The Program

About the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020 Scientific Program

Building New Evidence and Alliances for Improving Nutrition

The Micronutrient Forum is looking forward to welcoming over 1000 researchers, program implementers and policy makers from around the world to its 5th Global Conference 2020 from 23rd to 27th March in Bangkok, Thailand.

Join us and be part of critical conversations, access the latest research, build new alliances, and celebrate breakthroughs.

For a list of confirmed speakers, click here

The full version of the final program will be available online in November 2019.

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 12, 2019
  • Abstract Acceptance Notifications: September 2019
  • Registration begins: September 2019
  • Speaker Invitations will be sent out: September 2019

Highlights

  • Outreach to and building of new alliances with colleagues from across the food value chain, including agriculture, manufacturing, processing and distribution, retail and culinary.
  • Coverage of the broad spectrum of micronutrients from the research, efficacy, program and policy perspective.
  • A deep dive into 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.
  • World-renown chefs sharing their perspectives on healthy and sustainable diets.
  • A regional focus, with the countries of South East Asia highlighting progress, lessons learned, and current challenges in implementing and scaling-up micronutrient interventions.

Conference topics

  • 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.

For a full list of Topics by Track, click here

Conference Tracks

Discussions will take place across four stimulating tracks:

TRACK 1

Micronutrient biology and status assessment

OBJECTIVE

Understanding the biology of micronutrient nutrition and status assessment and implications for program design.

TRACK 2

Efficacy and safety of micronutrient interventions

OBJECTIVE

Understanding the effects of micronutrient interventions on micronutrient intake, status and related functional outcomes.

TRACK 3

Program effectiveness

OBJECTIVE

Bridging the gap between evidence and implementation to optimize the scale up of micronutrient interventions.

TRACK 4

Designing an enabling environment for micronutrients

OBJECTIVE

Engaging new actors and building new alliances, to include global, regional and national policy considerations, financing, innovative partnerships, climate change.

5th Global Conference 2020 Conference Committee

Chair

Klaus Kraemer
Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation
Switzerland

Committee Members

Lindsay Allen
Center Director
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United State of America
Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
United States of America
Maria Elena Jefferds
Team Lead, IMMPaCt
Nutrition Branch
Division of Nutrition,
Physical Activity, and Obesity
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Roland Kupka
Senior Advisor
Nutrition Section
UNICEF
United States of Americaç
Daniel Raiten
Program Director
Nutrition Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States of America
Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Thailand
Saskia Osendarp
Executive Director
Micronutrient Forum
United States of America

5th Global Conference 2020 Program Committee

Chair

Maria Elena Jefferds
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Committee Members

Nancy Aburto
Deputy Director
Nutrition and Food Systems
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation
Italy
Lindsay Allen
Center Director
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United States of America
Anabelle Bonvecchio
Director of Nutrition Policies and Programs
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP)
Mexico
Erick Boy
Nutrition Research Coordinator
Harvest Plus
IFPRI
United States of America
Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
United States of America
Patrizia Fracassi
Senior Nutrition Analyst and Strategy Advisor
Scaling Up Nutrition
Switzerland
Jesse Gregory
Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Florida
United States of America
Rebecca Heidkamp
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
United States of America
Ziauddin Hyder
Senior Nutrition Specialist
World Bank
United States of America
Rolf Klemm
Vice President Nutrition
Helen Keller International
United States of America
Klaus Kraemer
Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation
Switzerland
Jacqueline Kung’u
Regional Advisor
Research and Evaluation,
Nutrition International
Kenya
Erin McLean
UNICEF
United States of America
Sophie Moore
Reader in Global Women & Children’s Health
Kings College London
United Kingdom
Denish Moorthy
Senior Technical Advisor
USAID Advancing Nutrition
United States of America
Lynnette Neufeld
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Switzerland
Deanna Olney
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
United States of America
Saskia Osendarp
Executive Director
Micronutrient Forum
United States of America
Daniel Raiten
Program Director
Nutrition Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States of America
Sant-Rayn Pasricha
Division Head
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Australia
Lisa Rogers
Technical Officer
World Health Organization
Switzerland
Daniel Roth
Paediatrician
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Canada
Parmi Suchdev
Associate Director
Emory Global Health Institute
United States of America
Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Thailand
Howarth Bouis
HarvestPlus
International Food Policy Research Institute
United States of America