The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders
2013 Events and Courses Archive
Associations between modifiable lifestyle behaviours with obesity, blood pressure and retinal vessels
Thursday 4 April 2013
Associations between modifiable lifestyle behaviours with obesity, blood pressure and retinal vessels by Dr Bamini Gopinath, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute. One of Bamini's key research interests has been assessing the lifestyle determinants (physical activity, diet and screen time) of obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, and associated adverse changes to the retinal microvasculature, particularly in children and adolescents.
The Sydney Childhood Eye Study is a large community-based sample of children aged 6 and 12 at baseline who were followed over a period of 5 years. Prospective associations between poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive screen time with obesity, elevated blood pressure, and changes to the retinal vessels were examined. The adverse effects of soft drink consumption, high-glycemic index of foods consumed, reduced time spent in physical activity and excessive TV viewing on various health outcomes were shown in this cohort of schoolchildren.
Diabetes in the Pacific Islands: Reasons and remedies
Thursday 21 March 2013
Diabetes in the Pacific Islands: Reasons and remedies by Dr Si Thu Win Tin from the Boden Institute. Si is a physician and specialises in public health. He has worked as a Public Health Physician in the humanitarian aid organisations such as World Vision International and Aide Medicale Internationale in South East Asia.
He was the Director of Public Health for the Ministry of Health Government of Nauru and then worked as Non Communicable Diseases Adviser for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, providing technical assistance to Pacific Islands Countries and Territories. Si has experience in international public health, especially in non-communicable diseases program management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He is also involved in the clinical care, training and research work in a wide range of public health programs.
Are we making progress on obesity?
Thursday 7 March 2013
Are we making progress on obesity? by Associate Professor Timothy Gill, Principal Research Fellow and Scientific Programs Manager at the Boden Institute, Regional Co-ordinator for the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in the Asia-Pacific and Executive Officer for the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society. Tim has wide experience as an academic and within government departments and health agencies. He has authored several key reports on obesity for State and Federal Government departments as well as national and international agencies and has served on a number of World Health Organization expert committees on obesity and chronic disease.
Anabolic exercise and optimal aging: Size does matter
Thursday 21 February 2013
Anabolic exercise and optimal aging: Size does matter by Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh from the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science. Maria is a geriatrician whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of geriatric medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve quality of life for the aged. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in the USA. Maria is currently licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, USA as well as New South Wales, Australia.
The effects of 8-week 40% overfeeding on metabolic health and adipose tissue dysfunction
Thursday 7 February 2013
The effects of 8-week 40% overfeeding on metabolic health and adipose tissue dysfunction by Dr Charmaine Tam from the Charles Perkins Centre. Charmaine is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the Behavior and Ecology Group in the School of Biological Sciences and an Honorary Associate of the Boden Institute. Her broad research areas are inflammation and extracellular matrix remodeling in adipose tissue, understanding the mechanisms behind bariatric surgery and explorations of a lean tissue mass signal driving protein intake.
2012 Events and Courses Archive
Class C G-protein coupled receptors as protein sensors (the science behind the high protein diet)
Thursday 15 November 2012
G-protein coupled receptors as protein sensors (the science behind the high protein diet) by Professor Arthur Conigrave from the School of Molecular Bioscience. Professor Conigrave is a leading authority on the molecular mechanisms that underlie nutrient-sensing, especially sensing of L-amino acids in cellular and whole body responses to dietary protein.
Research priorities for Non-Communicable Disease prevention and climate change: Results of an International Delphi Survey
Thursday 1 November 2012
Research priorities for Non-Communicable Disease prevention and climate change: Results of an International Delphi Survey
by Dr Sinead Boylan from the Boden Institute. Her primary role is to help develop, monitor and analyse the national health survey in Brunei and she is also involved in other research fields such as obesity, consumer communication, food security and sustainability.
Health and Social Harms of Mining: Spotlight on the Hunter
Monday 29 October 2012
Health and Social Harms of Mining: Spotlight on the Hunter: presenters include Professor Stephen Simpson, Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, Professor Ian Olver AM, CEO of the Australian Cancer Council, Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, Director of the Health and Sustainability Unit at the Boden Institute and principal author of the report, and Mark Ogge from Beyond Zero Emissions.
An early obesity intervention trial – Healthy Beginnings Trial: the journey from the beginning
Thursday 25 October 2012
An early obesity intervention trial – Healthy Beginnings Trial: the journey from the beginning by Dr Li Ming Wen from the South Western Sydney & Sydney Local Health Districts.
Current global non-communicable disease policy from New York to Rio
Thursday 13 September 2012
Current global non-communicable disease policy from New York to Rio by Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Director of the Health and Sustainability Unit at the Boden Institute.
Food preferences and obesity
Thursday 30 August 2012
Food preferences and obesity by Dr John Prescott from TasteMatters Research & Consulting, a researcher in the human perception of taste, smell and oral tactile sensations with a special interest in how food preferences arise.
Lipids in skeletal muscle
Thursday 16 August 2012
Lipids in skeletal muscle by Dr Hoy, from the Discipline of Physiology in the School of Medical Sciences, holds an NHMRC Biomedical Australia Training Fellowship and also an Honorary Associate position with the Boden Institute.
Oral and small intestinal sensitivity to fats in lean and obese humans: Implications for energy intake regulation in obesity
Thursday 2 August 2012
Oral and small intestinal sensitivity to fats in lean and obese humans: Implications for energy intake regulation in obesity by Dr Radhika Seimon, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Boden Institute where she is primarily running a clinical trial looking at the effects of very low calorie diets versus conventional diets on body composition.
