The Dietitians Association of Australia invites you to join us at the 37th National Conference in Melbourne.
The theme of the 2020 conference is Discover. Grow. Evolve. and we are excited to welcome you to do just that. As we enter the new decade, the conference will focus on contemporary issues facing our profession such as sustainability, leadership and the art of evidence translation and implementation. But this year’s conference theme not only captures these content themes. In 2020, we are excited to launch a new and evolved conference structure.
In 2018, the Conference Redesign Committee carefully reviewed the national conference program as we know it alongside members’ feedback about professional development opportunities. The result: a reinvigorated and revamped conference program offering flexibility, increased opportunities for engagement and active learning, and focused development opportunities for emerging and advanced dietitians. The program will include new session types such as symposiums and an interactive education hub. These are just some of the new and exciting ways the conferencing is growing and evolving.
While you are here, we invite you to discover the best Melbourne has to offer. Whether you are a sports fan, foodie or cultural buff, Melbourne has something for everyone – and that is just within the CBD! Pull out your puffer jacket and stroll the many laneways to discover hidden gems – great coffee, unique culinary experiences and funky bars await! August will see Melbourne in the grips of footy fever so consider catching a game at the iconic MCG full to the brim with passionate fans. If the theatre is more your style, catch a show at the equally iconic Melbourne Arts Centre. No visit to Melbourne is complete without stopping by one of the many markets; South Melbourne Markets is a particular favourite of mine. Have more time to stay? Melbourne is flanked by stunning scenery from Port Phillip Bay to the Yarra Valley, the possibilities are endless!
The Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre is conveniently located in the CBD on the banks of Yarra River for a bustling weekend escape or a leisurely working holiday. Come together with dietitians to share, learn, network and engage. We are thrilled to welcome you to Melbourne to Discover. Grow. Evolve. in 2020.
Dr Zoe Davidson
Scientific and Social Program Committee 2020 Chair
DAA is the peak body for dietetic and nutrition professionals, representing more than 7,000 members around Australia and overseas. More than a professional association, we’re a strong and inspiring community. We’re committed to supporting our members, advocating for our profession and building healthier communities. DAA and its members both research and deliver evidence-based information on food and nutrition locally, nationally and internationally. We recommend looking for the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential when choosing a dietitian. Their advice and support is solid and dependable, based on the latest science and tailored to each person.
Conference Management Committee
Glenn Cardwell, Board Member Responsible
Zoe Davidson, Chair, Scientific and Social Program Committee 2020
Trish Kirkland, Executive Manager, Communications and Membership
Bianka Rose, Events and Conference Coordinator
Sally Moloney, Marketing Manager
Sam Chambers, Marketing Administrator
The Dietitians Association of Australia invites you to join us at the 37th National Conference in Melbourne. The theme of the 2020 conference is Discover. Grow. Evolve. and we are excited to welcome you to discover the best Melbourne has to offer.
Submissions Open: Mid-December 2019
Submissions Close: Friday 13 March 2020, 5pm AEST
Early Bird Registrations Open: Wednesday 15 April 2020
Early Bird Registrations Close: Wednesday 17 June 2020 midnight AEST
Author Registration Deadline: Wednesday 17 June 2020 midnight AEST
Standard Registration Open: Thursday 18 June 2020
Conference Dates: 23-25 August 2020
The 37th National Conference will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Situated on the picturesque Yarra River, MCEC features state of the art facilities. The MCEC is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne – a pleasant ten-minute riverside stroll from many of the city’s restaurants, hotels and shopping areas making it easily accessed by foot or public transport.
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