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.

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Conference Organising Committee & International Advisors

Conference Chairman
Founding Chairman, Southeast-Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network
  • Tee E Siong
    Nutrition Society of Malaysia
International Advisors
Founding Council Members of Southeast-Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network
  • Hardinsyah Ridwan
    Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia
  • Mohd Ismail Noor
    Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  • Rodolfo F. Florentino
    Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc
  • Umaporn Suthutvoravut
    Nutrition Association of Thailand
  • Le Thi Hop
    Vietnam Nutrition Association
Committee Members
Founding Council Members of Southeast-Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network
  • Azli Baharudin
    Institute for Public Health Malaysia
  • Gan Wan Ying
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Hanis Mastura Yahya
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Khor Geok Lin
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Mahenderan Appukutty
    Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Mohd Nasir Mohd Taib
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Moy Foong Ming
    Universiti Malaya
  • Norimah A Karim
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Rokiah Don
    Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  • Roseline Yap Wai Kuan
    Taylor’s University Malaysia
  • Rozita Abdul Rahman
    Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Tan Sue Yee
    International Medical University
  • Viola Michael
    Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Wong Jyh Eiin
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Zalma Abdul Razak
    Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Zaitun Yassin
    Nutrition Society of Malaysia