The future is Now: Transform your Practice for the Changing Face of Disease in NZ Event as iCalendar

31 August 2018

8:30am - 4pm

Venue: Kohia Centre,University of Auckland

Location: Empsom Ave, Epsom, Auckland

Host: Healthy Start Workforce Project

Cost: $149

Contact email: info@healthystartworkforce.org.nz

Website: www.healthystartworkforce.org.nz

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The future is now: Transform your practice for the changing face of disease in NZ


A one-day seminar for health practitioners which explores how the path for chronic disease is laid down in early life and how practitioners can support clients to make lasting lifestyle behaviour change for better health.

 

New Zealand is in the midst of a disease revolution and health practitioners are at the front line.

How ready are you to deal with the epidemiological transition sweeping our nation that has seen chronic lifestyle disorders, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, rise at alarming rates?

Join us for a one-day seminar which will explore the development of lifestyle disease in early life; the need for health practitioners to change focus in order to treat it; and the development of practical skills to support clients to make lasting lifestyle behaviour change.

This interactive forum will provide you with the tools to become an agent of change so that you can better support clients and patients with chronic lifestyle disorders.

We bring you a range of renowned and talented speakers and practitioners from the University of Auckland:

 

  • The epidemiological transition in New Zealand

Professor Wayne Cutfield will set the scene by examining the epidemiological transition in New Zealand and the development of the “diabesity epidemic”. He will talk about how a new approach is needed to address the changing face of disease in New Zealand.

 

  • The scene for lifestyle disease is set in early life

Professor Mark Vickers will explore the critical window of the first 1,000 days and how it sets the scene for the development of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease across the lifespan. He’ll explain how interventions prior to conception, during pregnancy and in early life have the potential to dramatically alter the pathway for chronic disease later in life.

 

  • A revolution for the traditional healthcare model

Dr Anna Serlachius is a health psychologist who will discuss the need for a transformation in our healthcare model to more effectively deal with the changing face of disease in New Zealand. She will explore how our traditional practice, which is focused on treating infectious disease, cannot meet the needs of a population suffering with chronic lifestyle disease.

 

  • Healthy Conversation Skills workshop

Susan Miller and Mary Cavanagh will lead a Healthy Conversation Skills workshop which gives practitioners tools to more effectively support clients needing to make lifestyle behaviour change for long-term health. Healthy Conversation Skills incorporates a range of behaviour change tools and techniques which it’s possible to introduce at any contact. These skills equip health practitioners to become agents of change.

 

This seminar qualitifes for seven professional development hours for midwives.

Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided.

 

Register for this seminar now and become a more informed, engaged and effective health practitioner.

 

Speakers:

Professor Wayne Cutfield is a Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland. He leads clinical research looking at how environmental influences in early life can affect childhood growth and development and potentially lead to chronic conditions in adult life.

He is also the Director of the National Science Challenge: A Better Start - a cross-institution research programme looking at better ways to predict, prevent and treat obesity, learning and mental health problems in children and teenagers.

Professor Mark Vickers is Associate Director–Academic at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland. His primary interest is in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) , with a particular focus on the association between poor maternal nutrition and the development of obesity andcardiometabolic disorders in offspring in later life.

Dr Anna Serlachius is a health psychologist at the University of Auckland. She specialises in the areas of self-management in chronic illness, stress, cardio-metabolic health. She uses a life course approach to understanding chronic disease.


Susan Miller is the project lead for the Healthy Start Workforce Project and a facilitator for Healthy Conversation Skills. She’s passionate about supporting medical practitioners to become agents of change.


Mary Cavanagh is the project manager for the Healthy Start Workforce Project and a facilitator for Healthy Conversation Skills. She’s passionate about creating a healthier and more active New Z