Invitation to IMTF’s Pre-Congress Workshop at the IPA 2010 Congress in Johannesburg

The International Malnutrition Task Force invites participants attending the International Paediatric Congress 2010 in Johannesburg to a Pre-Congress Workshop titled “Caring for Severely Malnourished Children as a Core Competency”

Date: August 4th 2010

Time: 8:30-16:30

Venue: Hall G/Committee Room 5 Sandton Convention Centre

The Pre-Congress workshop is organised by the IMTF in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, IAEA and RCPCH.


Morning Session 8:30-12.40

Chair: Adenike Grange

8:30-8:45 Welcome from WHO/UNICEF/IAEA/RCPCH

8:45-9:00 Malnutrition: extent of the problem and need for action – Ricardo Uauy

9:00-9:15 Prevention of malnutrition: overview of effective interventions – Zulfiqar Bhutta

9:15-9:30 Principles of treating severe malnutrition: 10 steps of clinical management – Alan Jackson

9:30-9:50 Reaching populations at scale: essentials of community management – Paluku Bahwere

9:50-10:10 Reducing malnutrition deaths by improving case-management – Tahmeed Ahmed

10:10-10:30 Discussion

10:30-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-12:20 Experiences from the front-line in improving case-management: opportunities and challenges

10:50-11:05 Zambia – Beatrice Amadi

11:05-11:20 Kenya – Ruth Nduati

11:20-11:35 Ethiopia – Tisinuel Girma Nigatu

11:35-11:50 Nigeria – Adenike Grange

11:50-12:05 Sudan – Alamin Osman

12:05-12:20 Uganda – Jennifer Mugisha

12:20-12:40 Discussion

12:40-13:30 Lunch

Afternoon session 13:30-16:30

Chair Ricardo Uauy

13:30-13:45 Improving case management in weak health systems – David Sanders

13:45-14:00 Role of paediatricians: critical issues for paediatric competence – Alan Jackson

14:00-15:00 Breakout sessions

  • Enlisting paediatricians as advocates at national level for ‘core competency’ – ideas and logistics; paediatric associations and engaging members for action
  • Strategies to impart knowledge and skills for ‘core comptency’ – what approaches are needed?
  • Changing medical/nursing curricula to cover ‘core competency’: likely barriers and how to overcome them
  • Achieving effective in-service training: negotiating who to train, by whom, and using what kinds of materials

15:00-16:00 Reporting back and Discussion

16:00-16:30 Presenting of Resolution and General Discussion

For further details about the IPA 2010 Congress follow this link

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