Can we prevent depression by improving diet?

29 March 2017
6 – 8:30pm

Bastille Room, Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot St
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Join the Alumni Community in Brisbane as Professor Felice Jacka explores the relationship between diet and mental health.

Event details

In this presentation Professor Felice Jacka will give an overview of the compelling evidence from around the globe demonstrating the important role that diet plays in mental and brain health in children, adolescents and adults. 

This new research is transforming the way mental disorders are conceptualised. She will also discuss the potential for universal prevention strategies for depression and anxiety, as well as novel treatments strategies for mental disorders that incorporate dietary changes and focus on the gut microbiota.

About Professor Felice Jacka

Professor Felice Jacka is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at Deakin University where she is director of the new Food and Mood Centre. She is president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD). 

Professor Jacka has pioneered and led a highly innovative program of research that examines how individuals’ diets, and other lifestyle behaviours, interact with the risk for mental health problems. 

Her current work focuses closely on the links between diet, gut health and mental and brain health. This research is being carried out with the ultimate goal of developing new, evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies for mental disorders.

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Places are limited so register now to avoid missing out. 

The seminar will be followed by drinks and canapés, so you can connect with Deakin Alumni and Cloud Students. You are welcome to bring along one guest – please advise their name at the time of booking.

RSVPs are essential by Wednesday 22 March or until booked out.

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Key information

Location

Bastille Room, Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot St
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Date & Time

29 March 2017
6 – 8:30pm

Cost

This event is free, however registration is essential.