Preparations are well under way for the first national dietetic conference in Scotland which will be held on the 14th of September at The Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The event will focus on the current contribution, and future role of dietitians in delivering the health agenda for Scotland.
Speakers include BDA Hon Chair, Fiona McCulloch as well as Scottish Government AHP Officer for Primary Care, Jan Beattie and Acting Associate Chief Health Professions Officer, Helen MacFarlane. Each will share their perspectives on the potential and proven impact of dietitians on topics such as prescribing, social care and the delivery of Scotland’s Active and Independent Living Improvement Programme.
The event will focus on 3 key themes:
- Innovation in dietetic practice
- Engaging with and empowering service users and carers
- Workplace health
With more than 120 delegates expected to attend it will be a great occasion with learning, sharing and collaboration at the heart of the day.
Dietitians and dietetic teams are invited to submit poster abstracts and accepted submissions will provide an additional opportunity to share and demonstrate good practice (closing date 18th July). Prizes for best poster will be awarded on the day and will be the result of judging by delegates. Exhibitors from both private and voluntary sectors will add a further dimension to the learning and development opportunities on offer.
In advance of the event Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, Evelyn Newman has said:
“We expect that this will be a great day for Scottish dietetics, galvanising the profession to promote their role in planning ahead for the opportunities and challenges of the future health and social care agenda in Scotland. We encourage every healthboard area to send delegates to actively participate in this unique conference and to enjoy the networking, learning and celebrations in this 80th anniversary of the BDA.”
Non-BDA members are more than welcome to attend and the programme should appeal to AHP leads, managers and staff; members of Join Integrated Boards, third-sector organisations, and locality-based planning groups.
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