Nahyan Bin Mubarak opens first International Growth and Development Conference

DUBAI, 16th March, 2017 (WAM) — Under the patronage and in the presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, the International Growth and Development Conference 2017 opened in Dubai today, organised by the Emirates Clinical Nutrition Society in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority, and academic partnership with the UAE University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Zayed University’s Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences, and the University of Sharjah.

“We are delighted to be launching the first edition of the International Growth and Development Conference, which aims to emphasise the importance of optimal growth and realising physical health, as well as achieving happiness for all members of society during all stages of life, beginning with gestation in the mother’s womb until old age,” said Dr. Aysha Salem Al Dhaheri, Chair of the Conference who holds a PhD in clinical nutrition from Oxford Brookes University, Chairperson of the Nutrition and Health Department at United Arab Emirates University, and is president of the Emirates Clinical Nutrition Society.

The three-day even is a first of it’s kind in the region is endorsed by the Nutrition Society of the United Kingdom and Italy’s University of Turin, and is being held with the participation of more than 53 globally-renowned experts, consultants, and specialist physicians.