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BDAC 2011-06-229-11th May, Novotel, London
Article Type: Conference reports From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 5
This 75th conference for the British Dietetic Association was held over three days and provided a mix of lectures, poster presentations, workshops, breakfast briefings and networking sessions as well as an exhibition of products and services relevant to dietitians.
Day one commenced with an opening speech by the chairman. It was followed by a look back over the history of the BDA with key members.
Azimina Govindji gave the Elsie Widdowson lecture of how dietitian can engage with media and promote the profession as well as themselves.
Dietitians were also encouraged to embrace new technology to further their practice.
In the evening there was a lively session with extra attendees who came to visit the stands put together by various groups of the BDA.
Day two had a theme of empowerment which discussed the challenges health professionals face in the future and what the profession could look to with a changing health service.
The remainder of the day was taken up by Specialist Groups of the BDA delivering various workshops about measuring outcomes.
Day three started with various breakfast briefings. A presentation by the HPC discussed audit results and CPD.
The theme of this day was sustainability and there were various parallel sessions covering the topic.
The final keynote speech was on hydration and its effect on physiology, cognition and mood.