Saturday September 29

We are proud to present you the programme of the EFAD Conference 2018!

Saturday – Programme Overview

07.15 – 08.30 hrs  Exercise opportunities-
Morning Tai Chi session at the World Trade Center Roof top  InfoShipping Hall
Fun Run in Rotterdam city center  InfoReception NH Atlanta
08.30 – 09.00 hrs  Welcome and registrationShipping Hall
Plenary – Opening Session  Chair: Silvia Escott Stump
09.00 – 09.10 hrsBrief recap of the the first conference day
Annemieke van Ginkel-Res
Rotterdam Hall
09.10 – 09.30 hrsKellogg’s Dietetic Research Awards – – Presentation of winning research
Toine Hulshof – Kellogg
Rotterdam Hall
09.30 – 10.30 hrsPanel debate: Primary care and prevention – will it make clinical dietetics disappear?
Pauline Douglas, Ellen Govers, Sylvia Escott-Stump & Manuel Moñino
Rotterdam Hall
10.30 – 11.15 hrs  Coffee break & Meet the expertsShipping Hall
Coffee breakShipping Hall
Meet the Experts – Join a round table discussions with one of our experts  InfoRotterdam Hall
11.15 – 12.45 hrs Parallel Sessions – Part 1
3A. Nutritional assessment – harnessing the power of people and ICT  InfoMees Auditorium
3B. Hot topics in public health  InfoRoom Penn
3C. Dietitians as change makers to manage gut health  InfoRoom Van Leeuwen
3D. Hands-on social media training for dietitians  InfoRotterdam Hall
12.45 – 14.15 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityShipping Hall
13.00 – 14.00 hrs  Lunch Symposium The power of oats: beyond cholesterol-lowering  InfoMees Auditorium
Plenary – Afternoon Session Chair: Elke Naumann 
14.15 – 14.40 hrsComplementarity between clinical practice and education
Mara Rodrigues
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
Rotterdam Hall
14.40 – 15.05 hrsCombining optimal care, education and research: learnings from cystic fibrosis
in children
Christina Katsagoni
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
Rotterdam Hall
15.05 – 15.30 hrsProfessional development arising from working in the related
yet disparate contexts of healthcare practice, education and research
Margot Barry
 Abstract  |    Biography
Rotterdam Hall
15.30 – 16.00 hrs  Coffee breakShipping Hall
16.00 – 17.30 hrs Parallel Sessions – Part 2
4A. Dietitians ensuring a healthy start in life  InfoMees Auditorium
4B. Effective dietitians monitor and evaluate  InfoRotterdam Hall
4C. Hot topics in physical activity  InfoRoom Penn
4D. Late-breaking research  InfoRoom Van Leeuwen
Plenary – Closing Session Chairs: Judith Liddell & Elke Naumann
17.30 – 17.50 hrsHow to create new workplaces for dietitians
Vivianne Ceelen – HAN University (NL)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
Rotterdam Hall
17.50 – 18.10 hrsGlobal Leadership Initiative in Malnutrition (GLIM): Global Consensus on Malnutrition
Diagnostic Criteria
Harriët Jager-Wittenaar (NL)
Rotterdam Hall
18.10 – 18.15 hrsAnnouncement of winner of EFAD Fellowship Award & closing
Judith Liddell – EFAD
Rotterdam Hall
18.15 – 18.45 hrs  Farewell Drinks & snacksShipping Hall
18.45 hrsEnd of Conference Day 2Shipping Hall

Meet the Expert Roundtables – 10.30 – 11.15 hrs

Meet the experts

Take place at the roundtables in the main conference room and join the discussion with one of our experts!

1Jacqueline Commandeur – University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam NL &
Nicole Erickson
 – Munich University, DE
ESDN Oncology – Cancer and Nutrition – Science Based recommendations
2Arnt Steffensen – President of the Norwegian Diet and Nutrition Association
Political lobbying – How to get big results with small resources
3Kevin Whelan – King’s College London, UK
Gastroenterology – Fibre, the gut microbiome and health
4Gaston Remmers – Platform Patients and Food Netherlands
Food therapy – Enhancing the value of food therapy: innovative tools and strategies for (self-)assessment
5Nikos Papaspanos – Board Member of the Hellenic Dietetics Association
ESDN Sports and PA – Food for exercise, exercise for health
6Agneta Hörnell – Umeå Universitet Sweden (SE)
ESDN Food Service – The importance of food service dietitians for health in Europe
7Mary Nicolaou – Amsterdam University Medical Centre (NL)
Diet patterns – Ethnic and social differences in dietary patterns
8Anne Payne – University of Plymouth (UK)
Advanced Education – Delivering joint (HEI/NDA) Advanced Practice
Masters education for Registered Dietitians
9Maria Gustafsson – Eat Well Global (SE)
Food science – Fermented foods – Eat something living!
10Ellen Govers – Amstelring (NL) &
Maria Hassapidou – Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (GR)
ESDN Obesity – Dietitians tackling the obesity epidemic

