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Friday June 17th, 2016
The Great Nutrient Debate: What should we teach our students?
Co-Facilitators and Session Co-Chairs: Dr Lauren Ball and Celia Laur

8:30am – 9:00am Registration, Refreshments and Poster Set-Up
9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks: Dr Lauren Ball and Celia Laur
9:10am – 10:30am The Great Nutrient Debate! (Part 1): Focus on Macronutrients

Facilitators: Dr Lauren Ball, Celia Laur
Discussant: Prof Sumantra Ray

Prof Luc Tappy, Physiology Department, University of Lausanne (Presenting on latest evidence on macronutrient requirements)

Prof Martin Kohlmeier, UNC Schools of Medicine and Public Health (Presenting on Dietary Guidelines with a focus on macronutrients)

10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea and Poster Viewing
11:00am – 12:30pm The Great Nutrient Debate! (Part 2)Focus on vitamin D and phytonutrients 

Facilitators: Dr Lauren Ball, Celia Laur
Discussant: Prof Sumantra Ray

Prof Caryl Nowson, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (Presenting on Vitamin D)

Prof Daniele Del Rio, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Italy (Presenting on phytonutrients)

12:30pm – 1:30pm Complimentary Lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm Global Nutrition Report

Facilitator and Speaker: André Laperrière, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

Panel of speakers nominated by GODAN including: 

Elizabeth Dodsworth, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
(Presenting: Evidence-based decision making: managing nutrition information and data)

Veronica Tuffrey, Independent Public Health Nutritionist
(Presenting: Nutrition surveillance in low-income countries – time to refocus?)

Patrizia Fracassi, Senior Nutrition Analyst for Scaling Up Nutrition
(Presenting: Data use for decision making: walking the talk)

Sylvia Szabo, Save the Children
(Presenting: Accountability for action: filling evidence gaps to ensure well-being of children and advance Sustainable Development Goals [SDG2])

Daniela Beltrame, Biodiversity International
(Presenting: Bridging the gap: Building capacities and networks to analyze and use nutrient data on edible biodiversity in Brazil)

3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea and Poster Viewing
4:00pm – 5:00pm Question and Answer Panel: So what should we teach?
5:00pm Conclusion and Refreshments




Saturday June 18th, 2016
International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research
Co-facilitators and Session Co-Chairs: Dr Lauren Ball and Celia Laur

8:30am – 9:00am Registration, Refreshments and Poster Viewing
9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks: Dr Lauren Ball and Celia Laur
9:10am – 9:20am Setting the Scene for Medical Nutrition Education
An introduction from Prof Sumantra Ray, NNEdPro Chair
9:20am – 10:10am Keynote: Dr Rachel Pryke, Clinical Champion for Nutrition for Health at the Royal College of General Practitioners
10:10am – 10:40am Nutrition and Workplace Wellbeing

Pauline Douglas, NNEdPro Vice-Chairman and Education Director

Dr Minha Rajput-Ray, NNEdPro Medical Director

10:40am – 11:00am Morning tea and poster viewing
11:00am – 12:30pm Research Priorities in Medical Nutrition Education

  • Overview of the Global Research Priorities Project, Dr Lauren Ball and Ms Katelyn Barnes
  • Research Priority A – Dr Lauren Ball
  • Research Priority B – Celia Laur
  • Research Priority C – Dr Jennifer Crowley
  • Additional Questions
12:30pm – 1:30pm Complimentary Lunch and Poster Presentations
1:30pm – 3:00pm Priorities in Delivery and Assessment Panel Discussion
3:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Tea and Poster Presentations
3:30pm – 4:40pm Facilitated Breakout Sessions with plenary feedback– Critiquing the next steps in global collaboration (by region)
4:40pm – 5:00pm Conclusion and Poster Winners
5:00pm Closing remarks followed by complimentary reception with canapés




Sunday June 19th, 2016 – By Invitation Only
Discussion and Forward Planning