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Day  1-  May 26, 2014
Childhood Nutrition in Armenia 
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:20 Welcome and opening remarks:  Introduction of all conference organizers and co-sponsors, Kim Hekimian (Columbia University)
9:20 – 12:45

Session I:  Childhood Malnutrition, Moderator: Dr. Richard Deckelbaum (Columbia University) 

9:20 – 9:50   Karine Saribekyan (Head of Maternal and Child Health Department, Ministry of Health, Republic of Armenia): “Child malnutrition problems in the RA: Analysis of the situation, the solution strategy” (Download presentation)
9:50-10:20 Richard Deckelbaum (Columbia University): “Global Overview of the Double Burden of Nutrition and Why this Conference Now?” (Download presentation)
10:20 – 10:50 Andrew Thorne-Lyman (Columbia University): “Nutrition Specific and Nutrition Sensitive Assessments and Interventions to Address Stunting: Current Evidence and Best Practices”
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10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10– 11:40 Sharon Akabas (Columbia University): “Food Sources of Nutrition – What needs to be added to a diet of bread and potatoes to make a healthy meal?” (Download presentation)
11:40 – 12:15 Eugene Dinkevich (Columbia University): “Routine Growth Chart Tracking – How to Identify Problems and How to Intervene” (Download presentation)
12:15- 12:45 Discussion
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45– 15:15 Session II:  Current Assessments in Childhood Nutrition in Armenia,Moderator, Naira Gharakhanyan (WVA) 
13:45 -14:05 Kim Hekimian (Columbia University): “Lessons Learned from Breastfeeding Promotion in Armenia”  (Download presentation)
14:05-14:30 Hambardzum Simonyan (FAR): “Nutrition interventions in an inter-sectoral approach to reduce poverty, Tavush, Armenia 2014”  (Download presentation)
14:30-15:00 Viktoria Sargsyan (WVA)(Download presentation) and  Anahit Demirchyan (AUA): “Prevalence and Predictors of  Undernutrition and Anemia Among Under five Children in Talin Region of Aragatsotn Marz, Armenia” (Download presentation in English and Armenian)
15:00 – 15:15 Discussion
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break  
15:30-17:00 Session III:  Current Planned Nutrition Interventions in Armenia – Moderator Varduhi Petrosyan  (AUA)
15:30-15:50 Sergey Sargsyan (Arabkir Medical Center/Institute of Child and Adolescent Health): “Dietary intake of  Armenian schoolchildren as a risk factor for developing NCDs”  (Download presentation)
15:50-16:10 Ruzanna Manukyan (WVA): “World Vision’s model for community nutrition training and outreach in Armenia” (Download presentation)
16:10 – 17:00 Discussion
Day 2 – May 27, 2014
Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle
9:00-10:15 Session IV: Nutrition and NCDsModerator: Dr. John Bilezikian(Columbia)
9:00-9:20 Sharon Akabas (Columbia University): “A Life-cycle Approach to Obesity and NCD Prevention” (Download presentation)
9:20-9:40 John Bilezikian (Columbia University): “Diabetes Mellitus:  The Global and Local Epidemic” (Download presentation)
9:40-10:00 Richard Deckelbaum (Columbia University): “Modifiable risk factors  of heart disease in children and adults” (Download presentation)
10:00-10:15 Discussion
10:15 – 11:35  Session V: Nutrition Education, Training, Capacity  Moderator, MikayelNarimanyan (YSMU) 
10:20- 10:40 Mikayel Narimanyan (YSMU): “Current Situation Regarding Nutrition Education in Yerevan State Medical School, Continuing Education and In-service training” 
10:40 – 11:00 Susanna Harutyunyan (YSMU): “Challenges in Nutrition Training to Reduce Stunting in Armenia” (Download presentation)
11:00 – 11:20 Sharon Akabas (Columbia University): “The Challenges to Integrating Nutrition into Health Professional Education in the US” (Download presentation)
11:20-11:35 Discussion
11:35 – 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 – 13:45

Session VI: Clinical Issues in NutritionModerator: Richard Deckelbaum (Columbia University)

11:50 – 12:15 John Bilizekian(Columbia University): “Vitamin D, Calcium and Bone Health – Relevance to Armenia” (Download presentation)
12:15 – 12:40 Andrew Thorne-Lyman (Columbia University): “Nutrition in Special Clinical Populations: The Case of TB Patients” (Download presentation)
12:40 – 13:15 Eugene Dinkevich (Columbia University): “Cow’s Milk, Formula and Breastmilk – The Impact on Infant and Child Development”  (Download presentation)
13:15 – 13:45 Richard Deckelbaum (Columbia University): The Cost of Doing Nothing: Discussion and Close of the Conference