Our second Online Clinical Nutrition Symposium is here and we’re bringing you sensational speakers and hot topics as requested by you! Get the education you need and want with presentations on plant-based diets, the low FODMAP diet, Health at Every Size and MORE. Join us for this five-part symposium — made up of five individual webinar recordings — from leading dietitians and researchers in Australia and earn 2.5 hours of assessed CPD*.


Plant-based Eating Habits — Prof Clare Collins
Low FODMAP diet — Chloe McLeod
Health at Every Size in Dietetic Practice — Fiona Willer
Insulin Resistance – A Clinical Update — Susie Burrell
Sports Nutrition – Injury Prevention & Management — Jess Spendlove

Learning materials (webinar recordings, quiz, lecture notes) released on purchase

CPD hours are applicable for Australian and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.



Plant-based Eating Habits

Prof Clare Collins

From vegan to ovo-lacto and pesco-vegetarian, the number of people following plant-based eating patterns has increased around the world. What are the differences in categories of vegetarianism and how do they compare in terms of their impact on nutrient intakes, health and well being? This presentation will address key issues related to plant-based eating patterns and diet-related health across key life stages and chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Learning Objectives:

To describe the different types of plant based eating habits.
To understand the evidence base for various vegetarian eating patterns and overall health and well-being.
To increase awareness of nutrients that may be limited when following vegetarian eating patterns.
To understand how to optimise nutrient intakes for those selecting plant based eating patterns.
To be aware of which population based groups based on life stage or chronic disease risk vegetarian are appropriate

About the speaker:

Professor Collins is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences and Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, the University of Newcastle. She leads the largest team of research dietitians internationally in developing food and nutrition eHealth tools, programs and evaluating the impact on eating patterns and diet-related health across key life stages and chronic disease conditions. Professor Collins has published over 300 manuscripts and supervised 28 Higher Degree Research candidates to completion. She is a DAA Fellow and was awarded 2017 Hunter Medical Research Institute, Researcher of the Year.


The Low FODMAP Diet

Chloe McLeod

The low FODMAP diet can be confusing! Learn how to easily take your clients through the elimination and challenge phases of the diet, plus why it’s so important to not stay low FODMAP long term.

Learning objectives:

Learn how to take clients through low FODMAP elimination and challenges

About the speaker:

Chloe is an Advanced Sports Dietitian who developed and runs the online course The FODMAP Challenge, along with Co-owning nutrition consultancy business Health & Performance Collective. Above all, Chloe is passionate about helping individuals and teams be their healthiest selves. Chloe works with individuals, particularly people with food intolerance, as dietitian for the Parramatta Eels and with food brands, businesses and the media.

Health at Every Size in Dietetic Practice

Fiona Willer

Health-focussed size acceptance approaches such as those underpinned by the Health at Every Size (HAES) principles are gaining traction in dietetics, particularly for assisting people with higher BMIs. This presentation will contextualise the HAES Principles in the Nutrition Care Process and evidence-based practice.

Learning Objectives:

Recognise the key features of dietetic counselling when informed by the Health at Every Size principles.
Identify relevant research to compare and contrast weight-neutral (eg HAES) and weight-centric (eg weight loss counselling) outcomes.
Using the framework for evidence based practice, compare the applications of weight-centric and weight-neutral approaches for clients with weight concern

About the speaker:

Fiona Willer is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian who combines academic research, university lecturing and public speaking with creating professional development resources and training for health professionals through her business, Health Not Diets. Her research areas are dietetic private practice benchmarking, inter-professional learning and the integration of weight neutral lifestyle approaches (including Health at Every Size® and the Non-Diet Approach) into the practice of health professionals, particularly dietitians. Creator of the innovative Unpacking Weight Science professional development podcast, Fiona has great enthusiasm for both interrogating weight research and overusing food and eating metaphors in everyday life.

Insulin Resistance – A Clinical Update

Susie Burrell

Insulin resistance (IR) is an increasing common clinical condition requiring medical diagnosis and evidence based dietary management. Dietitians are well placed to play a central role in the identification, referral of and clinical management of IR to facilitate patient self management and prevent the development of Type 2. This session will outline the latest in the clinical dietary management of IR.

Learning Objectives:

To understand the aetiology of IR.
To understand the rationale and evidence base for the dietary management of IR.
To be able to provide dietary prescription for the management of IR

About the speaker:

Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians with degrees in both nutrition and psychology. She is the resident nutritionist at Channel 7’s Sunrise, has a weekly radio segment on the 2GB Afternoon Program with Chris Smith and is regularly seen in print media commenting on all areas of weight loss and nutrition. She has written 3 books, including “Losing the last 5kg”, and has a nutrition practice in Sydney.

Sports Nutrition – Injury Prevention & Management

Jess Spendlove

This presentation will discuss dietary and supplementation strategies which are aimed at preventing and managing injury and illness in athletes (or the active population).

Learning Objectives:

Understand the role a dietitian can play in the prevention and management of injury and illness in athletes.
Learn dietary and supplement strategies which can reduce the risk of illness in athletes.
Understand dietary and supplement strategies which can be utilised in the acute injuries.
Understand dietary and supplement strategies which can be utilised to manage chronic injuries.

About the speaker:

Jessica is a Sydney-based Performance Dietitian who works with a number of top Australian sports teams and individual athletes. She is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian and is currently working with the GWS Giants, Cronulla Sharks, Giants Netball, Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney Kings. Jessica is also one of the Co-founders of nutrition consultancy business Health & Performance Collective, who help individuals, sports teams, food brands and corporates live and perform at their best.


Frequently asked questions

When can I access the materials?
Webinars, slides and CPD quiz are released when you purchase. From this date, you can start learning immediately and work at your own pace.
What format is the symposium?
It includes 5x individual webinar recordings with slides and a CPD quiz at the end.
I’m busy this week; will I have access after the release date?
Absolutely. Your symposium ticket gives you lifetime access. Invest in it once, and it’s yours forever.
What’s the benefit of pre-sale?
You save $30 (AUD) by purchasing during the sale.

*CPD hours are applicable for Australian and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.

** Price is in AUD and excludes gst

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