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Past events

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Conferences

ASLM: LM23 Conference

  • 8 Sep 2023 - 9 Sep 2023
Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Hosted by Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Doctors For Nutrition were proud sponsors of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, LM23. The event offered high-level training for health professionals in the application and implementation of Lifestyle Medicine.

ASLM Conference table

Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference 2023

  • 17 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023
Melbourne, Australia
Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

The Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference was held in Melbourne from 17-19 February 2023.

We were honoured to welcome world-class speakers to help us unpack the evidence and give our delegates what they need to tackle a wide variety of health conditions, many prevented or reversed through a diet abundant in whole plant-foods.

Missed out on NIHC23? Register to access our on demand recordings now!

The Nutrition in Healthcare Conference on demand offering is approved for 11 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the RACGP and ACRRM.

        

Welcome Reception - Friday

South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference

  • 10 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 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 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 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 Aug 2021 - 7 Aug 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 Aug 2019 - 19 Aug 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 Dec 2020 - 6 Dec 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 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
      Melbourne, Australia
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      The inaugral Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference (NIHC2019).

      Neal Barnard NIHC19

      Cooking Demos

      Plant-iful Plates Cooking Demonstration

      • 21 February 2024
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      'Plant-iful Plates for a Purpose' is designed to bring friends, family, and colleagues together over a whole food plant-based meal while raising money for DFN. It’s very easy to do! You simply host a plant-based meal or workplace morning or afternoon tea, and in return your guests bring along a donation!

      To kick things off, join Doctors for Nutrition Co-Founder, Dr Heleen Haitjema, and Social Media and Events Lead, Rebecca Stonor, for some inspiring whole food plant-based recipes that everyone at your table will love!

      We will prepare two recipes during the demonstration that are simple, delicious and family friendly! These are easy to make ahead of time and are also great ideas to bring along to a gathering.

      On the menu:
      Neatballs on garlickly mashed potatoes
      Carrot cake baked oatmeal

      The cooking demo will be informal and we encourage you to ask questions throughout.

      If you would like to cook along, an email will be sent to registrants two days prior to the event with a list of ingredients, equipment and preparation tips to ensure a smooth and successful evening.

      'Plant-iful Plates' - Cooking Demo

      Christmas Cooking Demonstration

      • 14 December 2023
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      With Christmas just around the corner, it’s important to have some delicious whole food plant-based festive dishes in your cooking repertoire to share with loved ones. 

      Join Dr Heleen Haitjema (DFN Co-founder and Chair of the Board) and Rebecca Stonor (Social Media and Events Lead) who will be cooking up a storm and sharing some tips to help navigate the festive season on a WFPB diet.

      They will be cooking a couple of delicious recipes that will be sure to please everyone. 

      On the menu:

      Cook along with us, or you are welcome to just watch and be inspired!

      Christmas Cooking Demo

      Food Vitals Webinars

      Series 4, 2023

      Remission of rheumatoid arthritis with nutrition

      • 6 December 2023
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      This Food Vitals webinar explored the evidence showing that a plant-based diet can help manage the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and even put it into remission.

      Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition characterised by chronic inflammation that can result in joint tenderness, swelling and severe pain. The disease affects about 456,000 Australians and 40,000 New Zealanders accounting for approximately 13% of all arthritic conditions. Although the cause of RA is not completely understood, lifestyle factors and dietary intake can have a significant influence on levels of inflammation in the body. Western diets, especially those high in red and processed meat and dairy, increase inflammation. Many studies have demonstrated that a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet, low in saturated fat, reduces symptoms and improves function in RA patients. In addition, maintenance of a healthy body weight, achieved on a WFPB diet, further reduces the risk of developing RA.

      Speakers:

      Dr Wendy Walrabenstein is a registered (clinical) dietitian, researcher and lecturer. She works as PhD researcher (Amsterdam UMC) at Reade rehabilitation & rheumatology in Amsterdam, and is a lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science. In addition to research Dr Walrabenstein now speaks, teaches and writes about health & lifestyle. Her mission to make people feel better through lifestyle improvement, to extend the healthy lifespan.

