Research Symposium 2017

The next BDA Research Symposium will be hosted on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at thestudio in Birmingham.

Abstract submission is now open and closes 8am Monday 17 July 2017. The system will remain open whilst we work through the abstracts - don't delay submit today

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Cost to attend is £50.00 for BDA Members and £60.00 for non Members.

The satellite symposium in Northern Ireland will return in 2017.

The 2017 symposium has five main streams but no abstract will be rejected based on theme, the streams for 2017 were;

  1. Clinical Nutrition, including malnutrition.
  2. Public Health, including freelance and industry.
  3. New to Research, including MRes and PhD research.
  4. Paediatric – supported by Paediatric Specialist Group. Bursaries are avaiable
  5. Service Evaluation.

Submitting an abstract 

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The abstract submission process is open to everyone and no abstract will be rejected on the basis of topic.

For details on how to submit an abstract please refer to the section below on 'Submitting an abstract' and 'How to prepare an abstract for submission'.

To submit an abstract, please read the abstract instruction document and JHND NOTES and abstract example.

Register your abstract using the online booking system and upload your abstract submission. If you have any problems with the online booking system please contact or call 0121 200 8080 and we will send you the manual booking form.

How to prepare an abstract for BDA events

Authors should follow the guidelines in the abstract instruction document.  Further information on conference abstracts can be found on JHND NOTES the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Editor’s blog.

The abstracts are judged anonymously using the judging criteria and  peer reviewers guidance.

Guidance for peer reviewers

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

Your Questions Answered

Following the success of the 'Angels Cradle' session in 2014 & 2015, (our panel of experts discussing research dilemmas put forward by the delegates and offering advice) we hosted this session again in 2016. The audience submitted their research question/dilemma to the panel and was discussed during the session.