Saturday – November 2

We are proud to present you the programme of the EFAD Conference 2019!

Saturday – Programme

07.15 – 08.15 hrs  Morning exercise opportunties   More info
08.15 – 09.00 hrs Welcome and registrationAtrium
09.00 – 10.30 hrsParallel Sessions – Round 3
3A. Inspiring interprofessional education  |  InfoMain Room
3B. Malnutrition and dietary treatment in older adults  |  InfoMOA 3
3C. Nutrition: Athlete’s Ally  |  InfoMOA 4
3D. Breaking the boundary of possibilities with E-Health tools  |  InfoMOA 5
3E. Diet-Microbiota interactions in human health (and disease)   |  InfoMOA 1-2
10.30 – 11.15 hrs  Coffee break  &  Meet the Experts
Coffee breakAtrium
Meet the Experts – Join a round table discussion with one of our expertsMain Room
11.15 – 12.45 hrsParallel Sessions – Round 4
4A. Hands-on workshop: How to write an abstract  |  InfoMain Room
4B. Breaking the boundaries between theory and practice in oncology  |  InfoMOA 3
4C. Taking sustainable diets forward  |  InfoMOA 4
4D. The power of working together across disciplines  |  InfoMOA 5
12.45 – 14.15 hrs  Lunch & Guided poster tourAtrium
14.15 – 15.45 hrsParallel Sessions – Round 5
5A. Research added value to teaching  |  InfoMain Room
5B. Obesity management in Europe  |  InfoMOA 3
5C. Prevention and workplace health promotion  |  InfoMOA 4
5D. Involvement of dietitians in primary care  |  InfoMOA 5
5E. Sustainable solutions for feeding a growing global population:
Unlocking the power of dairy  |  Info
MOA 1-2
15.45 – 16.15 hrs  Coffee breakAtrium
16.15 – 18.00 hrs Plenary Closing SessionMain Room
New approaches for tomorrows patients’ dinner
Cees Smit – European Patients Forum
Breaking Professional Boundaries – a way to reach further without breaking
Prof. Agneta Hörnell
EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award 2019
EFAD Student of the Year Award & Award for best Original Research Presentations
18.00 hrsEnd of EFAD Conference 2019

Parallel Sessions 3 – 09.00 – 10.30 hrs

Parallel Session 3A


Inspiring interprofessional education

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a paedagogical approach for preparing students of the health professions to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. Embedding IPE within core curricula remains a significant challenge. This session aims to illustrate what an IPE programme can look like and which tools can be used.

09.00 – 09.05 hrsIntroduction
Ingrid Aerts
09.05 – 09.25 hrsTalking points – Inter-professional collaboration from an ICF perspective
Melissa Selb – Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland
09.25 – 09.45 hrsInter-professional collaboration in Health Care – Yes we can!
Giannoula Tsakitzidis – University of Antwerp, Belgium
09.45 – 10.05 hrsInter-professional work-based learning in learning environments; the so called ‘Sparkcentres’
Suzan De Bruyn – HAN Nijmegen, The Netherlands
10.05 – 10.25 hrsDiscussion
Ingrid Aerts
10.25 – 10.30 hrsConclusions
Ingrid Aerts

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs    Room: Main Room    Chair: Ingrid Aerts

Parallel Session 3B

Clinical Practice

Malnutrition and dietary treatment in older adults

With an ageing population and growing pressures on health and social care systems, there is a need to maintain quality of life and independence in older adults. Good nutrition plays a huge role in maintaining health, prevention of malnutrition and its consequences. Preventing malnutrition, sarcopenia and frailty will ultimately enable older people to remain active and independent in their activities of daily living. Our session will discuss nutritional challenges faced in this population group and strategies to improve nutritional intake and nutritional status.

09.00 – 09.05 hrsIntroduction
Harriët Jager-Wittenaar – Professor of Malnutrition and Healthy Ageing, Hanze University
of Applied Sciences, Lead ESDN Older Adults
09.05 – 09.30 hrsNutritional interventions to prevent malnutrition in older adults: a review of practice across
European countries
Stacey Jones – Principal Lecturer, Coventry University
09.30 – 09.55 hrsFood habits, physical function, and frailty in old age
Elisabet Rothenberg – Associate Professor, Kristianstad University, President SWESPEN
09.55 – 10.20 hrsDietary strategies to prevent or treat malnutrition across the different health care settings
Dorothee Volkert – Professor of Clinical Nutrition in the Elderly, University of Erlangen
10.20 – 10.30 hrsDiscussion
Harriët Jager-Wittenaar – Professor of Malnutrition and Healthy Ageing, Hanze University
of Applied Sciences, Lead ESDN Older Adults

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs    Room: MOA 3    Chair: Harriët Jager-Wittenaar

Parallel Session 3C

Public Health

Nutrition: Athlete’s Ally

In this session will discuss nutrition techniques that will improve the health of sports people and the performance of athletes.

