The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) is proud to announce the 4th International Conference on the Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare, to be held on 3rd and 4th May 2014 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Once again, the Preventative Health Flagship of CSIRO, and the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) are collaborating with ACNEM to present this event. We are also especially pleased to be holding the 2014 Conference in conjunction with the 8th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN).
The first three conferences were each a sell-out success with an average of 450 delegates in attendance. Invited speakers, VIPs, delegates, scientific abstract presenters and sponsors have all confirmed that this is a unique and world-class international meeting bringing together the medical, nutrition and scientific communities to explore the clinical application of the latest in nutritional, genetic and genomic science.
An impressive line-up of world experts, along with key public health, political and industry figures will be present to explore the conference themes and their inter-relationship.
We extend a warm invitation for you to join us at what will again be an informative, intellectually challenging and clinically significant event.
A/Prof Eugen Molodysky, President, ACNEM
Prof Michael Fenech, Research Group Leader, CSIRO
Dr Malcolm Riley, President Elect , NSA
Conference themes include:
- Endocrine and autoimmune disorders
- Cardiovascular disease
- Nutrigenetics & nutrigenomics
- Cancer risk factors
- Neurological and cognitive decline
- Scientific (abstracts) stream
From the convenors and scientific committee ...
Nutritional science, genetics and genomics, and their clinical application, hold the key to the underlying causes of illness and disease.
To further our understanding of human nutrition and function for optimal health, the conference themes will explore a range of common clinical topics, addressing the nutritional aspects of cell biochemistry, the relevant diagnostic investigations available and their clinical applications.
The endocrine stream will address some of the most pressing and pervasive preventable disorders in modern society; obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Other streams will cover cardiovascular disease, cancer risk factors and neurological decline, focusing on identifiable and modifiable factors in illness and disease. As part of our collaboration with the 8th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN), a concurrent workshop will explore the latest nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic research.
Each conference theme will be addressed in the plenary sessions as well as in the interactive 'workshop' style sessions. Each of the concurrent workshop sessions features a mix of scientists, researchers, medical doctors including GPs and specialists, and a medical doctor facilitating the Q&A and panel discussion at the end of each session. There is no need to pre-select the concurrent sessions you wish to attend. Delegates can choose the sessions of most interest to them on the day.
Who should attend?
- Medical Specialists
- General Practitioners
- Hospital Registrars
- Nurses and Practice Nurses
- Scientists & Researchers
- Healthcare professionals
Conference session formats include:
- Keynote lectures
- Interactive workshops
- Facilitated forum discussions
- Question and panel discussions
- Case histories and clinical scenarios
The Saturday conference program will be structured to provide an 'Active Learning Module' for GPs wishing to earn Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points, subject to approval. The Sunday program will be structured as a Category 2 activity. It is expected that RNZCGP MOPS points and ACRRM PDP points will also apply for this event. CPD/CME points for attending the conference will be available from many other professional bodies subject to application and providing your certificate of attendance and the conference program, to demonstrate relevance to your profession.
The conference also attracts credit points towards the ACNEM Certificate in NEM, Diploma in NEM and Fellowship in NEM qualifications.
Where and When
The conference will be held at the Outrigger Hotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 9am Saturday 3rd May to 5pm Sunday 4th May 2014.
Sponsors & supporting organisations
A limited number of sponsorship and exhibitor spaces will be available. Companies wishing to exhibit at the conference should express interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment. There are also opportunities for like-minded organisations to provide in-kind support and to participate in the conference. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct all enquiries to ACNEM:
Phone: +61 3 9597 0363
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