Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society | Lahore Chapter
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Lahore Chapter

PNDS Lahore Chapter organized its 1st CNE on 17th Feb 2015 on

 

“Food Security & Current Situation in Pakistan”

 

Venue: X-2 Pan Asian Dining, Lahore,

 

Speaker: Sumaira Naseem MSc Nutrition, MPH (Australia)

 

Lecture was delivered through a pre-recorded CD by Ms. Sumaira Naseem. She is a Public Health Nutritionist; she did MSc in Human Nutrition from Peshawar and has recently completed her Master’s in Public Health from Australia. Session was followed by RDN certificate awarding ceremony with participation of 45 members.

Prof. Ghazala Pervez Zaman awarded the certificates and delivered a motivational talk to the young members. She spoke about the concept of food security all over the world with a focus on current situation in Pakistan that how food security affects the vulnerable groups of our population specially women & children who are affected by malnutrition at a vast scale. She also highlighted the role of  Nutrition and Dietetic Professionals  in strategic planning on individual and community levels .She suggested how partnerships with food industries, educational institutes, media, special interest groups, advocacy  campaigns, use of social media, group education sessions, community base  nutrition counseling can  help in improving current food security situation in Pakistan. Token of thanks was given by Prof. Ghazala Pervez,PNDS Lahore Chapter Incharge.

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 2nd CNE: 3rd June 2015

 

“Complementary Feeding Practices”

 

Speaker: Amina Chughtai, RD, Mphil Nutrition, Lecturer UVAS

 

She elaborated the significance of age appropriate complementary feeding and the guiding principles for CF. Statistics of prevalence of nutritional deficiencies in Pakistan were also shown.

A brief lecture on “Anti-angiogenesis and its role in controlling Obesity” was delivered by Dr. Uzma Imran, representing the sponsors La Vie

Post session quiz was distributed among the members for availing credit hours of the session.

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3rd CNE: 17th August 2015 on

 

“Nutritional Anemia”

 

Speaker: Shifa Ali, Clinical Dietitian, RD, Ittefaq Hospital (Trust), CNE coordinator Lahore chapter

 

The speaker, Shifa Ali, spoke about the alarming rise in anemia in Pakistan especially Iron deficiency anemia. She elaborated the parameters for the early and late diagnosis. The causes & the target susceptible groups were discussed. She elucidated on the treatment, both dietary and through supplementation. She discussed the various methods through which iron absorption can be enhanced in a well balanced meal. Different forms of supplements & their efficacy were discussed. She talked on megaloblastic anemias & contributory roles of some other nutrients in anemias.

 

Participants actively participated with their questions, comments, their own experiences & additional information. Post session quiz was given, which the participants attempted in about 15 minutes. Amina Chughtai told about Food & Nutrition Week in UVAS to be held in November. Quiz paper was discussed. Mrs Saira Hayat renewed some memberships. Prof. Ghazala Pervez appreciated the CNE session & the efforts behind it and thanked all the participants,organizers and the sponsors, La-Vie (Pvt) Ltd.

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4th CNE was held on 18th September, 2015 

 

“Health Perspectives of Sodium Intake’

 

Speaker: Miss Afifa Tanveer Scholar, M.Phil. Food and Nutrition

 

 

The event was hosted by RD, Miss Amina Chughtai. Relevant reading material had been emailed to the participants before the session to help them gain general insights on the topic.

Afifa Tanweer, delivered the talk through power-point slides. She discussed the importance of sodium as a nutrient and highlighted the rising trend of certain non- communicable diseases linked to its excessive consumption. Afterwards, the locally available but generally neglected sources of sodium were pointed out. International guidelines and policies related to sodium consumption were also a part of discussion. The conversation was based on evidences from recent researches. The main focus of the session was to emphasize the role of health care professionals in preventive field through promoting evidence based knowledge and practice.

A brief presentation was also delivered by Rija Nadir on AHA Guidelines for a Healthy Heart.

Prof. Ghazala Pervez added her valuable comments on the lecture and appreciated the session. She concluded the event by acknowledging the participants organizers and sponsors (Nestle Nutrition)

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5th CNE was held on 12th November 2015 on

 

“Nutrition in Autism”

 

Speaker: RD Maria Nadeem Dietitian, Rainbow Obesity and Eating Disorder Center, Lahore

 

 

This CNE held on a relatively lesser discussed topic was attended by 30 people including RDs, members and non-members. The speaker, Maria Nadeem, elaborated what autism is & how to recognize it in our surroundings. She discussed the confirmed role o f nutrition in management of autistic children and elaborated the components of GFCF diet. She shared her own experiences in this regard as she is currently dealing with many such children.

It was an interactive session and participants eagerly asked many questions to clear their concepts and about the challenging nature of diet & its management. Some participants shared their experiences, so it was a good learning for all.

