The Minister of Health, Hon Dr David Clark will deliver an opening address, followed by presentations from Professor Jeff Reading (Canada) and Professor Nick Wareham (UK). The talks will include research on gene-environment interactions, social determinants of obesity, strategies for prevention of diabetes, and life-course approaches within indigenous communities.
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Meet our speakers
Professor Jeff Reading
Jeff Reading is the inaugural British Columbia First Nations Health Authority Heart Health and Wellness Chair at St. Paul’s Hospital, and leads the Indigenous, Health, Education, Access, Research and Training Centre (I-HEART) to help promote solutions to improve health and well-being.
Professor Reading has served as inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2008) and currently chairs the Indigenous peer review committee cluster. His broad interests include all aspects of First Nations health and well-being and community engaged research.
Professor Nick Wareham
Nick Wareham is Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit and co-Director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge in which he leads a programme on the aetiology of diabetes and related metabolic disorders.
Professor Wareham is also Director of the UKCRC Centre of Public Health Research Excellence in Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the lead for the Cambridge BRC theme in Diet, Nutrition and Lifestyle. He is an Honorary Consultant with Addenbrooke’s and Public Health England.
|Date||Friday, 23 February 2018|
|Time||3:30pm - 5:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Dunedin Public Art Gallery|
|Contact Name||Dr Cherie Stayner|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 470 9102|