Events & Courses

The BDA Events Calendar provides information and booking details on the range of CPD events hosted by the BDA including our national events (Research Symposium, BDA Live, BDA Vision) our CED courses plus those hosted by our Specialist Groups and local Branches and courses which has been endorsed by the BDA for CPD.

The BDA also work with UK universities to train dietetic students. For information on University dietetic courses please visit the Education home page.


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BDA Centre for Education and Development (CED)

The BDA Centre for Education and Development (CED) provides quality assured education and continuing professional development programmes for dietitians and dietetic support workers.

For dietitians, the CED currently offers courses in specialist areas of dietetic practice, professionalism skills and leadership and management competencies.  Courses are provided to suit those at different levels of the career framework, although following a BDA member survey, the target audience for courses in specialist areas of dietetic practice has changed from entry to specialist level.

Further information is available on the CED Hompage.


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Next edition will be on Wednesday 5 December 2018 in Birmingham - Abstract submission will be open in May 2018. 

Last edition was held on Wednesday 6 December 2017 in Birmingham find out who won best abstracts!

About - The BDA Research Symposium is an invaluable, useful day for practising, research dietitians and dietetic students to enhance their knowledge of the ongoing research in dietetics. It also gives delegates the opportunity to network with a vast range of dietitians in attendance.

Find out more about the symposium giving you the opportunity to showcase your research - the foundation for the future of the profession


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On 14 & 15 March we enjoyed two days full of inspiring talks by expert speakers, excellent breakout session hosted by our specialist groups plus sponsors showcasing up-to-date products and services. Check out the posters displays and review of the sessions too.


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Last held Thursday 30 March 2017, in Birmingham

The day will showcased the best innovation and practice across the profession aimed at dietetic managers and leaders.

About BDA Vision

BDA Vision is the dietetic leaders’ event that showcases the best innovation and practice across the dietetic profession whilst incorporating case studies from the wider AHP’s.

Further information please visit the BDA Vision pages.


Sport and exercise nutrition events SENr&SN

SENr and BDA Specialist Group Sport Nutrition have been hosting a range of showcase events over the past few years. Find out more about the previous events

The last sport and exercise nutrition event was held on Friday 11 May 2018Read the full post match report! 

Plans for 2019 are underway, more to follow soon.

The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) is a voluntary competency-based register of choice for Sport and Exercise Nutrition Professionals. Want to know more about SENr?


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The BDA Specialist Groups and Branches host events throughout the year. Groups also offer additional training including the Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Clinical Update Course and Paediatric Modular Courses.

More information on the Specialist Groups' events and Branch events are available in the relevant sections of the website.


Trade Union TrainingTU Training

The BDA Trade Union Department host a training programme and development days for Trade Union Representatives.

Training held throughout the year around the UK. For more information on the training days please visit the Union pages for more information.

Trade Union training is only open to current Trade Union Representatives.


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