BDA Vision 2015 is launched

BDA Vision 2015 is launched

31 March 2015

BDA Vision and Dietitians Week logos

We are pleased to launch BDA Vision 2015, being held on 4th and 5th June at thestudio in Birmingham City Centre. The two day BDA Vision programme, incorporates on Day 1 the Annual General Meeting, Elsie Widdowson Lecture and Awards Dinner.

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 AHPs

This year’s theme ‘Influencing’ will showcase national policies and impacts on local government whilst providing alternative methods of integrating, sharing and localising.

Influencing - Think National ... Act Local

Day One

Day One of the programme will address the issues in Public Health, the challenges the NHS are facing and what changes are ongoing. Looking at the impacts on both National and Local and what changes are happening now and what can be done for the future.

The event will continue at the Copthorne Hotel starting at 6.30pm with a drinks reception followed by the BDA Awards Dinner. Awards to be presented include; the General and Education Trust Fund (GET) Awards:  Dame Barbara Clayton Award, Rose Simmonds Award, Elizabeth Washington Award. The  BDA Awards; Specialist Group of the Year, Branch of the Year, Media Spokesperson of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Trade Union Representative of the Year; as well as the BDA Honours notably the Fellowship,  Ibex and Honorary Associate.

Day Two

Would you like to ‘Stand up for Dietetics’ and help spread the word about the unique contribution that dietitians make to the health of the nations and localities we live in – but don’t know how? If your answer is yes then this day is for you. The day will see the launch of the Influencing Action Pack. This pack is applicable to dietitians working in all four countries of the United Kingdom. It is also applicable to dietitians  working in the NHS, freelance dietitians and dietitians working in industry and academia. The pack gives you guidance on how to influence key decision makers in your area so that you can protect and/or expand your services.

Day 2 will be interactive and you will learn how to analyse your stakeholders, plan your messaging and engagement. You will also learn how to prepare your ‘elevator pitch’ so that you know how best to use those unforeseen opportunities (such as when you are in a lift!) with important stakeholders.

Further information and how to book is available on the dedicated BDA Vision or through the BDA Events calendar.

The BDA Vision 2014 report is available.

To view all upcoming BDA Events please refer to the BDA online calendar

BDA Vision 2015 is held preceding Dietitians Week, 8 – 12 June 2015. The week long campaign alongside Trust a Dietitian, for more information on Trust a Dietitian and the activities planned during Dietitians Week please refer to

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