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

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ACADEMIC RESEARCH SEMINARS

2 July Thursday 12-1 pm Level 6 Seminar room CPC Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh
Brains vs. Brawn: Rethinking the Relationship between Mental Capacity and Muscle Power

7 July Tuesday 1-2 pm Level 6 Seminar room CPC Ms Yara Arafat
Transtheoretical model of change on medication adherence among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Qatar primary care setting

14 July Tuesday 1-2 pm Level 6 Seminar room CPC Dr Natalie Lister
Effects of dietary modification of sodium and potassium intake on vascular function

13 October Tuesday 12-1 pm Physics Lecture Theatre 5, Physics Building Professor Susan Jebb
Portion size and weight control: insights from new research and implications for policy and practice


ONLINE COURSES

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


SEMINARS

Brains vs. Brawn: Rethinking the Relationship between Mental Capacity and Muscle Power

Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh

Thursday 2 July 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: Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh is the John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Summary of talk
Maria conducted the first study of high intensity progressive resistance training in nonagenarians at HRCA, published in JAMA in 1990, and a larger trial of exercise and nutritional supplementation (the FICSIT Study), published in NEJM in 1994. These studies led to a paradigm shift in geriatric practice internationally, with the feasibility and efficacy of this novel mode of training demonstrated for the first time. They also led to a recognition that sarcopenia is a treatable condition in older adults, responsive to anabolic exercise to counteract the disuse atrophy and catabolism of aging, inactivity, and chronic diseases. She has conducted clinical trials of exercise and nutrition in peripheral vascular disease, depression, frailty, osteoporosis, heart failure, osteoarthritis, hip fracture, renal failure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, sarcopenia, malnutrition, and vitamin D deficiency.

About the presenter
Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, M.D., FRACP is a geriatrician, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in the USA and Australia, who has held the inaugural John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professorship, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney since 1999. Maria is also affiliated with the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University.

Maria received her BA at Stanford University, MD at UCSD, Internal Medicine training at BU, Geriatric Fellowship at UCLA, and has had continuing affiliations at the Jean Meyer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and IFAR/Hebrew SeniorLife since 1987. Her research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve health status and quality of life in older adults. She has had continuous substantial NIH funding from 1989-2004, and NH&MRC funding since 1999 when she moved to Australia, with a career total of over $40.3 million in grant funding. She has published extensively in the area of aging, exercise and nutrition, having authored/edited one book, authored over 175 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 100 peer-reviewed book chapters, position stands, and review articles.


Transtheoretical model of change on medication adherence among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Qatar

Yara Arafat

Tuesday 7 July 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: Ms Yara Arafat from Qatar University.

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Summary of talk
Ms Yara Arafat's research interests are outcomes research, medicines policy, and social administrative pharmacy with a particular interest in diabetes. She has conducted a systematic review in order to assess the use of the transtheoretical model on self-management activities in diabetic patients. In her current research project Yara is evaluating the effectiveness of the transtheoretical model on medication adherence in type 2 diabetic patients by measuring clinical and humanistic outcomes.

About the presenter
Yara Arafat is a Master’s student at the college of Pharmacy at Qatar University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo, Egypt, in 2013. Yara is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the PharmD department in Qatar University. She has worked with several PharmD Professors to try to optimize the pharmacy curriculum at the university.


Effects of dietary modification of sodium and potassium intake on vascular function

Fruit & veg

Tuesday 14 July 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 Natalie Lister from the Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School.

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Summary of talk
Observational evidence suggests dietary potassium is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk, but intervention studies are limited and less clear. Additionally, the effect of increasing potassium beyond normal intake particularly in an Australian setting, is yet to be established. Vascular function assessed as endothelial function and arterial stiffness can predict cardiovascular risk in healthy and high risk populations. The primary aim of this research was to determine the effects of dietary interventions that increase potassium intake on vascular function. The mitigating effect of dietary sodium intake is also examined.

About the presenter
Dr Natalie Lister recently started a post-doctoral position based at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She received a Bachelor of Health Science (Hons) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University. Natalie undertook her PhD at the University of South Australia titled “Effects of modification of dietary intake on vascular function”. Her research interests include obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction.


Portion size and weight control: insights from new research and implications for policy and practice

Professor Susan Jebb

Tuesday 13 October 2015 12:00–1:00 pm
FREE SEMINAR

Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 5 (also known as Lecture Room 5), Physics Building - A28, Physics Road, The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006 View map

Presenter: Professor Susan Jebb from the University of Oxford, UK.

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Summary of talk
Supersizing of food and drink is often cited as a root cause of obesity in the popular press and indeed, our recent Cochrane review shows clearly that larger portions do lead to overconsumption. But, there is a paucity of evidence of the effects of smaller portions and, given the asymmetry of appetite control, it is not possible to assume that smaller portions will inevitably constrain intake, especially in an environment where there is ad libitum access to food, with plentiful opportunities for compensation.

This presentation will include new research findings of the impact of smaller portions on perceptions of appetite, eating behaviour, gut hormone responses and ultimately energy intake. It will consider how lean and obese people perceive personal and social norms and how information on portion size is communicated to consumers. It will consider how the findings from experimental research can inform the implementation of ‘downsizing’ interventions in policy and practice.

About the presenter
Susan Jebb is Professor of Diet and Population Health in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, UK. She is a nutrition scientist whose research interests are focused on how what we eat affects the risk of gaining weight or becoming obese and the interventions that might be effective to help people lose weight or reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases. Susan has also conducted a series of randomised controlled trials to study the impact of dietary changes on the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In general, this work highlights that body weight is a more important risk factor for ill-health than differences in the nutritional composition of the diet. Susan has strong scientific collaborations with the Behaviour and Health Research unit at the University of Cambridge and the MRC Human Nutrition Research unit, where she was a Programme Leader for many years.

Susan is also very interested in how scientific evidence on diet is translated into policy and practice, by government, industry, the public health community and the media. She was the science advisor for the Foresight obesity report and subsequently chaired the cross-government Expert Advisory Group on obesity from 2007-11. Susan is now a member of the Public Health England Obesity Programme Board and she also Chairs the DH Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network, developing voluntary agreements with industry to improve the food environment. Susan is one of the Chairs of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committees and is actively involved in a number of events and media projects to engage the public in issues relating to diet and health. In 2008 Susan was awarded an OBE for services to public health. She is a Trustee and former Chair of the Association for the Study 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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For further information download the course brochure or visit the CEDD website