ICN Panel on Giving Iron to Children (Sept 2013)

MCHIP participated in the 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) from September 15-20, 2013 in Granada, Spain. The ICN occurs every four years and, with more than 4,000 participants registered this year, is considered the largest international nutrition conference. The theme of the five-day Congress was “Joining Cultures through Nutrition” and includes 7 plenary lectures, 32 special lectures, 90 parallel symposia, 4 debates, a living legend session, and 24 sessions of oral communications, as well as 36 sponsored symposia and 16 satellite symposia.

MCHIP staff in attendance contributed to the breadth and depth of experiences and knowledge brought to the international meeting through the hosting of a satellite symposium as well as oral and poster presentations on our work. 

On the opening day of the event, MCHIP’s Nutrition Team convened a Symposium Panel on “Giving Iron to Children: Implications for Public Health Programs in Developing Countries.” Co-moderated by Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of Nutrition at the World Health Organization, and Rae Galloway, MCHIP's Nutrition Team Lead, the panel featured five experts discussing the “hot topic” of the risks and benefits of giving iron to young children in developing countries. 

Links to these presentations are available as resources below. Click here to watch a live webcast of the event.