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ICD 2012 Congress Managers

arinex Conference & Exhibition Organisers
GPO Box 128
Sydney Australia 2001
Phone: +61 2 9265 0700
Fax: +61 2 9267 5443

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Thank you! 

On behalf of the DAA and ICD 2012 Planning Committee, thank you for your participation in the 16th International Congress of Dietetics. We hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney. 

Thank you in particular to our speakers and sponsors for their invaluable contribution and support. We trust that the Congress provided an interactive, highly involved and stimulating program, while providing you with the opportunity to network with your industry colleagues. 

We hope to see you at the 17th International Congress of Dietetics in Spain! 


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It is a privilege for us to welcome colleagues and friends to Sydney for the 16th International Congress of Dietetics. At the time of writing over 2,200 delegates from 57 countries have registered from across the world, all joining together to celebrate the Congress theme: LEAP: Leadership, Evidence and Advancing Practice.

The highlight of our Congress is without doubt the scientific program. The ICD Scientific Program Committee has invested considerable time and effort in developing a program which explores new directions in nutrition and dietetics and debate topics with high profile experts from across the world. With over 800 submitted papers accepted into the program, not to mention stimulating lead sessions, invited plenary talks, interactive workshops, symposia and sponsored sessions, our Congress reflects the diversity, innovation and commitment of our achievements in the dietetics world. We expect from the Congress you will gain a greater understanding of how the profession practises in all corners of the world. It is also the perfect opportunity to meet with your international colleagues.

Complementing the scientific program are the alternative workshops on offer, sponsored breakfast seminars and the widely popular trade exhibition. The official Congress opening ceremony will be held Wednesday 5 September and will feature the member country flag ceremony and opening address from NSW Governor, Professor Marie Bashir. This highlight event will be followed by the Congress Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, where delegates can enjoy a few celebratory drinks and canapés while meeting up with colleagues, old and new. Be our guests at Doltone House, for the Congress Aussie Food Festival on Thursday 6 September. Our theme for the evening takes its flavours from the ‘Australian way of life’.

A Congress of this magnitude would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our ICD 2012 Planning Committees, Member Country support and of course our industry partners, sponsors and exhibitors. On behalf of the Dietitians Association of Australia and the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations we wish you a wonderful stay in Sydney and memorable experiences from this Congress.

The 16th ICD will give you new energy and insight to LEAP into the future of dietetics.

Julie Dundon AdvAPD AdvAN, President of DAA
Professor Sandra Capra AM PhD FDAA, President of ICDA
And the ICD 2012 Planning Committees


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