International Congress of Nutrition 2017

Event Dates: 
October 15, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Event Location: 
Flyer from the conference. Title: IUNS 21st ICN International Congress of Nutrition. Quote: "From Sciences to Nutrition Security" logos from Sociedad Argentina de Nutricion and International Union of Nutritional Sciences. Along the left side is an icon that looks like the Washington Monument.

SPRING is proud to participate in the International Congress of Nutrition taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 15th to the 20th October 2017. We will share learning and tools from six years of multi-sectoral nutrition implementation in over 20 countries through participation in a satellite session sponsored by SPRING's consortium partners,  six posters, and eight oral presentations. Below you will find a summary of the symposia and sessions where SPRING is involved.

SPRING IUNS Program (PDF, 300 KB)


Sunday October 15, 2017 from 8:30 - 13:00

Satellite Session: Lessons Learned from Multi-Sectoral Implementation of Nutrition Programs (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Room: Libertador C
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Monday October 16, 2017 from 08:00 - 09:00

Poster Presentation

Exploring Variations in Hemoglobin Concentration and Measurement - The HEmoglobin MEasurement (HEME) Working Group

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Speaker: Sorrel Namaste, Technical Advisor, Anemia
Poster (PDF, 552 KB)

Monday October 16, 2017 from 11:30 - 12:30

Poster Presentations

Promoting Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria

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Speaker: Peggy Koniz-Booher, Senior Advisor, Nutrition, SBCC
Poster (PDF, 722 KB)

Nutrition Recommendations for Improving Adolescent Girls’ Health and Wellbeing

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Speaker: Peggy Koniz-Booher, Senior Advisor, Nutrition, SBCC
Poster (PDF, 624)

Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 08:00 - 09:00

Poster Presentations

New Multi-sectoral Tools to Address Anemia at the National and District Levels

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Speaker: Danya Sarkar, Nutrition Specialist, Anemia Team
Poster (PDF, 654 KB)

Human Resources and Achievement of National Nutrition Plans

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Speaker: Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens,Research and Evaluation Advisor
Poster (PDF, 624 KB)

Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 15:00 - 16:30

A Hybrid Approach: Merging Agriculture and Health-Based Formative Research Tools to Inform Dietary Diversity Behavior Change Interventions among Pregnant/Lactating Women and Young Children in Rural Sierra Leone

Room: Retiro C
Speaker: Phil Moses, SBCC Technical Advisor
Presentation (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Community Video: An Adaptable and Effective Tool for Nutrition Social and Behavior Change

Room: Retiro B
Speaker: Peggy Koniz-Booher, Senior Advisor, Nutrition, SBCC
Presentation (PDF, 5.7 MB)

Can UNICEF’s Community Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling Package Be Successful at Scale? Results from a Large-Scale Evaluation in Nigeria

Room: Libertador B
Speaker: Sascha Lamstein, Technical Advisor and Team Lead, Systems Thinking for Nutrition
Presentation (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Addressing Dietary Diversity by Scaling Up Multi-Sectoral Integrated Nutrition Interventions in Africa

Room: Libertador B
Speaker: Altrena Mukuria, Director of Country Initiatives
Presentation (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Wednesday October 18, 2017 from 12:30 - 13:30

Poster Presentation

Comparing the Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Facility - Versus Community Based Distribution of Micro-Nutrient Powders in Rural Uganda

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Speaker: Sorrel Namaste, Technical Advisor, Anemia
Poster (PDF, 756)

Thursday October 19, 2017 from 11:30 - 12:30

Poster Presentation

Role-modeling Culturally Appropriate Nurturing Care Practices to Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition

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Speaker: Peggy Koniz-Booher, Senior Advisor, Nutrition, SBCC
Poster (PDF, 629 KB)

Thursday October 19, 2017 from 15:00 - 16:30

Using Targeted Beneficiary Surveys to Measure Nutrition Outcomes in Low-Resource Settings Following Intensive Interventions: Examples from the SPRING Project in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Nigeria

Room: San Telmo
Speaker: Tim Williams, Senior Strategic Information Advisor
Presentation (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Impact of the Farmer Nutrition School Intervention on Improved Dietary Diversity of Women: Results of a Cohort Study from the USAID SPRING Project in Bangladesh

Room: San Telmo
Speaker: TBD

Understanding Multi-Sectoral Coordination Efforts to Address Anemia: Qualitative Findings from Sierra Leone & Uganda

Room: Libertador 
Speaker: Danya Sarkar, Nutrition Specialist, Anemia Team
Presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Operationalizing Multi-Sectoral Coordination and Collaboration Strategies for Improved Nutrition

Room: Retiro C
Speaker: Heather Danton, Food Security and Nutrtion Director
Presentation (PDF, 1 MB)