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6th CNE was held on 23th Feb 2016 on

 

“Meal planning Strategies in Diabetes”

 

Speaker: Dr Asif Mehmood Kadri   MBBS, MCPS, DDM (Gold Medalist) PhD Nutrition (UVAS) President Diabetes Foundation Pakistan Consultant Diabetologist, Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore

 

Organized by: Shifa Ali, Rebecca Tariq

 

 

The speaker, Dr Asif Kadri emphasized the significance of glycemic control and the role of meal planning for diabetics. He alarmed about the aftermaths of negligence in this regard. He elaborated the concept of carbohydrate counting and its practical aspects in Pakistani population. He suggested the appropriate meal planning strategies suitable and practical for local population.

Quiz paper was discussed. Prof. Ghazala Pervez gave token of thanks to speaker, organizers, sponsors & participants. She gave take home message of sticking to professional ethics with practicality.

Sponsors: Novamed Healthcare

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7th CNE was held on 14th March 2016 on the

 

“Role of Nutraceuticals  in the Management of Diabetes”

 

Speaker: RD Shereen Khan, Mphil Nutrition Scholar

 

 

Organized by: Shifa Ali, Rebecca Tariq, Faiza Kamal, Sameera Mustafa

This CNE session took place in the premises of University of South Asia. The number of participants reached 65, including RDs, practicing nutritionists & students. Shereen Khan elaborated the role of different nutraceuticals in diabetes management. She discussed each one according to research based evidence & elucidated their pros and cons. Different common myths related to ‘cure’ of diabetes were also mentioned. Ms Tasnim Zahra from Abbott delivered a short presentation on Diet in Diabetes.

Post session quiz distributed and was attempted in about 15 minutes.Prof. Ghazala Pervez awarded 7th RD exam certificates to the successful candidates.She congratulated the new RDs and gave token of thanks to all.The HOD & VC of university thanked PNDS Lahore team for conducting the session. Honorary certificates of participation and bouquets were presented to the speaker & organizers.

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Sponsors: Abbott Nutrition

 

 

8th CNE was organized on 1st April 2016 on

 

“Food Addiction, Emotional Eating & its Management”

 

Speaker: Maria Nadeem, Amina Iftikhar, Rainbow Obesity &Eating Disorder Center

 

 

This session  involved training the professionals to combat emotional eating, how to practice mindful eating and then how to teach the patients and clients. The speaker discussed how types of different food addictions develop and how it affects our bodies. The session involved a practical demonstration of mindful eating too.

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9th CNE was organized on  14th May 2016 on

 

“Nutrition Therapy for Cancer Patients: Evidence Based Practice Guidelines”

 

Speaker: Miss Rashida Javaid Dietitian, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Lahore

 

 

Organized by: Shifa Ali and Rebecca Tariq

A total of 60 people (including RDs, practicing Dietitians and Nutritionists, and PNDS members) attended the session. The event was hosted by RD, Miss Shereen Khan. Relevant reading material had been emailed to the participants before the session to help them gain general insights on the topic.

Speaker, Rashida Javaid discussed about the importance of nutrition in treatment of Cancer. She also elaborated effect of cancer on food and nutrient intake and its nutrition Intervention. Side effects of cancer treatment and nutritional strategies to deal with them were also discussed. The main focus of the session was to emphasize the role of health care professionals in improving quality of life through promoting evidence based knowledge and practice.

Prof. Ghazala Pervez added her valuable comments on the lecture and appreciated the session. She also made some important announcements on the upcoming Rd exams and procedure of taking membership and membership renewal. She concluded the event by acknowledging the participants, sponsors and the organizers.

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10th CNE was held on 

 

“Enteral Nutrition Support” (Training session)

 

Speakers: RD, Syeda Fizza Batool Lecturer. Former Clinical Nutritionist SKMH

 

                     RD, Hajra Saleem Consultant Dietitian Iqra Medical Complex

 

 

The workshop/session encompassed all the challenging aspects of enteral nutrition. The speakers elaborated the feeding methods, advantages, disadvantages of the entire feeding route. Caloric assessment of feeds, feeds preparation, suitable feeds, feed ingredients all were discussed. The lecture involved two hands on sessions, in which participants were asked to solve case studies related to the topic.

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11th CNE was held on 5th August 2016 on

 

 “Stress, Obesity and its Dietary Management”

 

Speaker: Dr. Sohail 

 

 

Speaker started the session with explaining the role of stress on body & mind. He elaborated the role of hormones in stress on human psyche. Ms Mehak Hameed elaborated the impacts of stress on eating habits and how it leads to obesity. She told about the foods and nutrients that are helpful in relieving stress. Another psychiatrist of Rainbow Center, Ms Amina Iftikhar, told about some relaxation techniques to combat stress. Participants were asked to gauge their usual stress eating habits through a stress scale.

Mrs Saira Hayat awarded certificates to the speakers and gave token of thanks to the participants, organizers, the sponsors and everybody who helped in conducting this session successfully.The session ended followed by evening tea & buffet.

