View a range of past events hosted by us, and by our wider network, including conferences, webinars and educational events.
Food Vitals Webinars
Type 2 Diabetes: reversal and weight loss
- 13 July 2022
Speaker Dr. Neal Barnard (MD, FACC, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.).
Sustainable and healthy eating patterns: from evidence to action
- 11 May 2022
Speakers Dr George Crisp, General Practitioner; Dr Nicole Sleeman, General Practitioner; Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Senior Research Fellow @University of Otago; Dr Chris Vogliano, Technical Advisor @Food Systems at USAID Advancing Nutrition; Dr Peter Johnston, Accredited Practicing Dietitian @Perfect Human Food
The best diet for health: evidence and practice
- 26 July 2021
Speaker Dr Shireen Kassam, MBBS, FRCPath, PhD
Nutrition and bowel cancer: what should we tell our patients?
- 30 June 2021
Speaker Dr Alan Desmond, MB, BCH, BAO, BMEDSC, MRCPI, FRCP
Nutrition and brain health: preventing cognitive decline
- 11 May 2021
Speakers Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai
Cardiovascular disease, nutrition and COVID-19
- 16 December 2020
Speakers Dr Kim Williams, Dr Andrew Davies, Dr Ahmad Farshid, Dr Andrew Little and Adam Guthrie
Women’s health and the best start for kids
- 8 December 2020
Speakers Dr Gemma Newman, Dr Heleen Roex, Dr Preeya Alexander and Deeni Betar-Young APD
Inflammatory bowel disease and the gut microbiome
- 10 November 2020
Speakers Dr Alan Desmond, Angela Genoni PhD, Dr Alyce Churchill and Dr Libby Forsyth
Evidence-based nutrition in healthcare
- 24 September 2020
Speakers Dr Adrian Griscti, MBBS, FACRRM, FASLM; Emma Strutt APD, FASLM; Drew Harrisberg, Exercise Physiologist (and athlete thriving with type 1 diabetes) and Dr Libby Forsyth
South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference
- 10 - 12 March 2020
DFN board director Dr Luke Wilson was a speaker at the inaugural South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference where the theme was "Turning the Tide on NCDs – It Starts with Us”. The 3-day event in March 2020 explored evidence-based strategies to empower health professionals as “change agents” in helping combat the NCD crisis.
International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference
- 24 - 27 September 2021
Virtual medical education conference hosted by the Plantrician Project (USA) focused on the current and progressive scientific research conveying the efficacy of using whole food plant-based nutrition in a food-as-medicine first approach to preventing and treating chronic disease. Read about their upcoming conference.
AMSA Global Health Conference 2021
- 6 - 7 August 2021
Doctors For Nutrition attended the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) Global Health Conference in Freemantle 2021, with an information booth and a sponsored workshop.
AMSA Global Health Conference 2019
- 16 - 19 August 2019
Doctors For Nutrition's co-founder, Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema, will be speaking on the last day of 2019's Global Health Conference held by the Australian Medical Students Association in Sydney.
Lifestyle Medicine 2020
- 4 - 6 December 2020
The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine's 2020 conference was delivered as a fully-online event over the weekend of 4-6 December (RACGP CPD points available).
Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (NIHC2019)
- 15 - 17 February 2019
The inaugral Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (NIHC2019).
Adelaide Medical Students’ Society Plant Based Lunch
- 23 February 2022
Each year, the Adelaide Medical Students’ Society (AMSS) welcomes future doctors to the University of Adelaide with an orientation day (O’Day). Last week, this popular event was held at the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building where 150 new students were provided with sun, music and food in a festival atmosphere. The O’Day lunch in the past included a free sausage sizzle. However, this year the AMSS committee decided it was time to make a more sustainable change to the menu.
Adelaide Vegan Festival
- 31 - 1 November 2020
Doctors For Nutrition proudly exhibited at the Adelaide Vegan Festival in 2020.
Dr Doug Lisle: The Pleasure Trap presentation
- 19 February 2020
Prominent evolutionary psychologist Dr Douglas J. Lisle (USA) expounds the root cause of weight gain and other self-destructive behaviours. This talk will greatly benefit anyone who has had the common experience of struggling with weight gain with only short-term success.
DFN Nutrition in Healthcare Symposium
- 2 February 2020
'The Heart of the Matter: why we have a cardiovascular disease crisis and how we can eat our way (back) to health' – full-day seminar with Dr Kim Williams MD (2016 President of the American College of Cardiology, Rush University, USA) and local experts.
Transforming Health Through Nutrition
- 24 September 2019
An education session for pharmacists, GPs, nurses and primary health workers with GP Dr Luke Wilson and pharmacist Hannah O’Malley from DFN. Hosted in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand.
Plant Fit Summit
- 31 - 8 September 2019
Discover the latest breakthroughs in health, nutrition and fitness that you can implement at home. Whether you want to reclaim your health, lose weight, compete as an elite athlete or simply wake up full of energy, this FREE online event is for you. Includes a session with DFN's Dr Andrew Davies.
Dine with a Doc
- 7 June 2019
Enjoy a healthy breakfast, hear evidence-based information from an expert panel and expand your healthcare contacts at this friendly networking and professional development event.