News and events Past Events Another Bloody Breakfast This event has SOLD OUT. Please contact us to be placed on our waiting list for cancellations. PBI regularly hosts Another Bloody Breakfast events to give the community the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers on topics related to blood disorders. Past speakers have included health professionals and persons living with a blood condition. Health benefits of a traditional Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia and diet is a key factor in preventing and reducing the risks factors of heart disease. The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle has been identified for improving heart health, diabetes, fatty liver disease and mental wellness. For this year’s Bloody Breakfast we will hear from experts in the field discussing the benefits of the diet and lifestyle. We will be joined by three leading health and wellness experts. Including, dietician and bestselling author, Catherine Itsiopoulos (presenting virtually). Catherine is author of the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and the new ‘the heart health guide’. Catherine will be joined by fitness and exercise expert, Jackie Taylor and Professor Vicky Vass, Psychologist and leading global academic. Meet the Speakers Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos (presenting virtually) Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos is an accredited practising dietitian, bestselling author and a recognised expert in Dietetics. Catherine has international standing as a leader in Mediterranean diet research, she has a particular interest in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. Her specific research area of interest in Mediterranean diet studies focuses both on migration impact on diet and lifestyle and chronic disease risk and dietary clinical intervention trials using the traditional Cretan Mediterranean diet as intervention models in the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and mood disorders. Catherine recently published a new cookbook, ‘the heart health guide’, she will introduce the principals behind her new book. The cookbook caters to vegans, vegetarians, carnivores and those with a real sweet tooth. Jackie Taylor Jackie is a global leadership and coaching consultant, currently working with the InTouch Group, a CrossFit and Lifting Coach and currently holds the Australian Weighting record in her age and weight class. She has a passion for health and fitness and embeds her knowledge and experience of what it takes to perform at the highest level into both her personal and professional life. Jackie also volunteers her time to help others learn more about functional mobility, strength training and the importance of creating enabling environments to be fit to lead. Professor Vicky Vass Professor Vicky Vass is a psychologist and leading global academic. Having worked at Senior Executive level in universities in both the UK and Australia as well as developing strategic partnerships on a global basis she is well accustomed to managing high level stress. Vicky will discuss the importance of mindfulness and resilience, an important factor in managing health and wellbeing. The Menu Enjoy a themed breakfast in one of the exclusive dining rooms at the University Club of WA – specially designed for our event by Executive Chef Costa Simatos whose food is influenced by his Greek-Cypriot heritage. Please contact us for any enquiries. This event has SOLD OUT. Please subscribe to our newsletter for details of future events. Please note: There are 8 seats per table. Thank you for your interest in our Another Bloody Breakfast event in October. Unfortunately we are unable to allocate you a ticket as this event is now closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our upcoming events.