Physicians Association for Nutrition Austria

Find out more about the PAN Austria team and their activities here.

About PAN Austria

Established in April 2021, PAN Austria is officially a dietary association with the mission to develop a deeper understanding of the medical benefits of plant-based nutrition. By reaching out to practitioners as well as universities and students, PAN Austria aims to create more space for the findings and progress in lifestyle medicine. Currently, planning for a webinar series is in progress which will be offered to Austrian universities to include in their curriculum.

Find out about PAN Austria’s events, webinars and local activities on the German version of this page. Switch to the German version now.

Already a member of PAN Austria? Access webinar recordings here.

Meet the PAN Austria Team

Teresa Strobel, M.Sc.

Chairwoman & University Groups Coordinator

Teresa completed her Master’s degree in clinical and health psychology at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, with a special interest in nutritional psychology. She started volunteering for PAN International during her master’s studies by establishing a PAN University Group at the University Salzburg, which she continued with the formation of PAN Austria as a distinct branch. Currently, she is involved in several projects on health and mental health education, amongst which she also works on a nutritional qualification offer with the Vegan Society Austria.

Daniela Bergthaler, M.Sc.

Board Member, Treasurer & Social Media

Daniela is a dietician and public health nutritionist. She is head of the nutrition team in a special clinic in Vienna and also works at the Ecosocial Forum Vienna. She wrote her master thesis on the “Green Protein Transition” at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna at the Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems. She advocates for a “One Health” approach to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Daniela Grach, M.Sc.

Board Member & Board Secretary

Daniela is a senior lecturer in the study programs “Dietetics” and “Sustainable Food Management” at FH Joanneum Bad Gleichenberg and Graz. She has been working on the topic of sustainable nutrition for many years. ‘Healthy nutrition in a healthy environment’ is Daniela’s top priority.

Sebastian Goschnik

PAN University Group Graz

Sebastian is a medical student at the Medical University of Graz. A healthy diet is not only important to him on a personal level, he has been interested in nutrition for many years and has now specialized in this topic. Sebastian continually passes on the knowledge he has acquired.

Carina Kanz, B.Sc.

Social Media & Website

Carina is a dietician and brings many years of experience in the field of metabolic diseases. Her main job is responsible for public relations, marketing and organization in a sports association. Currently, she is also a master’s student at the Danube University Krems with a focus on digital nutrition communication.

Franziska Weddigen

Social Media

Franziska is studying medical biology in Salzburg. She has been interested in nutrition for many years, especially in a medical context. Franziska has gained a wide range of experience in this field at various research institutes and now contributes to PAN Austria.

Dr. med. univ. Lukas Gatterer

Expert on Human and Planetary Health

Dr. med. univ. Lukas Gatterer works as a doctor in training at the University Hospital of St. Pölten and is a team member of PAN Austria. After intensively studying the positive effects of a whole-food plant-based diet on human health and our planet, he has had the privilege of giving numerous lectures for several institutions such as the National Bank of Austria, the Medical University of Innsbruck, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna, and the Free University of Bolzano. For PAN Austria he is available as an expert on Planetary Health as well as a public speaker on the topic.

Become a Member of PAN Austria

Would you like to join our network of like-minded Austrian students, physicians and dieticians? Join PAN Austria and contribute to our efforts towards healthy and sustainable food environments for all.

Membership fee for 12 months is €45 for (healthcare) professionals. Student membership is €20 (proof of enrollment as a student at any university is required). Please upload your enrollment certificate along with your membership application.

Benefits for PAN Austria members include:

  • On-demand access to all available webinar recordings* from PAN International including:
    • “PAN Essentials” webinars (German)
    • “Iss Das!” (Eat That!) series (German)
    • “VegMed Web 2021” conference talks (English)
    • “Nutrition > Medicine” series (English)
    • “VegMed 2021” webinars (English)
  • Receive regular newsletters every 1-2 months.
  • Take part in member activities and events.

* Future events will be recorded and added to the webinar recordings page as and when they take place. Members will receive a password from PAN Austria to access the recordings page. Please contact PAN Austria directly for assistance with access.

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    For more information and differences regarding active and supporting members, please refer to our bylaws (in German).

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