World Public Health Nutrition
Congress 2020

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PROGRAM

Program

Please find below a draft outline of the dates and times for the WPHN Congress 2020. Please note the times and dates are indicative only and subject to change. 

Program Outline
Monday 30 March 2020 - Pre-Congress Day

9:00am - 3:00pm - Pre-Congress Workshops - More information available soon

3:00pm - 6:00pm - Congress Registration Open

3:30pm - 5:00pm - Working Groups A-E

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Welcome Reception & Exhibition

Tuesday 31 March 2020

7:30am - 5:00pm - Congress Registration Open

8:00am - 5:00pm - Exhibition Open

8:30am - 10:30am - Opening Plenary Session - Perspectives on the Decade of Action on Nutrition

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Jessica FanzoBloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University

  • Professor Bronwyn FedericksPro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), The University of Queensland

10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:00am - 12:30pm - Concurrent Session 1 - Symposia - Framing of problems & possible solutions

  • 1A - Sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets

  • 1B - Aligned health systems providing universal coverage of essential nutrition actions

  • 1C - Social protection, food security and (nutrition education-separate symposium?)

  • 1D - Trade and investment for improved nutrition 

  • 1E - Safe and supportive environments for nutrition at all ages –environments

  • 1F – Strengthened governance and accountability for nutrition

  • 1G - Ensuring capacity for nutrition action

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Presentations

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Concurrent Session 2 - Knowledge Fairs - What is the evidence for policy and action?

  • 2A: Maternal  nutrition, influences and effects

  • 2B: Engaging and supporting adolescents and young adults

  • 2C: Influence of locality on food access and safety

  • 2D: Childcare & school food environments Influence of locality on food access and safety

  • 2E: Advertising and marketing  to children

  • 2F: Food industry  roles, responsibilities & impacts

  • 2G: Africa & Asia-Pacific Diet diversity and food security

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

4:00pm - 5:45pm - Plenary Session 2 - Governance, influences and ethical challenges in public health nutrition
 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University

Wednesday 1 April 2020

8:00am - 5:00pm - Congress Registration Open

8:00am - 5:00pm - Exhibition Open

8:30am - 10:30am - Plenary Session 3 - Science, Policy, Implementation, Evaluation in Public Health Nutrition

Keynote Speakers:

10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:00am - 12:30pm - Concurrent Session 3 - Knowledge Fairs

  • 3A Targeting sugar, fat and salt

  • 3B Early childhood triple burden of malnutrition

  • 3C Determinants and remediation of food insecurity

  • 3D Effective food labelling, standards & regulation

  • 3E Civil society voice and advocacy

  • 3F Tools and systems for monitoring or evaluating food systems and environments

  • 3G Drivers of safe supportive environments (table top)

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Presentations

12:45pm - 1:45pm - WPHNA General Assembly

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Concurrent 4 - Knowledge Fairs

  • 4A Community engagement through social media and public health campaigns

  • 4B Capacity needs for School based nutrition education

  • 4C: Nutrition in international trade and investment

  • 4D Strengthened governance and accountability for nutrition

  • 4E Multi-stakeholder governance and management of influence

  • 4F Development and us of dietary guidance and nutrition policy

  • 4G Systems engagement for nutrition

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

4:00pm - 5:30pm - Concurrent Session 5 - Workshops

7:00pm - 11:00pm - Congress Dinner

Thursday 2 April 2020

8:30am - 4:00pm - Congress Registration Open

8:30am - 4:00pm - Exhibition Open

8:30am - 9:30am - WPHNA General Assembly

9:00am - 10:30am - Plenary Session 4: What works to tackle obesity: Lessons from Latin America

 

Keynote Speakers

10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:00am - 12:30pm - Concurrent Session 6 - Knowledge Fairs

  • 6A Achieving sustainable healthy diets

  • 6B Resilient systems for Infant feeding

  • 6C Developing Community capacity

  • 6D Political economy of food systems and dietary change

  • 6E Public venue food service environments

  • 6F Influencing food retail and marketing

  • 6G Government policy leadership for equity, food security and nutrition

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Presentations

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Plenary Session 5: Roles of Civil Society in Nutrition Action

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

4:00pm - 5:30pm -Closing Plenary Session

Friday 3 April 2020 - Post Congress Day

As satellite events are confirmed, information will be added to the WPHN Congress 2020 website.