The Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) participated between September 29, 2017, and October 1, 2017, at the Metropolitan Hilton, Beirut, in the 16th annual Lebanese Society of Family Medicine conference titled, “Care of the Elderly: Simplifying Complexity.”
Representing the University were Maya Abou Jaoude, Cecile Obeid, and Dr. Jessy el- Hayek. FNHS Dean Antoine Farhat also participated as conference moderator.
This conference aimed at providing a forum to update health professionals caring for the elderly in the areas of medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change.
On day two, Abou Jaoude and Obeid were invited to conduct a dietetic workshop titled, “Diet Advice for Obesity.” The one-hour highly interactive workshop was based on recent developments in the field as well as emerging evidence to perform the following:
- Comprehensive nutrition assessment and calculations for an obese patient.
- Nutrition diagnosis.
- Planning and implementation of a nutrition intervention using evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines.
- Monitoring and evaluating an individual’s nutritional progress.
On day three, Dr. El-Hayek discussed using an evidence-based approach the “Challenges in Infant Nutrition,” relying on the most updated literature and addressing provocative questions on the topic.
The audience consisted of general practitioners as well as family physicians from Lebanon and the Arab world.