Emerging Leaders Symposium Paves The Way For Chronic Disease Prevention

An Emerging Leaders Symposium, contributed to by NCOIS, was held on the 21st July 2022.

This national event brought together our researchers and partners along with policy makers and chronic disease prevention practitioners to boost leadership and collaboration among the next generation of prevention leaders.

The plenary session featured perspectives on the systems impact on chronic disease prevention, by Dr Janine Mohamed , CEO of the Lowitja Institute, Professor Katina D’Onise, Executive Director, Prevention and Population Health, Wellbeing SA, Jane Martin , Director of the Obesity Policy Coalition, and Professor Steven Allender, founding Director of the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) at Deakin University.
Speakers offered insights into their efforts on creating change, pointing to practical and meaningful actions for attendees to continue their own actions for preventing chronic disease .

Professor Katina D’Onise, stated the need for emerging leaders to:“Step into the complexity, know where you want it to end and allow yourself the  opportunity to shift and respond to ways in front of you.”

Over 100 attendees participated in the day, including talks and four expert-led workshops on networking, including one on co-production, co-facilitated by our Director Luke Wolfenden and Centre Manager – Meghan Finch.

The event was supported by the Prevention Centre, and represents a key output of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI), a collaboration between the Prevention Centre, NCOIS and and nine other NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence