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Looking for conferences or study days to attend over the coming year? Here are some ideas of events which may be of interest.


CCSG Study Day 2023

Our 2023 study will take place on 16th November 2023, running as a hybrid event.

The title of this year's event is 'Let’s learn all a’bowel’ it!', with a theme of intestinal failure - covering topics such as bowel obstruction, ileus, feed intolerances, PN and much more.

Please see Annual CCSG Study Day for more details as they are announced, as well as information on our previous study days.

Booking now open.


Pancreatitis in Critical Care Patients

This half day virtual study morning on 1st June 2023 is running in collaboration between the CCSG and PENG.

This session will focus on the nutritional journey of patients through pancreatitis. We will look at oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition and the complexities of this. We hope to ensure practicalities of nutritional therapies are a focus of the session. 

Booking now open.


Ketogenics in Critical Care

This half day virtual study morning on 5th September 2023, run by the CCSG, is looking at whether ketogenic diets are achievable and appropriate in the ICU.

The day will have experiences from dietitians who have attempted this in their units and the barriers that they faced. There will be Q&A sessions with experts so bring your questions. Confirmed speakers include Sue Wood and Dr Manny Bagary.

Booking now open.


Recordings from 2022 Critical Care Study Day

The recordings from the 2022 study day are now available to purchase. Watch back the below

  • Welcome with Emma Gaskin, Group Chair
  • Bruno Mafrici - Macronutrient requirements in AKI/CVVH- calculations and targets
  • Dr Harry Phillips - Medical Management of AKI in critical illness
  • Dr Ryan Haines - Urea:creatinine ratio as a marker of catabolism
  • Bethan Jenkins - Citrate Anticoagulation and bioenergetic transfer- should we care?
  • Dr Kate Lambell - Nutrition Support in Critically Ill Obese – What is the evidence, what we do and where we are going
  • Terpsi Karpasti - Nutrition Research in critical care – the covid years and beyond
  • Marta Alves - Nutrition Support in TBI – Guideline Overview & Case study

Including the Critical Care Specialist Group Annual Award Presentations

  • Winner - Reema Rabheru
  • Runner Up - Rebeca Romain
  • Eimear Wall
  • Annabelle Green
  • Chloe Jarvis
  • Caoimhe Downey


  • Critical Care Specialist Group £75.00
  • BDA Member £100
  • Non Member £150


Introduction to Critical Care Dietetics

The CCSG has developed the introduction to critical care dietetics to support foundational level learning.  The course aims to improve your awareness of the dietetic and physiological principles that are essential to working in the critical care setting, whilst supporting you to develop the confidence required to autonomously work in this environment.  The course will involve some pre-course learning hosted in the BDA Learning Zone followed by an interactive face-to-face study day where you will learn amongst peers as you work your way through a number of critical care scenarios, enabling you to practically apply the knowledge learnt in the pre-coursework and further develop your network of ICU colleagues.

The course is aimed at those new to working in critical care, especially those working in isolation without a team of critical care dietitians to support them. It is aimed primarily at band 6’s and 7’s who have just moved into the specialist of critical care or having to provide clinical cover to this area. They will be working in the area but not experienced.

See the BDA Event calendar for upcoming dates.

Please note that the waitlist for this course is currently closed due to unprecedented demand. Please see the Introduction to Critical Care Dietetics page for further information.


International conferences 

Intensive Care Society State of the Art - Birmingham - 27th-29th June 2023

Intensive Care Society | SOA Homepage (

ASPEN 2023 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada - 20th-23rd April 2023

ESPEN 45th Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism - Lyon, France - 11th-14th September 2023

ESICM 36th Annual Congress - Milan, Italy - 21st-25th October 2023

Events - ESICM