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Francis Umeoguaju
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41st NSN  Annual general meeting and scientific conference 2010( 21st-25th Sept, 2010) @Kaduna

The Nutrition society of Nigeria(NSN) announces the 41st Annual general meeting and scientific conference  coming up on the 21st to 25th sept 2010.

The Theme of the conference is "Strategies for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition" The conference is scheduled to be held at the conference hall, Arewa house; Kaduna

The local organizing committee, on behalf of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria invites
Nutritionists, Dieticians, Food Scientists and other related disciplines from the universities, polytechnics, health institutions, ministries, research institutes and industries to her Annual General and Scientific Conference 2010.


Sub Themes:

•  Micronutrient Malnutrition
• Nutrition Education
•  Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation
• Exclusive Breastfeeding
• Complementary Feeding Practices
•  Underfive Nutrition
•  Nutrition in Adolescence
•  Nutrition during Life Cycle
• Mainstreaming Nutrition In National
• Development Plans
• Review of Methodologies In Assessing
• Malnutrition

Submission of Abstracts
The conference will include plenary and technical sessions. Abstracts and papers are
invited from Nutritionists, Dieticians, Food Scientists and Scientists in other related
disciplines. Good quality papers will be peer-reviewed and will be published in the Book of Proceedings.

Abstracts of not more than 250 words written in English and typed double spaced using MS Word 2003 or 2007 version should be submitted to the conference secretariat through the following address in electronic form as an attachment, not later than Tuesday, 31st August 2010.


Instruction to Authors

• Send an abstract of not more than 250 words to the contact address indicated to reach the secretariat not later than Tuesday, 31st August 2010. Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts which will be made available at the registration desk.

• The manuscript should be typed double spaced in a quality A4 paper and should not
exceed ten pages.

• An electronic copy of the manuscript typed using MS Word must be submitted in a high
quality CD along with 3 hard copies after presentation.

• References should conform to the Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences format.

• Presentation at the conference will be by MS power point projected.

Programme of Events:

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Management of Acute Malnutrition

Date: Tuesday 21st September 2010 (Arrival is on Monday 20th September 2010)

Venue: Conference Hall, Arewa House, Kaduna

Time: 8.30am

Workshop Fees: N2500

* Certificate will be issued at end of workshop


41st Annual Conference:

Arrival & Registration: Tuesday 21st Sept.’10


Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

8 am– 9am: Conference Registration Continues

9.00am – 1.30pm: Conference Plenary Session:

1.30pm – 3.00pm: Lunch

3.00pm: Opening Ceremony

Conference Lead Paper: Strategies for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition in
Nigeria – Prof. Isaac Akinyele, FNSN, FIUNS Head, Department of Human Nutrition,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria.

Conference Plenary Session:


1. Micronutrient Nutrition – Dr Francis Aminu, Micronutrient Initiative, Abuja-Nigeria.

2. Mainstreaming Nutrition in National Development Plans – Prof. Tola Atinmo,
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Ibadan-Nigeria.

 3. Review of Methodologies in Assessing Malnutrition – Prof. Tunde Oguntona,
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta- Nigeria.

Thursday, 23rd September 2010

9.00am – 1.30pm: Technical session

1.30pm – 3.00pm: Lunch

3.00pm - 4.00pm: Technical session

4.00pm – 6.00pm: Excursion

Friday, 24th September 2010

9.00am – 1.30pm: Technical session

1.30pm – 3.00pm: Lunch

3.00pm - 6.00pm: Annual General Meeting

6.00pm – 8.00pm: Dinner/Cultural Night

Departure: Saturday, 25th September 2010


Conference Registration Fees:

All participants are required to register as members, non-members, students or corporate organizations.

NSN Members N6,000
Non-Members N7,500
Students N3,000
Corporate organization N20,000
International Participants $200
Exhibition Rate (local/individual) N10,000
Exhibition Rate (Corporate) N50,000 

.. All registered participants will receive conference materials.


Registration fees may be paid in cash or bank draft on or before commencement of the conference.

Bank draft may be made payable to Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

Hotel Accommodation Rates in Kaduna

There are array of hotel accommodations in Kaduna with their rates ranging from N2,500 to N10,000 and above. Members who wish to secure hotel accommodation in advance and need assistance should contact the Local Organizing Committee.


Kaduna State is the fourth most populous state in the Federation and represents a major focus and centre of political and economic activities in the nation. The State occupies an area of approximately 48,473.2 square kilometers and has a population of
more than 6 million by 2006 census. The entire land structure consists of an undulating Plateau with major rivers in the State including River Kaduna, River Wonderful in Kafanchan, River Kagom, River Gurara and Galma. Kaduna, is the plural of Kada,
the reptile crocodile, which abounded in the River Kaduna in the early days. Kaduna State is historically the home of Queen Amina of Zazzau who was noted for stepping where men dared not. As the ruler of Zauzzau she made conquest and waged battles
against her neighbours. The southern part of the state is home of our ancient civilization known as the Nok culture which dates back to between 90BC-500AD. This is an archeological discovery around Nok town in Jaba local government area of the state
and one of the most significant and best known culture in the black African region today. There is a wide range of tertiary institutions established to produce high-skilled manpower needed by the state and the Nation at large. Many major manufacturing
industries are in the state.




Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria

Kaduna State Committee on Food & Nutrition, Ministry of Economic Planning and International Cooperation, Kaduna

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria

National Agricultural Extension & Research Liaison Services, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Department of Food Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna.

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, School of Health Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State

LOC Secretariat:
Prof. D. A. Ameh
The Chairman LOC
Department of Biochemistry
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Tel: 08051649104. 08037037449

Dr. K. M. Anigo
Secretary LOC
Department of Biochemistry
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
E-mail: Tel: 08073197086
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