Prevention of Chronic Diseases Forum 2018

23rd March 2018 Melbourne



1.Victorian Health and Wellbeing Priorities from the Perspective of Local Government and Communities

Anthony Alindogan, Program Evaluation Specialist, LaTrobe Community Health Service, VIC


2. Digital public health: Myth or reality?

Prof Brian Oldenburg, Chair of Non-Communicable Disease Control and Director of the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, VIC


3. Promoting engagement of older people in community-based physical activity programs

Assoc Prof Ben Smith, Head, Behavioural Science and Prevention Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, VIC


4. Nutrition and Mental Health

Dr Tetyana Rocks, Research Fellow, Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT SRC, Deakin University, VIC


5. Biting off more than we can chew? The challenges of chronic disease to oral health

Dr Matthew Lim, Director, Dental Services, The Alfred, Alfred Heath, VIC


6. Prevention and Population Health Initiatives for Victoria

Dr Bruce Bolam, Chief Preventive Health Officer, Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria


7. Dance Classes and Parkinson’s Disease

Prof Meg Morris, Professor, Clinical and Rehabilitation Practice, School of Allied Health, Latrobe University, VIC


8. Is music therapy for everybody?

Nadia Millar, Clinician in Music Therapy, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC


 9. Meditation is Medicine

Dr Daniel Lewis, Rheumatologist; Founder The Lewis Institute For Health and Wellbeing and Pathways to Wellbeing, VIC


10. Digital solutions to enhance self-management of cardiovascular disease: Towards a digital platform

Prof Ralph Maddison, Professor in Physical Activity and Disease Prevention, Deakin University, VIC


11. A Digital Tool for Perinatal Depression

Emma Green, Health Solutions Specialist, Mummatters, Health Content Solutions, Bupa Australia and New Zealand


12. Mindstep- A Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Depression

Prof Nancy Huang & Nicci Tepper, Clinical Director, Remedy Healthcare