Survey: Help us understand the obesity management situation in Europe
The EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network for Obesity is running a survey to map the existing guidelines around the dietetic management of obesity in adults and children. Please fill in the survey, which should take less than 10 minutes.
EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award open for nominations
EFAD is calling for members to nominate fellow dietitians for an EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award.
The award, which is EFAD's highest honour, recognises those who have made a continuous outstanding and significant contribution to the advancement of dietetic practice, research or education, at a national, European, or international level.
As part of a regular feature, we look at the amazing work EFAD's committees have recently achieved, and have planned over the coming months. This time it's the turn of the Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee (REPBC):
REBPC welcomed two new members - Eleanor Johnstone and Doris Eglseer - late last year.
REBPC evaluated the COVID-19 evidence on the EFAD website and updated the webpages to support dietitians engaging with the materials.
Two committee members, Sharleen O'Reilly and Eduard Baladia, contributed to a piece in the inaugural edition of the Kompass journal on COVID-19, exploring EFAD's response and what needs to be done more broadly in nutrition and dietetics for this area.
Sharleen presented this work, with some additional analysis by Eduard and colleague Patricia Martínez, at the 10th International Nutrition and Dietetics e-Congress.
The REBPC report on dietetic working areas across Europe was finalised and the full report will be available on the EFAD website shortly.
REBPC is developing a research in practice project that will be commencing this year.
REBPC will be working with the EFAD Congress Scientific Programme Committee to support research dissemination and developing a workshop for the pre-conference day.
Article spotlight: How did the pandemic affect diabetes management?
In this knowledge transfer, What the COVID-19 pandemic showed us: Limited time resources as an important factor of diabetes management, Dr. Zoe Pafili from the Department of Clinical Nutrition in Evaggelismos General Hospital (Athens) discusses the effects of the measures taken to combat the COVID-19 spread on diabetes management.
ENDietS Talks is launching in the ENDietS newsletter, featuring monthly interviews related to nutrition and dietetics science. If you are a nutrition and/or dietetic student, don't miss out - subscribe to ENDietS Newsletter here.
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) shares update on latest projects
You can read a short summary - or download a more in-depth report - of what INDI has been working on recently on our website here.
70% discount available on IEDNC Diabetes Educator Course
This course, from Internationally Educated Dietitians Network of Canada (IEDNC), is designed to enhance your knowledge, teach the basic knowledge of diabetes, explore the complexities of diabetes management and advance the practice of a health professional or non-health professional to support individuals with diabetes.
On completion of the course, dietitians receive IEDNC Certificate In Diabetes Education.
The Commission welcomed the enforcement of the EU4Health programme, marking the final step towards making €5.1 billion available to strengthen the resilience of health systems and promote innovation in the health sector.
Submit your gastroenterology abstracts for UEG Week Virtual
United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week has become a premier world meeting offering a platform to present clinical and basic gastrointestinal and liver research.
If you want to share your science with the worldwide GI community, UEG Week Virtual is the platform for you. Find out more here. The deadline is 30 April.
Events and webinars
If you're attending a webinar or event that our members would love to hear about, let us know!
9 April 7pm CET ENDietS Webinar - Spillover effects of a food choice nudge in a practical environment
The Nudge Theory suggests cost-effective methods that have the potential to improve individuals’ healthy eating decisions which are often used as public health nutrition strategies.
This presentation will discuss what happens after someone’s food choice was nudged - the spillover effect.
15 April 10am CET EU4Nutrition LIVE- Implementing optimal nutritional cancer care at EU member state level
The European Nutrition for Health Alliance, through its Portuguese team and the Portuguese Ministry of Health, will host a live digital conference to identify concrete implementation recommendations at EU member state level and to explain how patients and healthcare systems can benefit from Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.
20 April 7pm CET EFAD Webinar - Dietetic management of obesity in Europe: Gaps in current practice
EFAD's ESDN Obesity published 'Dietetic management of obesity in Europe: Gaps in current practice' in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Two surveys that collected data on existing dietetic guidelines and the current practice of dietitians in Europe highlighted the need for a more unified approach in the dietetic management of obesity in Europe.
The EUPHW aims to make the case for public health and a more inclusive society across Europe, raise awareness on specific public health themes and create trust and innovative ways of collaboration among all professionals contributing to public health at local, national, regional and European level.
In each of the upcoming Newsflashes we will be revealing a theme for each of the five days, so you can prepare to get involved.