Research Symposium

The Symposium provides dietitians, dietetic students and researchers an opportunity to showcase their research, highlight the ongoing development of dietetic practice, and be published in the BDA Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (JHND).

Breakfast session with Precision Biotics

Join Precision Biotics for breakfast (from 8.30am) to hear Noelle Power, Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian and Team Lead at The Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust present Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a disorder of gut-brain interaction: what does this mean for clinical practice

The talk will be split into 3 sections:

  1. Overview of gut microbiome, gut-brain axis and IBS
  2. Probiotics as part of the management approach for physical and psychological symptoms of IBS
  3. Reflections from clinical practice

Noelle is a Specialist gastroenterology dietitian, with 15 years’ clinical experience in the NHS.  Specialises in the dietary management of gastrointestinal disorders in adults. Vast experience in evidence based, clinical management and teaching of diet related gastroenterology disorders. Special interest in topics such as Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, IBS and IBD.

BDA Members must be logged in to complete registration, Non Members will need to create a profile to complete registration.

Abstract submission is now closed unless an extension has been agreed.

If your abstract is rejected your registration will be cancelled without charge.

Booking terms and conditions can be referred to here

The BDA will not guarantee your place via purchase order numbers emailed to us. The online registration must be completed and your purchase order number quoted on the online registration below.


  • BDA Member £60.00
  • Non Member £85.00

Some BDA Specialist Groups have provided bursaries to cover the cost of attendance. Bursaries currently available

  • Nutrition Support Stream - 10 x £100 bursaries for PENG Specialsit Group Members (bursary to cover registration fee and towards travel)
  • Gastroenterology Stream - 10 x bursaries for Gastroenterology Specialist Group Members (bursary to cover registration fee)
  • Mental Health, Eating Disorders and Learning Disabilities Stream - 10 x bursaries for Mental Health Specialist Group Members (bursary to cover registration fee)

Find out more here

Any queries please contact [email protected]

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