Health Conferences and Seminars
A Scientific Forum to Be Held under the Theme (Foods with Medical Claims)
The Nutrition General Department of the Ministry of Health (MOH) will organize a one-day scientific forum under the theme "Foods with Medical Claims" under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah. The forum will be opened by the Assistant Deputy Minister for Therapeutic Medicine, Dr. Aqeel bin Jam'aan Al-Ghamdi, on Wednesday 27th of Muharram 1431H (corresponding to 13/1/2010) at King Fahad Cultural Center.
 
The forum will be attended by several scientists and professional experts in this field from various public and private entities, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, King Saud University, the Ministry of National Guard, the Consumer Protection Association, the Saudi Society of Food and Nutrition, the Saudi Dietetic Association, Riyadh Program for Combating Obesity, public and private hospitals and some charity associations.
 
On the sidelines of the forum, a one-day specialized food and health awareness exhibition will be opened and attended by several entities from the public and private sectors.
 
Meanwhile, the Supervisor-General of the Nutrition General Department, Mr. Mishari bin Hamad Al-Dakhil, explained that the forum aims at briefing people on the food and nutritional products that are useful for the treatment of diseases, the types of foods with medical claims and their usage under medical consultation. Moreover, Mr. Al-Dakhil noted that the forum consists of three scientific sessions and a discussion panel, which will be attended by several specialized entities, non-governmental organizations and private institutions and hospitals.
 
He added that the forum targets workers in the nutrition field, nutritionists, pediatricians, internal medicine physicians, pharmacists, health supervisors, producers, suppliers, etc.
 
It's to be noted here that the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) has accredited 6 hours of continued education for this scientific forum, which is considered the first of its type, upon the decision no. 10148 of 2009 dated 28/12/2009.
 
Consequently, the Nutrition General Department is extending the invitation to all specialists to register and attend this important scientific gathering. Names must be received within a week as of today. The applicant's full name, specialization and the employer's name must be highlighted and sent to the Department's fax no. 4645536 or through the following email: nuthea@hotmail.com.
  
  • Head of the Organizing Committee: Mr. Mohamed bin Aeid Al-Qahtani
  • Rapporteur of the Scientific Committee: Dr. Bushra Al-Basheer
  • Golden Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories
  • Silver Sponsor: Nestle Food Co
  • Silver Sponsor: Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co Ltd.

 

 

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