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Finding the Balance | Te Rapu i te Pauna
Welcome to the fifth annual Postgraduate and Early Career Nutrition Conference!
We seek to challenge our delegates to explore issues and key competencies related to our industry, such as sustainability, cultural awareness, mental health and counselling skills.
We aim to empower and equip our delegates to be able to promote and enhance health for all.
Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland
This year’s PGECN Conference explores the theme of ‘Collaboration’. Seeking to strengthen and promote positive collaborative relationships between nutrition professionals (nutrition and dietetics specialists) with other health professionals, media, industry, and our collaborative role in the political landscape as change-makers for improving population health outcomes.
The theme for this year is: “Succeeding as a Nutritionist”.
The morning session will start with student and graduate research presentations, and finish with a keynote speaker addressing the topic “The Future of Nutrition in a World of Misinformation”. This topic has been chosen based on conversations with Nutritionists about the difficulty of conveying nutritional truths in a world where people get their nutritional education from celebrities, journalists and Facebook.
The afternoon session will be a student Masterclass: practical discussions for budding career Nutritionists and feature presenters from various scopes of practice, potential employers or professionals in related disciplines. The focus is on building a successful career as a Registered Nutritionist.
The second annual PGECN Conference is organised by postgraduate and early career nutrition researchers for postgraduate and early career researchers.
It aims to bring student and early career nutrition researchers from around New Zealand and Australia together in a supportive environment to strengthen the emerging Australasian nutrition research community.
This year’s conference builds on the success of the inaugural conference in 2014. Reaching a wide audience of attendees, it firmly places Postgraduate and Early Career Nutrition Conference in the New Zealand nutrition conference circuit.