AICNU, Colombo, Srilanka, 2016

2First Announcement

Colombo, Sri Lanka – August 13th & 14th

The annual Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Update (AICNU) is designed to provide Clinical Dietitians and Nutrition practitioners with an understanding of the central role of nutrition in health care setting.  This Clinical Nutrition update is aimed to provide a distinguished opportunity to the nutrition professionals to discuss latest advancements and challenges in the field. It is a 2 day event held around the 2nd week of August. We are delighted to share the 1st announcement of the 8th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Update 2016.

When and Where?

13th & 14th August 2016

Conference Venue;

Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside,
117, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha,
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.
T: +94 – 11 – 2306600
F: +94 – 11 – 2472115

Who should attend?

Delegates from the field of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics like

  • Clinical Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Nutrition Scientists & Researchers
  • Lecturers of Clinical Nutrition
  • Students of Nutrition and Dietetics and aspiring Nutritionists
  • Today’s Clinical Dietitians are challenged to stay abreast of current science in an ever-changing Clinical Nutrition environment to ensure their advice is grounded in the latest evidence.
  • To address the need of health professionals to be effective knowledge managers with ready access to timely, current and authoritative guidance on medical nutrition therapy questions encountered in every day clinical practice.

Why you should attend?

The update provides an overview and practical summary of the latest information on nutrition and health presented by leaders in scientific research and clinicians skilled in nutritional medicine.


What you will learn on conclusion of this update?

You will be able to:

  • Incorporate nutritional information into clinical practice and advise patients about eating for optimum health as well as using dietary change as a therapeutic intervention
  • Evaluate the benefits and risks of nutritional recommendations for specific health conditions through an analysis of the existing scientific and clinical evidence.
  • We anticipate to gather a great deal of useful information from the attending pool of experts

 Theme: “Changing Paradigm: Nutrition Support to Nutrition Therapy”.

Thematic Focus

The Update aims to deliberate on the following themes and sub themes:

  • Nutritional management in short gut syndrome
  • Nutritional care plan for reactive hypoglycaemia patients and gestational diabetics
  • Nutrition research in clinical Practice
  • Nutritional preparations for solid organ transplantation : healthy diet critical to transplant success
  • Pediatric oncology nutrition
  • Inborn errors of metabolism – how do we handle?


Important Dates

Important Dates to Remember
Call for Abstract: 1st February 2016
Abstract Deadline: 31st May 2016 (23:59 GMT)
Author notification: 1st July 2016
Registration Early Bird : until July 1st 2016

It is hoped that AICNU will become the national and regional destination to exchange nutrition expertise.


General Information


  • Arriving Sri Lanka – 12th Friday
  • The scientific program of the conference will commence on Saturday morning, 13th of August and will end on Sunday, 14th of August
  • Overnight tour to visit Kandy, Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya – 15th and 16th


Registration can be done in one of the two ways listed below:

  1. Online Registration:

Online registration is available on the conference website (Please note that the payments have to be still made offline using the payment options mentioned in the registration form).

Once you register, an email will be sent with the registration number which has to be included while sending payment. Your registration is complete only after we have received your payment.

  1. Registration by Postal Mail:

Registration by postal mail (offline registration) can be done by downloading the form available.

 Delegate Registration Fee

S.No. Delegate Early Bird
(until July 1st 2016)
Full Fee
(After July 1st 2016)
Spot Registration
on 13th August 2016
1 Doctors US$ 100 US$ 150 US$ 200
4 Dietitians / Students US$ 50 US$ 100 US$ 100
2 Accompanying Persons ( all ages ) US$ 70 US$ 70 US$ 70
3 Exhibitors US$ 100 US$ 100 US$ 100


Tour Plan

August 2016


12th – Arrival in Sri Lanka and transfer to Colombo

Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner & Overnight – Colombo


13th – Breakfast at hotel and full day conference at hotel with Lunch and 02 Tea/Coffee breaks with snacks.

