Dietitians Association of Australia Conference

Discover, Grow, Evolve

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

2020 DAA Conference Postponed

As you are no doubt aware, we are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are suggesting that we are still to reach the peak of the pandemic and the timeframe for this is unknown.

Current advice from the Australian Federal Government is to limit non-essential organised gatherings to fewer than 100 people indoors, and 500 people outdoors. There is particular advice to limit non-essential meetings or conferences for critical workforce, which includes dietitians as healthcare professionals.

We are also conscious of the fact that all universities have restricted travel for staff and our members in Private Practice are being significantly affected by reduced patient numbers.

Our priority is to keep DAA members and the Australian community as safe as possible, so the DAA Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 DAA Conference in Melbourne until July 2021.

Dr Zoe Davidson
Scientific and Social Program Committee 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

Why attend

The Dietitians Association of Australia invites you to join us at the 37th National Conference in Melbourne. The theme of conference is Discover. Grow. Evolve. and we are excited to welcome you to discover the best Melbourne has to offer.


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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