COURSES, MEETINGS, ANNOUNCEMENTS
XX IVACG MEETING TO CELEBRATE SILVER ANNIVERSARY
11-17 February 2001 in Hanoi, Vietnam
"Twenty-five years of Progress: Looking to the Future" is the tentative theme of the XX International Vitamin A Consultative Group (IVACG) meeting, 11-17 February 2001, in Hanoi, Vietnam. While commemorating IVACG's founding in 1975, participants will have the opportunity to share expertise from many countries. The meeting agenda will include invited presentations on the meeting theme as well as up-to-date guidance on identifying vitamin A deficiency, implementing appropriate interventions, and monitoring and evaluating progress in controlling and preventing vitamin A deficiency. Oral and poster presentations are being selected from topics such as: progress in assessment methods for identifying vitamin A deficiency in population groups; decision-making based on appropriate indicators for monitoring and evaluating vitamin A deficiency intervention programmes; successful strategies for implementing vitamin A fortification in additional countries, and biologic interactions.
Contact: IVACG Secretariat, ILSI Research Foundation, 1126 16th St, NW, Washington DC 20036-4810 USA; Phone: 202 659 9024; Fax: 202 659 3617; Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Web: <http://www.ilsi.org/ivacg.html>
16 February 2001 in Hanoi, Vietnam
The International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG) is holding its second international meeting to provide an opportunity for participants from many countries to share expertise on the promotion of programmes and research dedicated to significantly reducing iron deficiency in the world. The meeting agenda will include invited presentations on the theme, "Why iron is important and what to do about it: A new perspective". The agenda will include up-to-date guidance on identifying iron deficiency, implementing appropriate interventions, and monitoring and evaluating progress in controlling and preventing iron deficiency. Other topics will be anaemia and mortality, anaemia/iron deficiency and infectious disease progression (HIV/AIDS, malaria), anaemia/iron deficiency and child development, iron status, and work productivity. Approximately 400 participants are expected to attend.
Contact: INACG Secretariat, ILSI Research Foundation, 1126 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036-4810 USA; Phone: 202 659 9024; Fax: 202 659 3617; Email: <email@example.com>; Web: <http://www.ilsi.org/inacg.html>
7th Seminar of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme
14-22 March 2001 in Luxembourg
The 7th seminar of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme will be held in Luxembourg from 14-22 March 2001 under the directorship of Professor Clive E West and Professor Frans J Kok. The aim of this programme is to assist the development of future leaders in the field of human nutrition in Europe. Emphasis will be given to understanding the qualities and skills of leadership, team building, communication of nutrition information in a broad context, and to understanding the role of nutrition science in society. The programme is designed for final PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in human nutrition sciences, studying or working in Europe. Preference will be given to those under 35 years of age. The registration fee is 750 Euro and includes tuition fee, course materials, full board and lodging at the conference Parc Hotel. Deadline for application is 15 November 2000. The ENLP can provide a small number of grants up to a maximum of 500 Euro.
Application forms: L Duym-Brookman, Div of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, the Netherlands; Phone: +31 317 483 054; Fax: +31 317 483 342; Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Web: <www.ftns.wau.nl/nutepi/enlp>
Nutrition Works and International Health Exchange
Nutrition Works and International Health Exchange are compiling a register for food and nutrition specialists. The register will support recruitment to food and nutrition posts for the following agencies as well as for IHE's wider client base: the World Food Programme, Action Against Hunger, Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, and Save the Children. If you have expertise in any of the following areas, and are available for either long or short-term postings to hear from you: public nutrition, nurse/nutrition, food security, food aid, or food logistics. Both emergency and development expertise is required. Jobs may include the management or implementation of food distribution and feeding programmes (therapeutic and supplementary), food security assessments, nutritional surveys, project planning and evaluations.
Contact: Patrick Brooke, International Health Exchange, London SE1 7AE, UK; Phone: 00 44 207 620 3333; Email: <email@example.com>