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PhD course: severe acute malnutrition in children - challenges and eigmas

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Maren Rytter

MD, PhD Student, University of Copenhagen

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13 Jun 2013, 09:31

Childhood malnutrition is increasingly recognized as an important health problem, for short term health and child survival, as well as for long term growth and development, and in many places case management of acute malnutrition has improved. However, many pathophysiological aspects of malnutrition are still poorly understood, and mortality rates remain high, particularly for children with complicated SAM receiving in-patient treatment. And oedematous malnutrition remains as enigmatic as when first described 80 years ago. Aim: The aim of this course is to unite researchers working with childhood malnutrition – from epidemiology, pathophysiology and animal models, to case management andprogrammatic issues. Lectures will be given by leading international experts who have a life-time of experience in malnutrition research, and they will be able to interact with younger scientists in the field. Content: Five days course with lectures, presentations and group discussions. The first four days will each cover a major topic. The international experts will start each day with presentations, and the course participants will present their projects and get feedback. Course responsible: Henrik Friis Lectures: André Briend (France), Terrence Forrester (Jamaica), Mike Golden (Ireland), Hanifa Namusoke (Uganda), Tsinuel Girma (Ethiopia) and others Language: English Date: 9th September – 13th September 2013 Location: University of Copenhagen Maximum number of participants: 40 Course fee: 550 Euro (PhD students enrolled at Universities in Denmark do not pay course fee but only “course costs” at 100 Euro. Participants from low income countries may apply for course fee reduction) Enrollment: contact Marianne Støckel Deadline enrollment: July 10th 2013 For questions about the course: contact Maren Rytter Or see:

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