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Dr Robert Lustig coming to NZ to speak at anti soft drink symposium. Low Carb Downunder.


There are two symposiums taking place in Auckland that are not to be missed, high profile speakers Dr Lustig (whose fructose lecture on Youtube went viral) and Dr Johnson will be speaking, as well a a number lof local research scientists.

The “FIZZ” symposium takes place on the 19th and 20th February, and the “The Why and How of Low Carb Eating” on the 21st February

FIZZ symposium:

A first of its kind – the Sugary Drink Free Pacific by 2030? symposium will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th-20th February, 2014. This symposium is hosted by leading New Zealand Universities – the University of Auckland and the University of Otago as well as FIZZ. Prominent US academics that have looked particularly a sugar and SSB impact on health – Professor Richard Johnson and Professor Robert Lustig will be keynote speakers at this meeting.

AUCKLAND, 19-20 February, 2014, Medical School, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

1 – Wednesday 19th Feb

10:00amIntroduction: Dr Gerhard Sundborn
Welcome & Opening: Professor Papaarangi Reid, Tumuaki-Deputy Dean Māori and HoD Te Kupenga Hauora Māori University of Auckland.
10:10amKeynote: Professor Richard Johnson
The origins of obesity and fattening of man
11:00amProfessor Tony Merriman
Sugary drinks and genes
11:20amKeynote: Dr Viliami Tangi
SSBs role in preventing NCDs in Tonga
11:40amDr Rob Beaglehole
SSBs and Dental caries
1:00pmKeynote: Dr Colin Tukuitonga
Pacific region: SSB production, trade & consumption
1:20pmKeynote: Professor Robert Lustig
Sugar the Bitter Truth
2:00pmDr Simon Thornley
Sugar Addiction – evidence and relevance
2:20pmAfternoon Tea
2:50pmDr Lisa Te Morenga
SSB consumption patterns in NZ
3:10pmKeynote: Professor Richard Johnson
Sugars role in driving obesity and fatty liver
3:50pmDr Kieron Rooney
Sugar and Cancer
4:10pmSummary & Close
6:30pmSYMPOSIUM DINNER – Fale Pasifika, 20 Wynyard St.
7:30pmDinner Served

DAY 2 – Thursday 20th Feb

9:00amWelcome, opening remarks
9:05amKeynote: Professor Boyd Swinburn
A global and policy view on addressing SSBs
9:25amDr Rob McNeil
An industry initiative to reduce SSB intake
9:45amKeynote: Dr Mike Rayner
Addressing SSBs by taxation
10:15amMorning Tea
10:45amKeynote: Professor Robert Lustig
Interventions to reduce SSB consumption
11:25amDr Wendy Snowdon
SSBs in Pacific Islands: Problems & Solutions
11:45amProfessor Cliona Ni Mhurchu
Evidence for policy to reduce SSB consumption
12:05pmJenny Rankin and Team
1:20pmKeynote: Damon Gameau
That sugar Film
1:50pmTony Falkenstein
Reducing obesity in NZ – ‘soft-drink tax’
2:05pmDr Robyn Toomath
Lessons learned from advocacy experience
2:20pmSarah Wilson
Recruiting media to mobilise public support
2:35pmDr Gerhard Sundborn
An endgame to SSBs in NZ by 2025?
2:50pmAfternoon Tea
3:20pmPanel Discussion: Prof Robert Beaglehole, Prof Jim Mann, Kevin Hague, Herenie Marshall, Paul Fitzgerald, Helen Latu
4.00pmPolicy Brief
4:10pmSummary and close

“The Why and How of Low Carb Eating.”

After the success of several low carb meetings held throughout Australia, a New Zealand seminar is planned, adjoining the two day FIZZ sugar conference (www.fizz.org.nz).It will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Drive, Grafton, Auckland on Friday the 21st of February 2014. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided but not lunch. A cafe is available in the auditorium and other food outlets are a short walk away.

Register here

Provisional Program

  • 9am Introduction Dr Simon Thornley
  • 9:10 The Fat Switch Prof Richard Johnston
  • 9:40 Low Carb as a Genuine Public Health Approach Prof Grant Schofield
  • 10:10 I Quit Sugar Sarah Wilson

Morning Tea (provided): 10:30 to 11am

  • 11am All Diabetics should follow a LCHF (ketogenic) Diet.” Dr Troy Stapleton
  • 11:15 The Science behind Low Carb High Fat Nutrition Dr Kieron Rooney 
  • 11:30 The Flawed Science of Nutrition – Convenience, Politics and Dollars Dr Gary Fettke 
  • 11:45 Cholesterol vs Fat vs Sugar A/Prof Ken Sikaris  
  • 12pm The Story of Insulin and its Importance as a Biomarker  Catherine Crofts
  • 12:15 Carbohydrate Addiction: Why does it Matter? Dr Simon Thornley

Lunch (Not provided) 12:30 to 1:30pm.

  • 1:30 Are the Diseases of Civilization Caused by Inflammation and is LCHF the Cure? Dr Zee Arain
  • 1:45 High Carb Addiction, Low Whole Food Disaster.”  Dr Anne-TheaMcGill 
  • 2pm Why I use Low Carb Techniques”  Cliff Harvey
  • 2:15 Title to be advised Dr Caryn Zinn

Afternoon Tea (Provided): 2:30 to 2:45pm

  • 2:45 So What Should We Eat Then?  Dr Rod Tayler
  • 3pm to 3:30pm Panel discussion: What do the speakers actually eat? What are the implications for public health?

Finish: 3:30pm


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