TUF organizes National Conference on “Nutritional Management of Geriatric Health Problems”

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School of Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Faisalabad organized National Conference on “Nutritional Management of Geriatric Health Problems” in Saleem Campus on May 28, 2015.

Prof Dr Abdul Majeed Rector of the University was the chief guest while Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences was the convener of the conference.

The objectives of the conference were to highlight the geriatric health problems and their dietary management, enhance the diligence ensuring adequate nutritional care of elderly and to establish a good liaison between academic and nutritional experts towards developing good nutritional practices in geriatrics.

This conference provided an opportunity to the researchers, scientists and medicos to discuss at length various health and nutritional problems of the elderly and to recommend their cost-effective solution through adequate nutritional care.

The conference consisted of two scientific sessions. The first session was chaired by Prof Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum (TI), Director, Institute of Home and Food Sciences, GC University, Faisalabad while Prof Dr Syed Jawwad Husain, Head School of Nutrition and Dietetics, TUF was Co-chairperson. Prof Dr Nighat Bhatty was the chairperson of second session and Dr Naheed Abbass was co-chairperson.  Ms Faiqa Javed and Ms Rabea Sherwani from School of Nutrition and Dietetics, TUF were the moderators.

Speakers included Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood Yahya, Head Department of Medicine, Madinah Teaching Hospital, Assoc Prof Dr Naheed Abbas , Director Institute of Rural Home Economics, University of Agriculture, Assoc Prof  Dr Zahid Masood Khan, Head Department of Community Medicine , University Medical & Dental College, Ms Beenish Asad, Lecturer/Clinical Nutritionist, Institute of Rural Home Economics, University of Agriculture, Ms Madiha Ilyas, Asst Prof Department of Home Economics, Food and Home Sciences, GC Women University Faisalabad, Prof Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, G C University Faisalabad, Assoc Prof Dr Ali Saqib, Department of Medicine, Madinah Teaching Hospital, Asst Prof Mrs Asma Lodhi, Institute of Rural Home Economics, University of Agriculture, Assoc Prof Dr Rizwan Rasool,  Department of Medicine, Madinah Teaching Hospital, Mrs Zainab Asif, Clinical Psychologist, Madinah Teaching Hospital, Asst Prof Dr Sumera Riaz, Department of Community Medicine, University Medical & Dental College, Mr Munawar Hussain “GAIN” and Dr Huma Umbreen, GC Women University delivered compressive lectures on different topics related to Nutritional Management of Geriatric Health Problems.

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