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Nutrition in Healthcare MS Symposium with Dr Conor Kerley (dietitian)

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Ross House Association

247 Flinders Lane

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You are invited to be in the audience for the Melbourne Multiple Sclerosis ‘Nutrition In Healthcare Symposium’ with keynote presentation by international special guest: ★ Dr Conor Kerley PhD, BSC, H. DIP, MINDI (clinical dietitian and researcher from Ireland) ★ Plus local healthcare professionals and patient case studies.


★ DATE/TIME:
Thursday 14th December (evening symposium)
6pm arrival for catering // 6.30pm presentations commence // 8.30pm event concludes

★ LOCATION:
Ross House, 4th Floor, Hayden Raysmith Room 1, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia
(The room is wheelchair accessible via the lift.) Find on Google Maps

★ CATERING:
Optional add-on whole food plant-based (no oil, gluten-free) meal with ticket

★ COST:
✪ TICKET ONLY: $33 (+ bf) // DOOR PRICE: $40 (if available)
✪ TICKET + DINNER*: $49 (+ bf)
✪ CONCESSION TICKET: $25 (+ bf) // DOOR PRICE: $30 (if available)
✪ CONCESSION + DINNER*: $41 (+ bf)
*Dinner must be pre-ordered online.

This symposium is open to (and suitable for) attendance by both healthcare professionals and the general public.

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✪ Dr Conor Kerley will be presenting both on his personal story of being diagnosed with MS, and the latest scientific research and nutrition science pertaining to auto-immune disease development, progression and recovery. Conor will also share his insights on which diet is most optimal for health, and conclude with an audience Q&A (alongside Dr Malcolm Mackay and Corinne Nijjer).

✪ Learn about:
☆ Up-to-date research and evidence-based practice on the leading lifestyle factor to influence chronic disease outcomes.
☆ All-too-common auto-immune diseases and other ill-health conditions and how to reduce your risk (eg. Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac, Lupus, Psoriasis and more).
☆ How you can incorporate simple and sustainable nutrition upgrades into your lifestyle (and healthcare practice) that that may help improve outcomes for chronic disease.

✪ Hear from:
☆ Credentialled healthcare professionals who specialise in and are passionate about having the evidence-based knowledge of ‘nutrition as medicine’ in their tool kit.
☆ Patients who have utilised nutrition and lifestyle measures to alleviate their diseases and gone on to thrive.

✪ Experience:
☆ A welcoming atmosphere in accessible central city location.
☆ Networking time with colleagues and like-minded individuals and organisations.
☆ Attendance certificate for those wishing to apply for recognition of professional development hours.
☆ Delicious and filling whole food plant-based catering from Good Freakin Food.

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☆ WHAT IS AN AUTO-IMMUNE DISORDER? ☆
An auto-immune condition occurs when a person's immune system mistakenly attacks their own body - in the case of Multiple Sclerosis, the nervous system is affected. There are around 80 different autoimmune disorders ranging in severity from mild to disabling, depending on which system of the body is under attack and to what degree. (Source: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au)



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★ KEYNOTE PRESENTER BIO ★


DR CONOR KERLEY (PHD, BSC, H. DIP, MINDI) Clinical dietitian, Researcher.

Conor received his Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology and his PhD from University College Dublin. Conor has presented his award winning findings at multiple national and international nutrition and medical conferences. Conor’s research has been published in international peer-reviewed medical journals.

Conor has worked in several hospitals, universities and other institutions in Ireland and most recently in the United States. Conor served as chairperson of the Scientific and Research Steering Group of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (INDI) and is an active member of several professional societies including the INDI, Nutrition Society and The National Blood Pressure Council.

READ MORE ABOUT CONOR AND HIS RESEARCH IN HIS LATEST ARTICLES FOR THE T. COLIN CAMPBELL CENTRE FOR NUTRITION STUDIES ★:


http://nutritionstudies.org/multiple-sclerosis-and-plant-based-nutrition
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★ SUPPORTING PRESENTER BIO ★

Dr Malcolm Mackay – General Practitioner

Dr Malcolm Mackay has over 30 years of experience in medical practice. He works from Clinicare in Fitzroy, Melbourne and also provides Skype consultations for patients from other regions of Australia.

Dr Mackay has a special interest in preventing and managing chronic disease with nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He is co-author of a website providing information and resources for those interested in this approach and is active in social media. Malcolm and his nutritionist partner, Jenny host seminars and webinars and often speak at public and private events.

Education

  • BMBS – Flinders University (1984)

  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition – Deakin University (1993)

Additional training

  • Certificate of Sports Medicine

  • Hyperbaric Medicine Certificate

  • Certificate of Family Planning

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Australian Medical Association

  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

GP Affiliate, Monash University


★ PATIENT CASE STUDY PRESENTER BIO ★

Corinne Nijjer – Multiple Sclerosis

Corinne

Corinne spent most of her late teens and early twenties obese, exhausted, clinically depressed and living with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia. Then, when she was 24 she went numb down the right hand side of her face and arm. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and given two options: inject herself daily for the rest of her life, with no guarantees this would prevent future relapses; or ‘get sicker and sicker until she died’…

After 4 years toying with the options (and getting sicker and sicker), in 2008 Corinne woke up numb from the waist down. She was terrified, and knew she had to commit to taking action. She decided to try the path less travelled: a low fat, whole food, vegan diet. Since then, her life has completely transformed, and Corinne’s passion is now for spreading a message of HOPE to anyone who might need it. Corinne has a degree in Social Work and Education and she recently became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. You can find her podcast here


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