Where have we been ...
Where we've been, what we've been doing, who we've been influencing ...
Coming soon - BBC Good Food Show, NHS Scotland, UK Anti Doping, New Scientist Live and Food Matters Live.
Below are the events we have been to in 2017 so far. Find out a bit more about them ...
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National Dietetic Gastroenterology Symposium
The BDA was represented in Sheffield on 12 May by Lisa Vokes, Chair of Gastroenterlogy Group, Vera Todorovic and Linda Cantwell from Parenteral and Enteral Group and Sammie Gill, BDA Policy Officer.
A prize draw for a signed copy of Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology was won by BDA Member Abigail Blockley.
Lisa had this to say about her experience;
The symposium was a great event to attend as a representative of the BDA and specifically the Gastroenterology specialist group alongside Vera and Linda from Parenteral and Eternal Group
The opportunity to network was the most pleasurable part of the day, personally speaking, as there were lots of new faces to meet and work alongside as well as new folks who were able to express an interest in the specialist activities of the gastro and other BDA branches. I even got a bit of 'business' done, meeting the clinical specialist leads and putting names to faces.
The stand received a good stream and visitor and there were many entries to our prize draw as evidence of this. I demonstrated the great interest in the BDA specialist publications (gastro and diabetes to date, obesity and nutrition support to come!). The presentations themselves were interesting, and kept to a good pace. I think I can safely say everyone learnt something be that lots or little, and on the bigger picture or smaller details. The ground that dietitians are breaking was highlighted by the presentation of more than one example of pioneering dietetic work and it seems there is lots upcoming at meetings and presentations in the near future including a best clinical science abstract at BSG from the Kings group....there is lots to celebrate and still more to come!!
It was a great opportunity and I would recommend for other members to get involved and support the profession at the events BDA attend.
Linda from PENG added her thoughts on the event;
A brilliant free event, which attracted over 300 dietetic delegates. A great opportunity to speak to fellow BDA members and with PENG and gastro specialist group represented it provide committee members and members opportunity to engage and share the benefits of membership with non-members too!
The BDA was represented by the Diabetes Specialist Group.
Annually group members with the support of local dietetic students attend the three day conference and exhbition.
A great opportunity to network, hear updates in the field and promote dietitians working in diabetes.
This year the group organised a competition with carbs and cals - guess the amount of carbs in a jar. (see picture)
Congratulations to Saji Pappachan, DSN for guessing closest to 1828g.
Julie Taplin, Chair of Diabetes Specialist Group commented on their attendance
The event provides the Diabetes Specialist Group with a unique opportunity to highlight the role of dietitians working with people with diabetes. In 2016, dietetic students from Glasgow helped support the stand which proved hugely successful and was repeated again this year with some wonderful students from Leeds and Chester.
In addition to being able to promote our profession and attend some great lectures our committee member Paul McArdle hosted the Specialist Dietitians lunchtime networking meeting. This is always well-attended and enables opportunities to share best practice and promote key achievements, future goals and membership of the Diabetes Specialist Group. I would like to thank the BDA and committee members that helped make the event such a success.
Health & Wellbeing at Work
BDA Work Ready attended the 2 day show to promote the programme.
Jo Lewis, BDA Work Project Lead comments on the show
A good opportunity to meet occupational health and HR professionals and hear more about their plans for staff wellbeing. We spoke to over 100 people about BDA Work Ready on the stand, and our accredited dietitians Sue Baic, Kate Roberts and Megan Whelan presented in the wellbeing theatre. After the event, we held a meet-up for the accredited dietitians and around 20 were able to come along for an update and share their experiences in the first year.
Innovations in sport and exercise nutrition
SENr attended to support and represent the register.
Further details to follow