2017 Annual Meetings of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
2017 Nutrition Society of NZ Conference day
The Nutrition Society of NZ invites members to attend a free one-day event that will incorporate Professional Development, the AGM, scientific presentations and updates from the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the NSA & NSNZ (being held in Adelaide in November).
Details of the Event
Date: Friday 8th December
Location: Hintons Vineyard and Function Venue, Christchurch
Hintons is just 1.5km from Christchurch Airport. If you cannot walk this we can arrange for you to be collected if you provide arrival details.
||Registration over coffee/chat and catch-up
||Scientific presentations * Highlights from Adelaide
||Lunch (provided) with Posters
||PD Session on Motivational Interviewing skills (see below for more details)
To register to attend and/or to submit an abstract or a desire to have a poster at lunchtime please email: [email protected]
Professional Development Presenter
Mark Wallace-Bell Ph.D RN
Hello, I am a New Zealand registered nurse and a former chartered health psychologist in the UK. I am also a lecturer in Health Sciences at Canterbury University where I teach two post-graduate papers on Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). I am passionate about improving the quality of practitioner’s interpersonal skills. My research on MI is in the areas of MI training, and investigating the relationship between MI skill development and client change talk. My other research interests include the impact of MI on adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes, the use of MI and MI buddies to increase physical activity and the use of MI to motivate young women to stop smoking in a young parent college setting. I am also leading a collaborative project with South Island PHOs called ‘Motivating Conversations’ which is a peer to peer educational approach to developing MI skills in primary care.
The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of NZ is being held in Adelaide as a part of the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition. More details are available here: http://apccn2017.com/.