The Micronutrient Forum will welcome over 1000 researchers, programme implementers and policy-makers from around the world to its 5th Global Conference 2020 from March 23rd – 27th in Bangkok, Thailand.
Micronutrients are at the heart of the potential of food systems to deliver optimal health. Food systems are at the heart of determining what people eat. The 5th Micronutrient Forum Global Conference will cover the broad spectrum of micronutrients – research, efficacy and safety, implementation and, the policy and enabling the environment. In addition, the conference will take a deep dive into how micronutrients might be optimised and protected within food systems. The Micronutrient Forum is striving to ensure greater participation from the agriculture, manufacturing, processing and distribution, retail and culinary sectors, to widen the conversation and drive multisectoral innovation towards sustainable solutions.
The Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference provides the opportunity for sharing new micronutrient research with a diverse audience across 4 focused tracks:
Track 1: Micronutrient biology and status assessment.
Track 2: Efficacy and safety of micronutrient interventions.
Track 3: Programme effectiveness.
Track 4: Designing an enabling environment for micronutrients.
- The delivery of large-scale nutrition-specific interventions, including supplementation, fortification and biofortification.
- Addressing data gaps and issues with current estimates of micronutrient malnutrition nutrition as well as how new techniques and software can help to routinely collect information on micronutrient intakes and biomarkers in large scale surveys.
- The challenges and opportunities for addressing the double burden of malnutrition: micronutrient nutrition, obesity, and noncommunicable diseases.
- How micronutrients might be optimized and protected within food systems, as well as the interactions between agriculture and climate change, and their impact on health and nutrition.