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2nd Pediatric Nutrition Conference: “Emerging Insights into Nutrition in Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
February 21st& 22nd, 2024

About The Conference

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens
Conference Registration Opens
Abstract Submission Deadline
Abstract Acceptance Notification

Greetings from Doha

We are excited to inform you about the upcoming 2nd Pediatrics Nutrition Conference, dedicated to the subject of pediatric nutrition and metabolic diseases, scheduled to take place in Qatar. The conference aims to convene leading experts from various parts of the world, to share insights on the latest Nutrition research and most effective practices in the field to tackle metabolic diseases, with particular attention to pediatric patients. Participants will have the chance to take part in insightful discussions, establish valuable connections with colleagues, and discover the latest tools and technologies to advance the management of pediatric metabolic disorders.

Join us in Qatar for this exciting event and discover new ways to help children live healthier, happier lives. Attending the conference will enhance the skills and critical thinking of dietitians and other healthcare professionals and will update their knowledge to catch up with the most recent research findings and practices in pediatric nutrition.

Conference Objectives

The objectives of the conference are directed towards the nutrition management of prevalent metabolic diseases in Qatar and the Middle East & North African (MENA) region. Accordingly, the theme for this conference is "Emerging Insights into Nutrition in Pediatric Metabolic Disease". The topics will address non-communicable diseases related to diet and lifestyle (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, liver and kidney diseases, cancers and others), inborn metabolic and behavioral diseases, and undernutrition in the pediatric population.

Key Topics and Discussions

Area 1: Diet-Induced Metabolic Diseases in the Pediatric population: Prevention and Management.

The area of pediatric nutrition to prevent and treat diseases related to diet will cover a broad range of interventions and approaches addressing:

  1. Nutritional deficiencies including protein-energy malnutrition, iron-deficiencies, vitamin D deficiency, and iodine deficiency.
  2. Obesity and weight management including developing and implementing dietary and lifestyle modification programs to prevent or treat obesity in children and adolescents.
  3. Food allergies and intolerances including diagnosing and managing food allergies and intolerances in infants and children, including providing education and guidance on alternative sources of nutrients.
  4. Chronic diseases related to diet, including developing and implementing dietary and lifestyle modification programs to address diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, liver and kidneys diseases, some cancers, among others.

Area 2: Behavioral and Inborn Metabolic Disorders in the Pediatric population: Screening and Management

The area of screening and management of behavioral and inborn metabolic diseases among pediatric patients will include a range of interventions and strategies addressing:

  1. Disordered eating, including identifying and treating in the pediatric population picky-eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, orthorexia and binge eating disorder.
  2. Behavioral and developmental disorders, including identifying and addressing dietary and lifestyle factors that may contribute to behavioral and developmental disorders in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder.
  3. Inborn errors of Metabolism, including the multidisciplinary specialized medical care comprising dietary modifications, medications, enzyme replacement therapies, gene therapies, and supportive care for patients and families.

The conference committees are eagerly anticipating your presence and warmly welcome you to join our 2nd Pediatric Nutrition Conference in Doha.

Dr HananDr Hanan F. Abdul Rahim

Dean, College of Health Sciences, QU Health, Qatar University

Chairperson of the Conference Advisory Committee

Dr. ReemaProfessor Reema Tayyem

Coordinator of the Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Department of Human Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, QU Health, Qatar University

Chairperson of the Conference Steering Committee