Prevention of Chronic Diseases Forum

Event Information:

About The Event:
  • Event Start Date: 23/03/2018
  • Event Start Time: 9:00 am
  • Event End Time: 4:30 pm
  • Location: AMREP Lecture Theatre
    The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne
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The Prevention of Chronic Diseases Forum from the ADMA is aimed at promoting and improving prevention strategies for patients with chronic disease. It will explore the effects of nutrition, physical activity, meditation, dance therapy, music therapy and digital health interventions for prevention and mental health.


Confirmed Speakers

Review of Local Government Health and Wellbeing Plans and Priorities
Anthony Alindogan, Research and Evaluation Officer, LaTrobe Community Health Service, VIC
Food Allergies
Prof Katie Allen, Director, Centre for Food and Allergy Research (NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC
Prevention and Population Health Initiatives for Victoria
Dr Bruce Bolam, Chief Preventive Health Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, VIC
A Digital Tool for Perinatal depression
Emma Green, Project Lead, Mummatters, Health Content Solutions, Bupa Australia and New Zealand
Mindstep – A Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Depression
Prof Nancy Huang, Remedy Healthcare
Meditation as Part of Patient Management
Dr Daniel Lewis, Rheumatologist, Lewis Wellbeing Institute, Monash University, VIC
Digital solutions to enhance self-management of cardiovascular disease: Towards a digital platform
Prof Ralph Maddison, Professor in Physical Activity & Disease Prevention, Deakin University, VIC
Dance Classes and Parkinson’s Disease
Prof Meg Morris, Latrobe University
Music Therapy
Dr Emma O’Brien, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Digital and Telephone Interventions for Preventive Healthcare
Prof Brian Oldenburg, Chair of Non-Communicable Disease Control and Director of the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne Scool of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, VIC
Nutrition and Mental Health
Dr Tetyana Rocks, Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT SRC, Deakin University, VIC
Exercise and the Older Person
Assoc Prof Ben Smith, Senior Lecturer, Health Science, Monash University, VIC

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