 10.30 – 11.15 hrs  |    Room: Rotterdam Hall

Parallel Sessions 3 – 11.15 – 12.45 hrs

Session 3A – Nutritional Assessment

11.15 – 11.20 hrsIntroduction
Harriët Jager-Wittenaar & Vilma Kriaucioniene
11.20 – 11.40 hrsNutrition/Dietary assessment- collecting and interpreting information
Maria Hassapidou – Thessaloniki TEI (GR)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
11.40 – 12.00 hrsImplementation of Nutritional Assessment in practice; how do we
get there?
Wesley Visser –  Erasmus MC (NL)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
12.00 – 12.20 hrsEnhancing the value of food therapy: innovative tools and strategies for
(self-) assessment from a patient’s view
Gaston Remmers – Platform Patients and Food Netherlands &
Foundation My Data Our Health
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
12.20 – 12.45 hrsDiscussion
Harriët Jager-Wittenaar & Vilma Kriaucioniene


 Chair: Harriët Jager-Wittenaar & Vilma Kriaucioniene

 11.15 – 12.45 hrs  |    Room: Mees Auditorium  

Session 3B – Hot topics in public health

11.15 – 11.20 hrsIntroduction
Manuel Moñino – Lead ESDN Public Health, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (ES)
11.20 – 11.45 hrsNutrient profile models – what you need to know
Teresa Rodrigues – ESDN Public Health, Porto, Portugal (PT)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
11.45 – 12.10 hrsThe European Food Challenge – how can we move towards Healthy
Sustainable Diets?
Christopher Birt – Department of Public Health and Policy, University of
Liverpool, Liverpool (UK)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
12.10 – 12.35 hrsAssessing Health professionals’ knowledge regarding snacks,
dried fruit and dental health – a survey of European Dietitians and Dentists
Amanda Avery – University of Nottingham – presentation supported
by California Prunes Board
 Abstract  |    Biography
12.35 – 12.45 hrsDiscussion
Manuel Moñino – Lead ESDN Public Health, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (ES)


 Chair: Manuel Moñino    11.15 – 12.45 hrs  |    Room: Penn  

Session 3C – Dietitians as change makers to manage gut health

11.15 – 11.25 hrsIntroduction
Christina Katsagoni, Lead ESDN Gastroenterology, Athens, Greece (GR)
11.25 – 11.55 hrsDietitians as change makers: Food-first – Nutrition is our ‘front line
approach’ to manage (maintain/foster) gut health
Maria Gustafsson, Eat Well Global, Kungsbacka, Sweden (SE)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
11.55 – 12.25 hrsGut microbiota in IBS and its modification by diet: probiotics, prebiotics and
low FODMAP diet
Kevin Whelan, Head of Department of Nutritional Sciences, King’s College
London, United Kingdom (UK)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
12.25 – 12.45 hrsDiscussion
Christina Katsagoni, Lead ESDN Gastroenterology, Athens, Greece (GR)

Speakers have received an educational grant from Danone


 Chair: Christina Katsagoni    11.15 – 12.45 hrs  |    Room: Van Leeuwen  

Session 3D – Hands-on social media training for dietitians

11.15 – 12.45 hrsHands-on social media training for dietitians
Facilitated by European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

 Chair: Raymond Gemen    11.15 – 12.45 hrs  |    Room: Rotterdam Hall  

Lunch Symposium – 13.00 – 14.00 hrs

Lunch Symposium – The power of oats: beyond cholesterol-lowering

13.00 – 13.05 hrsIntroduction
Sue Gatenby, PhD, R&D Nutrition Senior Director – PepsiCo
13.05 – 13.15 hrsOat and whole grains: breaking down the barriers to dietary
fibre consumption
Professor Chris Seal – University of Newcastle &
Human Nutrition Research Centre
13.15 – 13.30 hrsThe prebiotic effects of whole-grain oats
Dr Kieran Tuohy – Fondazione Edmund Mach
13.30 – 13.35 hrsQuestions & Answers
13.35 – 13.50 hrsAvenanthramides and the antioxidant power of oats
Professor Jeremy Spencer – University of Reading, Hugh Sinclair Human
Nutrition Group
13.50 – 13.55 hrsQuestions & Answers
13.55 – 14.00 hrsDiscussion

The role of the soluble fibre (beta glucan) in oats in lowering cholesterol has been well-substantiated. The body of evidence was deemed to be sufficiently strong, that, in 2010, the European Food Safety Authority issued a positive scientific opinion and the European Commission approved a health claim stating that the soluble fibre beta-glucan from oats can lower/reduce blood LDL and total cholesterol [In 2009 and again in 2011 the EU approved a health claim stating that oat beta-glucan can help maintain a normal blood cholesterol level.] In addition, further research has explored the nutritional value and additional health benefits of oats and their constituents.

