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Dietitians Association of Australia 35th National Conference

17-19 May 2018, ICC Sydney, NSW, Australia

Keep up to date with all of the latest DAA 2018 Conference news here:

11 May 2018 - Conference Mobile App now available for download

We are pleased to advise delegates are now able to download the Conference Mobile App!

The mobile app allows registered attendees to access the Conference program, download speaker abstracts, interact with other DAA 2018 attendees and keep up to date with the Conference’s latest updates. Scan the QR code below to download to your mobile phone or tablet or visit the Apple / Android store to download the app by searching ‘DAA 2018’.

Username: Email address used to register for the conference
Password: thinkbig

Here is the link to an instructional video which you may find helpful: Instructional Video

8 May 2018 - Purchase your conference dinner only tickets today!


We are pleased to advise delegates are able to purchase tickets to the conference dinner only via this link.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to dine with colleagues and friends at The Ternary Bar alongside Darling Harbour. At The Ternary, you will experience a unique intertwining of cultures and cuisines; a showcase of interactive live cooking styles with the theatre kitchens.

The Conference Dinner theme this year is Masquerade – join the fun and add a sparkly, feathery, mysterious mask to your smart cocktail attire! 

The venue will have a mix of seating for eating – some round tables and some high tables and stools. And don’t worry, there’ll be music and dancing! If it’s a quiet space you’re after for conversation, you can sit outside on the balcony under the heaters or around a fire pit in the foyer at the opposite end of the venue and dance floor. Plus the cloak room an hold your cool weather jackets and coats. 

We want everyone to enjoy themselves in Sydney so we hope to see you there. 

24 April 2018 - NSW Engaging Eats Networking Night


The NSW EDC is hosting the next Engaging Eats event on Wednesday 16th May from 6:00pm at Pumphouse Bar, Darling Harbour.

Join us to catch up with friends, old and new, prior to DAA’s national conference kicking off. Drinks and nibbles will be available for purchase.

13 April 2018 - Sydney is Family Friendly


DAA is proud to support a Family Friendly Room (Meeting Room C2.4) at the Sydney conference. The room has a live stream of plenary sessions for parents to watch while their children play. This initiative was introduced last year in Hobart and it was enjoyed by parents and kids alike!

The conference also welcomes breastfeeding – breastfeeding can be done anywhere, including conference sessions.

For delegates bringing their family, we have compiled a list of Things to do in Sydney with kids. There is something fun for all ages.

We look forward to welcoming your family to Sydney!

15 March 2018 - Panel Speakers Spotlight EDM


An EDM was sent in March to introduce and highlight the ‘weighty’ panel speakers A/Prof Tracey Burrows, Tim Cassetarri, Dr Janet Franklin and A/Prof Sarah Garnett.

Please click here to view the EDM.

28 August 2017 - View the Program at a Glance



The Scientific and Social Program Committee are pleased to announce the Program at a Glance is now available to view on the Conference website.

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.

Don’t forget to submit your presentation abstract or workshop/seminar proposal to participate in this exciting industry event! Click here for more information on presentation submissions.

21 August 2017 - DAA 2018 Promotional Video Launch




The DAA have put together a fantastic promotional video for the 25th National Conference, showcasing all that Sydney has to offer when we gather in May 2018.

Watch below or click this link to view!

6 August 2017 - UPDATE! Confirmation of Invited Speakers


It is our pleasure to announce that the following speakers have confirmed their participation at DAA 2018, delivering a keynote presentation:

  • Professor Danielle Gallegos
  • Ms Fifi Spechler
  • Professor Judith Swift
  • Professor Lauren Williams
  • Dr Samantha Hocking
  • Professor Stephen Simpson

The following speakers have been confirmed to participate in a thought provoking debate at the Conference – ‘Is body mass index the real issue here – a ‘weighty’ discussion’ (View the Program at a Glance for more information):

  • Ms Sarah Garnett
  • Mr Tim Cassetarri
  • Ms Tracy Burrows

Keep an eye on our Invited Speakers webpage for updates and other information!


26 July 2017 - Abstract Submission Now Open



The DAA 35th National Conference 2018 Scientific and Social Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for consideration as an oral presentation or as a hard copy poster.

Innovative and creative proposals are also sought for workshops and seminars.

Submissions are encouraged to explore the 2018 theme “Think Big”.

Click here for more information, and to submit your abstract and/or proposal.

12 June 2017 - Confirmation of Invited Speakers


 The following speakers have been confirmed to present at DAA 2018, challenging all to Think BIG in Sydney:

  • Professor Danielle Gallegos
  • Professor Judith Swift
  • Professor Lauren Williams
  • Professor Stephen Simpson

Keep an eye on our Invited Speakers webpage for updates and other information!

1 May 2017 - Save the Date for DAA 2018!



The Dietitians Association of Australia invites you to Sydney for the 35th National Conference from 17-19 May 2018.

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. 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney!

Interested in Attending?

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


Sponsorship & Exhibition Expression of Interest

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

Sponsorship and Exhibition Expression of Interest Form


Key Dates

Conference Dates:
17 – 19 May 2018, Sydney

Registration Opens:
15 December 2017

Early Bird/Author Registration Deadline:

Abstract Submission:

Workshop/Seminar Submission:

Call for Late Breaking Abstracts:

Late Breaking Submission Deadline:

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