Evidence based Nutrition for Positive Aging

Healthcare workers, GPs, dieticians, nutritionists, homecare workers, residential home workers and all those involved in the care of adults and older adults are invited to attend a one-day symposium focused on nutrition in the older adult. Come to explore the current scientific research with international and national experts.

Presentations and speakers:

  • Influencing cancer risk by dietary means – Prof Hilary Powers, Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Lines to legumes and back again - Nutritional approaches to diabetes prevention and management during the past 100 years - Prof Jim Mann, Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago
  • Protein, aging and muscle maintenance – Prof David Cameron-Smith, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland
  • Nutrition and bone health – Prof Marlena Kruger and A/Prof Pamela von Hurst, Massey University
  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in relation to eating – Dr Kathy Peri, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • Malnutrition screening – A/Prof Carol Wham, College of Health, Massey University
  • Engaging consumers with long term conditions in self-management - Prof Nicolette Sheridan, School of Nursing, Massey University
  • Micronutrient intake in long term aged care – Sue MacDonell, Professional Practice Fellow, University of Otago
  • Overview of the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) – Dr Anna Miles, Faculty of Speech Science, Psychology, University of Auckland

Date: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Venue: Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre, Massey University, Albany, Auckland
Scheduled times: 08:45 – 16:30 (registration opens from 8:00am)

Registration (includes lunch and refreshments): - Early bird: $125 - Standard (from 1st April): $175 - Student (any institution): $75
Register Here: www.massey.ac.nz/nutritionsymposia

For further details contact: Owen Mugridge – 09 213 6650 - nutritionsymposia@massey.ac.nz