Traditional oats contain around 3.1-3.6g of dietary fibre per 40g serving and are a significant source of dietary fibre. Despite the association of higher dietary fibre intakes with a reduced risk of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes type 2, colorectal cancer as well as reduced risk of weight gain, intake levels fall far below daily recommended intakes of 25-38g in Europe.

Recent research has explored the wider benefits of dietary fibre including its potential to act as a prebiotic which can positively impact the microbiome. Studies indicate that the soluble fibre in oats, beta-glucan, may confer those prebiotic properties.

In addition to being nutrient-dense, oats also contain a unique group of polyphenols called avenanthramides (AVAs). Research has shown that AVAs – which have been associated with anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, anti-irritant and other antioxidant effects – make a substantial contribution to oats’ antioxidant activity.

These new areas of emerging research into the exciting role that oats can play in a healthy balanced diet will be discussed in this moderated panel discussion.

A session supported by Quaker


 Chair: Chris Seal    13.00 – 14.00 hrs  |    Room: Mees Auditorium  

Parallel Sessions 4 – 16.00 – 17.30 hrs

Session 4A – Dietitians ensuring a healthy start in life

16.00 – 16.05 hrsIntroduction
Paulina Nowicka (SE)
16.05 – 16.30 hrsEarly lifestyle intestinal microbiome
Emilia Vassilopoulou, Dietitian, Greece (GR)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
16.30 – 16.55 hrsFeeding the allergic child
Berber Vlieg-Boerstra (NL)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
16.55 – 17.20 hrsObesity in children – what is the best management
Paulina Nowicka (SE)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
17.20 – 17.30 hrsDiscussion
Paulina Nowicka (SE)


 Chair: Paulina Nowicka   16.00 – 17.30 hrs  |    Room: Rotterdam Hall  

Session 4B – Effective dietitians monitor and evaluate

16.00 – 16.05 hrsIntroduction
Anne Payne – University of Plymouth, UK
16.05 – 16.25 hrsThe CANDHII UK project
1: Viability of using the ANDHII for joint site evaluation of
outcome measures
Alison Kyle – Nutrition 2day, Somerset, UK
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
16.25 – 16.45 hrs2: Monitoring of outcome measures for Parenteral Nutrition
via i-pad

Paula Murphy – Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
16.45 – 17.05 hrs3: monitoring & evaluation of outcome measures for Oral
Nutrition Support
Chloe Phippen – Yeovil Hospital, Somerset, UK
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
17.05 – 17.15 hrs4: Conclusion and future directions
Alison Kyle – Nutrition 2day, Somerset, UK
 Abstract  |    Biography
17.15 – 17.30 hrsQuestions & discussion


 Chair: Anne Payne   16.00 – 17.30 hrs  |    Room: Mees Auditorium  

Session 4C – Hot topics in physical activity

16.00 – 16.05 hrsIntroduction
Nikolaos Papaspanos
16.05 – 16.30 hrsNutritional ergogenics to promote athletic performance and recovery
Michalis Makrillos – Clinical and Sports Nutritionist (GR)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
16.30 – 16.55 hrsPre-competition weight loss in combat sports
Katarzyna Janiszewska (PL)
 Abstract  |    Biography 
16.55 – 17.20 hrsNutritional advice for young diabetic athletes
Serge Pieters – Sports Dietitian (BE)
 Abstract  |    Biography
17.20 – 17.30 hrsDiscussion
Nikolaos Papaspanos


 Chair: Nikolaos Papaspanos   16.00 – 17.30 hrs  |    Room: Penn  

Session 4D – Late breaking research

16.00 – 16.05 hrsIntroduction
Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann, European Commission (IT)
16.05 – 16.30 hrsThe role of dietary patterns in the prevention of Depression: Insights from
the MooDFOOD project
Mary Nicolaou – University of Amsterdam (NL)
 Abstract  |    Biography
16.30 – 16.50 hrsThe Importance of embracing digital health and involvements of dietetics in
the tech industry
Stephanie Dee – OnePath (UK)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
16.50 – 17.10 hrsHealth promotion and disease prevention knowledge gateway
Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann, European Commission (IT)
 Abstract  |    Biography  |    Presentation
17.10 – 17.25 hrsDiscussion
17.25 – 17.30 hrsClosing remarks
Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann, European Commission (IT)


 Chair: Stefan Storcksdieck    16.00 – 17.30 hrs  |    Room: Van Leeuwen  

Morning Excercise Opportunities

Active – Morning City Run

On Saturday morning between 07.15 and 08.15 hrs, a professional running coach will help you explore the city during a city run. There are no additional costs for this. The maximum number of participants per group is 20. You can subscribe via the online registration form.

Zen – Tai Chi Session

Start your day fresh with a Tai Chi morning ritual. The sessions take place on Saturday between 07.30 and 08.30 hrs at the rooftop of the World Trade Center. You will be guided by a professional teacher. The maximum number of participants per group is 25. You can subscribe via the online registration form.