Workshop & Seminar Program

Workshops and seminars are available to registered Conference delegates and will be held on Thursday 17 May, Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May. Minimum and maximum numbers apply to all workshops. Those workshops and seminars for which minimum numbers are not met may be cancelled and delegates will be notified via email. Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Thursday Workshops and Seminars – 3:30pm – 5:30pm

TW1 - International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) – moving through the change

Speakers/Facilitators: Natalie Stapleton (APD), Phil Juffs (AdvAPD) & TBC

Who should attend?

Food Service Managers (in all settings), Industry/Corporate Dietitians, Aged Care and Rehab Dietitians, Students, Dietetic Managers

What are the learning outcomes?

At the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • An understanding of IDDSI and the IDDSI framework
  • Awareness of timelines for adoption in Australia
  • Understanding of the tasks involved in preparing for implementation in 2019
  • Opportunity to consider the impacts of their own workplace with the transition to IDDSI

What are the participant requirements?

Engage in activities such as testing IDDSI levels

TW2 - An introduction to food intolerance – the Elimination Diet and challenge protocol 101

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Anne Swain (APD), Dr Robert Loblay, Wendy Stuart-Smith (APD), Dr Kim Faulkner-Hogg (AdvAPD), Sharon Trueman (APD), Brooke McKinnon (APD), Chloe Liang (APD), Kirsty le Ray, Neelam Pun (APD), Annabel Clancy (APD) & Carling Chan.

Who should attend?

Those with no prior experience seeking to develop new skills in the investigation and management of food intolerance in adults.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to apply the principles of a diagnostic elimination diet and challenge protocol. Based on this you will be able to prescribe a personalised diet and liberalise to tolerance, utilising a systematic approach for each step, with straightforward and simple clients.

What are the participant requirements?

Participants will be required to engage in discussions and questions about implementation of the protocol. Bringing an outline of a case for discussion may be useful but not mandatory.

TS3 - Are we adequately supporting dietetic student mental health prior to and during placements?

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Claire Margerison (APD), Dr Paige van der Pligt (APD) & Dr Domonique Condo (APD).

Who should attend?

Dietitians with a role and/or interest in teaching and supervision of students, with an interest in supporting mental health of students at different stages of their dietetic placements and those with an interest in mental health more broadly should attend.

What are the learning outcomes?

The seminar will give an update on research being undertaken at Deakin University within the Master of Dietetics. It will bring to light potential opportunities for better support of dietetic students in their mental health and wellness. The seminar is intended to encourage networking of educators, supervisors, clinicians and universities to provide a collaborative approach to tackling this issue.

What are the participant requirements?

Participants should attend with willingness to share their own experiences regarding education and student mental health support. Ideally, some thought will have been given as to how we may be better support student mental health and well being. We will ask for some input about what universities and placement sites may be able to offer regarding student mental health support.

Friday Morning Workshops and Seminars – 11:30am – 1:30pm

FW1 - AdvAPD Getting it Right

Speakers/Facilitators: Tania Passingham (AdvAPD) & DCC Members

Who should attend?

This workshop is for potential Advanced APD applicants, especially those who are in the early stages of self assessment and are about to embark on their application.

Learning outcomes

Participants will gain knowledge in the following:

  • Have a good understanding of the background to the development of the new competency standards application template and guidelines.
  • To gain insight into successful applications.
  • To conduct a self assessment against the competency requirements.
  • Be underway with their own application.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

FW2 - Best practice management of patients with eating disorders – the latest research and clinical tips

Speakers/Facilitators: Gabriella Heruc (APD), Caitlin McMaster (APD) & Susan Hart (APD).

Who should attend?

Dietitians aiming to increase their skills and knowledge in effectively managing patients with an eating disorder in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Describe the management of pertinent dietetic issues when treating patients with eating disorders in an inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Understand latest research on re-feeding and role of outpatient dietetic intervention in patient’s eating disorder recovery
  • Understand clinical strategies and approaches to use when addressing key nutritional concerns, managing patient resistance to behavioural change and providing nutrition education

What are the participant requirements?

Engage in discussion where appropriate.

FW3 - Evidence-based practice: Introduction to the GRADE system of evaluating evidence

Speaker/Facilitator: Judy Bauer (FDAA) & Juliana Chen (APD).

