Thursday – October 31 Please find an overview of pre-conference workshops below. Pre-conference Workshops A – Obesity Time: 14.00 – 18.00 hrs | Costs: Free of charge TimeActivity14.00 – 14.10 hrsWelcome and Introduction to the session14.10 – 14.40 hrsDietary Management of obesity in adults: Pitfalls & opportunities in Europe. Joint position paper of EFAD’s European Specialist Dietetic Network (ESDN) for Obesity and the Nutrition Working Group (NWG) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) Maria Hassapidou14.40 – 15.10 hrsDietetic management interventions in adults: evidence & application Hilda Mulrooney15.10 – 15.40 hrsDietary management interventions for obesity in children Odysseas Androutsos15.40 – 16.00 hrs Coffee break16.00 – 16.30 hrsAdult Obesity with comorbidities Ellen Govers16.30 – 17.00 hrsΟbesity in vulnerable populations and opportunities for intervention Antonis Vlassopoulos17.00 – 17.25 hrsHydration in Obesity management17.25 – 17.45 hrsWhere to go from here from the patient point of you Solveig Sigurdardottir17.45 – 18.00 hrsGeneral Discussion Supported by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) as part of their ‘Stakeholder Course’ series E – ESPEN LLL course – Nutritional assessment and techniques Time: 13.00 – 17.00 hrs | Costs: Free of charge TimeActivity13.00 – 13.45 hrsNutritional Screening and Assessment – Prof.Dr. Rémy Meier13.45 – 14.30 hrsBody Composition – Prof.Dr. Rémy Meier14.30 – 15.00 hrs Coffee break15.00 – 15.45 hrsEnergy Balance – Prof.Dr. Luzia Valentini15.45 – 16.30 hrsCase Discussion – Prof.Dr. Rémy Meier/ Prof.Dr. Luzia Valentini16.30 – 17.00 hrsExam and distributing the certificates This course will be organized in collaboration with ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) and DGEM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin e. V.). Supported by EFAD B – Practice based Evidence in Nutrition – MorningTime: 09.00 – 13.00 hrs | Costs: Free of chargeAcademic or association leader workshop Are you an academic or association leader? If so, we have Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition sorted for you. We appreciate that finding, appraising and applying the evidence to share with your students/members could be a more than full-time occupation. Practice based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) finds, reviews and makes recommendations on the research for you – collating this all in one online database making it easy for you, and your students/members to access. Attend our FREE workshop to learn how you and your students/members can benefits from the PEN system by: Providing a live demonstration of the PEN database which will enable you to see the many resources we have to support teaching and practice. These include topics on: research methods; outcomes; media skills; counselling strategies and many more. These resources can be used to help facilitate session you already provide. See our Professional Practice section of the PEN database to review the topics we will cover Learning how PEN can help develop your members/students’ evidence-based practice skills by explaining PEN robust evidenced-base – how evidence is appraised and summarised including the GRADE approach Discussing the opportunities available to contribute to the PEN evidence-base. We have many training materials to support with this such as a ‘guide to being a PEN reviewer’ Providing you with the knowledge needed to showcase to your students/members the vast knowledge pathways on PEN Getting involved with PEN will show your students/members your commitment to evidence-based practice and their professional development. A student member of the BDA described PEN as ‘one of the most helpful and valuable tools during my studies so far’ – empowering the student with the knowledge of messages members of the public are reading by keeping up-to-date with trending topic. A workshop supported by PEN | Presentation C – Practice based Evidence in Nutrition – Afternoon Time: 14.00 – 18.00 hrs | Costs: Free of chargePractitioner focussed workshop Are you a dietitian or lead a dietetic service? If you are, you need Practice based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN). As we know, the evidence base for nutrition and dietetics is growing fast and finding, appraising and applying the evidence to your practice could be a more than full time occupation. Practice based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) finds, reviews and makes recommendations on the research for you. There is also a vast collection of resources for you to print off and share with clients to support your dietetic consultations. This FREE, hands-on workshop will: Provide a live demonstration to show you how to get the best out of your PEN membership including the 200 knowledge pathways available on a range of topics (we will also show non-members how to access a free trial of the PEN database) Explain PEN robust evidenced-base – how evidence is appraised and summarised including the GRADE approach Signpost you to the tools and resources in PEN to help you educate your patients Improve your knowledge and confidence in the evidence-base behind your practice, allowing you to stand up for your profession A workshop supported by PEN | Presentation D – Biodiversity and Sustainable Nutrition: a pre-conference workshop and tour of the ForwardFarmTime: 09.30 – 18.00 hrs | Costs: Free of chargeWhat really happens on a farm? What does biodiversity have to do with nutrition? What role can dietitians play and how can they help alleviate consumer confusion about sustainable nutrition? Join a diverse range of experts — including farmers, scientists, dietitians and more — for an interactive day of hands-on experience at the ForwardFarm. Learn some basic principles of modern agriculture and what it all means for the dietitians of today and tomorrow. Participants will be transported by bus from the conference hotel to the ForwardFarm near Berlin. A workshop supported by Bayer Crop Science. Attention! This workshop is currently full. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list. I would like to register for the EFAD Conference 2019!