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Seminar on Food Fortification in Southeast Asia: Current Challenges, Strategies for the Future

Hanoi, Vietnam
26/11/2019 – 27/11/2019
Pullman Hanoi Hotel

BACKGROUND

Micronutrient fortification of food has long been used as an effective approach to address malnutrition in vulnerable populations with a notable degree of global success. While there has been increased commitment towards fortification interventions in Southeast Asia over the last few decades, effective implementation and long-term sustainability of these fortification programs are often hampered by technical, regulatory and economic challenges.

As Southeast Asia continues to evolve in the dynamic landscape of double burden of malnutrition, it is imperative to review the role and strategies of food fortification to ensure effective progress towards reducing or eliminating micronutrient deficiencies.

OBJECTIVES

This 1.5-day seminar aims to:
• Provide the latest updates on micronutrient intake and deficiency, and regulatory status of fortification in Southeast Asia
• Provide guidance on building and translating data for evidence-based program and decision making
• Discuss the effectiveness of food fortification in eliminating micronutrient deficiencies in Southeast Asia
• Share SEA country experiences and industry perspective on delivering effective quality and compliance of fortified foods
• Identify key issues and strategies to overcome fortification barriers
• Highlight critical factors and important considerations in program design and implementation in food fortification

FLYER

The flyer is available HERE.

PROGRAM

The program is available HERE.

REGISTRATION FEES

REGISTRATION

Registration is OPEN now! Please click HERE to register.

ORGANIZERS

ILSI Southeast Asia Region 
ILSI Southeast Asia Region Vietnam Country Committee

CO-ORGANIZER

National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam

SPEAKERS' PROFILE

OPENING SESSION

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Dr. Regina Moench-Pfanner
Founder and CEO
ibn360
Singapore

SESSION 1: ISSUES AND STRATEGIES OF FORTIFICATION

Geoffry Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith
President
ILSI SEA Region
Singapore

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Assoc. Prof. Pattanee Winichagoon
Senior Advisor
INMU
Thailand

Dora's photo

Ms. Dora Panagides
Team Leader
Food Fortification Advisory Services
Landell Mills
Myanmar

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Mr. Steve Orr
Partnership Coordinator
HarvestPlus
Vietnam

SESSION 2: REGULATIONS OF FORTIFICATION

Mrs. Bui's photo 2

Ms. Bui Hoang Anh
Official
Regulatory Affairs and Inspection Division
Vietnam Food Administration

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Ms. Pauline Chan
Director
Scientific Programs
ILSI SEA Region
Singapore

SESSION 3: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVE OF FORTIFICATION


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SESSION 4: CASE STUDIES ON MICRONUTRIENT FORTIFICATION

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Dr. Fabian Rohner
International Nutrition and Public Health Specialist
Groundwork
Switzerland

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Prof. Visith Chavasit
Faculty Member
INMU
Thailand

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Dr. Kyly Whitfield
Assistant Professor
Mount Saint Vincent University
Canada

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Dr. Yukiko Nakanishi
Consultant
ILSI Japan CHP