1 Aug 2019 IMU Faculty, Students and Clinical Educators Shine at Malaysian Dietitians’ Association Conference
23-24 June 2019 – Congratulations to the IMU Nutrition and Dietetics (N&D) faculty and students! N&D faculty and students shine at the 25th Malaysian Dietitians’ Association Conference in Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur by winning numerous awards and accolades.
|Best Postgraduate Thesis Award – Dr Lee Ching Li|
|In the spirit of lifelong learning, Dr Lee Ching Li received the Best Postgraduate Thesis Award – PhD by the Malaysian Dietitian’s Association (MDA) for her thesis entitled ‘Low Calorie Diet Using Liquid Meal Replacements Versus Conventional Food For Weight Loss in Obese Malaysian Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in an Outpatient Clinic Setting’. Dr Lee’s PhD was supervised by Prof Winnie Chee Siew Swee (IMU), Prof Chan Siew Pheng (UMMC) and Prof Shireene Vethakkan (UMMC).
This award is presented annually to acknowledge outstanding postgraduate MDA member(s) who has/have completed a thesis that is value-adding to the field of dietetics and nutrition. Participating institutions that vie for this award are local institutions of higher learning conferring a postgraduate degree in the field of dietetics and nutrition.
|Award Won||Award Winner|
|Best Dietetics Undergraduate Award (Third Prize)||Loh Hui Xin|
|1stprize : Oral case Study Presentation (Student Category)||Gursharon Kaur Gill (DN 1/15 Final Year Student)|
|1st prize: Poster Case Study (Student Category )||Ng Hui Ru (DN1/15 Final Year Student)|
|Award Won||Award Winner|
|1stprize: Oral Case Study Presentation (Dietitian Category )||Charmaine Lavinia|
|1st prize: Oral Research Presentation (Free Paper on Technology Based Dietetics )||Dr Chen Seong Ting|
|1stprize : Oral Research Presentation (Free Paper on Online Web Based Dietetics )||Jamilah Abd Jamil|
Jamilah, who won the first prize for the oral research presentation, mentioned that “I am very happy to be able to share my research finding with the title ‘Perceptions on the Benefits, Challenges, Support and Commitment to the Role of Dietetics Clinical Instructors’ during the recent 25th Malaysian Dietitians’ Association conference. It was an important research to strengthen dietetics education in Malaysia”.
The IMU Clinical Instructors from N&D are also always dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through capacity and capability building to build the culture of learning.
|1st prize : Case Study Poster Presentation (Dietitian Category) : Soh Pheh Huang|
|Soh presented a poster entitled “Empowering Self-monitoring in Weight Management Case”. In her poster, she emphasized the components for efficient weight management, which include dietary, exercise and behavioral changes. She presented on the usage of a mobile app in assisting patients to self-monitor weight loss and challenges in weight management.|
|2nd prize: Case Study Poster Presentation (Dietitian Category ) : Teo Soo Lay|
|Teo presented a poster titled ‘Disordered Eating Pattern of a Paediatric Patient with Eating Disorders in the Outpatient Setting’. In the presentation, she emphasized the importance of nutrition counselling and working with a collaborative treatment team in managing this potentially chronic condition. She also shared her methods of medical nutrition therapy that she used as she worked with the patient to break the binge-eating cycle, with the aim of restoring a healthy eating pattern.|
|About the Conference|
|Conference Theme : IR4.0 Dietetics: Digital Dietetics & Technology for Combating Diseaseswas
The Conference was attended by dietitians from various countries and was officiated by YBhg Dato’ Dr Chong Chee Kheong Speaker
In his FB page, Dato Chong commented the below
“I would like to congratulate the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association on your 25th Anniversary and successfully organising the national scientific conference with the theme