Workshop & Seminar Program

Workshops and seminars are available to registered Conference delegates and will be held on Thursday 18 May, Friday 19 May, and Saturday 20 May. Minimum and maximum numbers apply to all workshops. Those workshops and seminars for which minimum numbers are not met may be cancelled and delegates will be notified via email.
Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Thursday Workshops/Seminars – 2:30pm – 5:00pm

FULL - TW1 – Innovative approaches to teaching practices in dietetic training: Engaging contemporary learners

Presenters/Facilitators: A/Prof Fiona Pelly (APD), Dr Sarah Burkhart, Dana Craven (APD), Dr Hattie Wright (APD), Judy Tweedie (APD) & Dr Jude Maher (APD)

Who should attend?

Educators involved in teaching and training for nutrition and dietetic students.

Learning outcomes

This seminar will empower you to think creatively and critically about your teaching and engagement through three real life examples that are embedded into the curriculum of a current Nutrition and Dietetics program. They are as follows:

  • Flip it! Transforming traditional teaching of nutrition fundamentals.
  • Serious gaming: A novel way to teach the nutrition care process.
  • Conceptualising sustainability in dietetic training.

Each presentation will provide a snapshot of an innovative approach to teaching and assessment including feedback from students.

Participant requirements

Requires some experience in the practice area.

TW2 – Communication and advocacy to further a nutrition agenda

Presenters/Facilitators:  Prof Susan Ash (FDAA), Prof Danielle Gallegos (AdvAPD), Prof Diep Do & Katherine Cullerton.

Who should attend?

Dietitians wanting to gain information on the communication strategies that have been effective in influencing policy decisions in nutrition in Australia and Vietnam.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to gain a greater understanding of:

  • Communication strategies that have been effective in influencing policy decisions in nutrition.
  • Finding workable strategies to apply at the local, regional, state and national level on nutrition policy.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required

TW3 – Getting dietitians ahead of the curve: the art and science of managing Type I Diabetes

Presenters/Facilitators: Annabelle Stack (AdvAPD), Dr Kirstine Bell (APD),  Jane Musial (APD) & Julette Kentish (APD)

Who should attend?

Dietitians/nutritionists working in or have an interest in diabetes management, and wish to explore new technology and advances in dietary therapy.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Gain information on the latest scientific evidence for the dietary and glycaemic management of type I diabetes (TID).
  • Build skills in the art of communicating effectively with both those living with the condition and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience practical, ‘hands-on’ examples illustrating how integrating new technologies and smartphone apps into clinical care can enhance patient empowerment and support individualised, patient-centred care.

Participant requirements

Participant should have some experience in diabetes management.

TS4 - Are our measures of the Australian food environment helping to inform policy and practice interventions?

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Penny Love (APD)

Who should attend?

Health professionals with an interest in the measurement of the nutrition environment to inform practice and/or policy change.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Explore how well equipped we are to measure the community and consumer nutrition environment concepts of accessibility, availability, price, placement, promotion and nutrition information.
  • Inform the development and implementation of interventions at a local community level and/or to influence policy change.

Participant requirements

A working knowledge of nutrition environment measurement tools, but no experience required.

 

TW5 – Research translation: How to engage with industry and pathways to commercialisation

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Jane Muir, Prof Manny Noakes

Who should attend?

Those dietitians with an interest in the translation process between industry and pathways to commercialisation.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Focus on the process of how to involve industry for commercialisation.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

TS6 – PEN the global resource for nutrition practice - Introductory seminar

Presenters/Facilitators: Natalie Stapleton (APD) & A/Prof Judy Bauer (FDAA)

Who should attend?

This session is suitable to all conference delegates with an interest in the opportunities for using PEN in all domains of practice.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Dietitians will have greater awareness of the applicability of PEN in all domains of practice.
  • Dietitians will be know how to navigate knowledge pathways, practice questions, consumer and professional tools and resources.
  • Dietitians will be aware of the process for writing and reviewing for PEN and how this work is acknowledged.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

FULL - TS7 – A Taste of Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing – Working Effectively from the Inside Out’

Presenters/Facilitators: Fiona Sutherland (APD) & Tara MacGregor (APD)

Who should attend?

Those interested in specialist practitioner accounts of how the behaviour change models of motivational interviewing and mindfulness complement and enhance the traditional role of the Dietitian when supporting dietary change.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the core spirit of motivational interviewing and how it may be applied through skills and attitude in a in a dietetic context.
  • Understand the core principles of Mindfulness and how it may be integrated into practice from both personal & interpersonal perspectives
  • Identify through observation and reflective learning, aspects of participants current practice that may be enhanced by application of Mindfulness and MI spirit & skill

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required. However, participants are invited to be prepared for a highly experiential and reflective workshop.

