A one day expert-led conference providing evidence-based nutrition advice for women before and during pregnancy.
Maternity Dietitians Ireland are hosting this conference that will provide a one-day program with presentations from experts in the field of nutrition in pregnancy and the preconception period. Presenters at the conference have been influential in shaping the HSE & RCPI Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in Pregnancy, or their research has played a role in informing the content of the guideline. This will help attendees to become familiar with the guidelines, the evidence and how it can be applied.
Practical tools will be demonstrated that will assist healthcare professionals to provide evidence-based dietary advice to the women they care for, either in the community or maternity hospital setting.
The aims of this conference are:
- To launch two key nutrition documents; The HSE & RCPI Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in Pregnancy (2019) and the Department of Health Folic Acid Supplementation Report (2018).
- To bring together leading researchers and healthcare professionals to exchange and share their experiences and research results on nutrition in pregnancy.
- To ensure the messages on nutrition in pregnancy and folic acid are the same across health services.
- To promote how the guideline will be used in practice and to demonstrate the healthy eating booklet that will be available for all pregnant women in Ireland.
This event is free of charge
It is open to those who work in healthcare and academia as well as voluntary organisations, journalists, government officials, and interested members of the general public.
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided