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Plenary Sessions:

  • Better never stops – A powerful Story of transformation: Dr Paul Wood
  • ‘Better’ v ‘Best’ practice – an ethical and cultural kōrero: Nicky McCarthy, Julie Carter, Kate Syers, Jo Tamaki, Leigh O’Brien, Jasmine Walton, Nick Denniston, Christina Cullen



  • Lifting the lid on Food Chemical Intolerances: Dr Merryn Netting
  • Nutrition Strategies for allergy prevention: Dr Debbie Palmer

Mental Health

  • Nutrition interventions in severe mental illness: Dr Scott Teasdale
  • Feeding your Brain – the role of nutrition in depression and anxiety: Dr Jane Elmslie
  • A community approach to mental health: Jo Tamaki
  • The impact of COVID-19 on eating disorders: Sylvia Pyatt
  • A private practice approach to mental health & disordered eating: Kate Syers
  • Disordered Eating – a parent’s perspective: Rebecca Toms – EDANZ


  • Dietitians in Aged Residential Care – advocating for change: Dietitians Australia
  • Developing Australian New Zealand guidance for identifying and managing malnutrition and frailty in the community: Shelley Roberts
  • The effect of International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDS)-tailored interventions on staff knowledge and Texture-Modified diets (TMDs) compliance in aged-care facilities: Sharon Wu
  • Chronic diarrhoea in older adults: how common is it and what is the impact on residents living in care?: Leigh O’Brien
  • Malnutrition screening, diagnosis and treatment in South Island Hospitals: Catherine Wall

ICU & Research in Practice

  • Organ Failure in Intensive Care: Professor John Windsor
  • Evaluating Gut Dysfunction in Intensive Care: Varsha Asrani
  • Research in Practice: Dr Andrea Braakhuis & Dr Sue MacDonnell
  • Dietitian-led functional bowel disorder education groups are an effective way to manage waitlists in a NZ healthcare service: Anna Sloan
  • Reaching out for more effective management of malnutrition outpatient referrals: Anna Sloan


Plenary Sessions:

  • To fuss ot not to fuss? What dietitians can do for the fussy eater: Dr Amy Lovell
  • Keynote address: Karena & Kasey Bird
  • Cultural safety and what this means for us: Iris Pahau & Julia Sekula


Sustainable Food Systems

  • Ending Hunger in Aotearoa by 2030: Lisa Booth – Kete Kai
  • What is a food parcel?: Tammie Stroman – Kore Hiakai
  • The middle-man matters – Re-distributing NZ’s surplus food: Gavin Findlay – The NZ Food Network
  • A rights-based approach to food availability: Christina McKerchar
  • Food loss in the New Zealand horticultural sector: Meg Thorsen


  • Medical Management of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Dr Jenny Keightley
  • Genetics & Diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Dr Alexa Kidd
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in Practice – Case-Studies and Panel Discussion: Sarah Melton & Adrienne Speedy

Diabetes & Health technology

  • New Medications in the management of Type 2 Diabetes: Dr Niranjala Hewapathirana
  • Advancement of insulin pump therapy in NZ with CGMS technology: Dr Martin De Bock
  • Te Hononga Oranga (The Joining together of wellness ): A Whakawhanaungatanga approach to a Diabetes Health Service: Hamish Johnstone
  • Views and experiences from health professionals providing dietary advice to women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus in New Zealand: Preliminary findings from a qualitative study in 2020/21: Sylvia North


Plenary Sessions:

  • The Great Debate: The Ministry of Health Eating & Activity Guidelines for Adults are synonymous with sustainable practice: Fiona Windle, Nickie Hursthouse, Evelyn Mete, Claire Gibson, Rob Beaglehole, Summer Wright, Rebekah Jones, Tyla Goodsell-Matthews


Public Health & Food Industry

  • Food Reformulation – The transformation over the last 13 years: Dave Monro
  • Non-perishable Meal in Minutes Kit: Jennie Verstappen
  • HSR 5 year review update: Rebecca Doonan
  • Food Industry initiatives supporting a health Aotearoa: Members of the DIFI SIG
  • Learnings from the Beehive: Rob Beaglehole
  • Panel Discussion: The interaction of the public health sector and the food industry: Dave Monro, Jennie Verstappen, Rebecca Doonan, Charlotte Moor, Rob Beaglehole 

Dietetic-led pathways and novel approaches to dietetic care

  • Chronic nausea and vomiting pathway, Waitemata district health board: Amanda Whitford
  • Development of an innovative expert gastroenterology dietitian outpatient model of care: Catherine Wall
  • Are Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients’ expectations met by dietetic services?: Nicky McCarthy
  • Exploring the impact of work-integrated learning on the mental health of dietetics students: supervisor perspectives: Reena Soniassy-Unkovich
  • The prevalence and practice impact of weight bias amongst New Zealand registered dietitians: Rajshri Roy
  • Preventing future weight regain post bariatric surgery – barriers and enablers reported by CM Health patients: Gypsy Bullen


  • Māori First Foods: A Māori centred approach to understanding infant complementary feeding practices in Māori Whānau: Hannah Rapata
  • The effect of mild sleep loss on dietary intake and food type choices in children: A randomized cross-over trial: Silke Morrison
  • Starting complementary feeding with vegetables only increases vegetable acceptance at nine months: a randomised controlled trial: Jeanette Rapson
  • Evaluation of a Triple P community based family intervention ‘Positive Parenting and Active Lifestyle’ (PPAL) in Waitematā and Auckland area: Gabrielle Orr
  • A qualitative approach to understanding young child feeding practices of Māori and Pacific parents in Auckland, New Zealand: Gabrielle Orr