TS8 – Introduction to the DAA menu review audit tool for aged care homes

Presenters/Facilitators: Anne Schneyder (AdvAPD)

Who should attend?

Dietitians experienced or novice with an interest in aged care.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Hear about our new tool for use by Dietitians in aged care homes.
  • Learn how this tool can assist you to make evidence-based recommendation for age care homes menus.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

TW9 – Utilising technology to enhance patient engagement and support dietetic practice

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Megan Rollo (APD), Dr Shelley Roberts (APD),  Kirsty Maunder (AdvAPD), Nathan Billing, Carol Zeuschner (APD), Lindsay Petit (APD) & Zane Hooper.

Who should attend?

This seminar is targeted for dietitians from all areas of practice who are interested in learning more about the benefits of, and national standards for patient engagement, and how technologies such as nutrition informatics, telehealth, mobile apps and healthcare wearables can be utilised to better connect with patients.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Become aware of the DAA NIIG and its purpose and familiar with participatory medicine and the national standards (i.e. ACSQHC and ACHS) related to patient engagement.
  • Gain an understanding of the available technologies for practice and their acceptance and use.
  • Understand requirements for utilising telehealth in dietetic practice.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

TS10 – Brilliant hacks - Third time lucky

Presenters/Facilitators: Lisa Yates (AdvAPD)

Who should attend?

Those looking for something a little different to the normal scientific program. This seminar offers 10 minute presentations on a range of topics that any dietitian working in any location may find useful.

Learning outcomes

Topics that will be covered in 10 minutes include:

  • How to figure out what you are good at.
  • Social media tips.
  • Promoting yourself.
  • Effective influencing.

Participant requirements

Participants will be required to have some experience in the practice area.

 

Friday Afternoon Workshops/Seminars – 1:45pm – 3:45pm

FULL - FS1 – Evidence - Based Practice: Introduction to the GRADE System of evaluating evidence

Presenters/Facilitators: Miss Natalie Stapleton (APD),  A/Prof Judy Bauer (AdvAPD), Amanda Grech (APD) & Juliana Chen (APD)

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for all delegates with an interest in increasing awareness of the GRADE system for evaluating level and quality of evidence.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Have greater understanding of the steps in the GRADE system of evaluating evidence.
  • Demonstrate how indirect evidence can be used in the GRADE system to guide practice.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

FULL - FW2 - Doing dietetics better – Harnessing behaviour change techniques for enhanced nutrition outcomes

Presenters/Facilitators: Prof Margaret Allman-Farinelli (AdvAPD), Stephanie Partridge (APD), Monica Nour (APD), Anika Rouf (APD) & Juliana Chen (APD).

Who should attend?

Any dietitian interested in learning about and incorporating behaviour change techniques into their interventions or nutrition practice.

Learning outcomes

Participants will have gained:

  • Knowledge and understanding behaviour change theory principles and techniques.
  • Practical skills in applying behaviour change techniques to nutrition practice.
  • Relevant tools and resources for integrating behaviour change techniques into practice.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

 

FULL - FW3 – The disembodied and disengaged: Are dietitians becoming distanced from the population?

Presenters/Facilitators: Fiona Sutherland (APD) & Fiona Willer (APD)

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for dietitians who have found that with a group of individuals their model of practice may not be as effective as you would like. Together we will explore the views of individuals who have disengaged from dietetic services and have alternative views to nutrition especially with respect to weight management.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • To consider why some individuals in society do not engage with dietitians, especially with respect to weight management.
  • To develop an understanding how to engage individuals who may feel challenged by the concept of being referred to a dietitian.
  • To develop ideas on how dietetics may adapt to a changing health environment, with increasing competition for ideas regarding food and health messages.

Participant requirements

Participants should come along following reflecting on why potential clients may choose not to engage with dietetic practice, and then consider how this could and may need to change.

FULL - FW4 – NDIS Workshop: Supporting dietitians working with people with a disability

Presenters/Facilitators: Prof Victoria Flood (APD), Carmel Curlewis (APD), Aimee Taylor (APD), Sue Gebert (APD), & Sally Badorrek (APD)

It is particularly timely to conduct a seminar to support dietitians with the recent introduction of the NDIS in Australia. This workshop will provide important and practical support for dietitians working with people with a disability.

Who should attend?

Dietitians who work with people with a disability.

