AADYND´s Activities in Argentina
  • AADYND (AsociaciĆ³n Argentina de Dietistas y Nutricionistas Dietistas) held the XX Annual Meeting of Nutritionists and the IV Buenos Aires Nutrition Conference with the participation of prestigious national and international speakers and more than 350 attendees.   The theme was “Dietitian´s field of action: present and future”.

    Photo: Organising & Scientific Committee of the Conference

    During 2013, AADYND organized 7 continuing education face-to-face courses for more than 100 professionals. Some of the topics were: Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes, Nutrition Therapy for Obesity, Nutrition Support and Anthropometric Nutritional Assessment.
     
    From the e-learning platform AADYND increased the number of online courses to 15 with a total of 580 students.  Pediatric Nutrition, Vegetarianism, Nutrition in Gastroenterology, Geriatrics and  Good Manufacturing Practices were some of the featured online courses.   AADYDN organized several scientific meetings with successful media impact (newspaper, radio, TV) with the sponsorship and collaboration of food and health care companies. 
     
    A new External Advisory Scientific Committee was established to provide guidance on the organization of courses and conferences. This committee consists of chairs and professors from the Nutrition department of the main Universities of Buenos Aires.
     
    Photo: A section of the audience at the conference


    This past year, AADYND´s headquarters were remodeled and a new classroom was opened for on-site workshops. The journal of the association DIAETA is indexed in LILACS and Scielo databases and is going to have its own website this March.

    For 2014, AADYND is working on the agenda of continuing professional education (CPE) activities.
     

    Submitted by AADYND´s Scientific Committee
    Translation by Romina Barritta Defranchi – ICDA Representative