      Australian-born stand-up comedian Clint Paddison's career rise was abruptly halted in 2006 when he was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and within two years he could barely walk with inflammation spreading to more than 20 joints in his body. After conventional treatments failed him, Clint turned his health around with a unique plant-based diet and exercise combination to become symptom free and drug free.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Wendy Walrabenstein & Clint Paddison
      Series 4, 2023

      Breast cancer: the role of nutrition

      • 24 September 2023
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      This Food Vitals webinar explored the evidence that a plant-based diet can prevent a diagnosis and recurrence of breast cancer.

      Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed and the second most common cause of cancer death in women, with one in seven women developing the disease. Lifestyle factors, especially the standard Western diet, appear to play a major role in the development and progression of breast cancer. Eating a whole food plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans - while avoiding meat, dairy, and other animal products - promotes breast health.

      Speaker:

      Dr Kristi Funk is a board-certified General Surgeon who completed a Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant breast diseases. She is an expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr Funk's compassion and skill together create a caring, comprehensive patient experience. She embraces ideas of prevention and alternative therapies, but when illness is real, she knows how to cure it.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Dr Kristi Funk
      Series 4, 2023

      The role of nutrition in acne

      • 19 July 2023
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      Skin conditions comprise 17% of all problems encountered in general practice, and GPs require a wide range of expertise in assisting patients with these. Acne is a common skin condition, and although it is most common in adolescence, acne can occur at any age. In Australia and New Zealand, it is estimated that 93% of young people experience the condition, which can continue into adulthood.

      This webinar provides GPs with information on how an eating pattern focussed on unprocessed, whole plant foods can reduce the occurrence and severity of acne. They can then use this to make recommendations regarding dietary modifications to their patients to treat the common condition.

      Speaker:

      Dr Niyati Sharma (MBBS | FACD | MPH) is a qualified Dermatologist and is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She is a consultant dermatologist at the Box Hill Hospital and the Monash Medical Centre.

      Raised in Melbourne, Dr Sharma undertook her undergraduate medical degree (MBBS) at Adelaide University before coming back to Melbourne to undertake her internship at Royal Melbourne Hospital. After a few years of working in different parts of Australia, including remote areas, she decided to specialise in Dermatology.

      As part of her four year postgraduate training, Dr Sharma spent one year in Singapore at the National Skin Centre learning the nuances of treating Asian skin and their diseases. After finishing her Dermatology fellowship exams (FACD), Dr Sharma undertook a sub-speciality fellowship at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago in paediatric dermatology. This institution is a world leader in treating children’s skin diseases. Dr Sharma worked under the guidance of Professor Mancini and Professor Amy Paller, two prominent figures in dermatology.

      Dr Sharma has also undertaken her Masters of Public Health (MPH), specialising in nutrition, policy and advocacy, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Dr Sharma opened Inside Out Dermatology to help patients approach their skin diseases in a holistic manner.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Dr Niyati Sharma
      Series 4, 2023

      Chronic kidney disease: the role of nutrition

      • 10 May 2023
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      This Food Vitals webinar explored the evidence that a plant-based diet and other lifestyle modifications can reduce the risk factors and comorbidities associated with the development of chronic kidney disease.

      With approximately 1 in 3 Australians and New Zealanders at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). many are unaware they likely have CKD yet it is still under-recognised and may go undiagnosed. Prevention, early detection and treatment are especially important for kidney disease because chronic kidney damage is most often permanent. The two most common and significant risk factors of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are often a result of energy dense, nutrient poor, highly processed Western diets. A diet centred around eating whole plant foods has been shown to be protective of the development of CKD and can directly address the root cause of the majority of CKD cases.

      Speaker:

      Dr Anis Ta’eed is a Nephrologist from Melbourne, currently living in Fiji, who is passionate about the benefits of whole food plant-based diets for kidney health as well as for overall chronic disease management.

      Dr Ta’eed has been a member of Doctors For Nutrition since attending the inaugural Nutrition in Healthcare Conference in February 2019. He has since presented at the second conference in 2023 on the topic of Type 2 Diabetes. He’s become one of the charity’s valued expert volunteers.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Dr Anis Ta'eed, Food Vitals
      Series 4, 2023

      The role of nutrition in women’s hormonal health and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

      • 15 March 2023
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      This webinar explored how GPs and other health professionals can support their female patients to use dietary modifications as a first-line therapy for the management of PCOS.

