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IAPEN - 1st Annual Meet and Conference on Malnutrition, 4th August, 2012, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The first annual meet and conference of The Indian Association of Parenteral and Enternal Nutrition (IAPEN) is organized and hosted by The Department of Biotechnology, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology in association with The Department of Community Medicine, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and The Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Agricultural Sciences on 4th August, 2012 at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. This annual meet and conference is coordinated by the Bangalore chapter of IAPEN.

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Malnutrition is a complex & multidimensional problem with determinants beyond the health sector. Hence there is a need to bring together experts from various sectors like public health, biotechnology, food science and nutrition etc, on a single platform, to facilitate exchange of knowledge and research updates. This will catalyze promotion of inter-sectoral coordination, so as to arrive at comprehensive and sustainable strategies to address the problem of malnutrition. The first annual conference of IAPEN will provide such a forum for multidisciplinary interaction on malnutrition.

Despite constant interventions from both public and private sector to control malnutrition at community level, evidence points that there exists various challenges and bottlenecks, to decrease its prevalence and severity. It is the need of the hour to arrive at scientific and sustainable solutions to address the same. 

Hence the theme chosen for the conference is "Prevention and Management of Malnutrition : Challenges and Solutions"
Important Dates

Early Bird Registration starting date: March 16th, 2012
Early Bird Registration ending date:  July 15, 2012 August 3rd, 2012
Last date of submission of abstract: July 10, 2012 July 20nd, 2012
Intimation of acceptance:                July 15, 2012 July 22nd, 2012
Submission of full length paper:        July 28th, 2012
Submission of abstracts closed:        July 23rd, 2012 (Abstracts submitted after July 23rd will not be included in the souvenir)

Registration Details: Interested in submitting abstracts to this conference? We recommend that you review the About Conference page for the section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the Conference Website by 'Account' menu prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the abstract submission process.

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Conference Highlights

Plenary Talks on the following areas

a) Challenges in prevention and control of malnutrition
b) Role of Biotechology to combat malnutrition - Challenges and Solutions
c) Policies and food science innovations to address malnutrition
d) Malnutrition Universal Screening Test (MUST)

Scientific paper presentations - oral and poster

Panel discussion - Malnutrition and Food Adulteration

Best prize - Student and Research - Oral and Poster Presentations

IAPEN Annual Meet Highlights
Award of various positions in IAPEN
  • Regional Members
  • Formation of executive committee of IAPEN
  • Vision document 2015 - By IAPEN

Venue: Department of Biotechnology, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
It is the unmissable event of the year for anyone who works or has an interest in this area. For the first time under one roof you will have:
  • Leading experts discussing key malnutrition and food adulteration issues
  • High impact symposia
  • Four state of the art lectures by expert speakers
  • Over >100 abstracts ---- Paper presentation competition
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Join IAPEN todayto help our important work and benefit from fantastic savings for paper presentation competition and award function.

Organizing Secretary
R R Siva Kiran
IAPEN 1st Annual Meet and Conference
Department of Biotechnology
MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology
MSR Nagar, Mathikere, Bangalore, - 560054
Karnataka, India
Ph: 0091 80 23600822; Ext: 167; Mob: 0091 9986795754

IAPEN Accommodation Information
We are pleased to advise that we are handling complete responsibility of accommodation of participants. Accommodation is not exclusive to IAPEN Members therefore if you have any colleagues that wish to be accommodated in the same hotel we will be happy to reserve their rooms too.
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About Bangalore

Bangalore, also rendered Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed the Garden City for its gardens and parks. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration. Bangalore is well known as a hub for India's information technology sector. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter. It is among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world and the second fastest growing major metropolis in India.