Welcome

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are delighted to present the inaugural European Congress of Dietetics as EFAD’s first ever virtual conference! COVID-19 created a worldwide challenge but it has also presented opportunities to innovate. Necessity is the mother of invention and EFAD has grasped this opportunity with both hands.

The congress theme is “The Vital Link To Health” and we will be exploring all aspects of this over five vibrant virtual days. Congress attendees will get to travel to the four corners of Europe through our virtual host countries – Ireland, Sweden, Israel and Croatia. On the final day attendees will travel back to the heart of European dietetics with an EFAD hosted day. The scientific programme committee wants everyone to get a virtual gastronomy travel experience and we will be sprinkling the food flavours of each country throughout the hosted day!

Leading the innovation will be our interactive conference platform, the inspirational line-up of keynote speakers and stimulating parallel sessions. Attendees will be able to catch-up on the latest developments in topical areas like sustainability, cancer, obesity and COVID-19 and engage in meaningful conversations with thought leaders. The EFAD Congress has always been an incredible networking event and the platform for this year is going to ensure everyone attending can still build their networks through casual and ‘meet the expert’ sessions.

The congress is shaping up to be a fantastic opportunity for professional development and networking. I look forward to meeting you all on our journey through European dietetic excellence!

#efadcongress21

Dr Sharleen O’Reilly, RD
Chair EFAD Congress Scientific Programme Committee

Annemieke van Ginkel-Res
Honorary President EFAD 

Programme Overview

25

Monday

15.00 - 16.00

Workshop A – Danone (part 1)
Title will follow

Workshop B – PEN
Accelerating the adoption of evidence into dietetic practice with the PEN®: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition System

16.00 - 17.15

Workshop A – Danone (part 2)
Title will follow

Workshop C – Bayer
Seed to Shelf: A berry exciting journey through the EU value chain

26

Tuesday

15.00 - 16.00

Host: Ireland  |  Topic : Cancer

Keynote speaker
John Ryan – Director of Public Health Division – European Commission

16.00 - 17.15

  • Session 1 – Irish Showcase: Prevention, treatment and survivorship
  • Session 2 – Non-Communicable Diseases – Diabetes
  • Session 3 – Advocacy, Ethics and Leadership
  • Session 4 – Clinical Nutrition – Older Adults
  • Session 5 – Industry Session by American Pistachio Growers

27

Wednesday

15.00 - 16.00

Host: Sweden  |  Topic : Obesity

Keynote speaker
Paulina Nowicka 

16.00 - 17.15

  • Session 1 – Swedish Showcase
  • Session 2 – Clinical Nutrition – Malnutrition
  • Session 3 – Life Course Nutrition
  • Session 4 – Behaviours
  • Session 5 – Performance Nutrition
  • Session 6 – Industry Session by International Medical Press​

28

Thursday

15.00 - 16.00

Host: Israel  |  Topic : COVID-19

Keynote speaker
Prof Ronit Endevelt – Israeli Ministry of Health

16.00 - 17.15

  • Session 1 – Israeli showcase – Microbiome and health
  • Session 2 – NCDs – CVD and MS
  • Session 3 – Clinical Nutrition – Covid
  • Session 4 – The ‘Digital Dietitian’ – Technology Impacting Practice
  • Session 5 – Industry Session by Danone

29

Friday

15.00 - 16.00

Host: Croatia  |  Topic : Sustainability

Keynote speaker
Anet Režek Jambrak

16.00 - 17.15

  • Session 1 – Croatian showcase
  • Session 2 – Food System Sustainablility
  • Session 3 – Health Policy
  • Session 4 – Food Experience
  • Session 5 – NCDs Gastroenterology

30

Saturday

15.00 - 16.15

Strategic plans for the future

  • Session 1 – Timely influences on professional practice
  • Session 2 – Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Session 3 – Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Session 4 – Interprofessional collaboration
  • Session 5 – EFAD Showcase

16.15 - 17.15

Award ceremony

Keynote speakers

  • Hans Kluge
  • Stella Kyriakides
  • Cristina Cuerda Compes

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Looking back

Have a look at our previous conference that took place in 2019 in Berlin!
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