      Speakers:

      Dr Nitu Bajekal MD is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. Her special interests include Lifestyle Medicine, PCOS, Endometriosis, period problems, perimenopause and menopause, precancer, complex vulval problems and medical education. She is a keyhole surgeon with experience in laparoscopic procedures including robotics. She is the co-author of Living PCOS Free along with her daughter and nutritionist, Rohini Bajekal. Dr Bajekal is a Fellow of the Royal College and recipient of the Indian President’s Gold medal. She is one of the first board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians in the UK. She has written the women’s health module for the first UK University based plant based nutrition course. Dr Bajekal is passionate about spreading health awareness, providing reliable medical and lifestyle information for the general public, doctors, workplaces and schools.

      Rohini Bajekal (MA Oxon, MSc Nutrition and Food Sciences, Dip IBLM) is a nutritionist and board-certified Lifestyle Medicine professional. Having previously worked in Mumbai, India and Singapore, Rohini is now based in London and provides 1-1 evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice to her clients around the world. An avid recipe developer, Rohini is passionate about making delicious and nourishing plant-based meals. In her spare time, she volunteers as a cookery teacher at Made in Hackney, the UK's only plant-based cookery school and charity. Rohini leads communications at Plant-Based Health Professionals UK and is part of the Dietitian and Nutritionist Advisory Committee at Diet ID. Together with her mother, Dr Nitu Bajekal, ObGyn, Rohini co-authored Living PCOS Free: How to Regain Your Hormonal Health with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in 2022.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Dr Nitu Bajekal and Rohini Bajekal
      Series 3, 2022

      The role of nutrition in optimising men’s health

      • 9 November 2022
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      This Food Vitals webinar explored how a whole food, plant-based lifestyle can help prevent, manage, and reverse many common lifestyle-related diseases and improve quality of life. Dr Luke Wilson delved into key conditions that affect men, how they develop and how these are linked with poor nutrition. A panel discussion explored how GPs and other health professionals can support their male patients to prevent and even reverse many common health conditions affecting men through diet and lifestyle changes.

      Speakers:

      Dr Luke Wilson is a General Practitioner from Wellington, New Zealand, and is Board Certified by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Director at Doctors For Nutrition. He has experience helping hundreds of people transform their lives by adopting a whole foods plant-based lifestyle, particularly through his work on the BROAD Study.

      Ryan Alexander is co-founder & Managing Director of No Meat May, a growing global movement inspiring and supporting people to shift to a plant rich diet during May, and beyond.

      Ben Adusei is a Men's Health Trust New Zealand Ambassador and is on a mission to help change the face of men’s health. To support, educate, and create plans that are focused on personalisation, prevention, protection by being proactive and creating the environment that allows men to thrive.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Food Vitals 12
      Series 3, 2022

      Recovery from autoimmune disorders: the role of nutrition

      • 14 September 2022
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      This webinar explores how GPs and other health professionals can support their patients with autoimmune disorders to put this condition into remission through nutrition. Dr Brooke Goldner, MD, presents compelling information on the role of nutrition and autoimmunity.

      Speaker:

      Dr Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with honors for genetic research in leukemia and neurobiology, was a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was Chief Resident at UCLA-Harbor Residency, and is the sole autoimmune professor for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell University.

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Dr Brooke Goldner
      Series 3, 2022

      Type 2 Diabetes: reversal and weight loss

      • 13 July 2022
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      This webinar explores how GPs and other health professionals can support their patients with T2DM to put this condition into remission through nutrition. Dr. Neal Barnard (MD, FACC, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.) presents compelling research on nutrition and T2DM.

      Speaker:

      Dr Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

      CPD hours:

      This activity is approved for 2.5 CPD hours (Educational Activities) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2.5 PDP hours with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). CPD hours will be granted after reading the two short accompanying papers and completing a short quiz.

