Healthier Lives Events
He ora te whakapiri:
Unleashing the potential of New Zealand life course research
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Register now at lifecourse.nz
Featuring keynote addresses by Professor Richie Poulton, leader of the Dunedin Study, and international speakers this symposium explores the future direction of life course research in New Zealand.
This event is jointly sponsored by the three health National Science Challenges; A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing Well.
Focus on Fibre and Food Monitoring
11 – 12 February 2019
Knox College, Dunedin
Please save the date for this symposium, which will focus on two vitally important and topical aspects of human nutrition and health: the role of dietary fibre in the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases; and the central role of food monitoring to inform health research and effective policy through understanding what New Zealanders eat.
Details of upcoming events are available through the Healthier Lives newsletter.
Screenplay Storytelling, 9 September 2018
Hosted by the New Zealand Young Writers Festival, Screenplay Storytelling featured I’m Still Here, a short documentary film about the role a unique gym plays in the rehabilitation of breast cancer survivors, produced and directed by Emma Schranz for her Master of Science Communication degree, jointly sponsored by Healthier Lives and the Cancer Society.
Hosted by the DIET Programme, INFORMAS and the BODE3 Programme and co-sponsored by Healthier Lives, Tackling Diet-related Disease in New Zealand – the need, the evidence, the priorities featured presentations and discussion on population diets in New Zealand and the priorities for action.
Co-hosted by the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, The global effort to tackle obesity and diabetes; Lessons from population approaches in Canada and the UK featured two members of the Healthier Lives International Science Advisory Panel; Professor Jeffery Reading, Canada, on Indigenous health systems governance in Canada and Professor Nick Wareham, UK, on Balancing individual and societal approaches to diabetes prevention.
Jointly hosted by the Cancer Society Otago and Southland, Cancer: Where we’re at… Research, therapy and access featured Professor Parry Guilford, Healthier Lives Deputy Director, on The Cause of Cancer – Genetics and how new drugs can target those genes as part of the Healthier Lives Seminar Series 2017-18.
Co-hosted with A Better Start National Science Challenge and Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? symposium brought together national and international experts in diabetes and obesity research, focusing on how preventive actions and treatments can make a difference to the rising tide of diabetes and obesity in New Zealand.
This public forum was about the wide-ranging impacts of sugar in our society. Renowned broadcaster, Kim Hill, chaired an expert panel and took questions from the audience to tease out what we really know about this complex and controversial topic
Healthier Lives Kōrero Tahi 2016 was an opportunity to hear about early research in the Healthier Lives Challenge. This was the first research symposium, held in Wellington on 18 October 2016. The aim of the event was to start or build on conversations with fellow researchers and stakeholders.