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2013-2016 CNE Reports

Continuing Nutrition Education (CNE) 5th March,2016
 on “Food Safety Management” Karachi

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Bimonthly CNE session of PNDS was held in March, which was attended by 62 members.
Dr. SM Naushad Zafar and Mudassir Nazir from SGS Pakistan were speakers.
They explained the whole process of adulteration and how food adulteration can be detected and prevented. Also notify that in Pakistan Food Safety concerns are of great importance and much awareness is still required. Regulatory bodies need to put strict actions against those who produce adulterated and unhygienic food products into the consumer market.
It was an interactive session. Questions were asked from the participants and duly answered.

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CNE session held on 2nd January 2016 on

“Significance of Nutrition: Post Surgery and Wounds ” KARACHI

Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society organized its second CNE of term 2015-17 on 2nd January 2016. Session was started sharp at 3: pm and registration desk was closed sharp at 3:30pm and was attended by 65 members.
Sidra Raza young committed dietitian from Agha Khan University Hospital was a speaker.
She highlighted on her talk that In the current era of health care delivery, nutritional support is considered to play an important part in the management of post-surgery outcomes and wound healing. Malnutrition is common in the hospital setting. It is estimated that it affects one third of hospitalized population upon admission and when left untreated can further deteriorate, directly compromising expected recovery with the possibility of increased complications.

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CNE session held on 31st October 2015 on

Infant and Young Children Feeding Practices in Pakistan” KARACHI

PNDS conducted its First CNE of new term 2015-2017 on 31st of October 2015 at The Kidney Centre PGTI which was attended by around 85 participants. Sumaira Nasim Siddiqui was a speaker.

She highlighted on her talk that South Asia carries the highest burden of childhood under-nutrition in the world with close to 50% of the world’s undernourished children living in this region.  A combination of complex biological, behavioral and social factors underpins the high burden of under-nutrition in this region. With particular focus on Pakistan, children have the highest rates of under-nutrition, with a national prevalence of stunting of 43.7 per cent. In 2011, Sindh province had an even more critical rate of stunting (49.8 per cent), while the prevalence of underweight was 40.5 per cent, and wasting prevalence was 17.5 per cent.

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CNE session held on 3rd June 2015 on“Nutrition Care Process(NCP) ” ISLAMABAD


Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society Islamabad Chapter organized its first CNE session on 3rd June 2015, on the topic of ‘Nutrition Care Process’ by Dr.Rezzan Khan, Consultant Nutritionist & HOD of the Clinical Nutrition Department in Shifa International Hospital Islamabad and also Islamabad chapter Incharge of Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society.
About 30 participants from different hospitals and educational institutes of twin cities Rawalpindi /Islamabad attended the CNE. Dr.Rezzan Khan talked about the importance of standardized nutrition care process (NCP) in hospitals, about the standard terms that could be used in that process. She discussed the detail of each step of NCP with some practical example. Throughout the session she interacts with participants through different questions and about the practical implementation of NCP in health care institutes.

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CNE session held on 25th April 2015 on“Complementary Feeding “

12 CNE on Complementary Feeding was conducted by Nusrat Akber, Consultant Nutritionist at The Indus Hospital Karachi. Around 60 participants attended the session. Session was moderated by Maaryam Arif.
Speaker discussed about the complementary feeding, current practices and recent recommendations related to it. She also discussed the role and interventions to combat key micronutrients deficiencies and AAP recommendations related to allergic foods. She emphasized that dietitians and nutritionist should first practically try homemade complementary foods, germinated and fermented foods before addressing in nutrition counseling, furthermore use of commercial infant foods should be discouraged.

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CNE  session held on 7th February 2015 on “Exercise 101: An Interactive Session”

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Samina Adam Umer conducted the session along with her team members Saira Zahid, Sabrina Karim, Sabeen Zubair, Sabeen Jokhio and Tanzeela Alaman who demonstrated exercises to the participants. Around 75 participants attended the session. Session was moderated by Maaryam Arif.
Speaker explained basic fundamentals of exercise science and the role of exercise in improving overall health.
She said that physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Levels of physical inactivity are rising with major implications for the general health of people and for the prevalence of Non communicable diseases. Physical inactivity is estimated as being the principal cause of breast and colon cancer, diabetes and ischaemic heart disease. And thus participation in regular physical activity reduces the risk of all such diseases.

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CNE session held on 27th December 2014 on “Dietary salt intake: Morbidity and Mortality “


The topic of CNE was “Dietary salt intake: Morbidity and Mortality”. Around 35 participants attended the session. Session was moderated by Maaryam Arif.
Dr. Romaina Iqbal, Associate Professor, Departments of Community Health sciences and Medicine at the Aga Khan University shared findings of her group’s work on Sodium and Potassium intake and its association with hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) related mortality findings of PURE study.

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CNE session  held on 29th November 2014 on “Food Security and Current Situation in Pakistan “


The topic of CNE held on 29th November 2014 was “Food Security and Current Situation in Pakistan” Around 65 participants attended the session. Session was moderated by Maaryam Arif.
Sumaira Naseem did MSc in Human Nutrition from Peshawar and has recently done Masters in Public Health from Australia.
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.

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CNE session held on_6th September 2014_ on ‘’NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT DIARRHEAL DISEASES”


CNE on Diarrheal Diseases was held on 6th September, 2014 at The Kidney Centre PGTI, Karachi. Around 85 participants attended the session.CNE Committee Chair Maaryam Arif moderated the session.

Dr. Sina Aziz, Prof Pediatrics at Abbassi Shaheed Hospital (KMDC) covered the topic “Diarrheal Diseases in Children”. Her talk was focused on etiology and various types of diarrheal diseases in children.

Sabeen Siddiqui, Senior Clinical Dietitian at SIUT spoke about “Nutritional management of Diarrheal diseases in Adults”. She discussed two relevant case studies and shared her practical experience how those cases were managed.

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After the March which PNDS celebrated with different activities as a Nutrition Month now in April PNDS comeback to its routine and conducted CNE session on 26th of April, 2014 at The Kidney Centre PGTI, Karachi. More than 50 participants attended the session.

Topic of the CNE was “Nutrition Management in Auto Immune Disorders”. Senior Clinical Dietitian Moti Khan briefs the participants about pathophysiology and dietary management in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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On last Saturday of January 25th PNDS held it first CNE for the year 2014 at The Kidney Centre Post Graduate Training Institute, Karachi. More than 70 participants attended the session.

Before the CNE, 5th Registration Exam Certificate Distribution Ceremony was held. Samina Adam (Registration Committee Chair) and Fayza Khan (President) presented the certificates to successful
candidates of 5th registration exam who are now certified as PNDS Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist (RD/N). To read more click HERE






PNDS held it first CNE after Elections at The Kidney Centre Post Graduate Training Institute, Karachi. More than 75 participants attended the session.First presenter Dr. Salman Imtiaz (Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, TKCI) explained the physiology of disease along with a case study. To read more click HERE