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Dr Neal Barnard
      Series 3, 2022

      Sustainable and healthy eating patterns: from evidence to action

      • 11 May 2022
      Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition

      In this Food Vitals webinar we explore the evidence around and benefits of eating for planetary and personal health, the role and importance of GPs in encouraging communities to shift towards healthy and sustainable diets, and learn skills and develop confidence to communicate to patients how to eat sustainably and improve their personal health.

      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

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Sustainable & Healthy Eating Patterns
      Series 2, 2021

      The best diet for health: evidence and practice

      • 26 July 2021
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      In this Food Vitals webinar Dr Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist and founder of Plant-based health professionals UK explores what the latest evidence shows is the best diet for health and how clinicians can better support patients and communities with healthier eating patterns.

      Speaker:

      Dr Shireen Kassam, MBBS, FRCPath, PhD

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      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

      In this Food Vitals webinar, Dr Alan Desmond, Consultant Gastroenterologist discusses the healthcare burden of colorectal cancer in high income countries including Australia and New Zealand and the roles that common dietary components play in influencing the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Dr Alan Desmond teaches us how to provide clear evidence-based diet and lifestyle advice to help patients and clients reduce their personal risk.

      Speaker:

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

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Nutrition and bowel cancer
      Series 2, 2021

      Nutrition and brain health: preventing cognitive decline

      • 11 May 2021
      Hosted by Doctors for Nutrition

      In this Food Vitals webinar, award-winning neurologists Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai join Hannah from Doctors For Nutrition to illuminate the steps to long term brain health, with a focus on nutrition. They answer the question: Is it possible to prevent and reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline? If so, what role does a healthy diet play and how can health professionals support patients to eat well?

      Speakers:

      Dr Dean Sherzai and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Nutrition and brain health
      Series 1, 2020

      Cardiovascular disease, nutrition and COVID-19

      • 16 December 2020
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      This recording is from the fourth and final "Food Vitals" webinar in Series 1, from Doctors For Nutrition, held in December 2020. In this session our panelists shared their expertise and experiences with cardiovascular disease, nutrition and COVID-19.

      Speakers:

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

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      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

      In this session of the Doctors For Nutrition "Food Vitals" webinar series, our panelists explored how whole food plant-based nutrition improves health outcomes for women and supports long term health in children.

      Speakers:

      Dr Gemma Newman, Dr Heleen (Roex) Haitjema, Dr Preeya Alexander and Deeni Betar-Young APD

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Women's health
      Series 1, 2020

      Inflammatory bowel disease and the gut microbiome

      • 10 November 2020
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      In this Doctors For Nutrition "Food Vitals" webinar, our speakers explored the evidence on nutrition in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and gut disorders, and a live Q&A.

      Speakers:

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

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Inflammatory bowel disease
      Series 1, 2020

      Evidence-based nutrition in healthcare

      • 24 September 2020
      Hosted by Doctors For Nutrition

      This webinar was the first in the Doctors For Nutrition “Food Vitals” series 1, providing a detailed exploration of the evidence for whole food plant-based nutrition, and a live Q&A.

      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

      Access:

      Given the digital nature and immediate accessibility of our on-demand webinars, all associated fees are non-refundable. Paid members will be able to access the webinar recordings for free. Please see our refund policy here.

      Evidence-based nutrition

      Other Events

      Live Webinar: What is lifestyle medicine?

      • 21 May 2024
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      Doctors For Nutrition’s webinar addresses the question: What is lifestyle medicine?

      In partnership with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), Doctors For Nutrition is excited to offer the certification pathway for physicians and healthcare professionals in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands to become an IBLM Diplomate (dipIBLM).

      Extending beyond the adoption of a whole food, plant-based eating pattern, Doctors For Nutrition also acknowledges the importance of the remaining five pillars of lifestyle medicine: physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection. These pillars play a crucial role in the effective prevention and management of chronic disease. The alignment between IBLM and Doctors For Nutrition reflects a shared vision of a world free from preventable disease, enabling everyone to thrive and live to their full potential.

      Learn more about the certification process here.

