Non NSA events


Obesity: A New Cancer Problem

WHEN: 3 July 2018
WHERE: Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, NSW

The Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) is a collaborative and interactive cancer research community based in the South East of Sydney, with links to cancer services and researchers in inner and southern Sydney, and Albury. It was formed to create an innovative and supportive environment for the translation of cancer research into improvements in patient care. It is hosting this event in the hope that it will be extremely valuable in acting as a catalyst for bringing together the leading minds that are focused on researching and understanding the correlation between Obesity and Cancer and how to address this growing challenge.

The program will include rapid fire presentations from key leaders in the field and an interactive panel discussion focusing on 3 areas:
1. Basic science research
2. Clinical and surgical research
3. Management in the community.

Register online HERE 


40th National Nutrient Databank Conference

WHEN:  23-25 July 2018
WHERE: Minneapolis, Minnesota
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: January 15, 2018 for oral presentations, February 15, 2018 for poster presentations.

Does your work fit within the theme of ‘Advancing Food and Nutrient Databases through Partnerships and Technology’?

The conference will be hosted by the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Policy Conference Center and is accepting submissions related to food composition and dietary supplement data and databases. New student and new investigator awards will be presented in 2018.

For more information click HERE.


The 5th International Vitamin Conference 2018: Vitamins & Well-being– From Womb to Tomb

WHEN: 8–10 August 2018

WHERE: InterContinental Hotel, Sydney, Australia

On behalf of the local organising committee, we would like to invite you to Sydney, Australia, to attend the 5th International Vitamin Conference to be held from 8-10 August 2018 at the beautiful and historical InterContinental Sydney. It will be an outstanding scientific program that includes oral presentations, lectures and poster sessions. It will feature a number of world-class speakers and bring together hundreds of experts from academia, public health research institutes and the health industry, across the globe.

Topics include:

  • Role of vitamins in pregnancy and the first 1000 days
  • Vitamins for optimal health through all life stages
  • Impact of vitamin deficiencies on chronic disease
  • Vitamins to promote healthy ageing
  • Emerging knowledge on less explored vitamins
  • Food vitamin methodology
  • Economic impact of inadequacy in the diet, fortification of foods, and use/abuse of supplements.

More information in the flyer HERE and online HERE 

Eating disorders

Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

WHEN: 27-28 September 2018
WHERE: Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts, Gold Coast, Qld

This annual conference is going into its 5th year and will provide the opportunity to share current research, celebrate successes and address challenges while learning and networking with like-minded professionals in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with an eating disorder and/or obesity.

The intervention points of public health promotion, community based care and hospital care along with the management of patients through multidisciplinary teams will create a unique collaboration of health care professionals.

Conference topics include:

  • Early intervention and management
  • Family based therapy, the role of the family
  • Innovative programs for treatment
  • Wellbeing, weight management, gain or loss
  • Emotional and behavioural based
  • Approaches to health, physical activity behaviours
  • Surgical and non-surgical
  • eHealth
  • Complications, risk & trauma
  • Carers and primary care givers – service delivery
  • Cultural sensitivity, presentation and treatment

Abstracts close 22 June.

Early bird registrations close 17 August.

To register or for more information, visit the conference website HERE 


The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders

WHEN: Check the ACFED website for dates.

The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) offers courses for those people working with clients with eating disorders.

Eating Disorder Essentials (5 days) - learn practical and effective skills that will enable you to engage with clients and offer them constructive help with eating disorders.

You will learn:

  • how to assess and conceptualise each disorder
  • how to build a comprehensive treatment plan
  • prioritising treatment strategies for over and under eaters
  • how to sustain change
  • the effects of dietary chaos on mood and physiology
  • and more.

Psychological Approaches for Obesity (3 days) -  teaches specific skills for working with obese adults by addressing the practical and psychological factors clients may be experiencing.

This course takes a non-diet approach to this issue and concentrates instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self efficacy and autonomy. This approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention Facilitator Course

The course is suitable for anyone who would like to be able to facilitate groups of young people and offer interventions which demonstrate a significant reduction in risk for eating disorder and obesity onset. 

You will receive fully scripted session plans, all printed handouts, and powerpoint presentations, so that you will be equipped to start to facilitate either or both of the intervention courses.

This course would be ideal for school and college staff, youth workers, social workers, private practitioners who work with adolescents and those in community education.

For further information on these courses visit the ACFED website.