Who should attend

Dietitians and students wanting to learn more about the GRADE system of evidence analysis and application to dietetics practice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of what is GRADE and where it is being used
  • Understanding of the GRADE terminology and recommendations
  • Understanding of the steps in the GRADE System of evaluating evidence
  • Awareness of the application of  the GRADE system to dietetics practice

Participant requirements

Engage in discussion.

Friday Afternoon Workshops and Seminars – 2:45pm – 5:15pm

(Includes 30 min afternoon tea break)

FW4 - Engage for Success

Speakers/Facilitators:  Jeremy Meltzer, Simone Austin (APD), Tim Crowe (AdvAPD) & Glenn Cardwell (AdvAPD).

Who should attend?

All DAA members can benefit from this Member Engagement Advisory Committee (MEAC) workshop. The aim of this workshop is to motivate members to increase engagement in their own workplace and develop ideas and strategies to improve member engagement with DAA. Here is an opportunity to learn from different sectors about successful engagement and walk away feeling energised. 

What are the learning outcomes?

  1. Identify what successful engagement means and how members can apply this in their own practice.
  2. Learn from case studies from leading dietitians across different industries on what engagement for success means in their fields/practice.
  3. Explain the importance of member engagement for DAA’s success and contribute ideas and strategies for future growth of the organisation, including direction for the DAA board to action.

 What are the participant requirements?

Read any background material provided before the workshop. Attend the workshop and participate in round table group discussions.  

FS5 - Seeing the BIG picture: Improving our food supply through collaboration

Speakers/Facilitators: Jen-Kui Maxwell (APD), Megan Cobcroft (APD), Stevie Wring (RN), Lucinda Hancock (AN), Andrea Mortensen (APD), Katrina Koutoulas & Greg Barber.

 Who should attend?

Dietitians have a pivotal role in improving the health outcomes of Australians. They can do this in different ways, depending on their work setting. This workshop is ideal for dietitians interested in influencing the way food is produced, sold, provided and promoted in Australia. It is also highly relevant for those wanting insight and understanding about the role of dietitians working in the food sector.

What are the learning outcomes?

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the nutrition challenges inherent in our food system
  2. Identify strategies that have worked to improve our food supply
  3. Appreciate how dietitians can work collaboratively with, or in, the food sector in order to improve the nutritional wellbeing of Australians.

What are the participant requirements?

No requirements.

FS6 - Is wheat the supervillain it’s made out to be?

Speakers/Facilitators: Dr Kim Faulkner-Hogg (APD), Dr Anne Swain (APD), Joanna Baker (APD) & Wendy Stuart Smith (APD).

Who should attend?

Those interested in the role of wheat in the pathology of coeliac disease (CD), wheat/FODMAP intolerance, wheat allergy & wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Develop an appreciation of the component parts/compounds of the wheat grain which are known or suspected to lead to adverse reactions in some.
  • Identify the component(s) of wheat linked to specific wheat related disorders & what intake thresholds may lead to reactions
  • Gain an understanding of the origins of the term gluten, and how this term classifies grains today
  • Quantify gluten & fructans in grains and grain derivatives
  • Develop confidence and competence teaching label reading for large and small sources of gluten and wheat fructan ingredients using appropriate phone Apps.
  • Understand testing limitations behind FSANZ gluten free labelling

What are the participant requirements?

  • Purchasing ‘Coeliac Australia Ingredient List’, ‘Monash’ FODMAP App and the ‘FODMAP Friendly’ App for use in the workshop.
  • During the workshop participants are expected to engage in label reading exercises and questions are encouraged.
FW7 - Developing Effective Professional Relationships with Clients Managing Chronic Disease

Speakers/Facilitators: Judith Swift, Anne McMahon (APD) & Annaliese Nagy APD).

Who should attend?

All dietitians who are involved with implementing person care practice should attend this workshop, particularly those that work within chronic disease management.

What are the learning outcomes?

This workshop has the following outcomes:

  • Appraise the principles of stigmatisation theories and research into how stigmatisation impacts individuals’ perspectives and health practitioner relationships. Reflect on implications for dietetic practice from this appraisal.
  • Describe and explain research that has been conducted nationally and globally to explore the dietitian-client relationship particularly with respect to chronic disease and weight management. Describe and explain current practice approaches with respect to this research.
  • Discuss key factors identified in current research within Australia dietitians as being critical for the dietitian-client relationship. Distinguish how these factors might be differentiated depending on different approaches required for different practice settings.

