EMCRs rethink food and nutrition

September 11, 2017
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Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken, opening the 2017 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank.
Man at conference speaking in front of group
The Think Tank is a highly focused event that seeks answers to big issues.

Early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) gathered in Perth in July to explore the future of nutrition science. Sixty researchers with diverse research backgrounds from Australia and New Zealand critically evaluated nutrition science and identified goals, tools and control points to advance the discipline into the future.

The meeting was dynamic, with regular interactions between the four working groups resulting in revising and redeveloping the program and the path ahead.

Following the event the researchers are continuing to work together to produce a series of discussion papers. These will contribute to long-term strategic planning for nutrition science in Australia being led by the Academy's National Committee for Nutrition.

Rethinking food and nutrition science was the 16th Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank event. 

There was a very positive vibe throughout the meeting, with ... participants keen to make a positive impact on nutrition in Australia. Think Tank participant

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