Dinner & Overnight – Colombo


14th – Breakfast at hotel and half day conference at hotel with Lunch and a Tea/Coffee break with snacks

Afternoon city tour of Colombo including time for shopping

Dinner & Overnight – Colombo


15th – Breakfast and leave for Pinnawela and visit the elephant orphanage

Lunch at a local restaurant & then continue to Kandy

Afternoon city tour of Kandy including visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, etc…

Evening witness a cultural dance performance

Dinner & Overnight – Kandy


16th – Breakfast and leave for Dambulla and visit the Golden cave temple

Then leave for Sigiriya and Lunch at a local restaurant

Thereafter climb Sigiriya rock fortress

On completion proceed to Airport and drop off


 Accommodation & Total Cost

Special rates have been granted by the conference hotel for the participants of the conference. Rooms will be reserved on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Please refer to the enclosed registration form or the conference website for rates and further information.

Arranging your accommodation;

Conference delegates are responsible for their own accommodation bookings and suggested accommodation at special conference rates are as follows:

OZO Colombo –  4 Star ( )


  • SGL / DLX / BB – US$ 125 per room per night
  • DBL / DLX / BB – US$ 125 per room per night
  • Lunch at main restaurant – US$ 20 per person per meal
  • Dinner at main restaurant – US$ 25 per person per meal



The Ocean Colombo – 3 Star ( )


  • SGL / DLX / BB – US$ 115 per room per night
  • DBL / DLX / BB – US$ 120 per room per night
  • Lunch at main restaurant – US$ 15 per person per meal
  • Dinner at main restaurant – US$ 20 per person per meal


Total Cost (Based on for Mim. 60Pax in August 2016)



Option 01 : Using OZO Colombo & OZO Kandy

  • US$ 599 per person sharing DBL/FB


Option 02 : Using Mirage/Global Towers & Hotel Topaz

  • US$ 549 per person sharing DBL/FB


The above rate includes

  • Accommodation at hotels specified or similar in Base Category rooms
  • Meals on Half Board basis
  • 01 x Full day conference
  • 01 x Half day conference
  • Transportation in an A/c Coaches (30Pax in 01 coach)
  • Services of an English speaking national guide (01 per coach)
  • Cost for ENTRANCE FEES
  • Porterage
  • All government taxes


The rate does not include

  • Air tickets & taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch/Dinner wherever not mentioned
  • Early check-in / Late check-out
  • Optional Excursions
  • Camera / Video permits
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not specified above
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages at all hotels
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the above



Conference Facilities Includes

  • Use of the Banquet Hall (FD – 08Hrs / HD – 04Hrs)
  • Morning Tea/Coffee break with Two Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Evening  Tea/Coffee break with Cake & Cookies
  • Purified drinking water




  • Check in time at hotels : 1400Hrs
  • Check out time at hotels : 1200Hrs
  • Visit Visa for Sri Lanka can be obtained from
  • More information on Sri Lanka can be obtained from
  • Rates are based on current government taxes and subject to change in case of any new / amended taxes
  • While taking photographs in cultural sites, please refrain from standing in front of the historical icons, showing your back to the religious statues, monuments, etc or posing in any other inappropriate manner (or dressed inappropriately) which is considered disrespectful to the Sri Lankan culture & its many religions. These guidelines are strictly enforced in Sri Lanka
  • Health Information for Travelers to Sri Lanka can be obtained from



Most travelers tend to bring too many clothes in general, and too many thick clothes in particular. In the heat and humidity of the lowlands, cotton and light natural fabrics such as linen are ideal for women during the day. However, remember that Sri Lanka is a conservative culture, so skimpy skirts and brief shorts are not considered respectable. During the evening it is advisable to wear lightweight long sleeved tops and trousers to provide some protection against mosquitoes. Women should pack a long dress or skirt and long-sleeved blouse for visiting places of worship


Payment via Bank / Wire Transfer

Bank Name: Indian Overseas Bank

Account Name: Department of Dietetics

Account Number: SB A/C No: 6110 IFSC Code: IOBA0001675

Bank Address: Indian Overseas Bank, Apollo Hospitals Branch, No. 21, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Chennai–600006.