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9 June 2016 - London - 'Food the Forgotten Medicine' Conference

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Start Date: 09 June 2016

End Date: 09 June 2016

Duration 09:00-18:00

Location Royal Society of Medicine

Venue 1 Wimpole St, London W1G 0AE

File Download:

Download Conference Programme Here (212.26 KB)

The conference will be chaired by Dr Phil Hammond and includes Dr Alex Richardson presenting 'Mental health and the importance of nutrition - how diet affects the brain' as well as a wide range of international speakers including:

  • well known US medical doctor and educator, and holistic health advocate Dr Andrew Weil
  • Professor Bharat Aggarwal, Professor of Cancer Medicine (Biochemistry) at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, who is known for his research into the health properties of the Indian spice turmeric
  • Dame Sally Davies, UK's Chief Medical Officer
  • Duncan Selbie, Head of Public Health England
  • and many VIPs.

Reviewing cutting edge evidence to answer questions such as:

“What is a healthy diet?”
"What is the truth behind the fat/sugar media storm?"
“How can food be used to prevent and treat different problems and diseases?" and "Does the way food is produced affect health?" 

It will provide research data and practical advice for clinicians and patients on the therapuetic uses of different culinary herbs and spices and explore the myths and science behind different sorts of popular diets.  It will also showcase practical examples from general practice, care homes, schools and local communities where food-related interventions are producing an evidence base of improved outcomes.  Clinicians and patients attending should come away with resources and information that can be applied directly into their everyday practice and lives. 

To book your place, please visit the above website link.