2nd Call for Abstracts (1st June – 31st July, 2024). The 9th Africa Nutrition Conference (ANEC IX)

The Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) is proud to host the 9th Africa Nutrition Conference  (ANEC IX) from Monday 7th – Friday 11th, October, 2024, in Cape Coast, Ghana, under the theme, “FOOD AND NUTRITION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Implications for nutrition security and health in Africa

The Africa Nutrition Conference Scientific Committee calls for its second part of the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations from 1st June, which ends on 31st July 2024, in the following sub-themes:

Please note, the subthemes are now collapsed into tracks. In submitting the abstracts, choose the tracks that your sub-themes fit into.

Track 1: Food Systems and Nutrition in Africa

Food systems transformation is a major area of global health and nutrition security interest. In this track, subject experts will highlight issues including contemporary research, programmatic and policy dimensions. Key focus areas include The Food Environment and the role of the private sector; Tracking Food Systems; Food Transformation in the Circular Economy; Climate Change, Nutrition and Food Security; Food Consumption, Traditional Knowledge and Africa’s Food Resources.

Abstracts on current issues and their implications for research, training and practice, including topics such as climate resilience in agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem conservation and health, and “One health” are of interest. Other areas of interest include the preservation and promotion of indigenous foods and novel food products derived from African food resources.

 Track 2 Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

This theme will explore issues relating to nutrition across the lifecycle in health and disease including pre-pregnancy, maternal, infant and young child nutrition, nutrition in health and disease, and nutrition in the management of diseases. Micronutrient nutrition and nutritional management of anaemia are of special interest. Other topics include nutritional support during disease and enteral and parenteral diets and feeding in the management of malnutrition.

The school food environment, school meals, nutrient analysis, diet quality and adequacy, school meals mapping, school meals policy and intervention will also be explored. Other areas of interest include the epidemiology of chronic diseases in Africa including obesity, under and overnutrition, environmental causes of malnutrition, and cancer.

 Track 3: Training and Capacity-Building for Nutrition
(Nutrition and Dietetic Professionals’ Training and Practice in Africa)

This theme will cover education, training, certification, accreditation and professional practice in the fields of nutrition and dietetics across Africa. Pedagogical issues and curriculum harmonization across Africa regions will be explored, including the development of national accreditation boards.

Presentations on current global trends and shifts in education and training emphasis and scope and on country experiences including problems  related to licensure and practice of the profession of nutrition and dietetics are invited. Nutrition education and communication of the public and in professional practice will also be of interest.  

Track 4: Special Events
(Debates/Roundtables/Panel Discussions Nutrition Governance in Africa; the African Diaspora in Nutrition)

This track will feature Expert Panel/Round Table discussions and a debate on cross-cutting current issues with policy implications at national and regional levels and relevant to training, professional practice and advocacy. Nutrition governance in Africa, policy and strategy formulation, national, regional commitments, and targets, challenges and opportunities will be explored. Debate on contributions of the Africans in diaspora to the Nutrition landscape in Africa and nutrition leadership will be explored.

Summary / Quick View

Track 1: Food Systems and Nutrition in Africa
Tracking Food Systems Transformation
The Food Environment
Food in the Circular Economy
Climate Change, Nutrition and Food Security
Traditional Knowledge and Africa’s Food Resources

Track 2: Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
Nutrition Related Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
School Health and Nutrition
Nutrition and Cancer in Africa

Track 3: Training and Capacity-Building for Nutrition
Nutrition and Dietetic Professionals’ Training and Practice in Africa

Track 4: Special Events
Debates/Roundtables/Panel Discussions
Nutrition Governance in Africa
The African Diaspora in Nutrition

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