Learning outcomes

Dietitians who work with people with a disability will be able to:

  • Will be further informed about the NDIS.
  • Will be given practical examples on how to best work within the NDIS.
  • Will engage with the core standards identified for dietitians who work with people with a disability.
  • Will discuss and support each other with practical examples, on nutrition and dietetic relevant cases.

Participant requirements

The workshop will provide practical about nutrition and disability, and will be break into smaller groups for case study discussions in the following areas: – Dysphagia Management – Bowel Health – Social Outcomes – Nutrition Support (HEN – Home Enteral Nutrition) – Cardio-metabolic Health There is an expectation that participants will come prepared to contribute to small group discussions about one of these topic areas.

FW5 – The eating disorder healthy eating guide – A nutrition intervention tool for dietitians to use with eating disorder patients

Presenters/Facilitators: Caitlin McMaster (APD) & Dr Susan Hart (APD)

Who should attend?

Any dietitian or health professional of other discipline who sees patients with eating disorders or disordered eating as part of their clinical practice.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need to develop tailored nutrition education resources for dietitians to use with patients with eating disorders.
  • Identify nutritional issues and challenges unique to patients with eating disorders.
  • Recognise how the Eating Disorder Healthy Eating Guide addresses nutritional issues amongst eating disorder patients.
  • Consider how the Eating Disorder Healthy Eating Guide could be implemented in clinical practice to assist with providing dietetic intervention for eating disorder patients.

Participant requirements

Participants will be asked to come prepared with case studies which presented challenges in terms of nutritional intervention and rehabilitation in patients with eating disorders. This will provide the basis for an interactive and solution-focussed section of the workshop with emphasis on how the Eating Disorder Healthy Eating Guide could be implemented to assist in resolving nutritional intervention challenges in a clinical setting.

FULL - FW6 - Is sustainability of our dietary guidelines a core promise?

Presenters/Facilitators: Gabrielle O’Kane (AdvAPD), Prof Manny Noakes,  & Prof Mark Lawrence (APD).

Who Should Attend?

Dietitians interested in the impact of current and prospective dietary patterns on the environment through three presentations and participant activities.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain knowledge about:

  • Outline the complexity of food sustainability issues and evaluate the difficulties in balancing the nutritional benefits and environmental impact of our food choices; ie ‘what’ to say.
  • Distill complex information into simple language and develop important media messaging skills to assist in community advocacy; ie ‘how’ to say it.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

FW7 - Healthy Food Partnership - Portion Size Working Update and Stakeholder Consultation

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Geoffrey Annison & Rod Meldrum

Your chance, your say to shape the Healthy Food Partnership!

After much planning, the rubber is hitting the road in the Commonwealth Government’s Healthy Food Partnership. The main work streams have been decided and cross-stakeholder teams are putting their shoulders to the wheel. 

One of those teams – the Portion Size Working Group- will provide an overview of the Healthy Food Partnership and give you the chance to give your views on how portion size may unlock healthier eating habits. Members of the Portion Size Working Group including co-Chairs Ms Beth Meertens, Heart Foundation and Dr Geoffrey Annison, Australian Food and Grocery Council will describe their activities so far in this new push to healthy eating, but mainly they want to know what you think will make the most difference in moving people to healthier eating habits. It’s a workshop, come and participate and have your say. It’s your chance to be part of the solution! 

Learning Outcomes & Who Should Attend?

The Healthy Food Partnerhship Portion Size Working Group has the challenge of developing new strategies for industry, public health and goverment to assist consumer chose amounts of foods more consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. This workshop will provide an update on progress to date, as well as providing and opportunity for participants to provide their own ideas on successful strategies. All those interested in the activities of the Healthy Food Partnership should attend, and particularly those with strong ideas on communicating serve, serving and portion sizes to consumers.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

Saturday Workshops/Seminars – 10:45am – 12:45pm

SW1 – Thriving in rural and remote practice

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Leanne Brown (AdvAPD), Deanne Harris (AdvAPD), Elesa Crowley (AdvAPD)& Tracy Herlihy (APD)

Who should attend?

Dietitians working in regional, rural or remote locations or those who intend to work outside metropolitan areas in the future.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills in advanced practice in the rural and remote setting including resilience, self-care and coping strategies.
  • Identify the potential challenges and rewards associated with rural or remote dietetic practice.
  • Identify resources, support and networks available to assist rural and remote dietitians.

Participant requirements

Participation in small group work and interactive activities.

SW2 - International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative

Information coming soon…

SW3 – Spread the word: Designing your media experience

Presenters/Facilitators: Glenn Cardwell (AdvAPD)

Who should attend?

