FANUS 2011 Congress Programme.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

08:00 – 18.00 hrs
08:00 – 20:00 hrs
09:00 – 18:00 hrs
14:00 – 18:00 hrs   

16:00 – 18:00 hrs
18:00 - 20:00 hrs

Arrival & Registration, Abuja Hall, ICC
Setting-Up Exhibition Stands, Abuja Hall, ICC
Satellite Meeting-AGSNet, Africa Hall, ICC
Satellite Meeting-Development of a competency based curriculum for training undergraduate and postgraduate nutritionists in developing countries - Dr Basma Ellahi (IMTF), Africa Hall, ICC
FANUS Council Meeting, Africa Hall, ICC
FANUS President’s Reception, Abuja Hall, ICC

Monday, September 12, 2011

8:00 - 9:00 hrs

Registration- Abuja Hall, ICC

9:00 - 11:30 hrs

Opening Ceremony: AFRICA HALL

Welcome Address:

  1. LOC Chairperson/NSN President – Prof. Ignatius A. Onimawo
  2. FANUS President – Prof. Tola Atinmo
  3. IUNS President – Prof. Ibrahim Elmadfa
  4. Goodwill Messages-UN Nutrition Ambassador to West Africa, WHO, FAO, UNICEF, World Bank, IYCN.

Keynote Address
Prof Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

Opening Address
Professor C.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu
Honourable Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Host.

Cultural display
Group Photograph/Opening of Exhibitions
Rapporteur: Dr M. Azeke; Mr. Joseph Ashong

11:30 - 12:00 hrs

Coffee/Tea Break-Abuja Hall

12:00 – 14:00 hrs

Executive Hall
Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) Lunch Hour Symposium
The Efficacy of Fortified Foods in Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies - Nestlé
Facilitator: Denis Barclay
Chair: Prof. Tola Atinmo
Co-Chair: Prof Ruth Oniang’o

  1. Efficacious fortified foods (focus on salt and other seasonings): Richard Hurrell
  2. Efficacy of fortified milks in the diets of children of low SES: Daphna Dror 
  3. Milk Fortification and the Calcium-iron interaction: Daunenjacke Moncler Herren Denis Barclay
  4. GAIN addressing micronutrient deficiencies in Africa: Larry Umunna
  5. Q&A with all speakers: Tola Atinmo

Rapporteur: Ms Dorcus Kigaru; Dr M. Mgbekem

14:00 – 15:00 hrs

Africa Hall 
Chair: Prof. Johann Jerling; Co-Chair: Prof. Ngozi Nnam
Sustainable diets, nutrition and biodiversity - Dr Ruth Carrondiere  FAO
Joint FAO/WHO International Conference on Nutrition – 20 years after (ICN + 20): Accelerating Nutrition Actions for Africa’s development – Brian Thompson & Mohamed AgBendech
Rapporteur: Dr P. Akubor; Mr. Mawuli Avedzi

Executive Hall
Prof Allan Jackson; Co-Chair: Prof. Henrietta Ene-Obong
Improving quality of Maternal Milk: a challenge for future health –Prof  Ascensión Marcos President of FENS 2011
Rapporteur:casque beats Dr Ola Onuoha; Dr Olaide Aderibigbe

15:00 – 15:30 hrs

Coffee/Tea Break- (Abuja Hall)
Poster Session- (Abuja Hall)

15:30 – 16:30 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. Este Vorster; Co-Chair Prof E O Ojofeitimi
Strategy and plan of actions to ensure a validated, Moncler Jacken Outlet competency based training for severe malnutrition in nursing, medical and nutrition curricula in Africa
Facilitators: Dr Reggie Annan and Prof A Jackson
Partners: ANLP and AGSNet
Rapporteur: Dr S. Dia; Mrs. M. Sosanya


Executive Hall

16:30 – 18:00 hrs

Poster Session Abuja Hall
Parallel Scientific Sessions
Africa Hall – Chair: Dr Paul Amuna; Co-Chair: Dr Elizabeth Chibuzo
Rapporteur: Dr E. Madukwe; Mr. N. Bisuga
Executive Hall - Prof. Abraham Onigbinde; Co-Chair: Dr Reginald Annan
Rapporteur: Mr. C. Dabone; Mr. Andy Offor

18:00 – 20:00 hrs

Welcome Reception - (Abuja Hall)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

 8:00 – 9:00 hrs

Registration                                   Venue: ICC

9:00 am - 10:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. Tunde Oguntona; Co-Chair: Mrs Beatrice Eluaka
How can we steer the nutrition transition in Africa into a more positive direction? -Prof Este (HH) Vorster
Traditional Food Systems in Promoting Food Security in Nigeria – Prof. Chinwe Okeke
Rapporteur: Mr. J. Oloyede; Ms R. Bahika

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof Joyce Kikafunda  Prof C R B Oguntona
Partnerships and Capacities Needed for Successful Nutrition Programmes in Africa - Prof. Isaac Akinyele
Global Food and Financial Crises and Nutrition Security in Africa - ACF-International
Facilitator: Maureen Gallagher
Rapporteur: Dr V. Ibeanu; Dr E. Ekpo

