Review of BDA Live 2014

Summaries of each session held during BDA Live 2014.

Quotes on BDA Live 2014 …

BDA Honorary Chair, Siân O’Shea commented on BDA Live 2014; We have a key role in the management of multiple long-term conditions, shout loud and proud and tell your commissioners!! My take home message from Day 1? We need to prove our worth in the management of multiple long-term conditions.


Tuesday was another busy but stimulating day of lectures, workshops and lively debate. For me the Plenary Session: Visions of the empowered and self-managing patient brought Living with frailty alive! Professor John Young’s, (National clinical Director for Integration and Frail & Elderly Care, NHS England) physician overview which was complimented by the day to day reality shared by Anya de Iongh (Patient Champion). 6 breakout sessions provided plenty of variety before the Keynote Closing Address; From cradle to…which covered the role of maternal/child nutrition in the prevention of chronic disease and focused on the importance of getting protein right in the first 6-12 months and its subsequent impact on obesity / long-term conditions by Professor Atul Singhal, Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, Institute of Child Health. Dr Fiona McCullough, BDA Chair Elect and Honorary Secetary. Lecturer, University of Nottingham


Adele Morrin, was a Student Volunteers at BDA Live 2014 and commented; “BDA Live was not at all daunting for students, and it is such a great opportunity to see a range of speakers in so many areas of dietetics. I have found everyone friendly and easy to talk to. I have seen how great it is as a networking event and how important it is to get ideas from other dietitians. ” Adele is currently studying her 2nd year postgraduate degree in dietetics at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. #RD2b