Maryke Gallagher – South Africa
  • ICD 2016 in Granada has been an event that we as the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) have been looking forward to for such a long time.  Not only was it an opportunity for us to learn from and engage with colleagues from around the world, but we got to show case and present our own beautiful country, South Africa. Cape Town is the host for ICD 2020. Sustainability was the theme for the congress and one of the quotes on the first day that we found to be so valuable to set the scene for the days that would follow, were those of Mahatma Gandhi “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.”  One of the key messages from this conference was that nutritionist-dietitians will need to play a key role in shifting people’s eating patterns to provide food for the future while preserving the planet. 
    Maryke Gallagher
    President, ADSA