Keynote Speakers

Howard Williams Medal – Professor Louise Baur AM

Professor and Head of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney as well as Head of Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School. She is a senior consultant paediatrician at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network where she is an active member – and former Head – of Weight Management Services.

Louise has worked in many clinical, public health and policy aspects of paediatric obesity and nutrition. She has made extensive research contributions to the prevention of obesity, especially in early childhood; the impact of food marketing to children; the antecedents of obesity and the metabolic syndrome in young people; the complications of obesity; the management of obesity and related disorders in a variety of clinical settings; and the measurement of body composition, dietary intake & physical activity in young people. Louise is currently Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood.

Louise is a Founding Fellow and Member of Council of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Science. In 2010 Louise was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine and to the community.

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