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"Biofortification – Reaching Millions of Rural Farming Households With Micronutrient-Rich Staple Crops Sustainably," presented by Erick Boy, MD, PhD, Chief Nutritionist, HarvestPlus, Innovation Policy and Scaling Unit

Friday, February 2, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Mt. Oxford, 2nd Floor Conference Center
Children's Hospital Colorado
Reception to follow in the lobby at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Boy is Chief Nutritionist and Director of Research and Development of the HarvestPlus biofortification program at International Food Policy and Research Institute. He completed medical studies at the University of San Carlos and his PhD in human nutrition at the University of California Davis. His research and publications have focused on the bioavailability of nutrients in and efficacy of biofortified staple crops, food fortification, zinc status biomarkers and the association between zinc deficiency and cardiometabolic disorders.
Dr. Boy’s career spans over 30 years conducting and managing food and nutrition research at global agencies tackling hidden hunger (at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, the Micronutrient Initiative, and HarvestPlus), concentrating in high burden countries in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has served as technical committee member of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, and the calcium task force at the NYAS, editorial board member of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin, steering committee member of the BRINDA project , board member of Semilla Nueva, the scientific committee of the Micronutrient Forum and reviewer for multiple top nutrition journals.

This presentation will share the definition, purpose and scope of biofortification, focusing on crops developed with conventional plant breeding in low- and middle-income countries experiencing climate, economic and other crises.

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:
Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is the policy of Children's Hospital Colorado that all persons in a position to control content must disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Children’s Colorado has established policies in place that will identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be provided to the learners prior to presentation.

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