Message from the Dietitians Conference 2018 Chair, Margaret Allman-Farinelli

The Dietitians Association of Australia invites you to the 35th National Conference in Sydney. It is time for the profession to ‘Think Big’. As the Sydney city skyline reaches higher and higher so do the achievements of dietitians and we look forward to showcasing their many and diverse talents.

The themes of our Conference include the latest updates on precision medicine and medical nutrition therapy, women’s health through the lifecycle, the role of the microbiome in chronic disease and the latest in public health nutrition and food service. In Thinking Big we challenge you to move outside your comfort zone and think about the big issues facing nutrition and dietetics and develop different approaches to tackle them.

Join us in debate about the best approaches for the profession to deal with wicked problems like obesity and global food security. Read more about our invited speakers. 

The International Conference Centre and the harbor surrounds have undergone huge redevelopment, making this not only one of the best Conference facilities in the world, but a gateway to all that Sydney Harbour has to offer in sightseeing, entertainment, shopping and fine dining.

So take the big challenge, present your work and share in the learning and networking while enjoying all the city has to offer. Please help make this the biggest DAA Conference in the biggest Australian city.

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to Sydney in 2018.

DAA 2018 Conference Management Committee
Claire Hewat – Chief Executive Officer, DAA
Carolyn Jamieson – Operations Support Officer, DAA
Natalie Latham – Marketing Manager, DAA
Jaimy Lancaster – Stakeholder Manager, DAA
Karen Walton – Director Responsible to the CMC Membership 
Margaret Allman-Farinelli – DAA Conference 2018 Chair
Lynda Ross – DAA Conference 2019 Chair

DAA 2018 Scientific and Social Program Committee Members

Margaret Allman-Farinelli (SSPC Chair)
Karen Charlton
Amelia Cook
Janelle Gifford
Peggy Huang
Natalie Lister
Anne McMahon
Stephanie Partridge
Wendy Stuart-Smith
Rebecca Williams
Lisa Yates

Interested in Attending?

If you are interested in attending the Conference and would like further information and regular updates, please register your interest below.


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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for DAA 2018, please express your interest by clicking the link below: 

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Key Dates

Conference Dates:
17 – 19 May 2018, Sydney

Registration Opens:
15 December 2017

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