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Education in Nutrition - July Webinars and Case Studies

Education in Nutrition provides independent, evidence-based presentations and case studies that can be used towards assessable professional development.

July 13 - Insulin pumps, Dr Carmel Smart, PhD, APD
July 17 - Case study: Intermittent fasting, Dr Michelle Harvie, PhD, UK Dietitian
July 20 - Men’s health and nutrition, Joel Feren, APD
July 27 - Reading and Interpreting Scientific Papers, Professor Sarah McNaughton, FDAA

See the Education in Nutrition website HERE for a full list


40th National Nutrient Databank Conference

WHEN:  23-25 July 2018
WHERE: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 

university of Sydney

Doing nutrition better: A fresh approach

WHEN: 14 August 2018
WHERE: Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

This workshop will present a new approach to nutrition which will explain why we find it so hard to follow nutritional advice modern food environments that exploit and work against our biology. The day will be divided into two parts, with the first session led by David Raubenhemier, Professor in Nutritional Ecology,  and the second session led by Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Professor of Dietetics.

An understanding of biology, combined with psychology will give a broader understanding on how to deliver nutritional behaviour change.

Topics include:

  • what animals can teach us about nutrition
  • a new look at human nutrition
  • behaviour change.

More information and registration HERE

Deakin Uni

FREE IPAN Food Policy Symposium: Strengthening food and nutrition policy action from global to local levels

WHEN: 15 August 2018
WHERE: RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
RSVP: 6 August 2018

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University is hosting this symposium which will explore recent worldwide policy progress and innovation at global, national and city levels, the political barriers and enablers to achieving policy reform and future possibilities for changes.

The symposium features presentations by:

  • Associate Professor Jessica Fanzo, Co-chair, Global Nutrition report, from John Hopkins University, USA
  • Dr Sandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer, EAT Foundation, Sweden
  • Professor Mark Lawrence, IPAN
  • Dr Phillip Baker, IPAN.

See HERE for further information and to register. Places are limited so registration is essential.

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 

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World Congress on Oils and Fats (Save the Date)

WHEN: 9-12 February 2020
WHERE: International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW Australia

The World Congress on Oils and Fats (WCOF 2020) will be co-hosted and delivered by three societies:

  • The Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOSF)
  • The Australian Olive Association (AOA)
  • The Australian American Oil Chemists Society (AAOCS).

Check out key dates and register for the conference mailing list 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.