9. Research Scientists from National and State Level Health and Nutrition Training Institutions
  10. Health and Nutrition Planners, Administrators and Policy Makers at National and State Level Programme Managers  of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and Managers of National Nutrition Programmes (NNP) at National, State and Regional Level
  11. Faculty Members of State and Regional Health & Family Welfare Training Centres
  12. Programme Managers from Voluntary Organizations working in the field of Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health
  13. Nutritionists and Dietician from Government and Private Hospitals
  14. Scientists and Nutritionists from International Bilateral Organizations
  15. Managers and Administrators of Food Industries
  16.  Industry Partners and other stakeholders

 

The First International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health (MCHWS-2009) was organized in November 2009”, by the Department of Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Sub-Speciality Chapter on Nutrition), and Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Venue of the Workshop

 

 Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Ansari Nagar,

New Delhi- 110 029, India 

 

 

 

 

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