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Nutrition Symposium Dr Neal Barnard (USA) + Movie + Dinner!

Nutrition Symposium Dr Neal Barnard (USA) + Movie + Dinner!

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  • Tue 19 Feb, 6:00pm – 10:00pm


University of Otago - Wellington Campus, 23a Mein St, Newtown, Wellington


All Ages

An inspiring evening of nutrition presentations from Dr Neal Barnard (USA) + other healthcare experts. Includes the NZ premiere of Code Blue.

You are warmly invited to join Doctors For Nutrition for our first New Zealand event! The Wellington Nutrition Symposium and NZ premiere of the highly anticipated documentary 'Code Blue' will be held on the evening of Tuesday February 19 with international keynote speakers:
- Dr Neal Barnard, M.D. (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, USA)
- Dr. Scott Stoll, M.D (The Plantrician Project, USA) plus local NZ and Australian presenters.

Early-bird tickets on sale until Tuesday, February 12!

Symposium Focus Topics:
- The latest evidence on the compelling reasons to switch to a whole food plant-based diet.
- Why it's time to ditch dairy for your health.
- How what you eat affects more than just your own personal wellbeing.

5.30pm-6.15pm: Registrations & Catering
6.15pm: Opening Address
6.30pm: Dr Scott Stoll
7.15pm: Dr Neal Barnard
8.00pm: Break & Catering
8.15pm: Code Blue NZ Premiere Screening
10.00pm: event concludes
(*running order may be subject to change)

Opening Address Presenters:
- Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema MD, paediatrician (Doctors For Nutrition, Australia)
- Dr Luke Wilson MD, general practitioner (Doctors For Nutrition, New Zealand)
- Dr Juliette Roex MD (Doctors For Nutrition, Australia)

This is a not-for-profit event hosted by the Australian registered health-promotion charity www.DoctorsForNutrition.org.

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

Continuing Professional Development:
Upon request, attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance (outlining contact hours and topics). This may be used to self-claim CPD points.

Healthy, hearty, whole food plant-based catering. (Note: Catering to be pre-ordered separately at time of booking.)
A welcoming atmosphere in a centrally located, quality venue.
Networking time with colleagues and like-minded individuals and organisations.

This event will highlight the sustainable upgrades that healthcare practitioners and everyday people can make to their lifestyles to achieve optimum health. Learn how easy it is to significantly reduce your risk of Australia and New Zealand's top causes of premature death and disability - cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases and more - all through the power of preventative nutrition. Attend this once-off evening event to learn about the latest research and evidence-based practice on the leading lifestyle factors to influence chronic disease outcomes.

Enquiries: events@doctorsfornutrition.org

Code Blue
Code Blue is a ground-breaking feature length documentary from US Lifestyle Medicine physician, Dr Saray Stancic and filmmaker, Marcia Macado.

Struck down and diagnosed with the debilitating auto-immune disease Multiple Sclerosis while working inside one of North America's best hospitals, Dr Stancic thought she would have the best care and chance of recovery available. After nearly a decade of regression in her health, mobility and career with 'no cure' in sight, Dr Stancic began to seek other avenues for recovery.

Code Blue follows Saray's revelatory personal journey back to overall wellness. Along the way, she reflects on the huge gap in nutrition education for medical professionals and rallies medical students who share her passion to seek upgrades to university curricula.

This documentary exposes the viewer to the independent evidence in the field of nutrition science via interviews with some of the world's foremost experts. Code Blue delves into solutions that could ultimately lead to long-term improved health for the millions of people suffering from chronic lifestyle diseases.

Movie trailer and more info: https://www.codebluedoc.com/

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