Northern Ireland Satellite

This year saw the first Satellite Symposium held at Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus on Wednesday 30 November 2016 were 14 abstracts were presented to the 70 people in attendance.

This was an opportunity to hear from clinical and student dietitians showcasing the research being undertaken in Northern Ireland. It was a informative and inspiring day for those in attendance.

The day included talks from Dr Caomham Logue who presneted his PhD study on ‘Novel urinary biomarker approach for assessing intakes of low-calorie sweeteners’ and Dr Paula McGurk presented her case study on the ‘rapid and reliable self-screening for nutritional risk in hospital outpatients using an electronic system’More details available on the speakers.

We were delighted to award three of the streams in Northern Ireland (New to Research, Public Health & Service Evaluation) with five prizes being presented at the Northern Ireland Satellite edition.

Winners

  • Clinical Nutrition – Alastair Duncan, A pilot study to investigate the effectiveness of an individualised diet and lifestyle intervention to reduce type 2 diabetes risk in people living with HIV.
  • New to Research, supported by Yakult – Neasa Forde, The role of a novel gene-nutrient interaction in blood pressure, measured using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
  • Paediatric in Northern Ireland, supported by BDA Paediatric Specialist Group – Catherine Telford, Average portion sizes of commonly consumed foods among UK children aged 2-4 years.
  • Paediatric in Birmingham, supported by BDA Paediatric Specialist Group – Amna Mahmood, Parental feeding behaviours in early life and risk of obesity in later childhood.
  • Public Health – Kirsty Porter,  The role of folate and related B-vitamins biomarkers as predictors of cognitive decline in older Irish adults over a five year follow up period: TUDA+5
  • Service Evaluation – Allie Quinn, An Evaluation of the Impact of Participation in Diabetes Structured Patient Education on Patient Behaviour.
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition, supported by SENr (sport and exercise nutrition register) – Ahsana Ajrullah, The effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) versus moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICE) on lipid profile in adults with Metabolic Syndrome - a systematic review and meta-analyses.
  • Best Abstract in Northern Ireland - Kirsty Porter,  The role of folate and related B-vitamins biomarkers as predictors of cognitive decline in older Irish adults over a five year follow up period: TUDA+5

Event kindly supported by Aymes UK.

Organised in partnership with Ulster University and BDA Northern Ireland Branch.

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