All companies must hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the company accounts are reported. The BDA’s AGM is also an opportunity for members to hear about the achievements of the last 12 months and hear any important news about the strategic direction of the Association.
This year’s Elsie Widdowson lecture 'The Dietitian: from healthcare professional to Influencer' will be delivered by Priya Tew, Award Winning Dietitian, TV Presenter and Eating Disorders Specialist. Here's a taste of what you can expect:
"Priya will discuss why we, as dietitians, need to think about our role as influencers. With the current climate of social media being the place people go to get their health information, our role has to include being present and loud on those platforms. This brings with it new challenges such as advertising, working with food brands, trolling and where our boundaries lie. With our profession being small and notoriously misunderstood it is time to shine, stick our heads out and show off our specialism.
"Priya will be talking about her journey with social media and media work, the highs and lows, sharing top tips on how you can get into these areas and exploring the guidance you need to be aware of when you do. As someone who is passionate about the profession and our transparency, she will talk you through why you need to be on social media and how to start.
"Dietitians are an amazing breed but we need to move with the times and follow in the steps of Elsie Widdowson herself, let’s be radical."
Last year's AGM
Our 2019 AGM was held on Monday 17 June.