Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz – Philippines
  • The 7-member Philippine Delegation to the ICD 2016 consisted of former NDAP Presidents Nieves C. Serra and Dr. Celeste C. Tanchoco; Zenaida Velasco, Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, Catrisse Dizon and Jocelyn Bacayo of Cebu City, along with me.  I presented a research paper on “Developing a New National Nutrition and Dietetics Degree Program in Pursuance of an Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance System” in an oral communication session on Teaching, Education and Training of the Dietitian-Nutritionist and Regulation of the Profession while Dr. Imelda A. Agdeppa of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute-Department of Science & Technology had a digital poster presentation.
    We savored the educational lectures, research presentations, and various symposia and workshops which offered a rich tapestry of the versatility of the dietetics profession.  Other events such as the twins festival, Quixote dinner, exhibitions, and tours provided platforms for mutual exchange and communication among participants, companies, and organizations.  Having a paperless Congress was a new experience in the way we exchanged professional experiences and scientific views to make the event sustainable and respectful of the environment.
    Prof. Dr. Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz, RND
    President, Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines
    ICDA Representative

    Clockwise: Dr. Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz delivering research presentation at the 17th ICD in Granada, Spain; Delegates from the USA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who are NDAP honorary members– Dr. Beatriz Dykes, Professor Sonja Connor; Ms. Jessie Pavlinac and Dr. Ethan Bergman with Dr. Ruiz at center; and with fellow Presidents of National Dietetics Associations from Asia: Taiwan, India, Malaysia and South Korea