09.00 – 09.05 hrsIntroduction
Nikos Papaspanos
09.05 – 09.30 hrsEfficiency and metabolic flexibility in aerobic and strength sports: importance of substrate
oxidation for performance and health
R. Lopez
09.30 – 09.55 hrsLifestyle, insulin resistance and sport injuries – R. Vandersstraeten
R. Vanderstraeten
09.55 – 10.20 hrsFrom the Stroke Unit to the Tour de France’ – A clinical dietitian working in elite Sport
Nigel Mitchell – sponsored by American Pistachio Growers
10.20 – 10.30 hrsDiscussion
Nikos Papaspanos

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs    Room: MOA 4    Chair: Nikos Papaspanos

Parallel Session 3D

Breaking boundaries

Breaking the boundary of possibilities with E-Health tools

As more and more professions begin to integrate new technological possibilities into their work, dietitians are not being left behind. This session will provide information about what dietitians can accomplish with the help of E–Health tools and how this can support us in patient care and in research projects.

09.00 – 09.30 hrsChallenges to initiation and implementation of E-health tools – it is all in the details!
Nicole Erickson
09.30 – 10.00 hrsCommunication in the world of E-health: possibilities and pitfalls. How can we use these tools effectively?
Christoph Riese
10.00 – 10.30 hrsOpportunities of eHealth for limiting the burden of ill mental health on society
Tom Van Daele

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs    Room: MOA 5    Chair: Nicole Erickson

Parallel Session 3E

Sponsored Session

Diet-Microbiota interactions in human health (and disease) 

This session will present a summary of the latest evidence on the interaction between diet, nutrition and the gut microbiome. Learn how diet and nutrition are being used in concert with traditional therapies to manage gastrointestinal disorders

09.00 – 09.20 hrsGut microbiota health promotion: current understanding and future hopes
Speaker to be announced
09.20 – 09.40 hrsFermented Foods and Health: The Intersection of Gut Microbiota and Fermentation Microbes
Speaker to be announced
09.40 – 10.00 hrsAlleviation of common abdominal symptoms: role of probiotics and prebiotics
Fernando Azpiroz
10.00 – 10.30 hrsDiscussion

 09.00 – 10.30 hrs    Room: MOA 1-2    Chair: Christina Katsagoni

Parallel Sessions 4 – 11.15 – 12.45 hrs

Parallel Session 4A


Hands-on workshop: How to write an abstract

An abstract is the best resume needed to decide whether a research article should be considered for our purposes. In this workshop you will be able to improve your skills when drafting an abstract, as well as, to identify the different sections a good abstract should have.

11.15 – 11.45 hrsHow to write an abstract
Sofie Joossens
11.45 – 12.00 hrsEmbracing video abstracts in dietetics
Brian Power
12.00 – 12.30 hrsTechniques for unlocking the potential of video abstracts
Brian Power
12.30 – 12.45 hrsQ&A Panel Discussion
Sofie Joossens & Brian Power

 11.15 – 12.45 hrs    Room: Main Room    Chair: Maria Marques

Parallel Session 4B

Clinical Practice

Breaking the boundaries between theory and practice in oncology

Poor nutrition affects the outcome of people with cancer. In this session the influence of cancer cachexia and sarcopenia on tolerance to cancer treatment will be presented. The holistic nutritional assessment and management of the person with cancer presents challenges for the dietitian. Alternations in taste can have a significant impact on intake of food and fluids. Taste, from a research and Dietetic perspective, will be discussed. The specialist role of the Oncology Dietitian will be explored from the results of a European survey and future perspectives will be discussed.

11.15 – 11.20 hrsIntroduction
Clare Shaw – Lead ESDN Oncology
11.20 – 11.50 hrsCachexia and Sarcopenia: Influencing Oncology Outcomes
Alessandro Laviano – Professor of Medicine @ Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
11.50 – 12.20 hrsTASTE trial: Impact of taste and smell training on taste disorders during chemotherapy
Julia von Grundherr – Dietitian, University Medical Centre, Hamburg
12.20 – 12.45 hrsPresentation and discussion of national dietetic associations European
survey of oncology specialist
Nicole Erickson – Coordinator Nutrition Team, Krebszentrum München
Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC LMU) am Klinikum der Universität München

 11.15 – 12.45 hrs    Room: MOA 3    Chair: Clare Shaw

Parallel Session 4C

Public Health

Taking sustainable diets forward

Sustainability of food systems is high on the agendas of governments committed to achieving the sustainable development goals. The session will provide insights into how this commitment is being addressed to help consumers adopt healthier and more sustainable eating patterns. It will also showcase how dietitians play an important role in taking sustainable diets forward.

