Seminar and Workshop on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13/11/2018 – 14/11/2018


Maternal Nutrition and Birth Outcomes in Southeast Asia


Despite mounting international and national efforts to combat low birth weight and stunting in recent years, these two issues remain a persistent problem in Southeast Asia. Health consequences including poor cognitive development, greater risk of degenerative diseases and more notably, its cyclical nature, if not addressed effectively, could perpetuate a vicious cycle on the future generations and undermine economic productivity and development.

On the other hand, little attention was paid to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Southeast Asia despite emerging evidence highlighting its prevalence as a global health concern. If left untreated or poorly managed, this can lead to higher risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and long-term consequences in both mother and offspring.

This 2-full day seminar and workshop will provide a greater understanding of the underlying issues relating to the persistence of low birth weight and stunting and the GDM situation among women. The workshop will also provide all participants with the opportunity to share experiences, challenges faced and discuss strategies in addressing these problems.


Day 1: Maternal Nutrition and Persistence of Low Birth Weight and Stunting

    • To share trend data and discuss factors contributing to the persistence of low birth weight and stunting in the region
    • To identify and address gaps in relation to existing data collection, data analysis and reporting on low birth weight and stunting
    • To provide a platform to share success stories and interventions to improve low birth weight and stunting

Day 2: GDM and Related Issues

    • To share evidence relating to the prevalence of GDM, its associated risk factors and impact on birth outcomes
    • To identify knowledge gaps in diagnosis and treatment using a continuum of care perspective


ILSI Southeast Asia Region
ILSI Southeast Asia Region Malaysia Country Committee (Fact Sheet)


Nutrition Society of Malaysia


Nutritionists, dietitians, pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists, nutrition and health professionals, policy makers, representatives from government sectors and agencies, academia, research organizations, and private sector stakeholders


The seminar and workshop E-flyer is available HERE


The preliminary program is available HERE



Please REGISTER online through the links below:

Local (Malaysian residents) Participants: HERE
Overseas Participants: HERE


The seminar venue Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur is offering a special rate for seminar participants as follows:

Deluxe Room (Single): RM 320 nett per room per night including one (1) breakfast and high speed internet
Deluxe Room (Double): RM 360 nett per room per night including one (1) breakfast and high speed internet

Please book directly through Hotel Istana’s website using the link HERE.

Alternatively, you may also download the hotel booking form HERE and send the completed form to