Food Vitals 

webinars

Doctors For Nutrition's free ‘Food Vitals’ webinars feature expert presenters on the crucial role of diet in preventing and treating disease. Each interactive session provides the opportunity to learn from our speakers' extensive nutrition knowledge and clinical experience. Register for an upcoming webinar and access recordings via the links below.

 

Food Vitals - plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of disease

Series 3, August–November 2021 (details TBA)

 
 

Nutrition and brain health: Preventing cognitive decline

Tuesday 11 May 2021

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Speakers  Dr Ayesha Sherzai and Dr Dean Sherzai

Host  Hannah O'Malley, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Tuesday 11 May 2021
Time 12 - 1:30 PM AEST
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

Backed by years of research, Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai have devoted their careers to exploring the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.


During this webinar designed for doctors and other health professionals, Team Sherzai will illuminate the steps to long term brain health, with a focus on nutrition. They will 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?


Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and will come away with a sharpened understanding of how to reduce risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Speaker bios

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Dr Dean Sherzai

MD, PhD, MPH, MAS

Dr Dean Sherzai is a behavioral neurologist / neuroscientist whose entire life has been dedicated to behavioral change models at the community and population level. He has revolutionized the world of public health nationally and internationally. Dean finished his medical and neurology residencies at Georgetown University with a subsequent fellowship in neurodegenerative diseases at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a second fellowship in Dementia and Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds two master’s Degrees; in advanced sciences at UCSD and in lifestyle epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He has received a PhD in Healthcare leadership focused on community empowerment from Loma Linda/Andrews University. Finally, he completed the executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. His vision has always been to revolutionize healthcare by empowering communities to take control of their own health.

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Dr Ayesha Sherzai

MD, MAS

Dr Ayesha Sherzai finished two residencies at Loma Linda University; preventive medicine and neurology. She also holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD. Subsequent to completing her residency Dr. Sherzai completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University, and is currently enrolled to finish a PhD in women’s leadership. Knowing the importance of empowering her patients, and their communities Ayesha completed an extensive culinary training program and now teaches large populations how to make tasty, easy, and healthy food for their brain health.

 

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

Wednesday 30 June 2021

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

Host  Hannah O'Malley, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Wednesday 30 June 2021
Time 6.30pm-7.45pm AEST
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

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Details & registration coming soon
 

The best diet for health: evidence and practice

Monday 26 July 2021

Speaker  Dr Shireen Kassam, MBBS, FRCPath, PhD

Host  Hannah O'Malley, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Monday 26 July 2021
Time 6.30pm-7.45pm AEST
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

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Details & registration coming soon
 

Evidence-based nutrition in healthcare • 24 September 2020 

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Speakers Dr Adrian Griscti, MBBS, FACRRM, FASLM; Emma Strutt APD, FASLM; Drew Harrisberg, Exercise Physiologist and athlete thriving with type 1 diabetes

Host Dr Libby Forsyth, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Thursday 24 September 2020
Time 6:30 - 7:30 PM AEST
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

 

Women's health and the best start for kids • 8 December 2020 

Food Vitals 3 | Women's Health and kids.

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

Host Dr Libby Forsyth, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Tuesday 8 December 2020
Time 8:00 PM – 9:10 PM AEDT
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

Inflammatory bowel disease and the gut microbiome • 10 November 2020 

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Speakers  Dr Alan Desmond, Angela Genoni PhD, Dr Alyce Churchill 

Host Dr Libby Forsyth, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Tuesday 10 November 2020
Time 7:30 - 8:40 PM AEDT
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

 
 

Cardiovascular disease, nutrition and COVID-19 • 16 December 2020 

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

Host Dr Libby Forsyth, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Wednesday 16 December 2020
Time 7:30 - 8:40 PM AEDT
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

 
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