Wednesday, 13 August 2014

UCLan SENS present research at showpiece African conference

The Division's Dr Swrajit Sarkar recently travelled to Ghana to deliver a research presentation at the 6th annual African Nutrition Epidemiology Congress (ANEC VI).

The conference was organised by the Ghana Nutrition Association and Ghana Dietetic Association in collaboration with the African Nutrition Society (ANS) and Nutrition Society, UK.

Over 700 delegates from across the world attended, including scientists, researchers, programme managers and partners, UN agencies and representatives from the private sector.

The congress theme was 'Food and Nutrition Security in Africa: New challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability'.

ANS president Dr Francis B. Zotor opened the event which featured 26 keynote speakers, including University of Southampton's Professors Alan Jackson & Martin Wisemann and Professor Anna Lartey from the University of Ghana.

AENC VI also saw the launch of a new, free to use, global nutrition training platform – the eNutrition Academy. Organisers will be releasing a full conference report in the next few weeks.

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