Past events

View a range of past events hosted by us, and by our wider network, including conferences, webinars and educational events.

Food Vitals Webinars

Series 3, 2022

Type 2 Diabetes: reversal and weight loss

  • 13 July 2022
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

Speaker Dr. Neal Barnard (MD, FACC, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.).

Dr Neal Barnard
Series 3, 2022

Sustainable and healthy eating patterns: from evidence to action

  • 11 May 2022
Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition

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

Sustainable & Healthy Eating Patterns
Series 2, 2021

The best diet for health: evidence and practice

  • 26 July 2021
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

Speaker  Dr Shireen Kassam, MBBS, FRCPath, PhD

The best diet for health: evidence and practice
Series 2, 2021

Nutrition and bowel cancer: what should we tell our patients?

  • 30 June 2021
Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition

Speaker  Dr Alan Desmond, MB, BCH, BAO, BMEDSC, MRCPI, FRCP

Nutrition and bowel cancer
Series 2, 2021

Nutrition and brain health: preventing cognitive decline

  • 11 May 2021
Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition

Speakers Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

Nutrition and brain health
Series 1, 2020

Cardiovascular disease, nutrition and COVID-19

  • 16 December 2020
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

Speakers Dr Kim Williams, Dr Andrew Davies, Dr Ahmad Farshid, Dr Andrew Little and Adam Guthrie

Cardiovascular disease, nutrition and COVID-19
Series 1, 2020

Women’s health and the best start for kids

  • 8 December 2020
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

Speakers Dr Gemma Newman, Dr Heleen Roex, Dr Preeya Alexander and Deeni Betar-Young APD

Women's health
Series 1, 2020

Inflammatory bowel disease and the gut microbiome

  • 10 November 2020
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

Speakers  Dr Alan Desmond, Angela Genoni PhD, Dr Alyce Churchill and Dr Libby Forsyth

Inflammatory bowel disease
Series 1, 2020

Evidence-based nutrition in healthcare

  • 24 September 2020
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

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

Evidence-based nutrition

Conferences

South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference

  • 10 - 12 March 2020
Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji
Hosted by South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine

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.

South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference

International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

  • 24 - 27 September 2021
Hosted by The Plantrician Project

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.

International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

AMSA Global Health Conference 2021

  • 6 - 7 August 2021
Hosted by Australian Medical Students' Association

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 Conference

AMSA Global Health Conference 2019

  • 16 - 19 August 2019
Hosted by AMSA

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.

    Global Health Conference 2019 'MAKING WAVES'

    Lifestyle Medicine 2020

    • 4 - 6 December 2020
    Hosted by Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

    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).

      Lifestlye Medicine Conference 2020

      Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (NIHC2019)

      • 15 - 17 February 2019
      Melbourne, Australia
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      The inaugral Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (NIHC2019).

      Neal Barnard NIHC19

      Other Events

      Adelaide Medical Students’ Society Plant Based Lunch

      • 23 February 2022
      Adelaide , Australia
      Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition

      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.

      Doctors For Nutrition Plant B Life at AMSS

      Adelaide Vegan Festival

      • 31 - 1 November 2020
      Adelaide, Australia
      Hosted by Vegan Festival SA

      Doctors For Nutrition proudly exhibited at the Adelaide Vegan Festival in 2020.

      ADL Vegan Fest Heleen at DFN table

      Dr Doug Lisle: The Pleasure Trap presentation

      • 19 February 2020
      Canberra, Australia
      Hosted by Nick Samaras from The Canberra Weekly, supported by DFN

      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.

      Doug Lisle

      DFN Nutrition in Healthcare Symposium

      • 2 February 2020
      Adelaide, Australia
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      '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.

      The Heart of the Matter

      Transforming Health Through Nutrition

      • 24 September 2019
      Lower Hutt, Wellington , New Zealand
      Hosted by DFN and Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand.

      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.

      Transforming Health

      Plant Fit Summit

      • 31 - 8 September 2019
      Hosted by Better Life Summits

      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.

      Plant Fit Summit

      Dine with a Doc

      • 7 June 2019
      Little Bird Organics, Ponsonby, Auckland
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      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.

      DWAD launch June 2019