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


Research Q & A - 3rd June 12.30pm-1.30pm

The BDA Critical Care Specialist Group research officers will be running a research drop-in session to answer any questions related to the Critical Care Specialist Group research award. We will be providing general advice, tips for a successful submission, and would also be happy to discuss individual projects.


  • Dr Danielle Bear, Consultant Dietitian for Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Terpsi Karpasiti, Clinical Lead Critical Care Dietitian, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals

Free to attend for all CCSG members. Book your place here.


Sustainability in Critical Care - 12th June 6pm-8pm

We are hosting an evening webinar covering why sustainability matters in dietetics and in critical care and examples of putting this into practice.


Tickets are free to all CCSG members!

Book your place here.


CCSG NJ Webinar - 25th July 12.30pm-13.30pm

The CCSG NJ team are excited to run this interactive webinar focusing on NJ business cases. We will be sharing tips about obtaining funding, discussing a business case data collection tool and going through a case study. This will be followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A.


  • Dr Stephen Taylor, Research Dietitian, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Terpsi Karpasiti, Clinical Lead Critical Care Dietitian, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Frances Greer-Rogers, Critical Care & Neurosurgical Dietitian, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Danielle Milne, Critical Care Dietitian, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Toby Trundle, Adult Acute Dietitian (Critical Care & TPN), The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Free to attend for CCSG members.

Booking link coming soon.


CCSG Study Day

Following on from the huge success of our 2023 study, 'Let’s learn all a’bowel’ it!', the committee is already busy planning next year's study day.

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

If you attended the 2023 study day, face to face or virtually, the recordings are available to you via the link sent to you in the post-event email. 


Introduction to Critical Care Dietetics

The very popular Introduction to Critical Care Dietetics course is back and has dates available after selling out last in 2023!

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 is divided into 2 days of pre-course learning via the BDA Learning Zone and a 1-day classroom event (virtual option available or face-to-face option at the BDA offices in Birmingham).

This 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.

Topics covered broadly pertain to the following five themes:

  • International guidelines and unit protocols
  • Assessing nutritional risk, biochemistry and refeeding syndrome
  • Metabolic response, energy and protein targets, and effects of critical illness on nutritional interventions
  • Nutrition therapy routes: Enteral nutrition (EN) and Parenteral nutrition (PN), routes for EN and PN
  • ICU stepdown, handover and rehabilitation

See the BDA Event calendar for upcoming dates and the Introduction to Critical Care Dietetics page for further information about the course and to book your place.


International conferences 

ASPEN 2023 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference - Tampa, Florida - 2nd-5th March April 2024

Intensive Care Society State of the Art - Liverpool - 18th-20th June 2024

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ESPEN 46th Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism - Milan, Italy - 7th-10th September 2024

ESICM 37th Annual Congress - Barcelona, Spain - 5th-9th October 2024

Events - ESICM