ICD-Granada Spain 2016

 
International Congress of Dietetics (ICD)
Granada, Spain 2016



Dietitians share their experiences with the Nutrition Care Process
and Terminology (NCPT)

 

 





 




ICD 2016 in Granada, Spain, was a very successful meeting, bringing together dietitians from around the world sharing their professional expertise of food, nutrition and dietetics. Among the large variety of topics discussed, the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (NCPT) was featured in several presentations. These and more can be viewed in the ICD Conference Proceedings {Rev Esp Nutr Hum Diet 2016; 2016: 20 (Suppl.1)}


Swedish dietitians Elin Lövestam, Ylva Orrevall, Afsaneh Koochek and Agneta Andersson’s presentation was titled: Documenting dietetics - experiences of the NCP and standardized dietetic language implementation in Sweden in which they shared the process on implementing NCPT in Sweden. Ylva Orrevall coordinates the NCP/SL (Nutrition Care Process/Standardized Language) expert network for the Professional Practice Committee (PPC) of EFAD (European Federation of Associations of Dietitians).
Naomi Trostler from Israel and a current member of the International NCPRO workgroup and the NCPRO Committee of the Academy and Sue Kellie from the United Kingdom, a previous International NCPRO member, presented on behalf of the international workgroup. The title of their presentation was: Building a Global Practice with Nutrition Care Process Terminology: Uses and Application with Malnutrition. Their presentation discussed NCPT’s contribution to the practice of dietitians globally and why there is a need for a standardized nutrition related language.
 
Varitha Kinghorn, Amanda Devine, Therese O’Sullivan, Leesa Costello and Angela Vivanti‘s presentation title was What Do Clinical Dietitians Want in Order to Use the Nutrition Care Process (NCP)?. They presented the results of an exploratory study which aimed at the development of a website Dietitians Online Nutrition Care Process (DoNCP) intended to assist dietitians globally in the process to adopt NCP into practice. Angela Vivanti is the current Chair of the International NCPRO workgroup.
 
A variety of meetings supporting the NCP work took place in Granada seizing the opportunity of so many people from different countries being present. INIS (The International NCP Implementation Survey) co-investigators from over ten countries held a study meeting. Also, EFAD’s NCP/SL network met informally so that experts from different European countries could meet in person and share updates of related activities in their country.
 
The ICD Congress was one more venue which showcased how NCP and Terminology have been embraced by nutrition and dietetics professionals around the globe to advance the profession.
2016 EDITION