Physicians Association for Nutrition Austria

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

About PAN Austria

The Physicians Association for Nutrition Austria (PAN Austria) was founded in 2021 as part of the PAN International network. Our goal is to raise awareness of the impact of healthy (evidence-based) nutrition. Healthcare professionals are often not sufficiently informed about the benefits of a healthy diet for disease prevention.

By addressing healthcare professionals as well as universities and students, PAN Austria aims to give greater visibility to the findings and advances of lifestyle medicine. Furthermore, this will be achieved by providing evidence-based information to the general public and patients and by expanding our (inter)national network.

Find out more about PAN Austria and get in touch with us:

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Our Goals


Educating students and empowering healthcare professionals to use whole food, plant-based nutrition as first-line management for treatment and prevention of NCDs, thus, eventually reducing diet-related deaths, lowering the environmental footprint, and preserving the biodiversity of the planet.


Creating public awareness is the first step towards building a healthy nation and a healthy world. PAN Austria focuses on media advocacy, conducting webinars and events to spread awareness about the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent, manage and reverse diseases.


Expansion of our (inter)national network for better integration of knowledge about sustainable healthy nutrition, within the framework of programmes and projects of various associations, companies and NGOs through intensive partnerships and cooperations in Austria.

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

Meet the PAN Austria Team

Teresa Strobel, M.Sc.

Chairperson | University Groups Coordinator


Daniela Bergthaler, M.Sc. RD

Second Chairperson | Community and Communications Coordinator

Registered dietitian & public health nutritionist

Dr. med. univ. Sebastian Goschnik

Board Member & Treasurer | PAN University Group Graz


Dr. med. univ. Carolin Zbil

Board Member & Second Treasurer


Dr. med. univ. Amelie Sandner

Board Member & Board Secretary | PAN University Group Graz & Social Media


Daniela Grach, M.Sc. RD

Board Member & Second Board Secretary

Registered dietitian & senior lecturer

Elisa Opriessnig, BA BA MA

Expert on Human and Planetary Health

Medical student, content writer and strategist

Lia Daniel, B.Sc. B.Sc. RD

PAN University Group Vienna

Registered dietitian, nutritionist and medical student

Marie Hemmerde

PAN University Group Vienna

Medical student

Dr. med. univ. Lukas Gatterer

Expert on Human and Planetary Health


Priv. Doz. DDr. Sabrina Mörkl

Expert in Nutritional Medicine


Dr. med. univ. Stefan Friedrich

Expert in Nutritional Medicine


Franziska Weddigen, B.Sc.

Social Media

Nutrition and biomedical scientist

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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