10:00 - 10:30 hrs

Coffee/Tea Break/Poster Session (Abuja Hall)

10:30 - 12:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. I. A. O Ujah, mni  Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
Co-Chair: Dr Anna Lartey President Elect, IUNS                  
African needs for improving research on cancer prevention through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management
facilitator: Professor Alan Jackson CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCPath. University of Southampton, UK

Launching of (1) 2nd Expert Report on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective and
 (2) Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention
Rapporteur: Dr H. Iyawe; Dr Y. Alozie

12:00 - 14:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Unilever Lunch Hour Symposium
The Goodness of Tea – Dr R. A. Sanusi
Tea and Mental Clarity - Dr  Els  de Groene
Moderator: Dr. Victor Ajieroh
Rapporteur: Mr. P. Okorafor; Mrs. T. Jumbe

14:00 - 15:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Professor Wenche Barth Eide; Co-Chair: Dr Gloria Elemo
Investing in the Realization of Children's Nutrition Rights
Facilitator: Urban Jonsson
Rapporteur: Dr F. Grant; Ms T. Leshi

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof. Ngozi Nnam; Co-Chair: Dr R. Sanusi
Needs Assessment for Professional Training in Nutrition Education (NEAC) – Experiences from seven African countries
Ellen Muehlhoff – FAO
Dr. Esi Colecraft – Ghana
Prof. Ignatius Onimawo – Nigeria
Dr. Joyce Kinabo – Tanzania
Rapporteur: Ms G. Essien; Ms A. Omusundi

15:00 - 15:30 hrs

Coffee/Tea Break (Abuja Hall)
Poster Session-(Abuja Hall)

15:30 - 17:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Michael Latham Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by FANUS and Division of Nutritional Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Facilitator: Prof. Rebecca Stoltzfus
Chair – Prof. Tola Atinmo
Co-Chair – Urban Jonsson
Tributes: Shekar Meera, World Bank
             Professor Allan Johnson, Associate Dean, Howard University, Washington DC
             Joseph Ashong, AGSNeT
Cocktail Reception- Abuja Hall
Rapporteur: Ms Muniirah Mbabazi; Dr J. Onuora

17:00 – 18:00 hrs

Poster Session, Abuja Hall
Parallel Scientific Sessions:
Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. Allan Johnson; Co-Chair: Prof. Betty George
Rapporteur: M. Maina; Mr. R. Adesanmi

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof. Youssef Aboussaleh; Co-Chair: Mallam Sani Hassan
Rapporteur: Nadine Coulibaly; Mr. A. Esekhaigbe

FANUS Business Meeting 1 (Africa Hall)

18:00 – 21:00 hrs

Cultural Night / Free Evening

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

08:00 – 09:00 hrs

Registration ICC

9:00 – 10:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Mr. Fred Chiazor;  Co-Chair: Dr Hafiz Abubakar
Coca – Cola Lecture: "The obesity epidemic and the metabolic Syndrome"
Facilitator: Dr Pilar Riobo Servan
Rapporteur: Mrs. C. Miriukwu; Dr R. Aryeetey
Executive Hall 
Chair: Prof. Joyce Kikafunda;  Co-Chair: Dr Folake Samuel
Product Presentations:

  1. Bio-Organics Nutrient Systems Ltd - 'Producing micronutrients blends on ISO22000:2005/HACCP platform"
  2. JSP Communications Ltd – Ignite: A Journey on Coffee and Health
  3. Friesland Campina Wamco – Improving Nutrition in Nigeria: Friesland Campina's Position
  4. Promasidor

Rapporteur: Mr. C. Nkwoala; Mr. W. Letsa

10:00 – 10:30 hrs

Coffee/Tea Break (Abuja Hall)
Poster Session (Abuja Hall)

10:30 – 12:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. Hon. Ruth Oniang’o;  Co-Chair: Dr Amaka Odenigbo
Nutrition Initiatives in Africa
Facilitator: Joyce Kinabo
Dr Deborah McFaland, Emory University
Balancing Food and Nutrition in the Nigerian Context – WISHH
Facilitator: Dr Folake Samuel
Rapporteur: Mrs. A. Demasse; Mr. O. Erukainure

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof.  Ignatius Onimawo; Co-Chair: Dr Oladele Adepoju
Integration of Nutrition into Agriculture -
Facilitator: Tom Schaetzel IYCN
A model for linking nutrition and agriculture for improved nutrition
Facilitator: Prof Judith Kimiywe
Rapporteur: Mr. N. Mushongo; Ms B. Oganah

12:00 – 14:00 hrs

Africa Hall
HarvestPlus Lunch Hour Symposium
1. Overview of Biofortification – Fabiana Moura  
2. True retention of provitamin A carotenoids in biofortified crops - Bussie Maziya Dixon 
3. Provitamin A crops: acceptability, bioavailability, efficacy and effectiveness - Gaston Ampston 
4. Iron Biofortified-Beans research for Rwanda - Richard Hurrell
Rapporteur: Dr M. Igyor; Mr. A Mokori