11.15 – 11.20 hrsIntroduction
Manuel Moñino – Lead ESDN Public Health
11.20 – 11.40 hrsFuture proteins for sustainable food systems
Andrew Salter – University of Nottingham, UK
11.40 – 12.00 hrsSustainability goals for sustainable diets. The role of food-based dietary guidelines.
Anna-Karin Quetel – National Food Agency, Sweden
12.00 – 12.20 hrsHow consumers are driving changes in food systems
Tanja Draeger de Teran – WWF, Germany 
12.20 – 12.40 hrsCultivating sustainable food systems: a framework for action for dietitians
Marie Spiker – Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Fellow
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, USA
12.40 – 12.45 hrsDiscussion
Manuel Moñino – Lead ESDN Public Health

 11.15 – 12.45 hrs    Room: MOA 4    Chair: Manuel Moñino

Parallel Session 4D

Breaking boundaries

The power of working together across disciplines

Dietitians are experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Their work aims to improve health. This can only be done in cooperation with others. Multi-disciplinary working will increase impact of dietetics.

11.15 – 11.20 hrsIntroduction
Elke Naumann
11.20 – 11.45 hrsHealth promotion for people with intellectual disabilities at Special Olympics (SO)
Alice Lenihan
11.45 – 12.10 hrsWorking multidisciplinary in primary care; the PRIMORE project
Trude M. Backer Mortensen
12.10 – 12.35 hrsFoodsampler, towards a new generation of e-health prevention tools
Sonja van Oers
12.35 – 12.45 hrsDiscussion
Elke Naumann

 11.15 – 12.45 hrs    Room: MOA 5    Chair: Elke Naumann

Parallel Sessions 5 – 14.15 – 15.45 hrs

Parallel Session 5A


Research added value to teaching

Dietitians are evidence-based practitioners, hence research informed teaching and research skill development while at University play key roles in both inspiring and equipping dietitians. A panel of research experts will share their experiences of student involvement in research and best practice guidance.

14.15 – 15.45 hrsProgramme will follow

 14.15 – 15.45 hrs    Room: Main Room    Chair: Fiona McCullough

Parallel Session 5B

Clinical Practice

Obesity management in Europe

This session will present results of the collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) with concrete deliverables.

14.15 – 14.35 hrsDietetic management interventions in adults
Hilda Mulrooney
14.35 – 14.55 hrsInterventions in children
Odysseas Androutsos
14.55 – 15.15 hrsTASTE trial: Dealing with gaps and dissemination of evidence to dietitians
Ellen Govers
15.15 – 15.35 hrsWeight loss maintenance, an overview of the evidence
Antonis Vlassopoulos
15.35 – 15.45 hrsDiscussion
Ellen Govers

 14.15 – 15.45 hrs    Room: MOA 3    Chairs: Ellen Govers & Maria Hassapidou

Parallel Session 5C

Public Health

Prevention and workplace health promotion – a place to be for dietitians

To tackle risk factors before people get ill in different settings is the target of preventive activities. For adopting programmes to the needs of the target group, actors have to analyse economic, social, gender, behavioural and environmental determinants and resources. This session will present modells, skills and projects in Higher Education Institutes and in different public settings.

14.15 – 14.20 hrsIntroduction
Uta Köpcke
14.20 – 15.35 hrsTowards a salutogenic approach to enable healthful and sustainable eating
Laura Bouwman
14.35 – 14.55 hrsStatus quo Health in Prevention in Germany
Uta Köpcke
14.55 – 15.15 hrsKlasse 2000 – a German prevention concept for schools in action
Manuela Thul
15.15 – 15.35 hrsPrevention, workplace health promotion and the role of the dietitian (research)
Mirjam Steemstra
15.35 – 15.45 hrsDiscussion
Uta Köpcke

 14.15 – 15.45 hrs    Room: MOA 4    Chair: Uta Köpcke

Parallel Session 5D

Breaking boundaries

Involvement of dietitians in primary care

The review of the scientific literature concludes that investment in dietitians in primary care provides high returns. In order to facilitate their involvement, it is necessary to establish guiding principles for their performance: definition of ratios, work resources, skills and performance indicators, harmonization of procedures, interventions and systems of report.

14.15 – 14.25 hrsIntroduction
Teresa Rodrigues
14.25 – 14.45 hrsIntegrating Dietitians in Primary Care: a pioneer project in Spain
Manuel Moñino – Spain
14.45 – 15.05 hrsPrimary care dietitians in National Health System
Luis Matos – Portugal 
15.05 – 15.25 hrsBreaking Boundaries in Primary Care, the Patients’ Perspective
Marianne Nijnuis – The Netherlands
15.25 – 15.40 hrsDiscussion
Teresa Rodrigues
15.40 – 15.45 hrsConclusions
Teresa Rodrigues

 14.15 – 15.45 hrs    Room: MOA 5    Chair: Teresa Rodrigues

Parallel Session 5E

Sponsored Session

Sustainable Solutions for Feeding a Growing Global Population: Unlocking the Power of Dairy

With mounting human and planetary health challenges and opportunities, learn about the latest research supporting dairy’s role in health and sustainable food systems. Join an interactive discussion on opportunities for dietitians in sustainable nutrition and access resources to learn more.

14.15 – 15.45 hrsProgramme will follow

 14.15 – 15.45 hrs    Room: MOA 1-2    Chair: To be announced

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 session takes place on Saturday between 07.15 and 08.15 hrs at the MOA Berlin Hotel. 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.