Further confirmed details will be provided soon.

The 2021 Conference will be a hybrid event, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options, COVID permitting. We will be keeping abreast of developments and provide updates as needed.

Click on the image below to view the program at a glance or click on the download button to view and download PDF file.

The preliminary program is now available.

Click the buttons below to view the preliminary program for each day. 

Please note the preliminary program is subject to change.

Key Dates

Call for submissions closes: 
Friday 5 February 2021, midnight AEDT

Registration opens: 
February 2021

Author Notification:
March 2021

Business Events Grant Applications close: 
Wednesday 30 June 2021

Early bird registration closes: 
Wednesday 12 May 2021

Presenter registration deadline: 
Wednesday 12 May 2021, midnight AEST

DA2021 Conference:
Sunday 11 - Tuesday 13 July 2021

Plenary sessions

Emerging Plenary
9.00am – 10.00am, Sunday 11 July 2020
Join us for a line-up of inspirational dietitians, who have paved their way through to success, with their passion, creativity, and networking skills.

Hypothetical Revival
11.30am – 12.30pm, Sunday 11 July 2020
A panel of experts in food and the environment will discuss and debate the topic ‘What will we be eating in 2050?’

Transform Plenary
11.00am – 12.30pm, Monday 12 July 2020
The call to transform ourselves will be echoing in the halls, as our amazing speakers detail their experiences and learnings as dietitians in disasters.

Reinvent Plenary
9.00am – 10.30am, Tuesday 13 July 2020
Gain practical tips on how to reinvent yourself, your practice, and your environment to keep up with our ever-changing professional needs, with our line-up of highly esteemed speakers.

Diversify Plenary
11.00am – 12.30pm, Tuesday 13 July 2020
Incorporating and celebrating diversity into both our work and personal lives can bring a richness hard to achieve otherwise. Join us to reflect on how you approach diversity and discover what is possible in your future.

Why attend?

The Dietitians Australia conference welcomes Dietitians from across Australia and overseas each year to learn and network together.

The scientific program brings together a range of expert speakers and panels to present the latest research, case studies and practices centred around the conference theme of “What’s possible?” and incorporates the key academic themes of transform, reinvent, and diversify.

The program has been developed to offer something for all aspects of the profession, both clinical and non-clinical, across management, administration, education, research, advisory roles, communication, program development and implementation, regulatory roles, policy development, food service, food security, food supply and sustainability.

The move to a hybrid format in 2021, with both face-to-face and virtual sessions, offers professionals located in regional and remote areas the opportunity to attend the conference without incurring additional travel costs, and reduces their time away from work and family.

With networking breaks throughout the program, for both in-person and virtual attendees, networking opportunities are amplified by the social program encompassing both the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner functions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne!

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