A Taste of Healthcare Webinar Series March-April 2022

Iss Das 3.0 - Event #6

Event 2 of 5: Nutrition Mechanisms as Causes and as Symptoms

Date: March 30, 2022
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm CET
Speaker: Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D.
Language: English
Location: Zoom webinar
Registration: Required
Cost: Donation-based

About this event

Nutrition interacts with many other lifestyle factors on a mechanistic level. On the one hand, nutrition may cause shifts in our sleep quality, physical activity, stress perception, social connectivity and physical activity.

On the other hand, a lack of sleep, intake of risky substances such as alcohol, a lack of social connection, uncontrolled stress and physical inactivity can lead to symptomatic changes in our nutrition behaviours. In this lecture, Jennifer Trilk will unpack these relationships on a mechanistic level.

About the series

“A Taste of Healthcare” webinar series covers the links between nutrition and some of our most pressing global health threats. We are extremely happy to welcome a selection of leading international researchers in their fields to share their knowledge with you during the series. The series provides medical students with the knowledge, motivation, and tools to implement optimal nutrition in clinical practice and healthcare systems.

There are a total of five 90-minute webinars in this series with one or two speakers per event, plus a Q&A / discussion session afterwards. Please register in advance for each individual event by clicking on the register buttons on each event registration page. Please note that you will be redirected to Zoom to complete your registration. Registration for all events in the series is also possible. Please only register for all events if you intend to participate in all of them as spaces are limited.

Participation certificates and recordings

PAN Members will receive a participation certificate for their attendance at these webinars. Please make sure you use the email address linked to your PAN Membership account when registering.

The recording of all webinars in this series will be made available (subject to speaker permission) to PAN members in the webinar recordings area once the series is complete.

Not a member yet? Find out more here.


Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D.

Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., FACSM, DipACLM is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum which comprehensively trains medical students in nutrition, physical activity/exercise, behaviour change, student/patient self-care, and resiliency to prevent and treat the nation’s top chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and various forms of cancer.

Dr. Trilk also co-founded and co-directs the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), which provides leadership and guidance to medical schools across the globe.
She has also worked internationally as an invited adjunct professor at the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale (UPO) medical school in Novara, Italy. She was designated to the Advisory Board for Physicians Association for Nutrition International in 2020, and honoured to be elected to the Board of Trustees for the American College of Sports Medicine in 2022, enhancing her global reach for Lifestyle Medicine

About PAN University Groups

This PAN webinar series is organised in cooperation with PAN University Groups, a project from the Physicians Association for Nutrition. This international community of medical students organises numerous activities and educational events on a local, national and international level to make nutrition a central part of every medical students’ education and professional toolkit. If you’re a medical student motivated to learn more about nutrition and how you can implement this valuable knowledge into effective patient care, then come along and find out more. At the end of each event in the Q&A session, we will give you more information about how you can get involved with PAN University Groups.

Read more about PAN University Groups here.


Associação Nacional de Estudantes de Medicina (National Association of Medical Students Portugal)


Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland (Medical Students Association Germany)


El Consejo Estatal de Estudiantes de Medicina (Medical Students Association Spain)

IFMSA Poland

Międzynarodowe Stowarzyzenie Sudetów Medycyny (International Federation of Medical Students' Associations Poland)