Conference Wraps with Keynote Wish List
The 2016 conference ended with a discussion amongst our panel of experts in the fields of dietetics, satiety, microbial diversity and treatment programs, focusing on the future needs and requirements for their specialist areas.
This summary of key sector issues followed two days of speaker presentations that opened with Associate Professor Tim Crowe inspiring delegates on how to take to social media to communicate positive health messages based on research and fact and in so doing dispelling some of the myths and the myth makers.
Day One also included a discussion and Q&A session with Damon Gameau, the man behind the ‘That Sugar Film’ phenomena – his continued role in spreading the healthy eating message, engaging with specialists in the sector and outlining the challenges in documentary film making.
Day Two finished with keynote speakers Professor Anna Peeters on reducing inequalities in obesity and how the socio economic gradient plays a major part in susceptibility and with Professor Russell Keast on the fascinating topic of diet, taste and satiety.
With a high quality program, feedback from delegates was positive and after two days of collaborative learning around prevention and treatment techniques for eating disorders and obesity, delegates took away new ideas, knowledge of the latest research and tools to help them inspire positive behavioural change.
We look forward to seeing you again at next year’s conference.
A special thank you to this year’s keynote speakers
- Professor Clare Collins, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
- Associate Professor Tim Crowe, Lecturer in Nutrition, Deakin University
- Professor Russell Keast, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
- Professor Anna Peeters, School of Health and Social Development Deakin University
- Professor Tracey Wade, Dean, School of Psychology, Flinders University
- Associate Professor Warren Ward, Eating Disorder Service, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Queensland
- Associate Professor Andrew Holmes, School of Life and Environmental Science, and Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney
Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors 2016