in conjunction with
Nutrition Society of Malaysia
32nd Annual Scientific Conference
1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition Conference
Nutrition Society of Malaysia
We take this opportunity to welcome you to the 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Conference, scheduled on 14 – 17 May of 2017 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Conference, with the theme ‘Together in Advancing Public Health Nutrition’ aims to bring together diverse stakeholders to share and discuss the latest scientific knowledge, experiences, effective intervention policies, strategies, research programmes and regulatory updates to promote and sustain public health nutrition in the SEA region.
Several Southeast Asia countries are experiencing a rapid nutrition transition, where an increasing number of the countries in the region are facing a double burden of malnutrition, with persisting issues of undernutrition especially among children, and at the same time heading into an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases related to over-nutrition. In cognisance of the similarities in the threat of double burden of malnutrition problems in the SEA region, the promotion of productive exchange of information, ideas and dialogue among multiple stakeholders in coordinating efforts, implementing nutrition research and intervention programmes in the region is desired. The holding of the 1st SEA-PHN Conference provides a platform for interaction and development of potential cross sectors collaborations; strengthen current partnerships in combating public health nutrition issues of the Southeast Asia region.
The scientific program of the Conference comprises plenary lectures, symposia, free paper presentations as well as poster session on the current problems of public health nutrition. Young researchers are invited to vie for prizes in the oral and poster competitions. A special feature shall be three roundtable discussions that will focus on nutrition promotion programmes at school, maternal nutrition and childhood obesity. This Conference is expected to gather public health nutrition professionals, researchers, policymakers from government ministries and health agencies, various stakeholders from the food, health and fitness industry from around the Southeast Asian.
We warmly welcome you to the first ever Public Health Nutrition Conference of the region! Together we can contribute towards advancing public health nutrition for the alleviation of the prevailing malnutrition problems.
Bring together diverse stakeholders to share and discuss latest scientific knowledge, experiences, effective intervention policy and strategies, research programmes and regulatory updates to promote and sustain public health nutrition in the SEA region.
Members of the Society who are interested to participate in the symposia or poster sessions are invited to submit an abstract of their paper (200 – 300 words in MS Word format) not later than 20 March 2017, for consideration by the Organising Committee.
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