The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for UK dietitians.
The aim of the Yorkshire Branch is to provide a forum for communication and sharing good practice amongst BDA registered dietitians and dietetic students. We hope to achieve this by organising educational meetings on topics suggested by our members, and providing a forum / networking opportunities for sharing good practice.
Our events are also suitable for other practitioners, scholars and students with an interest in nutrition and public health in Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
This study event aims to provide an overview, to refresh and update your knowledge on the management of stroke as part of a multi-disciplinary team and supplementary nutrition products.
Here are some of the many highlights our event will cover:
Increasing your knowledge of innovative and effective MDT working in the management of Stroke
An update of current practice, with the latest guidance, protocols and pathways, including those unique within the Yorkshire area
Understanding the appropriate usage of nutrition supplements in this patient group
Increased understanding of assessment for texture modified diets
Highly experienced specialist speakers in the various topic fields
Competitive ticket prices (£7/£12/£17 + small Eventbrite booking fee) including lunch and refreshments on the day.
Networking opportunities with Registered Dietitians, Registered Nutritionists, scholars and dietetic and nutrition students from Universities in Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
Networking opportunities with our carefully selected sponsors to increase your knowledge and understanding on the leading technology, pharmaceutical and nutritional products on the market
The chance to discover texture modified supplements from various providers specifically for this event
Certificate of Attendance will be provided as evidence of Continuing Professional Development on completion of an evaluation survey
For those that are unable to attend our event we are now offering the option to purchase the presentation slides only. Please click the following link for more information.
Catherine Dunn, Advanced Clinical Specialist Dietitian
Background and how stroke impacts on nutrition
Evidence for nutritional interventions after stroke
National Stroke Audit and Dietitians
The Dietitian as part of the stroke MDT
Hannah Richardson, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
The normal swallow and dysphagia
Stroke and dysphagia
Stroke guidelines for dysphagia and swallow screens
Nursing stroke swallow screens / assessments
Dysphagia Trained Nurse Programme – history, criteria, training, implementation, feedback and next steps
Philip Graves, Consumer Psychologist
Philip Graves was invited to present at BDA Live conference in March 2016, where he gave a talk on the ‘Power of Taste’. His breakout session was extremely popular and oversubscribed. Is this a sign that dietitians are becoming more interested in the psychological aspects of eating? In our study event Philip will tailor his talk to reference stroke patients - both from the perspective of maximising the likelihood of compliance and techniques for overcoming forgetfulness when it comes to eating. For those who do not work in stroke management, it is still very much worth attending this event as his talk is applicable to any areas where malnutrition is a challenge and, particularly, where ONS are being used.
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided, please let us know of any special dietary requirements no later than 2 weeks before the event.
Ticket sales end on Saturday 8th October, so please book your place in advance, tickets cannot be sold after this date.
Frequently asked questions
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All tickets require you to bring ID, except non-member ticket purchases.
Failure to provide appropriate ID may mean you are unable to enter the event.
No refunds can be given if false member status is provided.
Full BDA members or student BDA members should bring either their BDA membership card or other official BDA correspondence, no other forms of ID will be accepted.
If you purchase a non-BDA full time student ticket, you must provide your University Student ID.
Will there be photography taking place at the event?
There will be a photographer at this event. If you do not want to be captured on film please make this known during registration.
What are my transport / parking options getting to the event?
Please see the following link on how to get to our venue: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/about-our-university/contact-and-find-us/
Please see the following website for information on parking in Leeds City centre:
Parking options you may want to consider close by:
· Woodhouse Lane multi-storey car park: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AX
Price: Up to 2 hours £2:00, up to 12 hours: £6:00 (other tariffs available)
· Leeds General infirmary multi-storey car park: Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9DA
Price: up to 2 hours £2.80, up to 6 hours £11.00 (other tariffs available)
What if I need to cancel?
If you require a refund please contact us by email no later than 2 weeks before the event. Sadly refunds cannot be given after the 1st October.