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Vinopolis, London 11th and 12th October 2013
Thank you to everyone who took part: both at the event and on Twitter #BDAlive. Our review of the event in November’s DT is available to read here now.
Situated at an amazing venue Vinopolis in London, BDA Live contained inspirational after inspirational speaker and thought-provoking discussions from delegates.The speakers were of a high calibre and the call to arms for boosting dietetic evidence base, practice and external perception was clearly heard.
Over the two days delegates tweeted, talked, consulted, discussed, reflected and questioned the science and practice of behaviour change through diverse topics such as protein requirements, research, leadership, school food, branding, sustainable diets, storytelling and obesity and many more.
This was a revolutionary and paperless conference, with Social Media buzzing at BDA Live. Our two Twitter accounts, @BrDieteticAssoc and @BDALive working overtime to capture the flavour of every session. Following the #BDALive twitter feed was an excellent way to keep up to date with parallel sessions, highlight specific information and generate discussion.
A total of 3,268 tweets with a ‘reach’ of 229,156 were sent out over the two days.
“I only started tweeting for #BDALive – getting used to it now” from @Nic_RD_AHP
"We had some fab feedback from former skeptics this morning so it looks like it went down very well. Thanks from all @BDA_Live” from @beansprout01
If you missed BDA Live look out for our review of the event in November’s DT and more in your next Members Monthly.
The 2013 Research Symposium is a premier event to showcase topics impacting the profession. The BDA has been supporting research and encouraging dietitians to get involved in research by delivering a Research Symposium for Dietitians New to Research on an annual basis since 2004.
In 2012 the event held in Birmingham was attended by over 100 dietitians and featured 2 parallel streams of research.
In 2013, the event is aimed at the developing researcher with opportunities for newly qualified dietitians to present their student research projects alongside MRes and PhD projects. The event will enable dietitians to showcase their research and practice and participate in workshops to develop their skills.
High profile speakers delivered inspiring and powerful messages as delegates focused on leadership and development for the future of the profession at BDA Vision, on Monday 10th June in Birmingham.
“Step-up and lead”, “Take your opportunity” and “Dietitan’s now have a key role to play..” were just some of the messages delivered by an impressive line-up of speakers including Karen Middleton, Anna van der Gaag, The NHS Leadership Academy, the Patient Information Forum and Media Dietitians who all profiled the challenges and importantly new opportunities facing Dietitians.
Such a great success could only be followed by a lively debate at the BDA 2013 AGM, and then the BDA’s Annual Awards and Honours Reception held afterwards where a large number of member were recognised for their fantastic contribution to the profession and the BDA.
Day 2 saw two packed Master-classes on Commissioning and Leadership which promoted more in depth discussion and reflection on how the profession can raise profile and impact in the challenging health and social care landscape.
The Twitter landscape was alive with activity with #BDAVision trending across the profession before, during and after the event.A full overview of the success of the two day BDA Vision event will be brought to you in Dietetics Today and at here on this web site soon.