Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance

This course has sold out and registrations have closed.

Thursday, 2 March Friday, 3 March 2023 (2 day course)

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm each day (Melbourne time, AEDT)

Location: The Larwill Studio, Parkville VIC 3052

Due to the interactive nature of this 2 day course, it will be live and in-person only (not recorded). Please do not register if you cannot attend in person to both dates and times listed. 

The Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) are excited to bring you the 'Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance' course.  

This course was designed for dietitians with an allergy caseload or wanting to upskill in food allergy and intolerance. This course is suitable for private practice, community and hospital-based dietitians. This course can also be used as a refresher if you are returning to practice within this area.

Limited spots are available, so register now!

Learning outcomes

  • Appraise the complexity of diagnosis and management of IgE mediated food allergy, non-IgE mediated food allergy and various presentations of food intolerance across the lifespan
  • Recognise the importance of collaboration with other HPs in the allergy care team for optimal patient care in food allergy and intolerance  
  • Formulate appropriate and safe evidence-based nutrition care plans within the scope of practice, for patients with food allergy and food intolerance
  • Integrate reinforcement of medical management and practical skills regarding label reading, food preparation and eating away from home into patient management of food allergy, including the food service setting 
  • Integrate available resources to enhance assessment, education, and nutritional intervention for patients with food allergy and food intolerance  


Course schedule 

This course will be presented in an interactive case study format.

Case studies will be provided prior to the course on the Learning Management System (LMS) to allow participants time to become familiar with the case studies and topics to be covered. 


Pre-course activities

Pre-course activities will take approximately 8-10 hours. It is strongly recommended that you complete the pre-course activities prior to attending the live course. Once you have registered to the course, you will be uploaded onto the Learning Management System (LMS) where you will find information about the pre-course activities.



Kathy Beck is a paediatric dietitian at ChildD (Child Health in Life & Disease Dietetics). She has expertise in food allergy and a passion to support families living with food allergy. Kathy is the chair of the Dietitian Committee of Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). In this role, Kathy works with ASCIA members to produce clinical and consumer resources, in addition to supporting other dietitians working in food allergy. Kathy is also a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical immunology (EAACI).

Dr Vicki McWilliam is a clinical dietitian and Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Children Research Institute in Melbourne Australia. Vicki is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and a past chair of the Dietitians Committee. She is a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical immunology (EAACI) and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian member of Dietitians Australia. Vicki is involved in clinical management of families with food allergy, teaching and training, resource development, industry consultation and food allergy management within foodservice. Vicki’s research interest is developing and initiating research trials that explore dietary interventions for food allergy prevention and treatment.

Dr Merryn Netting is an experienced clinical paediatric dietitian and Research Fellow based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Merryn is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian member of Dietitians Australia (DA). Merryn works as a senior project officer for the National Allergy Council. Her research focuses on the influence of early life nutrition on long term health.

Anna Richards has a background in hospital and community dietetics and has been in private practice since 1997. Anna combines the passion of good nutrition with her passion for good food. Anna is well known for her specialist work in Allergy and Intolerance in children and adults. She works closely with Auckland’s key Allergy Specialists to care for clients all over the country and is a member of national and international boards and medical panels. Anna has specialist skills in paediatric nutrition and dietetics and a unique understanding of families and children’s nutrition issues.

Caroline South is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who works at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne as well as private practice. She has over 10 years' experience working in the area of paediatric food allergy and is passionate about providing practical and evidence-based advice to children and their families, as well as working with the hospital foodservice department to optimise food allergy management. She is also the deputy char of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) dietitians committee and is involved in resource development, education and training. 

Marianne Tomlin is a Melbourne based APD, with extensive experience in childhood food allergies both in the UK and Australia. Marianne has a particular interest in feeding difficulties in children with food allergies and has recently established a new allergy feeding clinic at Monash Children's Hospital where she has helped set up the new paediatric allergy clinic service. Marianne also works privately from Kids Nutrition Clinic and Offspring Health. Out of work, Marianne is a keen cyclist and enjoys exploring Melbourne with her husband and two boys. 

Amanda Jackson is a clinical dietitian with over 14 years' experience, including 10 years working with adults with complex food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal conditions, and immune disorders. She is the senior dietitians in the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department at Royal Melbourne Hospital and runs a private clinic at Melbourne Allergy Asthma and Immunology Consultants. In her current roles Amanda is involved in resource development, teaching, training and more recently project management for a multi-centre immunodeficiency research trial. Amanda is an active member of Dietitians Australia, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and sits on the healthcare advisory panel for the Immune Deficiency Foundation of Australia. 

This course is worth 24 CPD hours.  



Dietitians Australia Members: $770 | Non-Members: $880

ASCIA members who are not members of Dietitians Australia are eligible to receive the member price. DNZ members are also eligible to receive the member price. If this applies to you, please email [email protected] to receive the discount code to use while registering. 

The Larwill Studio is offering a discount on accommodation to registrants of this course. To enquire about this discount, please email [email protected] 

This course has sold out and registrations have closed. 

2/03/2023 8:30 AM - 3/03/2023 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
The Larwill Studio Parkville, VIC 3052
Online registration not available.

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