GAIN’s symposia and sessions at IUNS – 21st International Congress of Nutrition

GAIN is looking forward to the International Congress of Nutrition (IUNS), which will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina
from 15 to 20 October 2017.

Here is a list of the symposia and presentations we are organizing or where our team is involved. For more information, visit www.gainhealth.org 


Come join us at our sponsored symposia!

Tuesday, 17 October, 11h30-13h30 Room 11 – Golden Horn
Shaping global food systems for better nutrition
Chair: Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director
Speakers:
Lynnette Neulfeld, GAIN’s Director, Knowledge Leadership
Ashish Deo, GAIN’s Senior Advisor, Commercial Solutions, Knowledge Leadership
Djeinam Toure, GAIN’s Senior Associate, Knowledge Leadership, Food Value Chain

Tuesday, 17 October, 15h00 -16h00
Coffee sponsored by Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) on “Practical challenges and approaches to undertaking implementation research”
Host: Alison Tumilowicz, GAIN’s Senior Technical Specialist, Knowledge Leadership

Thursday, 19 October, 11h30-13h30 Room 13
New advances in data visualization and mapping: tools for improved decision-making in nutrition
Chair: Dominic Schofield, Director, GAIN Canada and Senior Technical Advisor Policy and Programs


Also, don’t miss the following sessions

Sunday, 15 October, 8h30-13h00 Room 1 – San Telmo
Leveraging food systems to improve food systems and nutrition
Speaker: Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director

Sunday 15, October, 11h00-13h00 Room 4 – Libertador A
Cracking the egg potential to reduce child stunting and improve rural livelihoods
Chair: Saul Morris, GAIN’s Director, Program Services

Sunday, 15 October, 14h00-18h30 Room 3 – Libertador 3
Farm to Fork: Pathways to nutrition outcomes and implementation challenges of integrated agriculture-programs
Chair: Bonnie McClafferty, GAIN’s Director Food Value Chain

Sunday, 15 October, 16h30-18h30 Room 2 – Libertador C
First Foods: Accelerating progress to improve the quality of complementary foods and feeding practices for children
Speaker: Saul Morris, GAIN’s Director, Program Services

Monday, 16 October, 11h30-13h30 Room 8 – Retiro B
Towards global leadership in nutrition
Speaker: Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director

Monday, 16 October, 14h30-16h30 Room 11, Golden Horn
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement stunting prevention program ‘Right foods at the right time: targeting nutrition of children under two’ in Malawi
Chair: Saul Morris, GAIN’s Director, Program Services

Tuesday, 17 October, 08h00-10h00 Room 1 – San Telmo
Programmatic implications from risk – benefit analysis of iron interventions in young children
Speaker: Lynnette Neufeld, GAIN’s Director, Knowledge Leadership

Wednesday, 18 October, 11h30-13h30 Room 4 – Libertador A
Infections in pregnancy: a huge, and avoidable, cause of malnutrition in childhood
Chair: Saul Morris, GAIN’s Director, Program Services

Wednesday, 18 October, 14h30-15h00 Room 7 – Retiro C
How to make food systems more nutrition sensitive 
Speaker: Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director
Chair: Lynnette Neufeld, GAIN’s Director, Knowledge Leadership

Thursday, 19 October, 14h30-15h00 Room 1 – San Telmo
Impact evaluation readiness in population-based nutrition programs: examples from food fortification 
Speaker: Lynnette Neufeld, GAIN’s Director, Knowledge Leadership
Speaker: Valerie Friesen, GAIN’s Technical Specialist, Knowledge Leadership

Friday, 20 October, 08h00-10h00 Room 2 – Libertador C
The changing nutrition landscape: Implications for research
Speaker: Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director


Check out our posters and presentations

Monday, October 16, 09h00 – 10h00 Touch Screen 13
Acceptability of unsweetened small quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplement (SQ-LNS) in children aged 6 to 23 months: formative research for the SPOON project in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico
Lead author: Wendy Gonzales, GAIN’s Technical Specialist, Knowledge Leadership

Monday, October 16, 09h00 – 10h00 Touch Screen 6
Toward a better understanding of adherence to micronutrient powders: generating theories to guide program design and evaluation based on a review of published results
Lead author: Alison Tumilowicz, GAIN’s Senior Technical Specialist, Knowledge Leadership

Monday October 16, 15h00 – 16h30 Retiro B
Translating focused ethnographic study findings into design and implementation of behavior change communication intervention in Kenya
Lead author: Catherine Macharia-Mutie, GAIN’s Senior Specialist, Knowledge Leadership

Monday, October 16, 15h30 – 16h30 Touch Screen 8
Establishing a platform for business engagement on nutrition. The SUN Business Network in Nigeria
Lead author: Hannah Theobald, Country Support Manager, SUN Business Network

Tuesday, October 17, 08h00 – 09h00 Touch Screen 14
A global food fortification data repository: providing flexible reporting to inform programmatic and strategic decision making
Lead author: Corey L. Luthringer, GAIN’s Senior Associate, Food Policy & Financing

Tuesday, 17 October, 15h00-16h30 Libertador B
Anemia in women and children in Uttar Pradesh, India: the contribution of nutritional, environmental, infectious, genetic, and underlying social determinants
Lead author: Leila Larson, GAIN’s Associate, Knowledge Leadership

Wednesday, October 18, 12h30 – 13h30 Touch Screen1
Differences in anemia diagnosis obtained using venous versus capillary blood: biological basis and policy implications
Led Author: Lynnette Neufeld, GAIN’s Director, Knowledge Leadership

Wednesday, October 18, 12h30 – 13h30 Touch Screen 7
Market assessment of oil fortification to assess availability and compliance of oil brands fortified with vitamin A in Pakistan
Lead Author: Svenja Jungjohann, GAIN’s Senior Project Manager, Knowledge Leadership

Wednesday, October 18, 12h30 – 13h30 Touch Screen 1
Calcium supplementation among targeted pregnancies: a life saving strategy to reduce the risk of eclampsia and maternal and newborn deaths
Lead Author: Ahmadwali Aminee, Former-GAIN Senior Specialist, Knowledge Leadership, Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 18, 12h30 – 13h30 Touch Screen 1
Iodization of salt as successful strategy, combating Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) in Afghanistan
Lead Author: Ahmadwali Aminee, Former-GAIN Senior Specialist, Knowledge Leadership, Afghanistan

Wednesday, 18 October, 12h30-13h30 Touch Screen 1
Differences in anemia diagnosis obtained using venous versus capillary blood: biological basis and policy implications
Lead author: Lynnette Neufeld, GAIN’s Director, Knowledge Leadership

Thursday, October 19, 11h30 – 12h30 Touch Screen 14
Assessment  of consumer’s awareness of food fortification in Tanzania
Lead author: Hannah Theobald, Country Support Manager, SUN Business Network

 

Don’t miss GAIN 15th Anniversary Party on Tuesday, 17 October at the Hotel Melia Buenos Aires, Reconquista, 945 – Centro Buenos Aires from 21:00pm! Write to communications@gainhealth.org to RSVP

 

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Published 13 October 2017