Western Australia Symposium 2023 (virtual)

Join us virtually at 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.


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

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

3 November 2023 at 1:00pm - 5:30pm (Perth time, AWST)
3 November 2023 at 3:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
3 November 2023 at 3:30pm - 8:00pm (ACDT)
3 November 2023 at 4:00pm - 8:30pm (AEDT)

Location: Online

Program schedule: 

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 in nutrition and dietetic research, clinical practice, and service design. Why is this important and how can dietitians get on board? (Technology 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.

    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). 

    Continued professional development: 

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

    Access details: 

    Webinar access details will be sent on 2 November 2023. Webinar recording will be sent to all registrants within 3-5 business days of the live event. 


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    Dietitians Australia members: $75 | Non-members: $105

    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
    Online registration not available.

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