The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders

Upcoming events in the 2014 Boden Institute Academic Research Seminar Series

Online courses available


SEMINARS

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Obesity, sexuality and intimate relationships

Wednesday 5 November 12:00–1:00 pm
FREE SEMINAR

Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium - D17, Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road), The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006

Presenter: Professor Berit Heitmann from the Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Denmark

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Summary of presentation
Obesity is affecting major fractions of Western populations; it has increased dramatically over past decades and affects children, adolescents and adults. Obesity has several serious health consequences including those related to sexual health. Obesity also influences sexual maturation, mating, and reproduction, and may thus have profound consequences for sexuality, intimacy and psychosocial functioning. Among the young obesity leads to earlier menarche, as well as early development of breasts and pubic hair; among the adolescents body size influences dating and sexual experiences, and among obese adults assortative mating may be a consequence of, as well as the determinant of increased occurrence of obesity.

This lecture will cover obesity and its consequence for sexuality, intimate relationships, and psychosocial functioning from puberty to old age.

About the speaker
Professor Heitmann is Research Leader at the Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centre for Health and Society in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her major research interests include indentifying the determinants and consequences of obesity, with particular focus on the dietary determinants of obesity.


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How safe and effective are severe and intermittent fasting diets? Are they a passing and dangerous fad, or a valid solution for a growing proportion of us?

Thursday 6 November 12:00–1:00 pm
FREE SEMINAR

Venue: Level 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre - D17, Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road), The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006

Presenter: Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Charles Perkins Centre and the Boden Institute

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With a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Associate Professor Amanda Salis is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders. Her research into hypothalamic control of appetite, body weight and body composition aims to help more people to attain and maintain optimum body composition and metabolic health throughout life.

Amanda's translational research spans studies with transgenic mice to randomized controlled trials in humans. Her current research is funded by NHMRC project grants totalling over $2.4 million.


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Exercise strategies for body fat partitioning: Moving beyond weight loss

Thursday 20 November 12:00–1:00 pm
FREE SEMINAR

Venue: Level 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre - D17, Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road), The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006

Presenter: Ms Shelley Keating from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Boden Institute

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It is increasingly recognized that the location of excess adiposity is of greater importance than the total amount of excess fat in determining the adverse health effects of overweight and obesity, with increased deposition of abdominal fat, visceral adipose tissue, and intrahepatic lipid being particularly linked to adverse health consequences. Recent evidence suggests that exercise can reduce these ectopic fat deposits without clinically significant weight loss, however it is unclear which prescriptions are effective.

Shelley Keating is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist completing her PhD in exercise strategies targeting body fat reduction, independent of weight loss, with the Health Science faculty of the University of Sydney, in affiliation with the Boden Institute and the new Charles Perkins Centre. At this Boden Seminar, she will present her research findings in exercise for obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and also explore the efficacy of novel High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a time-efficient exercise strategy to increase fitness and lose body fat. Shelley’s research into HIIT has recently been widely circulated in national and international print media. Her seminar will also present methods for controlling potentially confounding variables in exercise-based randomized controlled trials.


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ONLINE COURSES

Diagnosing, Managing and Assessing Eating Disorders – an online course for health professionals

Who is this course for?

General and mental health professionals including GPs, Psychologists, Nurses, Dietitians, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Counsellors

Who runs the course?

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD) as part of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders

Level of assumed knowledge

The course is open to all interested health professionals

Course overview

This course covers:

  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Assessment
  • Preparation for Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches
  • Management

Course duration

Each of the 5 core modules contain 3.5 hours of learning so 17.5 hours in total

How is the course assessed?

Online quizzes at the end of each module

Method of delivery

The course is delivered online and registered participants will have 6 months to complete the course

Course cost

$195 Australian Professionals
$295 Overseas Professionals
10% discount for organisations registering 10 or more participants

Course dates

The course is self-directed learning and participants have 6 months from registration to complete it

Is this course accredited for CME points?

This course has been accredited as professional development training by the ACMHN (up to 18 points), the RACGP (2 category 2 points for each hour completed) and the Australian Counselling Association (34 points). Accreditation has been recently requested and is pending for the RCNA and ACRRM

Can this course contribute to an academic degree?

No

HOW TO REGISTER

To register click here

Contacts and further information

Shandra Coppard
CEDD Administration Manager
T: 02 8587 0203
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Adrienne O'Dell
Project Coordinator
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For further information download the course brochure or visit the CEDD website