Improved strategies for attaining and maintaining an optimum body weight
Thursday 19 July 2012
Improved strategies for attaining and maintaining an optimum body weight by Associate Professor Amanda Sainsbury-Salis, who leads a research team at the Boden Institute that aims to help people to attain and maintain an optimum body weight and composition.
Differing aspects of obesity: Lessons from locusts and from Korea
Monday 9 July 2012
Differing aspects of obesity: Lessons from locusts and from Korea by Dr Namson Lau, an endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool Hospitals, and in-house Medical Officer for the Boden Institute's Clinical Trials Unit.
Resistant starch dose dependently reduces adiposity in obesity-prone and obesity-resistant rats
Tuesday 3 July 2012
Resistant starch dose dependently reduces adiposity in obesity-prone and obesity-resistant rats by Dr Damien Belobrajdic, a Research Scientist in the CSIRO Food Futures Flagship, who is interested in the role of wholegrains and dietary fibre on reducing the development of metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
Clinical Research in China: Present and Future
Thursday 21 June 2012
Clinical Research in China: Present and Future by Professor Yanfang Wang, Assistant Director of the Peking University Clinical Research Institute (PUCRI), a comprehensive research centre for all clinical research in the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC).
Towards therapeutic engineering of the gut microbiota – they are what you eat
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Towards therapeutic engineering of the gut microbiota – they are what you eat by Associate Professor Andrew Holmes, a microbial ecologist in the School of Molecular Biosciences, with expertise in the description of microbial communities, and the linkage between the microbial communities in the gut and health.
Fetal growth, omega-3, and cardiovascular disease
Thursday 17 May 2012
Fetal growth, omega-3, and cardiovascular disease by Dr Michael Skilton, from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders.
Is the weight worth it? Results from a weight loss intervention on pregnancy rates
Thursday 26 April 2012
Is the weight worth it? Results from a weight loss intervention on pregnancy rates by Dr Kyra Sim, from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders.
Prevention of obesity - individualized approaches or food taxation?
12 March 2012 SEMINAR
Prevention of obesity - individualized approaches or food taxation? by our distinguished visitor, Professor Berit Heitmann, a research leader at the Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Evidence based revision of management in obese people with osteoarthritis - the Copenhagen Cartilage and Osteoarthritis trial
28 February 2012 SEMINAR
Evidence based revision of management in obese people with osteoarthritis - the Copenhagen Cartilage and Osteoarthritis trial by Anthony Leeds, Visiting Senior Fellow, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the University of Surrey | Visiting Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, the University of Copenhagen | Medical Director, the Cambridge Weight Plan
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2011 Events and Courses Archive
13 December 2011 SEMINAR "The changing face of International Nutrition Work" by Adjunct Professor Ian Darnton-Hill, from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders.
9 December 2011 Free talk and Q & A "Dietary interventions to tackle obesity" a one hour research talk (including questions) by Dr Susan Jebb, Head of Nutrition & Health, Medical Research Council University of Cambridge, UK. Download the flyer.
7 December 2011 SEMINAR "Developing an obesity strategy for England" by Dr Susan Jebb, Head of Nutrition & Health, Medical Research Council University of Cambridge, UK follwed by, "Obesity policy from the Australian perspective" a related talk by Associate Professor Timothy Gill, Principal Research Fellow and Scientific Programs Manager at the Boden Institute. For information download the flyer
25 October 2011 SEMINAR “Reducing Child Obesity by Dietary Interventions During Pregnancy” by Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, Professor of Human Nutrition, School of Molecular Bioscience and the Boden Institute
18 October 2011 HALF-DAY SYMPOSIUM “The Dietary Guideline on Sugar: Science or Dogma?” presented by the Boden Institute and the Sydney University Nutrition Research Foundation. Sugar Symposium flyer (pdf) Presentations available:
- The metabolism of carbohydrates: implications for health (.ppt) A/Professor Janine Higgins, Nutrition Research Director, The Children’s Hospital Denver and University of Colorado)
- A model for discriminating between carbohydrate-rich foods (PDF) Mr Bill Shrapnel, Director, Shrapnel Nutrition Consulting, and Councillor, Sydney University Nutrition Research Foundation
- Diet, fluoride and dental caries (ppt) A/Professor Wendell Evans, Head of Discipline, Community Oral Health and Epidemiology, The University of Sydney
- ‘Limit foods and drinks with added sugar’: the YES case (.ppt) A/Professor Tim Gill, Principal Research Fellow, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, The University of Sydney
- ‘Limit foods and drinks with added sugar’: the NO case (.ppt) Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, The University of Sydney
- Understanding consumer behaviour (PDF) Mr Neer Korn, Social Researcher, The Korn Group
27 September 2011 SEMINAR “Outcomes of the Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program – Should Governments invest in Diabetes Prevention Programs?” by Philip Vita, Director of the Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program at the Boden Institute
19-20 July 2011 COURSE “Diabetes and Obesity Management and Prevention” The Boden Institute presented this course to 38 visiting physicians from China, sponsored by Novo Nordisk. Program (PDF)
5-6 April 2011 COURSE “The ‘How’ of Obesity Management” The Boden Institute and Metabolism and Obesity Services (RPAH) presented this course to 85 health professionals. Program (PDF)