Confirmed Speakers

ICN Keynote and Plenary Speakers Confirmed as per 5th February 2009.

Keynote Address 

Addressing Nutrition and Health Challenges for the 21st Century

1Dr. Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, president of the foundation’s Global Health Program, leads the foundation’s efforts to help develop and deliver low-cost, life-saving health tools for the developing world.
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Plenary Sessions

Global Efforts Towards Achieving the MDGs and Nutrition Well-being

2Dr Ala Alwan is Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health since 1 February 2008. Dr Alwan graduated in Medicine from the University of Alexandria. He practiced medicine in Scotland and obtained his postgraduate training and qualifications in the United Kingdom. Following his return to Iraq, his home country, he held several positions in clinical and academic medicine and public health.
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Global Partnerships for Combating Obesity and Chronic Diseases

3Prof. Philip James CBE DSc MD FRCP MFPHMChairman, International Obesity Task Force for the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO), Hon. Professor of Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
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4Prof. Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India

Nutrition, Lifestyle and Cancer

6John Milner, Ph.D., is chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute. In this position he promotes research that deals with the physiological importance of dietary bioactive compounds as modifiers of cancer risk and tumor behavior.
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Nutrition as a Sound Investment for Human Capital

7Prof. Susan Horton is Professor of Economics, and during 2008-09 is a Visiting Scientist at the Micronutrient Initiative. She received her BA from Cambridge, and her Masters and PhD from Harvard, and specializes in health, nutrition and labour market issues in developing countries.
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5Prof. Juan Rivera, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico

Molecular Genetics, Environment, and Diet-Related Diseases

8Gordon H. Williams, M.D. received his BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and MD cum laude from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (PBBH). Dr. Williams has been a Professor of Medicine at HMS since 1981, and currently is the Director of its Scholars in Clinical Science Program (SCSP). 
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Agriculture, Food Supply Systems and Trade for Nutrition Security
Speaker to be confirmed

Important Dates :

30th April 2009
Late-breaking Abstract Submission Deadline

20th April 2009
Notification of Abstract Selection

4th July 2009
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration

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