Lebanese American University

The 3rd Nutrition and Food Science Research Conference

April 12, 2018, Beirut, Lebanon

National Council for Scientific Research - CNRS Lebanese American University - LAU


Irwin Auditorium, LAU Beirut Campus

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome Address
Dr. Nashat Mansour, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, LAU
Address Note: Representative of the CNRS
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Address I
Dr. Kathleen Woolf, Director of the PhD in Nutrition Program, New York University

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Oral Presentations Session I: Advances in Nutrition
Results from the First Culturally-Tailored, Multidisciplinary Diabetes Education in Lebanon: Effects on Glycemic Outcomes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
M. Bassil, O. Sukkarieh-Haraty, J. Abi Kharma, L. Egede
Lebanese American University
Cardiovascular Diseases and Nutrition: the Case of Lebanon
L. Nasreddine
American University of Beirut
The Determinants and Dietary Implications of Household Food Waste Generation: The Case of Urban Lebanon
A. Chalak, L. Nasreddine, M. Diab, MG. Abiad
American University of Beirut
Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Expression and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Lebanese Patients with Cardiovascular Risk
S. Nakhl, G. Sleilaty, E. Chouery, N. Salem, Y. Saliba, R. Chahine, N. Fares
Saint Joseph University
Determinants of a Longer Duration of Exclusive and Mixed Breastfeeding and Its Relationship with Infants' and Toddlers' Health: First Nationwide Study on Daycares in a Developing Country
L. Mattar, M. Hobeika, J. Taouk, G. Haddad, L. Yazbeck, RK. Zeidan, P. Salameh, C. Issa, Breastfeeding, "Complementary Feeding and Health of Toddlers in Lebanon" study group
Lebanese University
Micronutrients Intake among Hematopoietic Stem Cell Recipients: Result of a Randomized Controlled Trial at Hospital Discharge
B. Manana, J. Jabbour, A. Bazarbachi, D. Blaise, J. El-Cheikh
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Perceptions and Experiences of Syrian Refugees and Community Workers towards Community Kitchens in Lebanon: A Qualitative Study
N. Ibrahim, G. Honein, G. Martiniello, Sh. Hamadeh, L. Jomaa
American University of Beirut

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Posters Session and Networking Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Keynote Address II
Dr. Juana Willumsen, Senior Officer, Department for the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases, World Health Organization

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Oral Presentations Session II: Advances in Food Science
Aflatoxin M1 and Ochratoxin A in Baby Formulae Marketed in Lebanon: Occurrence and Safety Evaluation
H. Hassan, D. Dimassi, J. El Aridi
Lebanese American University
Influence of the Extraction System on the Organoleptic Attributes and Physico-chemical Quality of Olive Oil in North Lebanon
J. Mattar, M. Serhan
University of Balamand
Tracing of Genetically Modified Sequences in Adult and Infant Foods Commercialized in the Lebanese Market
J. Said, P. Saad, F. Al-Sayegh, N. Mallah, G. Abou-Sleymane
American University of Science and Technology
A novel Technique for Aflatoxin M1 Detoxification using Chitin or Treated Shrimp Shells: In vitro Effect of Physical and Kinetic Parameters on the Binding Stability
J. Assaf, A. El Khoury , A. Atoui, N. Louka , A.Chokr
Saint Joseph University
Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic in Human Milk and their Socio-demographic and Lifestyle Determinants in Lebanon
M. Bassil, F. Daou, H. Hassan, O. Yamani, J. Abi Kharma, Z. Attieh, J. El Aridi
Lebanese American University
The effect of Actinobacteria on OTA Production and Detoxification by Aspergillus Carbonarius
A. El Khoury, R. Maroun, A. Khoury, A. Atoui
Saint Joseph University

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oral Presentations Session III: Nutrition and Public Health
Promoting Evidence-Informed School Policies for Childhood Obesity Prevention in Lebanon through Knowledge Translation, Citizen Consultations and Advocacy
R. Saleh, R. Nakkash, F. El-Jardali
American University of Beirut
Tackling Gaps in The Implementation of The Lebanon National Salt Iodization Policy
C. Akik, C. El-Mallah, F. El-Jardali, M. Zimmermann, H. Ghattas, O. Obeid
American University of Beirut
The Food Security Situation of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2017
M. Rehaime, S. Moussa
UN-World Food Programme
UNICEF Lebanon infant and young child feeding program
J. Najjar

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Nutrition Policies in Lebanon
In collaboration with the K2P Center, American University of Beirut
Facilitator: Ms. Rana Saleh (Knowledge To Policy Center, AUB)
Panelists: Dr. Juana Willumsen (World Health Organization); Dr. Mohamad Sandid (International Diabetes Federation); Ms. Chaza Akik ( Public Health Nutrition, AUB)

5:00 PM

Best Poster Award Announcement

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