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The member update
21 November 2022
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Your member community

Renew your membership early bird open

Click the green button on your member portal profile to renew for 2023 in a matter of minutes. Or, visit Renew 2023 to learn everything you need to know. Renew now for early bird price.

2023 Dietitians Australia awards now open!

Dietitians Australia’s 2023 awards are now open for nominations! It’s time to recognise the hard work dietitians do to influence and inspire our profession. Check out the different award categories including prizes, grants and scholarships and nominate today! Applications close 5pm Monday 16 January 2023.

Conference abstracts open tomorrow

It's time! Submit your research abstract or proposal for #DA2023, our 40th conference, in Melbourne! We embrace all forms of knowledge and welcome submissions from all areas of practice. Visit the confernce website to learn more.

Have your say at the AGM on Thursday

Join us online for our 2022 Annual General Meeting this Thursday 24 November. Register to attend by tomorrow, Tuesday 22 November. Can't make it? Appoint your proxy before tomorrow.

Meet a dietitian in management

The Dietitians in Management Interest Group have been sharing the professional journeys of some members with the aim of inspiring others into a management role. Read Dr Ka Hi (May) Mak's journey and much more in the current issue of our Professional Services Magazine.

APDs in the media

APD Chris Irwin spoke to The Conversation and ABC about the possible causes of bloating and APD Joel Feren spoke to SBS Food about how food helped him re-embrace his jewish culture.

External Dietetic Research Prize recipient

Congratulations APD Elaina Elder-Robinson, awarded the Dietetic Research Prize at the COSA ASM in Brisbane earlier this month for her presentation titled: Health behaviours of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cancer survivors living in regional and remote geographic areas of Australia. Find out more on Share Plate.
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Advocacy & Policy

Guideline update: Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

You are invited to provide feedback on the National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Australia, which is currently being updated by AutismCRC. Comments due by COB 29 November.

Victorian election: we rate the parties

Want to know how the three major parties responded to Dietitians Australia’s election requests? Check out their responses and the scorecard we developed rating their commitment to mental health, preventive health and development of the dietetic workforce.
Our submission: draft revised Aged Care Quality Standards
Our submission on the draft revised Aged Care Quality Standards has been finalised and lodged with the Department of Health & Aged Care. We invite members to echo the issues and recommendations in our submission (using your words/perspectives) via the online survey, which closes 25 November.
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Your credential

Revised APD Audit Policy
The APD Audit Policy has recently been updated for implementation in 2023. Please review the changes when you make your next APD declaration or see the Dietitians Australia website.
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Peer-review opportunity: Enteral nutrition
With thanks to our Interest Groups and other experts, we have created a health advice page on Enteral Nutrition for our public website. We need peer-reviewers to ensure our content is evidence-based. Find out more and register your interest.
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Want to pay zero 2023 membership fees?
Take part in a 10-15 minute survey about how you enjoy your membership. You will go in the running to have your 2023 renewal fees refunded! Complete the survey by 14 December and go in the running with 5 entries - 3 lucky members can win! Access the survey today.
Future Bariatric surgery CPD survey
The Bariatric Surgery Interest Group Leadership Committee would appreciate your feedback to help improve future training in the area of Bariatric Surgery education, to better meet the needs of members. Complete the survey by 2 December and you will go into a draw to win a $100 Education Centre voucher.
Are you a health professional involved in the treatment of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)?
Researchers at the University of Newcastle would like to invite you to participate in a survey investigating healthcare delivery for women with GDM in Australia. The focus of this survey is to better understand healthcare delivery for women with GDM in metropolitan and rural Australia. Participate in the survey closing on 31 December.

University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee Reference No.H-2021-0425
Participate in a study about food in Aged Care
Researchers at Flinders University invite individuals with a family member living in an aged care home to share experiences with food served in residential aged care homes. Participate in the survey closing on 24 November.

Flinders University Human Research Ethics Committee approval number SBREC 6929
Are you an allied health clinician in Victoria?
In this survey, researchers at Monash University would like to hear about your experience of receiving clinical supervision. Findings from this study will inform the ongoing development and implementation of clinical supervision programs across the state. Survey closes on 27 November.

Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee Project ID 27386

New job opportunities recently listed

Dietitian Grade 2 – VIC, 29 Nov
Private Practice Dietitian – NSW, 30 Nov
Dietitian –VIC, 30 Nov
Full-Time Dietitian – QLD, 30 Nov
Private Practice Dietitian – SA, 30 Nov
Private Practice Dietitian – SA, 30 Nov
Community Health Dietitian – VIC, 1 Dec
Dietitian – WA, 2 Dec
Aged Care Dietitian – QLD, 4 Dec
Allied Health Rural Graduate – NSW, 4 Dec
Dietitian – NSW, 5 Dec
New Graduate Private Practice Dietitian – NSW, 16 Dec

You can find all job opportunities available on your member portal.
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