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NNEdPro 4th International Summit: Conference on Medical and Public Health Nutrition Education and Research

NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health

Friday, 20 July 2018 from 9:15 AM to 5:15 PM (BST)

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In 2018, NNEdPro celebrates its 10th anniversary year and to mark this the theme of this year’s conference is 'Nutrition as a Hard Science'.  The conference is FREE to attend, but we request attendees to donate towards the Teaching Kitchens in urban slums of India crowdfunding campaign. More information is available here

NNEdPro's 4th International Summit: Conference on Medical and Public Health Nutrition Education and Research will be held on 20th July 2018 at the Clinical School on the Addenbrookes Biomedical Campus in Cambridge, bringing together experts from the field to strengthen and promote international initiatives and exchange knowledge on medical nutrition education and research.



The conference is comprised of three main plenary sessions around the theme of ‘Nutrition as a Hard Science to International Knowledge Application Networks’. These plenary sessions are supplemented by an interactive panel discussion and a final session to sum up proceedings and define the road ahead.

Session 1: Nutrition as a Hard Science 

The conference will start with the launch of the new journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health including a Keynote Speech from Fiona Godlee (Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ).

Expert speakers will then define examples of the hard science on which nutrition is based as well as exploring both the causes and potential cures to the challenge of embedding sound nutrition knowledge in a utilisable evidence base.

Session 2: Implementation Science

Registered Dietitians trained to implement nutrition knowledge clinically are small in number and therefore multidisciplinary training of healthcare professionals are of vital importance in public health and health service delivery. 

This session will incorporate ‘work in progress’ case studies using implementation science principles to strengthen the provision and delivery of nutrition related services in a variety of healthcare contexts.

Interactive Panel Discussion

An interactive panel discussion will explore potential strategies to navigate barriers as well as harness opportunities to translate nutrition knowledge into healthcare practice through education and training.

Session 3: Meeting Global Nutrition Challenges

‘Meeting Global Nutrition Challenges’ will share interrelated strands of international work-in-progress requiring carefully coordinated inter-sectorial efforts that can together address issues cutting across different agro-ecological areas with varying population distributions of food insecurity and nutrition-related disease. Insights from the GODAN-NNEdPro Nutrition Open Data Strategy will also be discussed.

Final Session

The final session will announce the winning entries for the conference poster competition and will outline the mentoring scheme of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators as a key step towards capacity building. This will be complemented by an ambitious plan to develop an International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition aligned with UN 2025 goals. Winning entries from the 2018 Essay Competition will provide food for thought regarding the best strategies on this road ahead.



 Provisional Programme





Arrival, Registration & Tea/Coffee


SESSION 1: Nutrition as a Hard Science

Chair – Sumantra Ray, NNEdPro Founding Chair |



Welcome Address | Marking 10 Years @ NNEdPro

~Launch of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health~

Sumantra Ray, 
Co-Founder, BMJ NPH


Keynote Speaker-1

[Current Evidence, Controversies and Conjecture]

Fiona Godlee,  Editor-in-Chief - The BMJ



Nutrition is a Hard Science

A Vision for BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health

Martin Kohlmeier, Editor-in-Chief - BMJ NPH


Basic Nutrition Sciences and Human Health

From Molecules to Mankind

Daniele Del Rio, NNEdPro Scientific Director


Q&A | Session Summary



Tea/Coffee Break



SESSION 2: Nutrition and Implementation Science

Chair – Pauline Douglas, NNEdPro Education Director | Introductions: Nida Ziauddeen




Case Study-A

From the Canadian ‘More-2-Eat’ (M2E) Study to Nutrition Education Policy in Healthcare Practice (NEPHelP) in   the UK and beyond (NELICO India)

Celia Laur, Sumantra Ray, Rajna Golubic, Harrison Carter - M2E, NEPHelP   & NELICO Teams


Case Study-B

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Food Allergy Management of Dietitians without Specialist Allergy Training and of Health Professionals without Nutrition Training

Glenys Jones

Implementation Research Team on Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy


Q&A | Session Summary




Opportunities to Translate Nutrition Knowledge into Healthcare Practice through Education and Training

Co-Chairs – Minha Rajput-Ray, NNEdPro Medical Director | Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ



Panellists include:

Kathy Martin (Allied Health) | Elaine Macaninch (Dietetics) | Anne Swift (Public Health), David Unwin (General Practice) | Luke Buckner (Medical Students/Junior Doctors)



Lunch Break | Viewing of Poster Exhibition

Please Note: External delegates without lunch coupons will be required to self-purchase lunch in the adjacent facilities 


SESSION 3: Meeting Global Nutrition Challenges

Co-Chairs: André Laperriere, GODAN Executive Director & Sumantra Ray, NNEdPro Founding Chair

Co-Facilitators: James Bradfield & Shivani Bhat



Case Study-A

Nutrition down under – Research, Policy and Education based approaches to ANZ challenges

Eleanor Beck, University of Wollongong

Caryl Nowson, Deakin University



Case Study-B

Nutrition in Africa   – Tackling iron deficiency anaemia in the Gambia through research and innovation


Dora Pereira, University of Cambridge




Case Study-C

Nutrition in India - Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies (TIGRESS)

Shailaja Fennell, University of Cambridge

Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia

 Lydia Smith, NIAB


Case Study-D

Developing a Global Open Data Strategy for Agriculture and Nutrition

Nida Ziauddeen, Ruthie Musker, Glenys Jones -  GODAN Data Strategy Team




Keynote Speaker-2

[The Future of Food Systems Research]


John Ingram, University of Oxford


Q&A | Session Summary



Tea/Coffee Break



Co-Chairs: Martin Kohlmeier, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Nutrition & Sumantra Ray, NNEdPro Founding Chair

Introductions: James Bradfield




Key Announcements

-Poster competition results

-International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE) launch


Giuseppe Grosso & Shivani Bhat, NNEdPro Core


Essay Competition Results, Presentations & Awards

Strategies to develop international knowledge application networks in nutrition


DSM Nutrition

Pauline Douglas & Minha Rajput-Ray, NNEdPro Directors



From Essay to Execution

Future of the International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition 2025 (I-KANN-25)


Francesca Ghelfi, NNEdPro Core


Day in Review

Editors’ Perspectives

Fiona Godlee, The BMJ & Martin Kohlmeier, BMJ NPH



Closing Address

NNEdPro 10thAnniversary Week

The Rt Hon Lord Balfe, Honorary President, NNEdPro & British Dietetic Association


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Friday, 20 July 2018 from 9:15 AM to 5:15 PM (BST)

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NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health

NNEdPro are an award-winning interdisciplinary think-tank, training academy and knowledge network anchored in Cambridge, which provides a centre for global excellence. Our principal hubs are in Cambridge, London, Ulster and Parma. Our international networks, including regional hubs, extend from North America, through Africa and South Asia to Australasia. We work via strategic partnerships and key collaborations, and also offer individual or institutional membership of our academy as well as out networks.

Our aim is to improve nutrition-related health outcomes by training professionals, strengthening research, implementing solutions and addressing inequalities, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025.

Established as a University-based project group in 2008, we were subsequently hosted in a UK Medical Research Council facility before being constituted as an independent non-government education and research organisationWe have key affiliations with academic institutions, including the University of Cambridge, through which we deliver flagship educational courses and actively undertake collaborative research, particularly via senior academic appointments held by our leadership. Our group holds associate membership of Cambridge University Health Partners. We are also closely allied with specialist organisations, such as Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition as well as the British Dietetic Association, which provides access to Dietetic expertise, overall business support and governance oversight to our operations.

In 2018, along with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group, we became co-founders of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health.


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