Dietitians shaping the future of Scotland’s health

14th September at the Carnegie conference centre, Dunfermline

It is now less than one month to go until Scotland’s first national dietetic conference. Do you have a ticket or are you one of the 40 posters being considered for 3 prizes? Tickets are still available at only £60 per BDA member and provide great value for money.

The event has been well supported by a range of exhibitors and health boards across Scotland. 150 people are expected to attend and they will hear from a selection of high profile speakers, including Jan Beattie (Scottish Government), Helen McFarlane (HIS), Fiona McCullough (Hon Chair BDA), Joyce Thompson (Chair BDA Scotland Board), Carrie Ruxton (Food Standards Scotland), Rob Packham (Perth and Kinross Integration Joint Board) and Debbie Provan (NHA Ayrshire and Arran). Workshops will cover the 3 conference themes of:

  • Innovation,
  • Empowering and engaging patients and public involvement, and
  • Workplace health.

To view the programme click here.

Chair of the planning group for this event, Evelyn Newman says:

“ This event has been a vision of the BDA Scotland Board for several years and I am delighted that so many colleagues, companies  and national agencies have signed up to make it such a success. It will be a great day to showcase the role of dietitians in shaping Scotland’s health, to encourage networking, sharing, and raise the profile of a small but significant profession. I hope that dietitians and interested parties from all Boards will have the opportunity to attend, and will maybe add a couple of additional delegates in the final weeks leading up to it”

For those of you using social media, please look out for Facebook updates from both BDA Branches ( and and via Twitter ( and Use the #BDASCOT16 to share news of the event with others and help share the outputs of the day by uploading photos and commentary on the 14th.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dunfermline in Septemeber.


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