Non NSA events

Online Course: Bringing the low FODMAP diet into your nutrition practice

WHEN: Commences 16 March 2017
WHERE: Online
Instructor: Dr Glenda Bishop, R.Nutr., A Less Irritable Life

A unique online course designed to enable nutrition professionals and nutrition students to gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to work with people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and require a low FODMAP diet.

The course is taught using live weekly video teaching sessions (over 4 weeks) that are a mixture of lecture and tutorial. It includes structured practical activities to assist learning, and uses a Facebook group to provide guidance and support between sessions. Video recordings of the live sessions, slides and additional handouts will be provided.

Course registrations are limited to 8 participants. A student discount is available.

See more information HERE and see flyer HERE.


Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) training

WHEN: 18-19 March 2017
WHERE: Adelaide
ACNEM returns to Adelaide in March to present the popular primary modules in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM), as well as the updated Thyroid and Adrenal Conditions module - learn about exciting new advances in the investigation of biochemical and physiological processes behind the symptoms of clinical and subclinical thyroid and adrenal conditions.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to interact with ACNEM’s expert presenters, pick their brains regarding valuable clinical experience, and network with your peers. Register now.

implementation plan

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan Implementation Plan (2013-23) consultation

WHEN: Monday 20 March 2017
WHERE: Canberra, venue TBA

This will be a consultation forum for both local ACT stakeholders as well as national-level stakeholders and organisations.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon Ken Wyatt, AM, MP will attend this consultation forum and open the event. Venue details and agendas and guiding materials for the consultation forum will be provided shortly.

A public online portal will shortly be opened for written submission to be made to the consultation process. Further details on this will be made available HERE .

You can find the Implementation Plan HERE .

If you have any questions regarding the consultation process, please contact Martin Rocks on (02) 6289 1849 or email HERE .

Registrations open for Science meets Parliament

WHEN: 21-22 March 2017
Registrations are now open for Science meets Parliament. Science & Technology Australia members are entitled to send two delegates each, and are encouraged to submit their registrations as soon as possible.
Click HERE to register.

Additional Sydney Food Legal marketing compliance workshop

WHEN: Friday 24 March

An additional workshop for Sydney has been advertised. For the marketing compliance workshop ‘Sign-off and take-off’. This workshop will teach you how to make distinctive statements while minimising regulatory risk.

To register please click HERE.

meat and livestock

MLA symposium 'Nutrition in action: making everyday meals, healthy meals'

WHEN: 6 April (Thurs), 12 - 5pm
WHERE: Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney or via webinar

Meat and Livestock Australia is bringing together evidence for effective communications on planning, preparing and consuming healthy meals.

Register and view program HERE .

International Conference: Compliance in India across food value chain-challenges and future road map

WHEN: 11 - 12 May (Thurs - Fri)
WHERE: New Delhi, India

Participants in the conference are corporate leaders, academics, scientists, senior bureaucrats and political leaders. More than 100 foreign delegates are expected to participate in the conference. This conference is of national importance to bring new a regime for 'Ease of doing business' - to attract the FDI, technology and R&D in the food sector.

We look forward to having the business leaders (from technology, FDI and R&D in the food sector) from Australia and New Zealand to represent the region.

View the conference brochure HERE and register HERE.


MedEd 4 Everyone | Feed your brain

WHERE: Melbourne
WHEN: Saturday 13 May 2017
TIME: 2pm-5pm

The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine is launching a series of public nutritional medicine education lectures – MedEd 4 Everyone. In the first program, leading nutritional medicine experts will discuss the connection between nutrition and digestion and mental wellbeing. After each speaker there will be time for questions from the audience.

ACNEM is launching the MedEd 4 Everyone series to make it easier for the public to have access to information from leading nutritional medicine experts - the series is perfect for both the public and health professionals to attend.

'Feed your brain' will feature 4 speakers:

  • Warren Maginn - a renowned Clinical Nutritionist, college lecturer and speaker will discuss the gut/brain connection.
  • Dr Felice Gersh (USA) - recipient of numerous awards and renowned international lecturer, researcher, author and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, will talk about the sex hormone/brain connection.
  • Professor Ralph Martins - recognised as a world leader of research into Alzheimer’s disease, will talk about 'Preventing Alzheimer’s now'.
  • Professor Felice Jacka - pioneer of a highly innovative program that examines how diet and lifestyle behaviours interact with the risk for mental health problems. Hear her discuss 'Food, mood and mental wellbeing'.

For more information visit MedEd Facebook Page. To register click HERE.

Brain Health for Better Life Outcomes, The 7th Science of Nutrition in Medicine Conference

WHEN: 13-14 May 2017
WHERE: Melbourne
Join leading experts in Brain Health as they discuss groundbreaking concepts, clinical trials, treatments, prevention and practical application. Keynote speakers include:

  • Associate Professor Felice Jacka
  • Associate Professor Ross Grant
  • Professor Jerome Sarris.

The ACNEM Science of Nutrition in Medicine Conference is a must for clinicians wanting to learn about emerging scientific research and how it may translate to improving patient outcomes in clinical practice.
For all conference details, including the speakers list and to register, visit
Register by 31 March 2017 to receive an early bird discount and save up to $100!

The Second Food Allergen Management Symposium 2017 (FAMS2017)

Includes the Second Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop

WHEN: 21-24 May (Sun - Wed)
WHERE: Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia

FAMS2017 provides a unique opportunity for food industry, researchers, dietitians, clinicians and consumer groups to come together to address the needs of the food allergic consumer. In bringing together a diverse mix of key stakeholders, the FAMS2017 program will allow information sharing, new learnings and stimulate collaborative and innovative approaches to the future harmonisation of food allergen management.

The Second Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop aims to build on the increased awareness and improved communication of best practice food allergen management from the highly successful First Workshop in November 2016, in Shanghai, China.

Who should attend?

  • food companies
  • analytical services
  • dietitians and nutritionists
  • food scientists and technologists
  • regulatory agencies.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION closes on 14th April 2017 (11:59pm AEST)
REGISTER NOW  - Early bird registration closes 31 March, 2017 (11:59pm AEST)

Details at the symposium website HERE


67th Australasian Grain Science Conference

WHEN: 20 - 22 September 2017 (Wed - Fri)
WHERE: The Rydges Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together Australian, New Zealand and international scientific and technical experts under the theme ‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition’.

Scientific sessions will be focused around the topics of:

  • grain breeding
  • process technologies
  • global product innovation
  • bioactive components
  • dietary fibres
  • starch modification
  • dough technology
  • consumer perception
  • human nutrition.

High profile speakers have been invited to present keynote lectures. Submissions for oral and poster presentations will be invited in these areas from March 2017. Regular updates of the program will be posted on the conference website HERE .

The Conference will start on Wednesday 20 September and will conclude after lunch on Friday 22 September. A pre-conference 'New Zealand Grains Symposium' at Lincoln University and post-conference 'Local Food Industry and Wine Producers Study Tour' will be offered. A Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening 20 September and a Gala Dinner on Thursday evening 21 September are planned.