JNIL Symposium: Program Agenda

The Symposium Program is currently being finalized. Additional details will be added below as they become available!
 

TIME*

SESSION

8:30-9:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00-9:10 AM

WELCOME REMARKS
Shibani Ghosh
Principal Investigator, Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab and Associate Director, Feed the Future  Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab, Tufts University

Eman Badran
Co-chair, JNIL Symposium Scientific Committee and Professor, University of Jordan 

9:10-9:40 AM

OPENING SESSION
Sherry F. Carlin, Mission Director, United States Embassy in Amman Jordan, United States Agency for International Development

H.E. Professor Dr. Firas Al-Hawari, Health Minister, Ministry of Health, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

9:45-10:15 AM 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sustaining Healthy Mothers, Infants, and Children in Jordan: Prioritizing Effective Food Systems Policies and Nutrition Interventions

Patrick Webb, Alexander McFarlane Professor, Tufts University

 and Director, Feed the Future Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab

10:15-10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30- 11:45 AM

PLENARY SESSION I: Maternal, Infant, and Child Nutrition and Health in Jordan

Moderator:

  • Mariam Abdoh, USAID Jordan

Panelists:

  • Rawhiya Barham, Ministry of Health
  • Anas Almohtaseb, Ministry of Health

  • Hanan Al Najmi, Ministry of Health

  •  Dana Darwish, World Health Organization

11:45-1:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION II: The Evidence Base on Maternal, Infant, Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Programs in Different Contexts

Moderator:

  • Buthayna Al-Khatib, UNICEF

Panelists:

  • Eileen Kennedy, Tufts University
  • Eman Badran, University of Jordan

  • Doris Youngs, USAID Community Health and Nutrition (CHN) Project, FHI360

  • Shibani Ghosh, Tufts University

1:00-2:45 PM LUNCH AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
2:45-4:00 PM

ORAL SESSION I: Maternal Health and Nutritional Status

Moderator:

  • Lynne M. Ausman, Tufts University

Presenters:

  • Kelly Dingess, Utrecht University, Netherlands

  • Khadeejeh Yousef Aldasoqi, University of Jordan

  • Nahla Subhi Al-Bayyari, Al-Huson University College

  • Jarallah Al-Tbali, Y-FETP, Yemen

  • Aseel Kamal Melhem, University of Jordan

4:00-4:15 PM BREAK
4:15-5:30 PM

PLENARY SESSION 3: The COVID-19 Pandemic: What can we do better for maternal and infant health and nutrition?

Moderator:

  • Ahmed Kablan, USAID

Panelists:

  • Shibani Ghosh, Tufts University

  • Doris Youngs, USAID Community Health, and Nutrition (CHN) Project, FHI360

  • Reema Safadi, University of Jordan

  • Nadia Muhaidat, University of Jordan

*All times listed in Jordan Time.

TIME*

SESSION

8:30-9:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00-10:30 AM

ORAL SESSION II: Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding Practices

Moderator:

  • Hana Al Khalidy, Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST)

Presenters:

  • Widgan Madani, UNICEF

  • Lana Khoury, USAID Community Health and Nutrition (CHN) Project

  • Shibani Ghosh, Tufts University

  • Shereen Mahmoud Hamed Hamadneh, Al al-Bayt University (AABU)

  • Deena Al-Zoubi, Royal Health Awareness Society

  • Ola Al-Maseimi, Al-Balqa Applied University

10:30-10:45

BREAK

10:45-11:45

PLENARY SESSION IV: Consequences of Maternal and Child Obesity 

Moderator:

  • Qusai Al Share, Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST)

Panelists:

  • Rasha Odeh, University of Jordan

  • Asma Basha, University of Jordan

  • Hala Al-Nawaiseh, University of Jordan

11:45-1:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION V: Dietary Patterns, Sustainable Diets, and Health of the Population

Moderator:

  • Patrick Webb, Tufts University

Panelists:

  • Jordan Food and Drug Administration

  • Ahmed Kablan, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, Washington DC

  • Sabah Barigou, World Food Programme

1:00-2:15 PM

LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION

2:15-2:45 PM

SPECIAL EVENT: JNIL RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Moderator:

Afnan Alghanmi, Tufts University

JNIL Fellows:

  • Marah Hailat, Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Prince Rashid Ben Al-Hasan Military Hospital

  • Nahla-Al-Bayyari, Al-Huson University College

2:45-4:00 PM

ORAL SESSION III: Nutritional and Food Security Status in Refugee and Displaced Populations

Moderator:

  • Justin Hackett, Tufts University

Presenters:

  • Dina Jardaneh, UNHCR

  • Kelly Kurz, World Food Programme

  • Suhaila Naim Halasa, University of Jordan

4:00-4:20 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A Vision for Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Jordan and Beyond 

Sawsan Al Majali

, Consultant, Durrat Almanal for Development and Training

4:20-4:35 PM

CLOSING REMARKS 

Mariam Abdoh, Senior Population and Health Advisor, Project Management Specialist at United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

4:35-4:45 PM

VOTE OF THANKS

Reema Safadi, Co-chair, JNIL Symposium Scientific Committee and Professor, University of Jordan

*All times listed in Jordan Time.

Day 3 programming will consist of half-day, limited-space Learning Lab sessions.  Learning Labs are interactive workshops covering the approach, tools, methods and metrics for research and practice. These workshops are developed and delivered by experts from Jordan and around the world. Additional details on can be found here.

TIME*

SESSION

8:30-9:00 AM REGISTRATION

9:00-12:00 PM 

MORNING SESSION
(please note these Labs will be held simultaneously)

  • LEARNING LAB I: Data Collection, Quality Assurance, Analysis, and Challenges
    Lead Institution: Mindset
     
  • LEARNING LAB II: Changing Behaviors for a Healthier Lifestyle

    Lead Institution: The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development, JOHUD

  • LEARNING LAB III:  The Lactation Counselor Certification Program/Community Health and Nutrition Project: Locally Led Learning Experience
    Lead Institution: FHI 360/Community Health and Nutrition Project
     

  • LEARNING LAB IV:  STEPwise (STEPS) Survey for Non-Communicable Diseases
    Lead Institution: Center for Strategic Studies-University of Jordan 
12:00-1:00 PM  LUNCH
1:00-4:00 PM

AFTERNOON SESSION
(please note these Labs will be held simultaneously)

  • LEARNING LAB I: Data Collection, Quality Assurance, Analysis, and Challenges
    Lead Institution: Mindset
     
  • LEARNING LAB II: Changing Behaviors for a Healthier Lifestyle

    Lead Institution: The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development, JOHUD

  • LEARNING LAB III:  The Lactation Counselor Certification Program/Community Health and Nutrition Project: Locally Led Learning Experience
    Lead Institution: FHI 360/Community Health and Nutrition Project

*All times listed in Jordan Time.