This is practical workshop, aimed to help public health dietitians design their message to the public and other health professionals.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Design nutrition messages that help the public make better eating choices, especially via the popular media.
FULL - SW4 – Motivational interviewing - Be engaged, encouraged and empowered

Presenters/Facilitators: Cathy Harbury (APD), Hannah Sweetnam (APD) & Kristin Lawrence (APD)

Who should attend?

An interactive workshop for any clinician who is passionate about patient centred dietetic practice. Enjoy engaging with your peers to participate in a range of activities to develop your motivational interviewing skills. Be inspired to practice dietetics that engages, encourages and empowers.

Learning outcomes

  • Delegates will learn the guiding principles, microskills of MI, and have an opportunity to develop their own “OARS” language.
  • Delegates will become aware of potential PD activities that they can use to facilitate further learning and it is hoped that they will be inspired to invest time to enhance their MI skills after the workshop.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

 

SS5 – Nutrition considerations when working with sporting teams and athletes

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Dominique Condo (APD)

Who should attend?

This seminar should be attended by anyone working with elite or recreational athletes, or those that have an interest in the area. Dietitians who want to enhance their knowledge in the area of sports nutrition are encouraged to attend.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the skills required and practicalities when working in an elite team sports environment. – Enhance knowledge around the current supplement trends.
  • Understand what and when supplementation may be useful in athletes.
  • Enhance knowledge of methods used to assess body composition and the interpretation of results.
  • Gain insight around the nutrition preparation of athletes for the 2016 Olympics.
  • Gain insight around athletes perceptions of nutrition and sports dietitians.

Participant requirements

What are the participant requirements? Participants will be expected to engage in discussion and ask questions of the panel members. They are not expected to have sports nutrition expertise.

SS6 – Young adults: The generation dietitians forgot

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Melinda Hutchesson, Prof Margaret Allman-Farinelli (FDAA), Prof Clare Collins (FDAA), Prof Helen Truby (AdvAPD), A/Prof Deborah Kerr (APD)

Who should attend?

Dietitians who currently work with young adults (aged 18-35 years) or would like to work with young adults in the future. Also dietitians interested in e- & m-Health interventions.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the need for nutrition interventions for young adults.
  • Identify how to reach and engage young adults in nutrition interventions, including the use of technology.
  • Recognise effective nutrition interventions for young adults, including e- & m-Health interventions.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

SS7 – Peanuts for babies?? Food allergy prevention and management

Presenters/Facilitators: Dr Merryn Netting (AdvAPD) & Kathy Beck (APD)

Who should attend?

Those interested in the evidence base for the change to the feeding guidelines, as well as practical strategies for including common allergens in an infants diets.

Learning outcomes

Participants will have:

  • An understanding of the evidence base for the change to the feeding guidelines.
  • Some practical tips to consider when advising young families who are concerned about food allergies.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

 

SS8 – Rethinking nutrition in ageing – Innovations in aged care

Presenters/Facilitators:  Cherie Hugo (APD), Prof Liz Isenring (AdvAPD), Tibor Paller & Ngaire Hobbins (APD)

Who should attend?

Dietitians (and other aged care workers) involved with caring for older Australians.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • To gain an overview in the latest nutrition and aged care research.
  • To be able to participate in the Lantern Project – Explore study on sharing your aged care nutrition story.
  • To be inspired by an aged care chef working with clinicians to provide appetising and suitable food for our elders.
  • To question and answer session with highly experienced aged care dietitians.

Participant requirements

Participants will be involved in a “pitch” session to apply session knowledge and to discuss and determine which strategies they will focus on in their own work places in the future.

SW9 - How to better your mood with healthy food

Presenters/Facilitators: Prof Catherine Itsiopoulos (APD)

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for dietitians interested in emerging evidence supports the role of diet in mental health.

Learning outcomes

This seminar will:

  • Provide dietitians with an overview of underlying mechanisms by which diet influences mental health
  • Be exposed to new data from Australian studies on the impact of a Mediterranean-style diet in mental health and details on how this diet is applied to these population groups.

Participant requirements

The audience will be actively engaged in a Mediterranean diet quiz and interactive on-line activities using their own mobile devices (iPhone, iPads, or androids).

SW10 - Advanced APD - Getting it right

Presenters/Facilitators: Mrs Tania Passingham.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for potential Advanced APD applicants, especially those who are in the early stages of self assessment and are about to embark on their application.

Learning outcomes

Participants will gain knowledge in the following:

  • Have a good understanding of the background to the development of the new competency standards application template and guidelines.
  • To gain insight into successful applications.
  • To conduct a self assessment against the competency requirements.
  • Be underway with their own application.

Participant requirements

No experience in the practice area required.

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