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11 October 20166.00pm - 7.30pm
What is obesity, and why should we care about its impact on our young people? Can obesity be prevented? For World Obesity Day 2016 join us for a Sydney Ideas, Westmead event with a panel of clinicians, scientists and health promotion experts discussing these important questions.
17 October 201612.00am - 4.00pm
Twins can help researchers from all disciplines disentangle the roles of the environment on health and disease. This introductory workshop will outline how studies involving twins provide insights into why people differ in health, education, economics and social outcomes.
25 October 201612.00am - 1.00pm
Effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on vascular and metabolic outcomes in humans. Is ageing an effect modifier?
Inorganic nitrate is abundant in several foods, such as green leafy and root vegetables, and it has been linked to the beneficial effects of vegetarian diets and healthy dietary patterns on cardiovascular health.
27 October 20166.00pm - 7.30pm
How can today’s research inform tomorrow’s public policy, drive technological innovation and inspire our creative sectors? For this special forum we bring together diverse voices from the fields of biology, politics, food security and energy production, and ask them to project into the future.
1 November 20169.00am - 5.00pm
Governing Food Conference co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre, explores the role of law, regulation, and policy in promoting food security and safety, as well as in improving nutrition and preventing obesity and non-communicable diseases.
5 November 20169.00am - 3.00pm
For too long our traditional approaches to nutrition in Australia have failed to deliver the desired outcomes. Two thirds of us are obese or overweight. Many are on fad diets that don’t work and may even be harmful. Others try unsuccessfully to follow official dietary guidelines. Why is it so hard?
27 April 20179.00am - 5.00pm
SAVE THE DATE: 27-28 April 2017 for the 2nd Australian Biology of Ageing Conference to be held at the Charles Perkins Centre