Haigazian University

Nutrition Poster Competition

Nov, 30
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Date(s) - 30/11/2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am



Inter-Universities Poster competition at
HAIGAZIAN University
November 30th, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 am

For the 2nd year, the program coordinator of Nutrition and Dietetics Sciences at the University of Haigazian, Dr. Sima Hamadeh, and Miss Stephanie Andraos, Ph.D. student at The University of Auckland, are organizing a poster competition entitled:
Nutrition trends 2018: Nutrition trends SHOULD NOT be so “trendy”!

How many times have you been asked about the ‘5 second weight loss program’, the ‘magical fruit that makes you fly’ or even the ‘detox tea that’s gone viral on Instagram’?!
Marketing campaigns hugely influence the public even when there is LITTLE to NO EVIDENCE of the benefits of the promoted product. As nutritionists and health care professionals, YOU have the chance to STOP this chaos and allow people to better understand the evidence supporting these claims.

This competition is open to all nutrition and marketing students (BSc, MSc, PhD). Teams will need to consist of 2-3 candidates including at least 1 nutrition student.

– Send your suggested topic and temporary title to the following emails: sima.hamadeh@haigazian.edu.lb and s.andraos@auckland.ac.nz
– Write a topic summary consisting of 500 words of the latest findings (with at least 5 scientific references) supporting the point you are making in the IMPACT poster.
– Design an IMPACT poster on PowerPoint in A1 format either portrait or landscape including:
oPoster theme and specific title
oName of students
– Present your poster in no more than 5 minutes: summarizing your topic and the concept behind the poster. During the poster presentation, each team should be standing next to their poster to answer questions. This event will allow young scientists to learn about the research topics of their peers from other institutions.
NOTE: All students are required to send their topic summary and electronic poster well in advance to sima.hamadeh@haigazian.edu.lb and to s.andraos@auckland.ac.nz as the submission deadline will be on November 15, 2018. A preliminary presentation schedule for shortlisted teams will be sent 1 week prior to the final event.

– Briefly summarize the latest findings on a certain topic
– Critically evaluate and discuss the scientific information
– Understand and explain the pros and cons of nutrition trends
– Share scientific facts in a creative manner to prevent people from getting fooled by marketing campaigns
– Foster team work: Whether you decide to become a researcher or a clinician, team-work will be an indispensable skill for your career
– Challenge your creative brain: A major misconception is that scientists are not supposed to be creative. NEWSFLASH: you will need creativity all throughout your scientific career!

(500 words) 0 to 5
– Clarity of the summary
– Student’s understanding of the topic
– Scientific writing
Poster 0 to 5
– Neatness and artistic creativity
– Impact of the message
Presentation 0 to 5
– Oral presentation (enthusiasm, preparation)
– Overall answers to the jury’s questions

– For the purpose of this competition, we are NOT asking you to prepare a scientific poster (containing abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussion). As mentioned above, it should be an ORIGINAL IMPACT POSTER, designed to creatively raise awareness in the general public concerning some of the major nutritional misconceptions.