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ANA Conference 2017 eUpdate: November 2016

Wednesday, November 02, 2016   Posted in: Conferences By: Administrator With tags: physical activity, nutrition, conferences

In this conference e-update we are delighted to announce our keynote speakers and our latest sponsors.

Plus, there are only 24 days till abstract submissions close!

Deadline for abstract submissions is 25th November

Why submit an abstract?

  • Get your hot topic on the conference agenda by presenting an abstract.
  • Presenting is a great way to forge new partnerships with likeminded people working on similar issues.
  • Your work is great, you are smart, and people want to hear what you have to say.

Find out more about submitting an abstract for the ANA Conference 2017.

Keynote speaker: Professor Boyd Swinburn

Boyd Swinburn is the professor of population nutrition and global health at the University of Auckland and Alfred Deakin professor and co-director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is also co-chair of world obesity policy and prevention section (formerly International Obesity Task Force).

His major research interests are centred on community and policy actions to prevent childhood and adolescent obesity, and reduce, what he has coined, ‘obesogenic’ environments. He is currently leading an initiative ( to monitor and benchmark food environments internationally. He has over 350 publications related to obesity, led two Lancet Series on obesity and co-chairs the Lancet commission on obesity. He has been an advisor on many government committees, WHO consultations, and large scientific studies internationally.

Keynote speaker: Professor Fiona Bull

Professor Fiona Bull is director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health (CBEH), at the University of Western Australia and president of International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). She has 20 years of experience in public health with a focus on prevention of chronic disease and specifically lifestyle related risk factors including physical inactivity.

Her research and public health work extends across both developed and developing countries and she has extensive national and international research collaborations and ongoing work with the World Health Organisation. To date, Professor Bull has over 150 scientific publications, book chapters and reports, and research funding of $16 million. Outputs of her research have informed local, national and global policy and practice.

Visit the 2017 Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Conference website.

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