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PEDIA EGYPT 2019 CONGRESS

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Micronutrients Deficiency: Shining a Light on Hidden Hunger

Introduction:

  • Micronutrient deficiencies is defined as a lack of essential vitamins and minerals required in small amounts by the body for proper growth and development.

  • In this panel discussion experts will highlight the new updates about micronutrients, the burden we are facing in Egypt as well as clinical presentations of different micronutrient deficiency and  their sources.

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Date: 10-13 April 2019

Duration: 1 hour

Panel discussion moderator:

Yasmin Gamal, Lecturer of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinical Nutrition, Ain Shams University.

Panel discussion speakers:

  • Galila Mokhtar, Professor of pediatrics and pediatric Hematology, Ain shams university.

Speaking about: (Iron)

  • What is burden of iron deficiency anemia in Egypt?
  • What are the causes and can we prevent it?
  • Approach to quick diagnosis?
  • What are recent management guidelines?
  • Hana Abo El Ghar, Professor of Pediatrics Cairo University, Head of Clinical Nutrition Unit.

Speaking about: (Zinc)

  1. Burden of disease in Egypt?
  2. Clinical manifestations of deficiency
  3. Is there a relation between stunting and deficiency?
  4. Do we need routine supplementation in Egypt?

 

  • Afaf Abd El Fatah Head of National Nutrition Institute

Speaking about: (Vitamin A)

  • Burden of vitamin A deficiency?
  • When should we suspect?
  • Clinical signs and symptoms of deficiency?
  • Mega dose supplementation does it work?
  • Concerns of overdose?
  • Is the diet enough?
  • May Nassar, Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinical Nutrition, Ain Shams University.

Speaking about: (Vitamin D)

  1. What is real burden of vitamin D deficiency in Egypt?
  2. When to screen for vitamin D deficiency?
  3. Appropriate prevention?
  4. Appropriate supplementation?
  5. Current formulation what is the best form?
  • Osama El Asheer, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Unit, Assiut University.

Speaking about: (Iodine)

  • Situation in Egypt?
  • Signs and symptoms of deficiency?
  • Do we have proper fortification?
  • What are sources in diet and are they enough?