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Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) 29th national conference



The theme of this conference is 'Evidence to practice - not always black and white'. Several prominent speakers have been invited to share their expertise and enthusiasm to inspire delegates to investigate how to adapt these workforce changes and explore the issues around the translation and implementation of available evidence into practice, especially relating this to their own area of practice.

Workshops will include an Indigenous focus:

TW3 - Evidence to practice in Aboriginal health - challenges and potential solutions for dietitians
Presenters: Annabelle Wilson, Colette Lappin, Camilla Leaver, Michael Manders, Melanie Reid

This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss and workshop some of the findings from a PhD study looking at how dietitians work with Aboriginal people and how they might do it better. Issues associated with translating this evidence and other evidence into practice will be considered by dietitians who work in the area of Aboriginal health. Participants will be invited to submit a practical scenario prior to the workshop. This workshop will conclude with a brainstorming session about the best way to move forward dietetics in Aboriginal health, especially within the South Australian context.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The theme of the 29th national conference of the Dietitians' Association of Australia, was 'Evidence to practice - not always black and white'. This theme was chosen to reflect the new international standard of good practice in dietetics. This new standard highlights the need to use evidence-based information in combination with experience, judgement and clients' needs, to guide decision-making in dietetics.

The conference attracted around 600 delegates from all over Australia. Kathy Ride from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet ran a cafe.

Liam Shanahan and Naomi Malcolm, Australian Diabetes Council Marissa Olsen, Charles Sturt University Michelle Richards, Heart Foundation ACT
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


Dietitians Association of Australia Conference Managers:
arinex pty limited
GPO Box 128
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 9265 0700
Fax: (02) 9267 5443

Kirsty O'Brien
Sponsorship and Exhibitions Account Manager
Ph: (02) 9265 0776


Last updated: 7 June 2011
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