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[pronut-hiv] Micronutrient Forum: Call for Abstracts Deadline Reminder

  • From: "Veronica Triana" <>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 08:54:09 -0400


Micronutrient Forum
"Consequences and Control of Micronutrient Deficiencies: Science,
Policy, and Programs--Defining the Issues"
16-18 April 2007
Istanbul, Turkey

The Micronutrient Forum will hold its first international meeting in
Istanbul, Turkey on 16-18 April 2007. The theme of the meeting is
"Consequences and Control of Micronutrient Deficiencies: Science,
Policy, and Programs--Defining the Issues."

The Micronutrient Forum is the successor to the International Vitamin A
Consultative Group (IVACG) and the International Nutritional Anemia
Consultative Group (INACG).

The Micronutrient Forum will serve as a stimulus for policy-relevant
science and as the internationally recognized catalyst for moving the
global community towards consensus around evidence-based policies and
programs that reduce micronutrient deficiencies around the globe.

Meeting participants are welcome from a wide diversity of relevant
disciplines such as maternal and child health, nutrition, biochemistry,
agriculture, horticulture, education, communications, and development.
Participants are expected to include representatives from international
agencies, national ministries, educational and research institutions,
food and chemical industries, and non-governmental organizations.

Program managers and researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts for
oral and poster presentations describing new data on the topics that
follow. Abstracts must pertain to the micronutrient deficiencies of
primary interest to the Micronutrient Forum, namely vitamin A, iron,
folate, iodine, and/or zinc.

* Defining "Deficiency Disorders"

* Systems for increasing multiple micronutrient status

* Health consequences of micronutrient deficiencies

* The relevance of micronutrient-micronutrient interactions on
micronutrient intervention design

* Cost, coverage, sustainability, and impact of micronutrient
intervention programs

* The science base needed for national policy formulation and program

* The interactions of micronutrients with infectious diseases

Preference will be given to abstracts describing well-designed studies,
providing new and potentially important findings with data that relate
to the above topics.

For more information and to submit your abstract go to:

To submit your abstract directly go to:

**** Abstracts must be received by 15 August 2006 ****

The Micronutrient Forum meeting is sponsored by the Micronutrient Forum
and the Local Organizing Committee of the Ministry of Health of Turkey.
The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Research Foundation
serves as the Secretariat for the Micronutrient Forum through A2Z--the
USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project. A2Z is managed by the
Academy for Educational Development (AED) and funded through September
2010 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),
Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition (HIDN) Office of the Bureau of
Global Health, Cooperative Agreement, Leadership with Associate Awards,

To receive more information about the Micronutrient Forum, contact the
Micronutrient Forum Secretariat at the ILSI Research Foundation, One
Thomas Circle, NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20005-5802, USA, Tel:
202-659-9024, Fax: 202-659-3617, Email:

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants will be available to help enable
participation at the Micronutrient Forum meeting. Each grant will cover
some portion of transportation to and from the meeting site, meals,
and/or lodging during the event. Preference will be given to
individuals whose abstracts are selected for presentation.

As one of the sponsors of travel grants for the Micronutrient Forum,
SIGHT AND LIFE encourages students and post-docs from low-income
countries to submit abstracts for the Micronutrient Forum.

To apply for a travel grant, please write to the Micronutrient Forum
secretariat at In your letter, describe any other
financial support you expect to have for your meeting participation. If
you are a student or a post-doc, please also attach a letter of
recommendation from your advisor or supervisor, providing a larger
picture of your work.

The selection of abstracts for presentation is the responsibility of the
organizers of the Micronutrient Forum. Some restrictions may accompany
the grants.