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Delegates will investigate the theme Dietetics & Nutrition: Exploring New Territory, through an exciting program developed by the Scientific and Social Program Committee. Plenary speakers have been invited to impart their expertise and enthusiasm and to inspire delegates to explore new territory in their practice.
Registrations close 27 May 2009
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet conducted a HealthInfoNet cafe at the Dietitians' Association of Australia's 27th National Conference in Darwin in May 2009. The theme of the conference was 'Exploring new territory' and session topics included infant feeding, nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders, food security, weight control, malnutrition, communities, and Indigenous health.
The conference was well attended with over 500 delegates from all over Australia.
Indigenous nutrition was a focus through plenary session presentations from Dr Julie Brimblecombe ('Food security in an Indigenous community'), Ms Dympna Leonard ('Lecture in honour of Cheryl Rae'), and Dr Dorothy Mackerras ('Update on the ABC study'). The Indigenous health concurrent session on the third day included presentations by Sharon Laurence (NATSINSAP), Megan Ferguson (Outback Stores), Alison Lorraine and Emily Moloney (Fred Hollows Foundation), Jacqui Brown (Northern Territory Government), Pippa Craig (Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit), and Vikki Wearne (Royal Darwin Hospital).
The HealthInfoNet cafe was well attended, both by those who knew about the HealthInfoNet and those that didn't. For those who were already aware of the HealthInfoNet, it was an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the new layout (the new-look website was launched in March 2009) and pick up some promotional materials. Those new to the HealthInfoNet were able to take a personalised tour of the website and to have a comprehensive look at the nutrition web resource and yarning place.HealthInfoNet cafes
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