      Panelists
      Stephan Herzog - Executive Director, American & Internationals Boards of Lifestyle Medicine
      Dr Sam Gartland - GP & Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner
      Dr Catherine Gray - GP, Occupational & Lifestyle Medicine Physician

      Live webinar - Lifestyle medicine

      Live Webinar: Sustainability & Diet

      • 10 April 2024
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) are under review for the first time in a decade. Doctors For Nutrition has been actively contributing to the ADGs process over the past 18-months to drive a shift towards more plant-centric guidelines. 

      The need to update information in the ADGs on sustainable diets  (accessible, affordable and equitable diets with low environmental impacts) has been  identified as a high priority area by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), who are leading the review.

      In response, the NHMRC is establishing a Sustainability Working Group that will provide advice on the strength and quality of evidence about sustainability and diets to the ADGs Expert Committee.

      Doctors For Nutrition would like to invite our audience to hear what leading experts on sustainability have to say about:

      • how our current ADGs stack up
      • what unique hurdles Australia needs to overcome 
      • why our current dietary patterns cannot deliver on our sustainability goals

      The webinar will consist of a live panel discussion followed by a Q&A session where participants will have the opportunity to have their questions answered live by our panel of experts. 

      Sustainability and Diet

      ‘Dine with a Doc’ Dinner – Inspiring Sustainable Change

      • 11 June 2024
      Khu Khu Eatery, Snickel Lane, Auckland
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      A whole food plant-based diet has innumerable benefits for both human and planetary health. It has the potential to prevent, manage and even reverse many of the chronic diseases facing New Zealanders, and the rest of the Western world, today. Eating more whole plant foods reduces our carbon footprint and can be something everyone of us can do to mitigate climate change. With this in mind, why is it so challenging for people to adopt a whole food plant-based eating pattern?

      Our panel discussion will focus on the ways medical professionals can inspire their patients to sustainably switch to a plant-based diet. Our GPs will share success stories on patients who have experienced dramatic changes through embracing a new way of eating. We will also discuss how we can arm people with knowledge on why they should eat a more ‘climate-smart’ diet and therefore motivate change.

      Following the panel discussion we will host a Q&A session with the speakers.

      A healthy oil-free, plant-based dinner, curated by the chefs at Khu Khu Eatery, will be provided followed by networking opportunities with representatives from our plant-based community including local dietitians, specialists, GPs and medical students.

      Panelists
      Dr Mark Craig - GP
      Dr Mandy Bergstrom - GP
      Ben Eitelberg - Co-founder of ‘The Lentil Intervention’

      Join us for this informative, motivational and delicious evening!

      Ticket Cost: $60 plus booking fee

      Tickets are limited so book now!

      Dine with a Doc - Inspiring Change

      ‘Dine with a Doc’ Dinner

      • 13 January 2024
      Vegie Tribe, 34-36 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC
      Hosted by DOCTORS FOR NUTRITION

      Doctors For Nutrition are proud to host an exclusive event for one night only in Melbourne, the ‘Dine with a Doc’ dinner, featuring US plant-based Cardiologist, Prof. Kim Williams.

      Prof. Kim Williams will begin the evening with a presentation 'What's on Our Plate? Healthful vs. Unhealthful Eating Habits of Physicians' - outlining the results from a study co-authored by Prof. Williams and published in the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. This will be followed by a Q&A session. 

      This discussion will provide an opportunity to address ‘Barriers to Change’, exploring how to inspire people to adopt a whole food plant-based eating pattern. 

      A healthy plant-based dinner will be provided followed by networking opportunities with  representatives from our plant-based community including local dietitians, specialists, GPs and medical students.

      Dr. Kim A. Williams is professor of medicine and chair of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine. He has held prestigious positions at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he started the Urban Cardiology Initiative. Former President of the American College of Cardiology, Williams’s areas of interest include cardionephrology, cardionutrition, cardiorheumatology and preventive cardiology. He earned his bachelor of arts and M.D. degrees from University of Chicago, where he also completed fellowships in cardiology and nuclear medicine.

      Join us for this informative, motivational and delicious evening!

      Date: Saturday 13th January, 2024
      Time: 6pm - 9pm
      Location: Vegie Tribe, 34-36 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC
      Ticket Cost: $60 plus booking fee

      Tickets are limited so book now!

      'Dine with a Doc' - Kim Williams

      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 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 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 Aug 2019 - 8 Sep 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