New Event: Re-Thinking Mental Health Care
Better mental health care is a global priority, and current models of care urgently need to undergo a transformation to a more collaborative approach that incorporates evidence-based dietary, nutritional, and lifestyle medicine.1
The conference “Mental Health, Precision Nutrition, and Lifestyle Medicine: Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice” features global leaders in mental health research that are shaping this transformation as well as psychiatrists, doctors, and nutritionists who will share how they are incorporating nutritional and lifestyle medicine in clinical practice.
It is an honour to have Professor Felice Jacka, OAM provide the opening keynote presentation. Professor Jacka is author of over >200 research publications in the field of nutritional psychiatry, including the ‘SMILES trial,’ the first intervention study to assess diet as a treatment strategy for depression.2
And we are privileged to have Dr Joseph Firth, PhD provide our closing plenary presentation. Dr Firth is a pioneer of ‘lifestyle psychiatry,’ investigating how health behaviours such as exercise, diet, and sleep, stress management techniques, and digital technology use influence mental health.3
In addition, across the event we have >9 presentations from leading figures in their felids, from primary research to clinical practice speakers cover topics that include diet therapy, gluten-intolerance, nutrient-based dietary supplementation, and the gut-brain axis.
But, perhaps most importantly, the major focus is ‘Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice,’ and our agenda is rich in clinical experience, practical takeaways, and visions for the future.
The Nutritional Medicine Institute welcomes you to one of the most important events of the year and hopes that you find the event both deeply informative and inspiring.
1 Lake J, Turner MS. Urgent Need for Improved Mental Health Care and a More Collaborative Model of Care. Perm J. 2017;21:17-024.
2 Jacka FN, O’Neil A, Opie R, et al. A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the ‘SMILES’ trial). BMC Med. 2017 Jan 30;15(1):23.
3 Firth J, Solmi M, Wootton RE, et al. A meta-review of “lifestyle psychiatry”: the role of exercise, smoking, diet and sleep in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. World Psychiatry. 2020 Oct;19(3):360-380.