EFAD Newsletter, September 2017


President’s Message

Our 10th Annual Conference in Rotterdam is nearly upon us and it remains the only European conference specifically designed with dietitians in mind – when dietitians from across Europe come together to share experiences and learn together. Working and learning from each other is one of the most profitable ways of advancing the profession and our own expertise. Some of our articles this month reflect how much can be achieved using a shared terminology, working together cross-­‐country and building on best practice for regulation and registration of the profession. Also high on the Conference agenda is the gathering of evidence and giving consideration to new concepts, such as the benefits of Nutrient Profiling (see page 6) and advancing science and ideas -­‐ see the full programme at http://efadconference.com.

Learning from the experts sitting around a table with them can be the best way to really explore their thinking and discuss your ideas. This year we are trying out something new in our ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions. Visit the website for the full list and also to see the sessions on Saturday, but here is a flavour for Friday 29 September:

  • Marjolein Visser, Free University Amsterdam (NL) MooDFOODS – Can we prevent or treat depression through food?
  • Harriët Jager-­‐Wittenaar, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (NL) Older Adults – Working Together Across Health Professions To Combat Malnutrition
  • Fiona McCullough, University of Nottingham (UK) Education and LLL – Strategies To Help Ensure Lifelong Learning Is An Effective Tool To Shape Your Dietetic Career
  • Clare Shaw, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (UK) Oncology -­‐ The Dietitian’s Role For Those Living With And Beyond Cancer
  • Grigoris Risvas, Member of the EFAD Executive Committee (GR) & Nikos Papaspanos, Board Member of the Hellenic Dietetics Association (GR) NEW European Specialist Dietetic Network For Sport a nd Exercise – Nutrition & Physical Activity: A Perfect Combination To Achieve The Goal
  • Erica Perrier, Danone Research (FR) Hydration -­‐ Healthy Hydration For Better Health: From Science To Practice

I am sure that you will gain much from these and other sessions. Let us continue to share our expertise together through this Newsletter and by meeting, talking and debate at the Conference and elsewhere.

Anne de Looy

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