Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016: Track categories and sub-categories for abstract submission

Track 1: Measuring and interpreting information on micronutrient status and program coverage

  • Prevalence and risk factors for micronutrient deficiency
  • Dietary assessment: methods and results
  • Assessment of micronutrients in breastmilk
  • Methods for assessing human function in micronutrient interventions
  • Evaluation of new biomarkers, analytic methods and biological specimens
  • Program coverage assessment

Track 2: Effects of micronutrient interventions on indicators and functional outcomes

  • Efficacy or effectiveness of micronutrient interventions
  • Iron, zinc, vitamin A, iodine, vitamin B12, folate, vitamin D, multiple micronutrients
  • Other essential micronutrients
  • Effects of interventions on micronutrient content of breastmilk
  • Functional outcomes: e.g. child development, cognition, growth, stunting, birth outcomes, morbidity, long-term health
  • Risk benefit of micronutrient interventions
  • Other micronutrient-related interventions (e.g. agriculture, biofortification, education, social protection

Track 3: Scaling up micronutrient interventions: Bridging the gaps between evidence and implementation

  • Implementation research  to improve coverage, adherence, quality and programme evaluation of micronutrient programs
  • Program innovations with micronutrient supplementation, home fortification, large scale fortification, and dietary approaches
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Micronutrients in emergencies, refugees, and food aid dependent populations
  • Improving women’s micronutrient status
  • Micronutrients and obesity

Track 4:  Transforming the enabling environment to forge a future for micronutrients – what will it take?

  • Translating evidence into policy decisions for micronutrient interventions
  • Leadership and capacity development
  • Financing for micronutrient interventions
  • Communication and advocacy for micronutrient policies and programs
  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement for micronutrient interventions
  • Innovative/Public private partnerships in support of micronutrient interventions
  • Interventions creating household nutritious food demand/behavioural economics
  • Use of cash transfers and vouchers to improve micronutrient nutrition
  • Micronutrients as a driver of consumer choice