NDAP 59th Annual Convention 2014
In celebration of the 59th Annual Convention 2014 of the Nutritionist Dietitian’s Association of the Philippines, with the theme “We Learn, We Share, We Grow through Research,” there were about 800 attendees from all over the country coming from Clinical Dietetics, Food Service, Community Nutrition, Academe, Research, Health and Wellness, as well as Industry. The most interesting part of the convention is the technical program that featured the most relevant research findings of today delivered by the best local and internationally recognized speakers: Nutrition Research: Directions for the Future by Mario V. Capanzana Ph.D., Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute- DOST; Updates in Pediatric Nutrition: Focus on Zinc by Felizardo N. Gatcheco, M.D., Msc. Asso. Professor MCU; Nutricosmetics for the Mature Woman, What is True, What is not by Evangeline B. Handog, M.D. Chair, Dept of Dermatology, Asian Hospital, Early Flavor Learning and its impact of Late Feeding Behavior by Nemencio A. Nicodemus Jr. M.D. Associate Professor UP College of Medicine and Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health; The Widening Perspective of Gluten Related Disorders by Frances M. Tan M.D. Dept of Pediatrics V.R. Potenciano Medical Center;
Invited top experts and researchers who shared their knowledge and perspective on future directions of research in Nutrition-Dietetics are the following: Food and Research: Directions for the Future by Alonzo A Gabriel, Ph.D. Associate Professor and University Scientist, Dept of Food Science and Nutrition, UP College of Home Economics; New Product Development of Some Nutritional Components Using Some Food Processing Wastes by Engr. Rosemarie G. Garcia Senior Science Research Specialist , FNRI –DOST; Feeding Strategies to Optimize Cancer Treatment Outcomes by Jonathan M. Asprer,M.D. MHPEd UST Hospital; Public Health Nutrition Research: Directions for the Future by Corazon VC Barba, RND, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Inst. of Human Nutrition and Food UP Los Banos. Nutrition In Emergencies by Florinda V. Panlilio, RND Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator for Central Luzon. National Nutrition Council, DOH; Foodservice Research: Trends and Issues Chef nancy Reyes Lumen, Food Journalist, “ Adobo Queen”, “ Lifestyle Columnist”, Phil Daily Inquirer; Nutrition Labelling Updates: Consumer Preference and Effect on Food Choices by Ma.Theresa Talavera, RND, MSPH, Asst. Professor IHNF, College of Human Ecology- UPLB. Congratulations to the following Awardees:
Gemma P Dimaano, MS, RND LDN was awarded as Clara Ruth Derby Memorial Lecturer Awardee: Prespective in Diabetes Nutrition Consult.
To the Nutritionist Dietitians Association of the Philippines, more power!!