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The Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition

September 9th and 10th 2008
* RCP Accredited *

Aims and Objectives of this course:
This course aims to improve the knowledge of healthcare professionals in the importance of the roles of fatty acids in maternal, fetal and paediatric health. By the end of the course delegates will:
Have a greater understanding of the role of fatty acids in neurodevelopment
Recognise the importance of fatty acids in clinical diseases/illnesses
Have a better understanding of nutrition and behaviour
Have an up to date knowledge of fatty acids in the nutritional management of metabolic/ genetic diseases
Be aware of the importance of establishing treatment plans and referral pathways in specific neurodisabilities

Programme of events:

DAY ONE - Essential Fatty Acids and Paediatric Nutrition

Session 1 – Early development of the brain
Chair: Simon House (McCarrison Society, UK)

9.30am– 10.10am Prof Michael Crawford (IBCHN/ The Mother and Child Foundation, UK). What are essential fatty acids: their role in pregnancy and fetal development

10.10am – 10.50am Prof Ephraim Yavin (IBCHN, UK and Weizmann Institute, Israel). The omega 3 fatty acids are not only essential for the brain but also help to protect it

11.10am – 11.50am Dr Manuela Martinez (Manuela Martinez Foundation, Barcelona, Spain) Dietary management of Zellweger’s Syndrome

11.50am – 12.30pm Prof Carlo Agostoni (University of Milan, Italy). Phenylketonuria: where do we go now with dietary management?

Session 2 – Genetic Disorders
Chair: Prof John Dodge (University of Wales, Swansea)

1.30pm – 2.10pm Dr Stephanie van Berlet (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Advances in Cystic Fibrosis have come through management and diet

2.10pm – 2.50pm Prof Clara Lowy (IBCHN & St Thomas’ Hospital, UK)
Maternal and fetal nutrition in diabetes and obesity

3.10pm – 3.50pm Prof Kerb Ghebremeskel (IBCHN, UK)
Sickle Cell Anaemia and fetal nutrition

3.50pm – 4.30pm Liz Neal (Paediatric Dietician)
Ketogenic diets and the control of epilepsy

4.30pm – 5.10pm Dr Joe Brierley (Great Ormond Street Hospital, London)
Ethics in paediatric research

6pm – 7.30pm Reception

DAY TWO -The Role of EFA’s in Paediatric Chronic Illnesses

Session 1 - Disorders in childhood
Chair: Nina Brierley (Paediatric Dietitian, IBCHN, UK)
9.00am Registration & Tea/ Coffee
9.30am– 10.10am Dr David McCarthy (IHRP, UK)
What are the causes of childhood obesity and how can it be prevented and treated

10.10am – 10.50am Nina Brierley (Paediatric Dietitian, IBCHN, UK)
Children with Down’s Syndrome are at high risk to diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Can nutritional intervention help prevent the development of these disorders?

11.10am – 11.50am Dr Natalie Sinn (Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism

11.50am – 12.30pm Prof Alex Richardson (Oxford University, Food and Behaviour Research, UK)
Omega 3 fatty acids in school children’s learning and behaviour

Session 2 - Behaviour
Chair: Dr Enitan Ogundipe (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital/ Imperial College London)
1.30pm – 2.10pm Dr Mei Yen Chan (Dept of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, London Metropolitan University, UK) Nutrigenomics—a new era of dietetics

2.10pm – 2.50pm Bernard Gesch (Oxford University, UK)
Does the nutrition of young offenders matter? A study on supplementing young violent offenders with fatty acids and micronutrients suggests that it does

3.10pm – 4.10pm Prof Peter Dunn (Emeritus Professor of perinatal medicine and child health, University of Bristol)
Ethics and perinatal care around the world