About this event

  • Date and time Sat 7 Mar 2020 from 8:30am to 4:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Students

This meeting, jointly organised by national student-led organisation Nutritank, will take a closer look at nutrition and lifestyle medicine training in medical education.

Hear from a multidisciplinary array of speakers as we address the concept of nutrition in medicine from research and clinical perspectives. We'll look at gaps in the medical curriculum and give an insight into the latest evidence-based information related to lifestyle and nutrition so that you can fight the fads, help your patients navigate nutritional information and understand the value of self-care for both doctors and patients in modern society. 

We'll also be running an interactive practical skills workshop on motivational interviewing techniques and how to best support your patients in achieving their best health. 

Perfect for students, trainee doctors and other healthcare professionals, we will explore the importance of nutritional knowledge and provide an introduction to addressing lifestyle medicine in clinical practice. 

The conference will be based on the GMC Outcomes for graduates and will have a focus towards practical skills and knowledge required whilst having discussions with patients about diet and other lifestyle factors in the context of chronic disease. 

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We would like to thank our sponsors:

NNEdPro, Oatly and Yakult

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Jenny Rosborough

Jenny Rosborough

Registered Nutritionist, Head of Nutrition, Jamie Oliver Ltd

Speaker's biography

Jenny is Head of Nutrition at Jamie Oliver and is Registered with the Association for Nutrition. Jenny works across the Jamie Oliver Group to implement nutrition standards and is particularly passionate about improving the food environment through policy change. She is part of the Expert Advisory Group for Bite Back 2030, a youth-led movement calling for a food system that puts children's health first. Jenny was previously Campaign Manager at Action on Sugar and co-wrote MEND (child weight management) programmes, upskilling health professionals internationally to deliver these. She has an MSc in Nutrition from Kings College London and a BA in English and Sports Science from Loughborough University.

Professor Sumantra Ray

Professor Sumantra Ray

Medical Doctor, Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), with special interests in Nutrition Education in Health Systems and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, and Co-Founder and Chair of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health

Speaker's biography
Professor Sumantra (Shumone) Ray is Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health (www.nnedpro.org.uk) which operates an international think tank across six continents including a dedicated UK and Ireland Regional Network.
Professor Ray also holds key positions within the UK as Director of Research in Food Security, Health and Society, and Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge, Professor of Global Nutrition, Health and Disease at Ulster University, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, Co-Chair of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, Senior Clinical Fellow at Cambridge University Hospitals, Expert Clinical Member of the National Research Ethics Service and Medical Academic Member of Public Health England.

Professor Trevor Thompson

Professor of Primary Care Education, University of Bristol
Elaine Macaninch

Elaine Macaninch

Dietitian and medical student lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Speaker's biography

Elaine currently works for Brighton and Sussex Medical School as a Nutrition Medical Educator helping to integrate nutrition into the curriculum. She maintains a clinical role as a Registered Dietitian, specialising in diabetes in pregnancy and is co-founder of ERImNN (the Education and research in Medical Nutrition Network) with Dr Kathy Martyn. The aim is to link nutrition educators in healthcare in order to increase capacity via the pooling of resources and ideas.

 

In addition, she is an executive member of NNedPro Global Centre for Nutrition and is also the nutrition lead and a director for Culinary Medicine UK.

 

She has a distinction PGCE in Medical Education and is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd). She is currently researching gaps in nutrition education from the perspective of medical students and junior doctors.

 

Elaine is passionate about the need for collaboration and communication across professions to scale up nutrition education, to help prevent and treat chronic disease and to advocate for better access to healthy affordable food for all.

 

Twitter @macaninch

Instagram @MedEdNutrition 

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Royal Society of Medicine Student Section and Nutritank 

Does food really matter in Medicine?

Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology, North West London Deanery, Northwick Park Hospital, St Marks Hospital 

Nutrition science: Understanding a complex field from epidemiology to randomised controlled trials

Alan Flanagan, Phd Nutrition student, Founder, Alinea Nutrition 

Dietetic principles - There is no one size fits all diet or approach. An introduction in how to talk to patients about food and when it’s appropriate to refer to dietitians

Elaine Macaninch, Dietitian, Medical Student Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

A look at the health landscape and how we got here. What can be done and what's the role of healthcare professionals?

Jenny Rosborough, Registered Nutritionist, Head of Nutrition, Jamie Oliver Ltd. 

Tea and coffee break
Part one: Cardiovascular disease prevention - What the nutritional science shows us? What overall diets and foods could medical students and healthcare professionals advise their patients during conversations surrounding food, nutrition and health?

Professor Sumantra Ray, Medical Doctor, Registered Nutritionist, Founding Chair and Executive Director, Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, Co-Founder and Chair of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health

Part two: The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) – What does the NDNS mean for practitioners and can healthcare professionals use it as a risk assessment guide to help advise patients?

Professor Sumantra Ray, Medical Doctor, Registered Nutritionist, Founding Chair and Executive Director, Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, Co-Founder and Chair of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health

Plant foods and the human microbiota: A complex interaction

Professor Daniele Del Rio, Head, School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition, University of Parma

Food and type two diabetes? What the guidelines say and why

Dr Duane Mellor, Dietitian, Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Medical School

Lunch
Managing type two diabetes through diet and lifestyle changes in primary care

Dr Peter Foley, NHS General Practitioner and Medical Officer, Diabetes Digital Media

Food for Mood

Dr Elizabeth Thompson, Holistic Doctor, National Centre for Integrative Medicine

Workshop part one: Self-Care Activation! Learning how to facilitate conversations about healthy eating that work! 

Professor Trevor Thompson, Professor of Primary Care Education, University of Bristol 

Comfort break
Workshop part two: Self-Care Activation! Learning how to facilitate conversations about healthy eating that work! 

Professor Trevor Thompson, Professor of Primary Care Education, University of Bristol 

Closing remarks

Royal Society of Medicine Student Section and Nutritank team

Close of meeting

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Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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