Western Australia Symposium 2023 (face-to-face)

Come along to the Dietitians Australia Western Australia Symposium 2023 and embrace the opportunity to learn about existing, new and emerging practice areas and grow your dietetic knowledge relevant to your role. Connect with friends and colleagues, and connect with that part of yourself that savours time to be immersed in learning.


Dietitians Australia Vice President, Jemma O'Hanlon will be in attendance to meet members and give an opening address. 

Register here to join us for a free networking event after the symposium.

This hybrid event is brought to you by the Western Australia Branch (2023). 

3 November 2023 at 1:00pm - 5:30pm (Perth time, AWST)

Location: Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park WA 6008

If you would like to attend this event virtually, please click here to view the virtual event registration page. 

Program schedule: 

Attendees have the option to attend one of the three concurrent sessions. 

Application into practice: 

  • Recognising the drivers and consequences of a problem is important when considering how to address it. In our keynote session, Dr Christina Pollard will explore the causes and consequences of food inequality and explores roles that dietitians can play.
  • Leveraging digital technology and nutrition and dietetic research, clinical practice, and service design. Why is this important and how can dietitians get on board? (Technology concurrent session)
  • As well as a basic introduction to eating disorder treatment, dietitians will gain an understanding of the complexities of working with this population, such as navigating the different pathways for client care and collaborating with other care team members in the private setting. (Eating disorders concurrent session)
  • Increased knowledge and confidence to work with clients to optimise fertility outcomes through nutrition. (Fertility and women's health concurrent session)


    Dr Christina Pollard has worked in nutrition and dietetics since graduating in 1983! A public health dietitian, she calls herself a pracademic, interested in research to inform practice. Christina developed, implemented, and evaluated national, state, and local level nutrition interventions including Gofor2&5. She believes that strong policy measures are needed to protect and promote the public health of those the most vulnerable to poor health in our society. Christina volunteers to make a difference. She is a life member of the Public Health Association of Australia, a Foodbank WA Board member currently she works as Associate Professor Public Health Priorities, Curtin University.

    Claire Gasper is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. She has a private practice in Booragoon and works in a private in-patient eating disorders ward. Claire also casually lectures to dietetic students and medicine students at Curtin University. Claire is a Verified Provider with Size Inclusive Health Australia (formerly HAES Australia) and applies a weight-inclusive, non-diet approach to her work with adults and adolescents with eating disorders and disordered eating. Claire has a special interest in working with neurodivergent clients and queer clients.

    Corrina Michael is a Senior Dietitian (WACHS Midwest) and WACHS Dietetic Coordinator. Corrina coordinates the WACHS Dietetic Professional Network supporting Dietitians across 7 health regions in country WA. She has completed a scoping project on Telerenal Dietetics services.

    Deborah Kerr is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Research Academic in the Curtin School of Population Health at Curtin University and a global leader in digital technologies relation to diet. Deborah is the Discipline Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics. Deborah is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with expertise in nutrition, dietary assessment and body composition. Deborah leads highly innovative interdisciplinary nutrition and physical activity randomised controlled trials. Her research uses cutting edge digital technologies to assess diet and improve dietary behaviours. Recent behavioural interventions have involved digital technologies such as text messaging and image-based dietary assessment.

    Jo Beer is an AdvAPD and diabetes educator who specialises in renal disease. Jo has been in the health industry for over 25 years and currently divide my time between working clinically with renal patients at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and private practice. Jo is also completing my PhD in renal dietetics in the management of dietary phosphorus using digital health. Her current study is a randomised controlled trial comparing the effect of digital health to standard care on serum phosphate control in patients on dialysis (The Telekinesis Study). 

    Madison Sanford (APD, CEDC) is a Senior Clinical Dietitian at Geraldton Hospital & Owner/ Director of The Nourished Bump. After her own fertility and pregnancy journey and realising the significant role that nutrition can play, she decided to specialise in the fertility and pregnancy nutrition space. The Nourished Bump is Telehealth clinic that supports clients all over Australia. With the goal to support, empower and reduce the confusion and stress of food choices during this vulnerable time in a client's life.

    Nicole Clements has worked as a Generally Registered Psychologist for over 18 years’, with experience in Organisational Psychology and Clinical Private Practice. Nicole has a particular interest in the mental health of adolescents, adults, and families, and has undertaken specialised training to support individuals and families experiencing eating disorders and other complex mental health presentations such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, and personality disorders.

    Continued professional development: 

    This webinar is worth 4 CPD hours. Member CPD logs will be updated automatically in the days following the event. 

    Virtual stream (technology concurrent session) recording will be sent to all registrants within 3-5 business days of the live event.  


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    Dietitians Australia members: $90 | Non-members: $126

    If you are a student member of Dietitians Australia, please email [email protected] to receive a coupon code for $25 off member price. 


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  • When
    3/11/2023 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    W. Australia Standard Time
    Grace Vaughan House 227 Stubbs Terrace Shenton Park, WA 6008 AUSTRALIA
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