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Scaling Up Nutrition Workshop: Call for Participants


Workshop on Scaling Up Nutrition in Morocco

Call for Participation closed

Date: 5 - 7 February 2014
Venue: Rabat, Morocco

Under the British Council and CNRST Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a workshop on Scaling Up Nutrition in Morocco in Rabat, Morocco on 5 - 7 February 2014. The workshop is being coordinated by the University of Southampton, UK and Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, and will have contributions from other leading researchers in UK and Morocco.


Scaling Up Nutrition nationally and globally requires translational research in nutrition. The scientific findings from research should become translated to the development of nutrition standards and tools needed for reliable nutritional diagnoses, to help better identify and address malnutrition, manage disease risk and improve nutritional care. It also requires capacity building in health professionals to improve care, and community education to promote health.

The population of Morocco faces significant nutritional challenges, including childhood malnutrition, under-nutrition, and lack of capacity within the higher education institutions and health professions to make significant progress. The workshop will provide an opportunity to review the nutritional landscape in Morocco, outlining the nutritional status of the population, capacity of health professionals and current nutrition research and progress. UK delegates will share their experience of how the UK and other countries have progressed and how current and future research can contribute to the situation in Morocco.

The workshop is targeting early career researchers and is intended to be a career development opportunity with focus on promoting UK-Moroccan collaboration. Bringing nutrition scientists, educationalists and health practitioners from the UK and Morocco and looking at how the key nutritional challenges in Morocco can be addressed, it will offer an opportunity to link researchers/practitioners in each area from two countries, but more importantly researchers/practitioners working in different areas.

The workshop will include keynote lectures, round table, research and networking sessions. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of an ePoster/short oral presentation.

Submissions and funding

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Researcher Links programme. The application form is attached and includes more details about the workshop. Applications should be sent to before the extended deadline of Friday noon, 6th December, 2013.

Application form

Click here to download the application form.

Important dates

Extended submission deadline: Friday noon, 06 December 2013
Notification for applicants: 08 December 2013
Participants registration: 15 December 2013
Workshop: 04 – 07 February 2014