What are the participant requirements?

Participants will be required to participate in interactive activities throughout this workshop, through engagement with their fellow peers and workshop demonstrators. All necessary resources will be provided however participants may bring their own personal laptop/tablet devices if they wish.

FW8 - Emerging dietitians IG: The future of dietetics – what, where, how and us?

Speakers/Facilitators: Christie Bennett (APD), Hannah Rohrlach (APD) & IG Members (TBC)

Who should attend?

Students, new graduates and dietitians with less than 5 years’ experience

What are the learning outcomes?

  1. Participants should be able to confidently network with other dietitians by the end of the session
  2. Participants should be able have a broader understanding of the workforce and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen facet
  3. Participants should be aware and able to find information on the Emerging Dietitians Hub

What are the participant requirements?

Come willing to share and be inspired.

FW9 - Food Sensations® for adults –Facilitating interactive nutrition and cooking workshops with Foodbank WA

Speakers/Facilitators: Kim Dutkowski & Lucy Butcher (APD).

Who should attend and participant requirements:

Dietitians and nutritionists who want to run group nutrition education and cooking workshops with adults

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Understand the four core modules and activities of the new Food Sensations for Adults program; Healthy eating, label reading & food selection, meal planning & budgeting, food safety and cooking.
  • Increased skills and knowledge surrounding best practice adult food literacy program activities and education sessions.
  • Increased confidence to organise and deliver nutrition education and cooking workshops.
  • Increased awareness of relevant nutrition resources and recipe books.
FS10 - Improving diets and lifestyles of children under 5 years: What works and how do we put it into practise?

Speakers/Facilitators: Penny Love (APD), Alison Spence (APD), Adam Walsh APD), Karen Campbell, Rachel Laws & Amanda Devine

Wo should attend?

Dietitians and nutritionists passionate about the implementation of evidence-based community nutrition responses to improving the diets of young children.

What are the learning outcomes?

To develop a broader understanding of evidence-based community nutrition interventions for the early prevention of childhood obesity, and their real-world implementation.

What are the participation requirements?

An interest in the early prevention of childhood obesity through community nutrition approaches.

FS11 - The BIG issue in food: environmental sustainability – how can we help?

Speakers/Facilitators: A/Prof Karli Verghese, Nicole Senior (APD) & Kathy Faulkner (APD).

Who should attend?

Environmental sustainability of food is an urgent and pressing issue locally and globally. Dietitians from all settings must develop appropriate and effective strategies to effect positive change in order to maintain an adequate and nutritious food supply for all, now and into the future.

What are the learning outcomes?

As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of carbon footprint and identify foods and menus with smaller ecological impact
  2. Appreciate the impact of waste in clinical food service and identify measures to reduce it
  3. Nominate a range of strategies for dietitians to advocate for sustainable food

What are the participant requirements?

None

FS12 - The Ebbs & Flows of ICU: Challenges in nourishing the critically ill patient

Speakers/Facilitators: Greta Hollis (APD), Adrian Powlesand (APD), Claire Dux (APD) & Donna Hickling (APD).

Who should attend?

Dietitians working in Intensive Care or those who are interested in critical care nutrition

What are the learning outcomes?

  1. Define best practice nutrition therapy in the critically ill patient
  2. Identify gaps and challenges in nourishing the ICU patient
  3. Practical tips on establishing best practice care in an ICU setting
  4. Develop ideas on how dietitians can provide care to an increasingly complex patient group and implement best practice in a changing healthcare environment
  5. Practical: Explore relevant tools, resources and networks available to support integrating evidence based nutrition therapy in an ICU setting

What are the participant requirements?

Have some experience working in an intensive care setting or interested in moving into this area. This will be an interactive workshop, with participants asked to work in small groups throughout the workshop.

FW13 - Enriching client outcomes in mental health: key practice skills and resources

Speakers/Facilitators: Georgia Latimer (APD), Adrienne Forsyth (APD), Josephine Pizzinga (APD), Kia Roberts, Scott Teasdale (APD), Elise Tripodi & Nerissa Soh (APD).

Who should attend?
Newly-practising and experienced Dietitians working in clinical, community and private practice settings will benefit from this workshop presented by the Mental Health Interest Group. All dietitians providing direct clinical care will engage clients with mental health concerns on a regular basis due to the prevalence of these conditions.

