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Join your research community – Be inspired by research that will shape future dietetic practice


The symposium provides the profession with an opportunity to showcase their research and highlight the ongoing development of dietetic practice, all approved abstracts have the opportunity to be published in the Journal Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Cost to attend BDA Members £50.00 or Non-Members £60.00. We can offer BDA Student Members to attend for £45.00 Book your place today

What happens on the day?

Over 60 abstracts will be presented across six streams including; Clinical Nutrition (including malnutrition), Public Health (including freelance and industry) - supported by Public Health Specialist Group, New to Research (including MRes and PhD research) supported by Yakult, Paediatric – supported by Paediatric Specialist Group, Nutrition Support supported by PENG specialist group and Service Evaluation.

In addition to the abstracts being presented during the day we also hear from two dietitians involved in the world of research.  This year's speakers are Avril Collinson RD PhD FHEA, Associate Professor & Academic Lead Dietetics, University of Plymouth presenting the impact of dietitians in the multi-disciplinary GP practice team – a first look into the dietitians in primary care project commissioned by the BDA and Dr Louise Wilson will provide an insight into her research journey through her PhD and work as an industry dietitian. Book your place today

Angels cradle will return providing you with the opportunity to ask your research question/dilemma to the panel, who will discuss and offer advice and guidance. Plus, we will also be hosting a PEN masterclass and JHND masterclass.

Join us for breakfast from 8.30am with California walnuts - more details coming soon.

We have released initial timings for the day. However, the programme is defined by the number of abstracts being presented on the day. We will notify attendees of final timings when the programme is finalised.

Want to be involved in research?

  • Not sure how to get started with research?
  • I don't have time for research?

The symposium aims to provide a link between those already doing research and those looking at or starting their research journey, attend and be inspired by the presenters, gain valuable contacts plus pick up a few top tips too.

We want all dietitians to involved in some form of research throughout their career - maybe undertake a service evaluation or audit of service, there are so many possibilities for you to develop the future practice of dietetics.

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Guidance for peer reviewers

Peer reviewers and authors may find the reviewer guidance helpful. Further information
on peer reviewers guidance can be found on JHND NOTES the Journal of Human Nutrition and
Dietetics Editor’s blog

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