Events & Courses

The BDA Events Calendar provides information and booking details on the range of events hosted by the BDA, BDA Specialist Groups and BDA local Branches with a programme of BDA CED courses and BDA endorsed courses.

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.


BDA Vision BDA Vision logo

BDA Vision was last held on Thursday 30 March 2017, in Birmingham City Centre.

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.


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The first satellite symposium was held in Northern Ireland on Wednesday 30 November followed by Research Symposium on Wednesday 7 December 2016 in Birmingham City Centre. Coverage on the 2016 edition - the facts, figures and details are available here. 

Dates for 2017 are Wednesday 6 December in Birmingham, Northern Ireland Satellite will be held on Wednesday 29 November.

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 event to showcase your research the foundation for the future of the profession


BDA Live logoBDA Live

BDA Live was last held on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March 2016 in Westminster London.

The event celebrated the past 80 years of the BDA and the profession whilst looking to the future through the informative and thought poking programme over the two days. 

The next edition will be held in March 2018. Find out more


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 next sport and exercise nutrition event will be held on Friday 11 May 2018.

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?


Branch and Group events logoSpecialist Group and Branch Events

The BDA Specialist Groups and Branches host a programme of 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 section of the website.


Trade Union TrainingTU Training

The BDA Trade Union Department host a training programme abd 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.