Executive Hall
Cadbury Lunch Symposium
Chair: Prof. Isaac Akinyele  Co-Chair: Dr Joyce Kinabo
Rapporteur: Dr O. Afam-Anene; Dr. O Adu

14:00 – 17:00 hrs

Africa Hall
SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) in Africa
Facilatator: Jane Badham (Sight and Life / SUN Task Team B)
14h00 – 14h30:
The SUN shines on nutrition: The genesis of the Scaling-Up-Nutrition movement - Meera Shekar (World Bank)
14h35 – 14h55:
Civil society participation in SUN: Why ensuring that the rights and wellbeing of those at risk of malnutrition and promoting accountability of decision makers is critical  - Paul Amuna (SUN Task Team C)
15h00 – 15h20:
Giving SUN it's glow: The role of stakeholder engagement in SUN - Klaus Kraemer (Sight and Life)
15h25 – 15h55:
The SUN rises in Africa: Two African countries share their journey - Speakers TBC
16h00 – 16h20
Harnessing the power and potential of SUN in Africa  - Anna Lartey (IUNS / Sun Task Team C)
16h25 – 17h00
What SUN means to African nutritionists - Open Discussion
Rapporteur: Ms C. Taljaard; Dr V. Asamugha


17:00 – 18:00 hrs

Poster Session Abuja Hall
Parallel Scientific Sessions
Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. Jide Elemo; Co-Chair: Mr. Sam Yuwa
Rapporteur: Dr C. Madukosiri; Mr. J. Mwai

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof. Seline Okolo; Co-Chair: Dr Chinyere Echendu
Rapporteur: Ms J. Wamae; Mr. O. Osisanya
FANUS Business Meeting 2 (Africa Hall)

19:00 – 22:00 hrs


Thursday, September 15, 2011

08:00 – 09:00 hrs

Registration (Abuja Hall)

9:00 – 10:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Prof. Ada Uwaegbute; Co-Chair: Dr O. E. Oyewole
Health promoting bio-active ingredients in plant foods and the double burden of malnutrition: Prof Ngozi Nnam
Stunted growth among African Children: Not just stature - Prof. Joyce K Kikafunda
Rapporteur: Mr. S. Konyole; Mr. O. Shokunbi

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof Rekia Belasen  co-Chair: Dr Grace Fadupin
Rapporteur: Ms E. Udenta; Mr. R. kajjura

10:00 - 10:30 hrs

Coffee/ Tea break (Abuja Hall)

10:30 – 12:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair: Dr Godwin Ndossi; Co-Chair Dr Ibiyemi Olayiwola
Non communicable diseases as the biggest threat yet to Africa's development
Facilitator: Hon Prof Ruth Oniang'o
Metabolic Syndrome in Africa: A consequence of Nutrition Transition - IUNS
Facilitator: Prof. Rekia Belahsen
Socio-cultural issues in achieving nutrition security in Africa
Facilitator: Prof Henritta N. Ene-Obong
Rapporteur: Dr B. Ogunba; Ms V. Ojukwu

Executive Hall
Chair: Prof. Isaac Akinyele  Co-Chair: Dr Elizabeth Chibuzo
Improving Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (UNICEF)
Facilitator: Bamidele Davis Omotola
Rapporteur: Dr P. Adeniyi; Mr. C. Chinma

12:00 – 14:00 hrs

Africa Hall
Chair:                        Co-Chair:
NORAD sponsored Lunch Hour Symposium
Approaching capacity building for a better-nourished Africa from a human rights perspective
Moderator: Wenche Barth Eide

  1. The role of the African nutrition community in moving the human rights to adequate food, water and health - Professor Olivier De Schutter (on Skype/big screen from p.t. New York)
  2. Experiences and first findings from an  innovative North-South-South collaborative academic programme on “Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance”
  3. Overview of the NOMA collaborative Master programme 2010-2014 on “Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance” - Wenche Barth Eide               
  4. The NOMA Track, Study Unit 1: General background and introduction to the international, regional and national human rights system -  Representative from Norway                     
  5. The NOMA, Track Study Unit 2: The case of South Africa - Maritha Marais, NOMA Coordinator at Stellenbosch University, Division of Human Nutrition, Cape Town, South Africa
  6. The NOMA Track, Study Unit 3: The case of Uganda - Joyce Kikafunda, NOMA overall co-coordinator or other resource person from Makerere University, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Kampala, Uganda
  7. Experiences and prospects from the first participants (selected by competition) - Student from Stellenbosch University

                  -  Student from Makerere University                 

  1. Free contributions
  2. Discussion:
  3. Is a human rights and good governance approach to nutrition capacity building desirable and feasible at higher learning institutions in Africa?
  4. How can academia play a role in promoting human rights values and principles and accelerating extended capacity for addressing food security and nutritional health for Africa’s development?

Rapporteur: Dr. U. Onoja; Mr. R. Ackatia-Armah                                                                               


Closing Ceremony (Africa Hall)

17:00 hrs

NSN Business Meeting
FANUS Pre-Departure Cocktail