Dietitians Australia

Discover, Grow, Evolve


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the DA Board made the difficult decision to postpone a face to face Melbourne Conference until July 2021. Our priority is to keep DA members and the Australian community as safe as possible.

In the face of these unprecedented challenges, we are very pleased to present a virtual plenary program in August 2020. The plenary program will run in the planned conference week (24-26 August).

The 2020 Conference theme – Discover. Grow. Evolve. – has perhaps never been so relevant as we cautiously emerge from lockdown restrictions. We are thrilled to provide a first-class line up of speakers to inspire and motivate the profession across three overarching themes of leadership, sustainability and implementation and translation. We will also be opening the conference with a plenary session to hear from some of our emerging dietitians.

We hope you can join us virtually for this exciting program; and we look forward to meeting face to face for Dietitians Australia 2021 Conference in Melbourne in July 2021.

Dr Zoe Davidson
Scientific and Social Program Committee Chair

Dietitians Australia (DA) 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. DA 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
Sally Moloney, Marketing Manager
Michelle Topham, Events and Conference Coordinator
Rebecca Mete, Centre for Advanced Learning Manager
Sam Chambers, Marketing Administrator


Scientific and Social Program Committee 

Dietitians Australia would like to extend our gratitude to the Scientific and Social Program Committee (SSPC) for their time and input throughout the year in organizing this virtual conference. We would like to acknowledge each member of the 2020 SSPC for their work in making this event a success.

  • Zoe Davidson, Chair, Scientific and Social Program Committee 2020
  • Glenn Cardwell, Board Member Responsible
  • Andrea Begley
  • Rachel Boak
  • Emily Calton
  • Nathan Cook
  • Elena George
  • Varitha Kinghorn
  • Annie-Claude Lassemillante
  • Ju-Lin Lee
  • Marie-Claire O’Shea
  • Josephine Pizzinga
  • Heidi Staudacher
  • Wendy Stuart-Smith
  • Sze Yen Tan
  • Chu Kion Yao
  • Lisa Yates
  • Nicole Saxby
  • Robert Hunt, Chief Executive Officer
  • Sally Moloney, Marketing Manager
  • Rebecca Mete, CAL Manager
  • Michelle Topham, Events Coordinator
  • Sam Chambers, Marketing Administrator



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