What happended in 2018

Over 100 delegates attended this years symposium to hear 60+ abstracts presented. We heard from Helen Bond over breakfast discuss her journey, From the California Orchards to Media Headlines we also heard Avril Collinson RD PhD FHEA present '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 provided an insight into her research journey during her talk 'a dietitians journey through academic research & the food industry' Plus, there was great feedback from the masterclasses on PEN, JHND and GET.

Abstracts can now be viewed in JHND. - View now

We also presented a winner in each stream congratulations to all who presented;

Winner of Clinical Nutrition - Jennifer McIntosh for 'A Pilot Study Validating a Nutritional Screening Tool (NST) within a Mental Health (MH) and Learning Disability (LD) Inpatient Population

Winner of New to Research - Jitesh Patel for 'A Pilot Validation Study of an Iodine Screening Tool for Women of Childbearing Age' Stream supported by Yakult

Winner of Nutrition Support - Angela Madden, Simone Bothwell and Malgorzata Szychta for 'A Microbial Evaluation of the Effects of Preparation Methods & Storage of Blended Feeds' Stream supported by BDA PENG

Winner of Paediatric -  Sarah Bremner for 'Cross-Sectional Survey Exploring the Use of Blended Diet for Tube-Fed Paediatric Inpatients' Stream supported by BDA Paediatric Specialist Group

Winner of Public Health - Bethany Barlow for 'Child and Adult Orientated Breakfast Cereals: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Nutrient Profile' Stream supported by BDA Public Health Specialist Group

Winner of Service Evaluation - Kaylee Allan for 'A Retrospective Service Evaluation of Whether a Nasal Bridle Improves Nutritional Delivery in Critically Ill Adult Patients'

The six winners of the 2018 Research Symposium provide great examples of dietitians involved in research. Here, they talk in more detail about their winning research projects.

Research Symposium return on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Abstract submission is now open for 2019 and closes on Monday 15 July 2019

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What is the Symposium?

Dr Tom Butler wrote Where does the evidence come from?

The BDA research symposium is a great platform for dietitians to present work undertaken such as evaluation and audits, in addition to clinical trials. Every time I attend I'm always pleasantly surprised by the variety of talks and the additional contacts made that are always useful from a collaboration point of view. Read more

Caroline Bovey wrote on her experience attending the Research Symposium for the first time

For me, this was another first. I’d like to say that I’m not really sure why I have never been to the event before, but the truth is, I had assumed it “wasn’t for me”. This is one of those situations where our own bias and possibly even the voice of our own imposter tells us that the symposium is for ”others”, those who are HE academics, or pure researchers, those who are aspiring or established PhDs. Well, yesterday I had my eyes well and truly opened. Read more

Emma Langan wrote on the Research Symposium from a student's perspective

If we want to influence the future of the profession and make positive differences, then continuing research is the key’. This requires; motivation, commitment and ambition. So basically, if you have an area of interest – then pursue it, go for what interests you! Read more