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12th CNE was held on 14th January 2017 on

 

Adductor Pollicis Muscle-An Emerging Anthropometric Parameter”

 

Speaker: Ms Amina Chugtai RD, Mphil Nutrition, Lecturer UVAS

 

                 Ms. Ayesha Batool ,Lecturer, University of South Asia

 

 

 

Organized by: Shifa AlLThis was a new topic in the field of nutrition. Ms Ayesha Batool had conducted her research on this topic as part of her degree. She explained the role of this new anthropometric parameter for assessment of nutritional status. Ms Amina Chughtai, being the research advisor, elaborated the pros and cons of this emerging tool. She told that so far extensive researches have been done on limited scale in Brazil only. She discussed the need for further local researches before implementing this tool in Pakistan. She demonstrated the use of the calipers for measuring APM thickness.

Post session quiz distributed and was attempted in about 15 minutes. There were about 55 participants and all keen to learn about this new tool.Speakers answered various queries of the participants. Quiz paper was discussed. Mrs Ghazala Pervez awarded certificates to the speakers and gave token of thanks to the participants, organizers, the sponsors and everybody who helped in conducting this session successfully.

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13th CNE was held on  11th February 2017 on

 

“ Carbohydrate Counting for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes”

 

Speaker: Tasnim Zahra Ali , RDN Head of Nutrition services, WILCARE M.Sc. Nutrition (College of Home Economics, Pakistan) Registered Dietitian Nutritionist RDN (Brooklyn College, USA)

 

Organized by: Shifa Ali, Rebecca Tariq

 

 

RDs Rebecca Tariq hosted the session Carbohydrate counting, being a very interesting, informative & practical topic, brought a myriad of audience in this session. Attended by RDs, nutritionists, academia personnel, and students the participants number reached 70.

The speaker, Ms Tasnim Ali is an experienced RD and has been working for many years with diabetic population. She elaborated the carbohydrate counting concept step by step, emphasizing the significance of sugar control, insulin management & meal planning. She discussed her real life patients’s case studies and showed how to work with these patients methodically for the patient’s benefit and to fulfill nutritional needs. Pre reading material had been emailed previously to participants. Many questions  answers were discussed. Many RDs shared their experiences and opinions Post session quiz distributed and was attempted in about 10 minutes. Prof. Ghazala Pervez gave her views on the topic, gave token of thanks to speaker, organizers, sponsors & participants.

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Sponsors: Nestle Nutrition

 

14th CNE was held on 13th May, 2017 on

 

“Lifestyle Modification in Pakistani Population”

 

 Speaker: Syeda Tayyaba Batool (Registered Dietitian, Lead Dietitian iHealth, Community Health Educator)

 

Organized by: Shifa Ali, Rebecca Tariq

 

 

iHealth-T2D study is a project funded by European Commission. The study focus on South Asian men and women living in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and United Kingdom. iHealth-T2D focus on family-based interventions delivered by community health workers based on published evidence and their own data from the UK, indicating superior clinical effectiveness for weight loss compared to individually- administered lifestyle modification. The study targets 1 year family intervention and 3 years follow up. Services Hospital is one of the hospitals in Pakistan where this study is being conducted.

Ms Tayyaba Batool, our speaker and the Lead Dietitian of this study, along with her Research coordinator Dr Sara Mehmood, presented the salient features of this ongoing research. She discussed the objectives and the content. South Asians have higher risk of developing T2 DM as they are more insulin resistant. Waist circumference is a better predictor of T2D than BMI. Specific BMI ranges for Asians and Caucasians were mentioned. The speaker elaborated the whole course of their study; how they are conducting it, patient’s family involvement and the results they are getting.The audience asked question about data collection methods on this large scale study, and the selection criteria etc.The participants were given fifteen minutes for attempting the post session quiz. After that, the quiz paper was discussed.

Prof. Ghazala Pervez added her valuable comments on the lecture and appreciated the session. She concluded the event by thanking the speakers and acknowledging the participants, sponsors and the organizers.Afterwards the participants were served with evening snacks.

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Sponsors: Abbott Nutrition

15th CNE was held on 15th Aug, 2017

 

Topic: Long Chain Triglyceride Restricted Diet for Chylothorax

 

Speaker: Shifa Ali, RD (Clinical Dietitian, Ittefaq Hospital)

 

Venue: Ittefaq Hospital (Trust), Model Town, Lahore.

 

 

Organized by: Shifa Ali, Rebecca Tariq     Sponsors: Nestle Nutrition

Long Chain Triglycerides have a different metabolism pattern than rest of the triglycerides which makes the dietary adjustments unique in conditions where their restriction is required. This session was on a relatively rare cardiothoracic post-surgical complication and the specific dietary modifications which were imperetive. The speaker explained the whole pathway of triglyceride digestion, absorption, pathophysiology and the grave consequences of chylothorax. Different types of triglycerides are required at different stages of human growth, especially the essential fatty acids are required in infancy for brain and retinal development. The speaker showed the ways in which diet of the patient was modified at each step of chylothorax and how it helped in recovery. It was a very informative and interesting session on a unique topic.

The session remained interactive throughout the presentation. Post session quiz was attempted and then discussed.Around 55 people attended the session. Certificates were distributed.Mrs Ghazala Pervez concluded the session with her comments and token of thanks.

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