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

Upcoming events in the 2015 Boden Institute Academic Research Seminar Series

19 May Tuesday 1-2 pm Level 6 Seminar room CPC
Diabetes mellitus / obesity: current situation in Hong Kong - a model reflecting South East Asia
Dr Athena Ka-Yuen Lock


4 June Thursday 12-1 pm Level 6 Seminar room CPC
The DIABEGG study – the effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with diabetes
Dr Nick Fuller


Online courses available

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


SEMINARS

Diabetes mellitus / obesity: current situation in Hong Kong - a model reflecting South East Asia

Tuesday 19 May 2015 1:00–2:00 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 View map

Presenter: Dr Athena Ka-Yuen Lock is an endocrinologist from the Tseung Kwan O Hospital in Hong Kong.

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Summary of talk
Once considered a disease of the West, type 2 diabetes is now a global health hazard. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), approximately 285 million people suffer from diabetes in 2010, and this figure is expected to increase to 439 million by 2030. Of note, diabetes is spreading more rapidly in Asia than anywhere else in the world and more than 60% of the world's population with diabetes is of Asian origin. In view of its high prevalence, it is important to know how T2DM differs in Asians when compared to Caucasians (the so-called Asian phenotypes).

In this presentation, Athena will discuss these issues in terms of epidemiology, risk factors and complications.
Despite their smaller body build, Asians tend to accumulate more body fat and develop cardiovascular risk factors at a lower body weight/ smaller waist circumference than Caucasians. In light of such ethnic differences, both the World Health Organization (WHO) and IDF have adopted a different definition of overweight and obesity for Asians. Moreover, the selection criteria for bariatric/ metabolic surgery are also different.

About the presenter
Athena is an endocrinologist from Hong Kong. She practices full-time in the Department of Medicine at the Tseung Kwan O Hospital. Athena actively participates in a number of local academic organizations including Diabetes Hong Kong, Hong Kong Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Reproduction. Her special interest lies in studying the interaction between T2DM and obesity.


The DIABEGG study – the effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with diabetes

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Thursday 4 June 2015 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 View map

Presenter: Dr Nick Fuller is a Research Fellow in the Boden Institute at the University of Sydney.

Summary of talk
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. Therefore, interventions to manage T2DM and its complications are a priority. Despite the positive nutritional value of eggs, there is a negative perception toward egg consumption for people with T2DM. A number of epidemiological studies indicate that high egg consumption, though not associated with adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in the general population, may be associated with worse CVD outcomes in people with T2DM. However, the findings in such studies are affected by many confounding factors. For example, at the time that these epidemiological studies were being conducted, a public health campaign was advising people to limit their cholesterol intake, including their consumption of eggs. Individuals consuming more than six eggs per week at that time may have been less likely to be following healthy dietary and lifestyle advice in general. Currently, guidelines differ between countries regarding egg consumption and total dietary cholesterol intake. This study addresses the lack of good quality prospective data on the effects of high egg consumption in people with T2DM.

About the presenter
Dr Nick Fuller's background is in exercise physiology, nutrition and health economics. His PhD was completed on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of obesity treatment programmes for adults, whereby he received the Peter Bancroft Award for his efforts. He has an impressive publication record at this early stage of his career with several lead author publications in high impact journals. His work has looked at nutritional and medical interventions for obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, shared care approaches between general practitioners and commercial weight loss providers, and the effects on appetite hormones with weight loss. Nick has developed a growing international reputation in the field of obesity.


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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 3 months to complete the course

Course cost

  • Australia - AUD$280
  • International – AUD$280
  • One Month Extension – AUD$50

Course dates

The course is self-directed learning and participants have 3 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

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