ICDA Participates in Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD) 2018 in Hong Kong
ICDA actively participated in ACD 2018 which was held in Hong Kong in July. There were 4 speakers in 3 sessions that covered the following topics:
- ICDA Accreditation System for Dietitian-Nutritionists – From Theory to Practice by Prof Sandra Capra & Prof Winnie Chee
- ICDA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative by Liesel Carlsson
- ICDA Updates & Activities by Sheela Krishnaswamy
Prof Sandra Capra spoke on the ICDA’s role in development of the education accreditation, the process and standards of accreditation. Prof Winnie Chee explained how the pilot program on accreditation was rolled out in Malaysia at the International Medical University (IMU). IMU is the first institution to receive the international certificate of accreditation from ICDA for their Bachelor of Science (Hons) Dietetics with Nutrition course.
Figure 1&2: First ICDA Accreditation pilot- Sandra Capra presenting certificate to Winnie Chee and a group photograph with the IMU team
Liesel Carlsson conducted a workshop on Sustainable Food Systems, a project initiated by ICDA to explore the role, barriers and needs to meet one of its goals. The workshop discussed the importance of sustainability in dietitian-nutritionists’ practice. Liesel presented the results of research in Canada, and also invited the participants to answer a 7-question survey. Shortly, Liesel will co-ordinate with interested participants from member associations of ICDA to take the project further.
Sheela Krishnaswamy gave a brief presentation on ICDA’s action plan, and updated the audience regarding its projects and activities.
ICDA is grateful to the organisers of ACD 2018 in Hong Kong for providing a platform to share its work with the participants of the Congress. The sessions were well attended.
ICDA Board of Directors