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Early bird registration—one month to go! 

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Hi <<First Name>>, 

Register for the 2019 DAA National Conference on or before Wednesday 12 June 2019 for your chance to win return flights to next year’s DAA National Conference in Melbourne! 

Thanks to Qantas, one lucky delegate will win return travel from any Australian capital city to Melbourne for the 2020 DAA National Conference.

All delegates registered for the 2019 DAA National Conference, under any category (A – H), on or before Wednesday 12 June 2019, will be placed in the draw.  
Register now for the chance to win!
In case you missed it, the DAA National Conference program is live! The three main themes on the Gold Coast in August are: Childhood, Indigenous and Mental Health. 

Check out range of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and workshops under these themes across all days as well as a diverse range of practice areas and the profession as a whole. 

Dietitians and fresh produce: a match made in heaven

Scenic bus tour
If you’re looking to extend your time on the Gold Coast, join us on a full day food tour on Thursday 15 August 2019 that explores the beautiful Tweed Valley and Northern Rivers region of the Gold Coast. Stopping at a range of farms and orchards along the way, you’ll get the chance to sample treats from each location, finishing with a sunset over the Gold Coast. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the health benefits of fresh Australian produce in an interactive environment, join us on the food tour. 
The tour is designed to build on the Wednesday afternoon seminar Dietitians and Horticulture—Match Made in Heaven.  The seminar is free as part of your DAA 2019 conference registration so make sure to book in when you register for the conference online. 
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Showcasing Early Career Researchers


On Monday 12 August 2019 come along to hear the Lecture in Honour, the Awards Presentation as well as Early Career Researchers discussing their findings:
Father son online canteen
Improving Health Food Purchases from Online Canteens: A Cluster RCT

Join Tessa Delaney in the Plenary to hear about research into the effects of online canteens in reducing the average kilojoule, saturated fat, sugar and sodium content of primary students’ lunch orders.
 
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Is Sarcopenia the New Smoking? Computed Tomography-Defined Sarcopenia in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: Implications for Outcomes, Cost and Practice

Hear from Merran Findlay about research into the effects of computed tomography-defined sarcopenia on patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy. Computed tomography is the gold standard for body composition analysis at the tissue level.
Children's lunchbox
Assessing the Feasibility, Acceptability and Efficacy of an Intervention to Support Parents to Pack Healthy School Lunchboxes

The final Early Career Research Showcase will be with Rachel Sutherland, as she details the ‘SWAP-IT’ study, which assessed feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of an intervention targeting parents to swap what’s packed in the lunchbox from discretionary foods, to ‘everyday’ core foods.

Get to know your board members 


Do you have a burning question for the DAA Board? This year, we’ve dedicated a session to meet the DAA Board and hear about their plans for the future of DAA. Join us on Tuesday 13 August 2019 in the main plenary and get to know your board members!  

Have you booked your accommodation?  


Accommodation has been secured at competitive and flexible rates at a range of hotels & apartments across the Gold Coast exclusively for DAA delegates. 

The 2019 DAA National Conference falls over busy dates for the city of Gold Coast so we encourage you to book early to secure your room. 
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Making the most of your time on the Gold Coast 


Remember to check out Member Advantage and make the most of the great offers available on the Gold Coast, including theme park passes, surfing lessons, boat tours, dining discounts and more!

Your DAA membership gives you and your family unlimited access to travel, leisure, shopping and automotive discounts from a range of participating retailers and entertainment venues around the country.
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