How do I train in micronutrition ?

What at the outset was a “new approach” has now, given the number and involvement of the doctors practicing it, become a medical discipline in its own right, known as micronutrition.

Training provided by PiLeJe

In 1991 in the absence of appropriate teaching in medical schools, PiLeJe’s first priority was to directly organise training for healthcare professionals. More than 3,000 practitioners make use of it during consultations and more than 600 have made it a practice speciality. 500 advisory pharmacists now work in conjunction with doctors.


In 1999, the laboratory organised the first micronutrition symposium : ten years on over 800 healthcare professionals came to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie for the 9th micronutrition symposium which was held on 20 and 21 March 2009.

 

A university diploma in Dietary Health and Micronutrition


Micronutrition has been taught in university since 1997 (Dijon university diploma – Bourgogne faculty), with the possibility of taking an interest in and promoting health, by : 
• treating simple and complex functional disorders
• preventing chronic disease and ageing
• offering support during illness and offering secondary prevention
• prescribing supplements for populations at risk. 
 


A partnership with the Institut Européen de Diététique et de Micronutrition (IEDM)


PiLeJe, involved in obtaining recognition for this discipline, has forged a number of partnerships - such as that it has with the Institut Européen de Diététique et de Micronutrition. The IEDM brings together over 2,000 healthcare professional throughout France who regularly exchange information about their practice and so move the discipline forward. The institute helps develop tools for consultations and ongoing training, in particular in partnership with the Bourgogne faculty.