In 2018, we’re taking Dietitians Day to a whole new level. It’s going to be big. So big, in fact, that it’s earned a name change.

Introducing Dietitians Unite 2018.

The venue this year is the gorgeous river city of sunny Brisbane and home of DC headquarters. Think: Southbank restaurants, cruising on City Cats, James Street shopping, incredible beaches just a short distance away and that beautiful Queensland climate.


New this year, we’ll be offering two streams: clinical and business. This is in direct response to feedback from previous years’ events, in which you told us that you’d like to be able to focus your time on the topics that interest you most. What’s more, these two streams represent what DC is about – the latest in business leadership, balanced with our ongoing desire to keep our community current on the latest in clinical dietetics news and research.


Breakfast workshop:
A light breakfast will be served during this presentation & workshop from 7.30-8.30am (prior to the main event)


So far, our confirmed speakers include:

  • Hummingbird House
  • Clinical: Hannah Brown, Tara MacGregor, Shane Jeffrey, Glenn Mackintosh
  • Business: Jason Smith, Rachael Bermingham
**More speakers will be announced here as we confirm them.**

About our speakers

Dr Joanna McMillan: Health benefits of Mediterranean-style cooking of vegetables

Veggies are good for you, and we need to eat more! Please join us to hear an update on nutrition research on cooking vegetables in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the nutritional value of fresh vs frozen and canned veggies. Let’s discuss how this evidence translates to practical advice on the health benefits of Mediterranean-style cooking with taste plus convenience as motivators to get people enjoying vegetables for good health.


Hannah Brown: A New App-roach to Nutrition and Portion-Size Education

Ready to get up to speed quickly on the latest resources for portion size guidance and nutrition education? Hannah will showcase tools — such as smartphone apps – that can help you positively impact client behaviour.

Tara MacGregor: Debriefing the ‘Deficit Detective’

Tara knows the hurdles dietitians face in reprogramming their practice to incorporate behaviour-change counselling skills. In this interactive session, she invites you to reflect on your current challenges, affirm your progress with developing such skills – and find opportunities for further development.

Shane Jeffrey: When Knowledge is Not Enough – Peeking Inside the Dietitians’ Toolbox for Behaviour Change

Time to challenge our traditional scope of practice – and help your clients toward positive change. Shane will share the benefits of gaining skills in supporting behaviour change and share resources to help you move beyond the traditional role of “information provider”.

Glenn Mackintosh: We Are All in This Together!

Charismatic psychologist Glenn Mackintosh shares his ideas on how dietitians and psychologists working at the forefront of health behaviour change can make important mindset shifts to improve outcomes – and grow business at the same time.

Jason Smith: Zero-to-100: My Personal Story and Lessons on Leadership

Dynamic, award-winning business leader Jason Smith (founder of the Back in Motion Health Group) will share honest and personal lessons learned on life purpose, stubborn will, the value of a like-minded team — and uncompromising leadership.

See you in Brisbane in March!