In our first ever Online Clinical Nutrition symposium, we’re bringing you the best speakers, hottest topics in nutrition, myths and trends to give you the education you need and want. And extraordinary outcomes for your dietetics practice. 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*.


Gut Health Myths — Dr Joanna McMillan
Nutrition for Fertility — Melanie McGrice
The Blue Zones — Dr Tim Crowe
Eating Disorders — Shane Jeffrey
Food intolerance — Dr Anne Swain


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.



Gut Health Myths

Dr Joanna McMillan

Gut health and the microbiome are all the rage, but with the rise in understanding and interest, there is also a rise in misinformation and noon-evidence based advice. Diet and lifestyle are intricately involved and that places the dietitian as a front-line expert for helping individuals with gut problems and ensuring the right information is shared.

Learning Objectives:

Understand how the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the gut microbiome and gut health. Understand what the knock-on effects are on physical and mental health.
Understand the different tests that are being offered and what these actually measure.
Feel confident to implement dietary and lifestyle changes that have been shown to improve the health of the microbiome.
Be able to bust the myths surrounding gut health programs and products.

About the speaker:

Joanna McMillan is a Scottish-born Australian and one of the country’s favourite and most trusted health and wellbeing specialists. She is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with La Trobe University and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Joanna is a regular on television including The Today Show and ABC Catalyst, on radio and in print media. She is a TEDx and experienced international keynote speaker and is the founder of Get Lean, an online lifestyle change program. She has authored seven books including Get Lean Stay Lean and her latest Brain Food.


Nutrition for Fertility

Melanie McGrice

Rates of fertility complications are on the rise. In this presentation, Fertility and Prenatal Dietitian, Melanie McGrice discusses why women should be seeing a dietitian prior to conception, and some strategies for intervention.

Learning objectives:

Learn the 4 stages of support for clients who are trying to conceive
Understand why nutrition advice is essential prior to pregnancy
Identify key strategies that dietitians can use to help clients who are trying to conceive
Discover how to learn more

About the speaker:

Melanie McGrice is a fertility and prenatal dietitian. She runs online programs on prenatal nutrition for mothers-to-be, the ‘Nourish with Melanie’ YouTube channel, is the founder of Nutrition Plus Women’s Nutrition Clinics which provide specialist fertility and prenatal nutrition support around Australia and is an ambassador for Compassion’s ‘Mum’s and Bub’s Nutrition Clinics’, with the Nutrition Plus team sponsoring one in Tanzania. For more information see

The Blue Zones

Dr Tim Crowe

Nutrition and health today can be confusing for the public to understand. A changing research landscape together with conflicting messages given in the media and even our social media feeds only compounds this. Taking a step back from the nutrition noise, this talk will focus on the people around the world already living long healthy lives and focus on what we can learn from them.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the origin of the Blue Zone concept and identify the different geographical regions of the world classified as Blue Zones
List and characterise the common diet and lifestyles habits seen across Blue Zone communities
Understand and summarise current research that supports the lifestyle habits of people in the Blue Zones
Describe practical tips on how to adopt the key habits of the Blue Zones

About the speaker:

Dr Tim Crowe is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian who has spent most of his career in the world of university nutrition teaching and research. He now works chiefly as a freelance health and medical writer and scientific consultant. He has an active media profile and a large social media following through his Thinking Nutrition blog and Facebook page which he uses to communicate important nutrition messages to the public in plain and simple language.

Safely Practicing Dietetics Across the Eating Disorders

Shane Jeffrey

Eating disorders are complex conditions that impact on a persons medical, nutritional and psychological wellbeing. With little or no training provided on the topic of eating disorders to dietetic students in the university sector, dietitians often feel ill equipped in the provision of care. This presentation will focus on the safety of practice for dietitians through highlighting three key principles (medical monitoring, the multi-disciplinary team, and professional supervision) that are integral when delivering nutritional care to people with an eating disorder.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the importance of integrating safety of practice principles when working with people presenting with an eating disorder
Identify key medical parameters that dietitians should be aware of during the course of treatment
Identify the importance of practicing as part of a multi-disciplinary treating team, and when to refer on/out
Understand the relevance of professional supervision when practicing in the area of eating disorders, and how to incorporate this as an essential part of safe practice.

About the speaker:

Working in the fields of eating disorders and the non-diet approach to weight concerns for much of his 25 year career, Shane Jeffrey is dedicated to helping people improve their relationships with food, mind and body through the provision of compassionate, client centred nutritional care. With a back to basics approach that is simple and uncomplicated, Shane developed the RAVES eating model to help people move towards a more positive, sustainable relationship with food. Shane currently works in two Queensland based private practices dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders, weight concerns and sports performance using a non-diet approach – River Oak Health and Food Mind Body.

Adverse Reactions to Foods

Dr Anne Swain

Adverse reactions to foods are estimated to affect 15 to 20% of the population. The consumption of natural and added chemicals in food has been shown to contribute to a range of adverse reactions, with clinical presentations frequently including functional bowel disorders, chronic urticaria/angioedema, and headache/migraine. Self-diagnosis and self-management by patients experiencing adverse reactions to foods is common, with risks of nutritional inadequacies and delays in management. Research findings regarding the RPAH Elimination diet and challenge protocol are available here and from various publications. An interactive RPAH Elimination Diet and challenge protocol seminar would help dietitians new to or working in the area of adverse food reactions.

Learning Objectives:

To upskill dietitians in the safe and effective implementation of the RPAH Elimination diet and challenge protocol in patients with food chemical intolerance.
Develop basic knowledge and skills related to the implementation of a diagnostic elimination diet, challenge and liberalisation protocols.
Refine skills in nutrition assessment when managing patients on restricted diets.

About the speaker:

Dr Anne Swain is recognised as a leading expert in the field of food intolerance and food allergy, both in Australia and overseas. She has been the Head Dietitian at the Allergy Unit of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in Sydney for over 40 years.  Anne is co-author of the book Friendly Food and the RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook. Anne has contributed to the development of policy and protocols for food allergy and food intolerance, for NSW Health, FSANZ and other professional organisations. Anne is involved in research, education programmes and has scientific publications and is a University lecturer and mentor to students and graduates.


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

*Price excludes gst

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