What are the learning outcomes?

  1. Increased confidence in working with clients with mental illness or mental health concerns, by adapting and building on existing dietetic and counselling skills
  2. Increased knowledge of existing resources to support dietitians working with clients with mental illness or mental health concerns
  3. Increased understanding of the multi-faceted factors associated with nutrition and mental health

What are the participant requirements?

No specific requirements. Participants may wish to bring an electronic device to allow them to locate resources during the workshop.

FW14 - 3 strategies for growing your practice

Speakers/Facilitators: Melanie McGrice (AdvAPD), Sally Marchini (APD) & Claire Ward (APD).

Are you a sole practitioner who’s been running a private practice for at least three years?  Would you like to learn some new strategies from dietitian’s who have ‘been there and done that’? Join us for a two hour workshop to work on your business.  Bring your sales figures for the past 3 months (eg. How many new clients you’ve seen and how many review clients) and any marketing materials you currently have so that we can work together to help you breath some new life into your business.  In particular we will:

  1. Discuss how to increase word of mouth referrals
  2. Review your position in the marketplace
  3. Review your pricing model for more sustainable cash flow

Saturday Workshops and Seminars – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

(Please note there will be no afternoon tea served in this session)

SW1 - Creating your dream career

Presenters: Tim Cassetteri (APD), Danielle Gallegos (Fellow), Katie Mueller (APD) & Tracy Burrows (Fellow)

Who should attend?

Emerging Dietitians, Dietitians returning to practice, Dietitians looking to move into new practice areas, and international Dietitians looking for employment skills relevant to the Australian dietetic workforce.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

1) Identify unique personal and professional strengths and areas for personal growth
2) Identify job opportunities and threats in the nutrition and dietetic field
3) Outline your unique skill set for marketing to potential employers and/or clients

What are the participant requirements?

Before attending, participants are asked to reflect on their current skill set (dietetic or otherwise) and think about some interviews they have had and write down some challenging questions they may have encountered.

SW2 - Reviewing for peer reviewed journals: Progressing from novice to expert

Speakers/Facilitators: Judi Porter (AdvAPD), Claire Palermo (AdvAPD) & Elizabeth Neale (APD).

Who should attend?

Nutrition and dietetics higher degree students, practitioners with research experience, and early career researchers

What are the learning outcomes?

Through participation in this workshop delegates will:

  1. Discuss the process of peer review of the scientific literature
  2. Explore what associate editors are seeking to obtain from reviewers when providing critical review of submitted paper
  3. Apply the process of peer review including qualitative and quantitative methods and systematic reviews to scientific papers

What are the participant requirements?

Participants will be provided with pre-reading, and asked to choose a mock manuscript from a choice of qualitative research, quantitative research and a systematic review. This will be utilized in the interactive component of the workshop.

SW3 - Media skills training for Dietitians

Speakers/Facilitators: Erina Reddan

Who should attend?

Dietitians new to working with the media. If you aspire to engage with media in your local area to put nutrition front and centre, while building your professional profile and helping to stamp out nutrition misinformation – this practical, supportive workshop could be for you!

What are the learning outcomes?

By participating in this workshop, delegates will:

  • Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in interacting with the media
  • Leave the workshop with a better understanding of how journalists work and their requirements
  • Develop the foundation skills needed to be able to prepare for and undertake media interviews (the same skills that are transferable to all aspects of communication!)

What are the participant requirements?

None

 

SW5 - The use of ePortfolios for competency development and self-reflection

Speakers/Facilitators: Lana Mitchell (APD), Wendy Stuart-Smith (APD) & Lauren Williams (FDAA).

Who should attend?

This workshop is targeted to dietitians who are involved in student education or placement supervision, those interested in improving assessment of student competency and encouraging student self-development. This collaborative workshop presents a variety of innovative methods implemented by a consortium of universities using ePortfolios.

What are the learning outcomes?

Because of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of innovative ways to track student competency development;
  2. Identify various models for encouraging student self-reflection and ownership of learning;
  3. Consider methods for competency assessment within participant’s current work environment; and;
  4. Apply workshop information to enhance competency development and self-reflection skills within student environments.

What are the participant requirements?

Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or iPads to this workshop, however this is not mandatory.

