Lebanese American University

Nutrition and Food Research Conference

April 12, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon


Irwin Auditorium, LAU Beirut Campus

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM - 9:35 AM Welcome AddressDr. Nashat Mansour, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, LAU
9:35 AM - 9:45 AM CNRS Address
9:45 AM - 10:10 AM Keynote Address I
Dr. Lara Nasreddine, Chairperson, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, AUB

10:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Oral Presentations Session I (Nutrition)

Severity of Depressive Symptoms among University Students and Its Association with Dietary, Lifestyle Factors and Stressful Life Events: A Cross-Sectional Study

L. Helou, J. Matar Boumosleh, D. Jaalouk, M. Abou Jaoude
Notre Dame University

Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Lebanese Urban Adults

C.Cordahi, F. Naja, H. Tamim, L. Nasreddine
American University of Beirut

Prevalence of Malnutrition in Major Hospitals in Beirut and the Need for an Efficient Screening System

K. Ouaijan, L. Mattar
Saint George Hospital University Medical Center and Lebanese American University

Effect of Metformin on Serum Vitamin B12 Levels in Type 2 Diabetic Lebanese Patients

J. Zalaket, E. Abou Jaoude
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

Nutritional Assessment of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis in Alexandria, Egypt

D. Genenaa, E. Elgohary
Beirut Arab University

Integrating Inter-professional Education into Dietetics: Findings from a Longitudinal Study

N. Zeeni, R. Zeenny, T. Hasbini-Danawi, N. Asmar, M. Bassil, S. Nasser, A. Milane, A. Farra, M. Habre, N. Hoffart
Lebanese American University

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Posters Session / Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM Keynote Address II
Dr. Bassel Al Khatib, Senior Officer, UNIDO, Vienna

1:25 PM – 3:00 PM

Oral Presentations Session II (Food Science)

Fatty Acid Composition Including Trans-fatty Acids in Selected Cereal-based Baked Snacks from Lebanon

C. Saadeh, I. Toufeili, M. Habbal, L. Nasreddine
American University of Beirut

Effect of Modified Manufacturing Procedure on the Overall Quality Attributes and Safety of Kishk

H. Dib, E. Hajj, R. Yaacoub, O. Muhyeddeen, M. Al-Amin, Z. Mcheik
Lebanese University

Carcinogenic and Neurotoxic Risks of Acrylamide and Heavy Metals from Potato and Corn Chips Consumed by the Lebanese Population

E. Hariri, M. Abboud, S. Demirdjian, S. Korfali, M. Mroueh, R. Taleb
Lebanese American University

Food Safety and Young Consumers: Testing the Impact of the Lebanese Food Safety Campaign on Students - an Exploratory Study at the University of Balamand

M. Serhan, R. Hallab
University of Balamand

Quantitative Determination of Pesticides Residues in Selected Lebanese Foods and Risk Characterization for the Consumer

M. Rehaime, L. Nasreddine
American University of Beirut

Assessment of Gluten in Labeled Gluten-Free Foods Sold in Lebanon

H. Hassan, J. El Aridi , M. Bassil
Lebanese American University

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee Break

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Oral Presentations Session III (Nutrition and Food Science)

Functional Foods: Knowledge, Attitudes and Acceptance of Lebanese Consumers

M. Fatayri, R. Chammas, R. Makdessi, J. El-Hayek, C. Bou-Mitri,
Notre Dame University

Why is HACCP Failing? In Lebanon, Germany and Poland

K. Haddad
Kassel University/Hochschule Fulda, Germany

Comparison of the Food and Nutrition Security Status of Syrian Refugees and their Lebanese Host Communities in Lebanon: The Case of Akkar

L. Jomaa, S. Daher, F. Naja, N. Hwalla
American University of Beirut

Assessment of Dietary Exposure to Sulfites and Nitrites in Lebanon

R. Yaacoub, D. Nasr, S. Mouawad, Z. Mounajjed, J. Hajj
Lebanese University

The Influence of Feeding Olive Cake to Baladi Caprine Females on Milk Quality

G. Mahfoud, M. El Masri, G. Chamsine, R. El Balaa
University of Balamand

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Discussion Panel (Nutrition and Non-communicable Diseases)

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