Student Masterclass

Session Details
Sunday 26 November 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Room: Riverbank Rooms 3&4

The 2017 Nutrition Society of Australia Student Masterclass welcomes three excellent speakers:

Dr Susan Whiting: Dr. Susan Whiting is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan Canada, where she teaches in the Nutrition & Dietetics program. Her research has spanned dietary influences on bone health, effectiveness and use of nutrient supplements, nutrition in long-term care, and food security (local and international). She is on the steering committee of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, a member of Scientific Advisory Board of Osteoporosis Canada, and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is Associate/Deputy Editor on international journals, and has served on international advisory boards related to bone health, dietary supplements, and vitamin D. Dr Whiting will be presenting on “Achieving a work-life balance and mentoring in your career” at the Masterclass.

Prof Ian Darnton Hill: Ian Darnton-Hill AO is an Adjunct Professor at The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia, and at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, USA. He has over 40 years of practice in Public Health Nutrition at an international level with the UN (WHO and UNICEF), Civil Society (HKI) and bilaterally-funded programmes in both Australia and the USA. He received his medical degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia, a PhD from the University of Tasmania, also in Australia, and an MPH from Harvard University in the USA. He has published extensively on public health nutrition, teaches and has, over the last five years, consulted for AusAID/DFAT, DfID, GAIN, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, HKI, MI, MNF, NIH(USA), UNICEF, USAID, The World Bank, WFP, and WHO. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the Nutrition Society of Australia, American College of Nutrition and the Royal College of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Over the years he has served extensively on U.N. Expert Groups and similar technical bodies. He was awarded the Order of Australia for services to international public health nutrition in 2012. Prof Darnton-Hill will be presenting on “Nutrition career opportunities – here and beyond” at the Masterclass.

Adjunct Prof Noel Solomons: Dr. Solomons holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University, and has had clinical and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania (internal medicine, infectious disease) and the University of Chicago (gastroenterology, clinical nutrition). He has been based in Guatemala, Central America for 40 years. The first decade was as an Affiliated Investigator at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), and the last 30 years has been as co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM). CeSSIAM has been the site for capacity building of local and international exchange-students including 15 doctoral dissertations, over 40 masters degrees and dozens of summer-student exchanges. CeSSIAM has followed a broad agenda of research at the interface of nutrient absorption and metabolism and the specific environmental and dietary characteristics of the nation. It has sustained an undercurrent of methodological research of non-invasive and practical diagnostic methods, appropriate for juvenile populations, involving collection of expired air, saliva, urine, stools, capillary blood sampling and photographic imaging. Prof Solomons’ title for the Masterclass is “Expatriate (not exactly) in Paradise: How Guatemala has informed my life and nutritional science.”

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions during a ‘Q&A Panel’ with the speakers. Students are encouraged to come prepared with some questions to make the most of this session.

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