SW6 - Back to basics: constructing dietary prescriptions for adults with kidney disease

Speakers/Facilitators: Kelly Lambert (AdvAPD), Maria Chan (AdvAPD) & Stephanie Notaris (TBC).

Who should attend?

Any clinical dietitian keen to increase their expertise in managing patients with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Increased familiarity with the content of various evidence based guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease
  • An increased understanding of common dietary assessment tools in CKD
  • Improved skills for assessing, calculating requirements and constructing appropriate dietary prescriptions for individuals with CKD
  • Increased awareness of important elements of patient centred CKD care
  • Increased expertise constructing nutrition support strategies for malnourished CKD patients
  • Improved awareness of the types and application of practical strategies to manage nutrition impact symptoms common in CKD
  • An understanding of where to locate and how to evaluate resources to help patients apply renal dietetic advice

What are the participant requirements?

All are welcome including those who are new graduates. Calculators are required for some activities.

SS7 - PEN, the global resource for Evidence Based Nutrition Practice – 10 Tips and tools to Power your Practice

Speakers/Facilitators: Judy Bauer (FDAA) & PENAC members.

Who should attend

Dietitians and students wanting to learn more about how PEN can benefit their practice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop participants will gain:

  • Greater awareness of the applicability of PEN in all domains of practice
  • Understanding of how to navigate knowledge pathways, practice questions, consumer and professional tools and resources in PEN
  • Knowledge of the process for contributing to the evidence in PEN

Participant requirements

Engage in discussion.

SS8 - Getting the balance right - dietetic management of adolescents with obesity

Speaker/Facilitator: Natalie Lister (APD), Sarah Garnett (APD), Megan Gow, Hiba Jebeile (APD), Kerryn Chisholm (APD) & Alicia Grunseit (APD).

Who should attend?

Dietitians who currently work with adolescents (and their families) seeking weight management advice, or dietitians who would like to work with adolescents in the future.

What are the learning outcomes?

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the evidence base for weight management interventions for adolescents with obesity
  • Use evidence based medicine to implement effective nutrition interventions with adolescents with obesity, including the use of emerging/novel diets, including intermittent fasting and VLED
  • Understand the unique clinical and behavioural considerations when working with adolescents with obesity.

What are the participant requirements?

No experience in the practice area required.

SW9 - Periodisation of carbohydrate intake around exercise: from elite athletes to your active clients

Speakers/Facilitators: Dr Dominique Condo (APD), Simone Austin (APD) & Prof Louise Burke (APD).

Who should attend?

Dietitians interested in cutting edge nutrition practices for sports performance right through to nutrition

support for health/metabolic benefits in active people

What are the learning outcomes?

  • To understand the metabolic and physiological effects of periodic sessions of “training high” and “training low” (with carbohydrate availability) or the Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet
  • To understand the translation of these effects to sports performance
  • To appreciate that just as athletes follow a periodised training program, with different activities and goals within the macrocycles, mesocycles and microcycles, dietary strategies can also be periodised to enhance training adaptations and prepare for competition
  • To be able to identify the goals of a training session – whether it is within a high performance athlete’s program, a workout for a weekend warrior, or a session undertaken by someone with metabolic syndrome/obesity to address their health goals – and choose a practical nutritional strategy that can enhance the outcomes within the individual’s larger goals

What are the participant requirements?

Participants should be prepared to participate in workshop activities around case histories

SS10 - Food Allergy Update – Putting current evidence into practice

Speakers/Facilitators: Ingrid Roche (APD), Merryn Netting (AdvAPD) & Vicki McWilliam (AdvAPD).

Who should attend?

Dietitians working in general areas of practice that have food allergy as part of their workload.

What are the learning outcomes?

  1. To gain an understanding of current research and best practice management of food allergy as practiced by key allergy centers around Australia.
  2. To update knowledge and skills in nutritional management of patients with new and emerging food allergy conditions.

What are the participant requirements?

If no prior experience or knowledge in food allergy then completion of the free ASCIA online training module for food allergy would be helpful.https://etrainingdiet.ascia.org.au/login/index.php

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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Key Dates

Conference Dates:
17 – 19 May 2018, Sydney

Registration Opens:
15 December 2017

Early Bird/Author Registration Deadline:
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Abstract Submission:
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Call for Late Breaking Abstracts:
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