Food Allergy and Intolerance

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Novotel Brisbane South Bank

38 Cordelia Street South Brisbane QLD

Food Allergy and Intolerance - Information flyer- March 2019


Registration fee: $1200 incl. GST

Early Bird rate for DAA, Dietitians NZ, and ASCIA members*$699 incl. GST

Standard rate for DAA, Dietitians NZ, and ASCIA members*: $960 incl. GST   (closes 5 March 2019)

*DAA members need to login to the DAA website prior to registering to access the discount rate.

**Dietitians NZ and ASCIA members to contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via prior to registering to obtain a coupon code, needed to complete your discounted registration.

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About the course

The Centre for Advanced Learning is excited to bring you this Professional Certificate course in Food Allergy and Intolerance, a collaboration between DAA and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

This course runs twice per year, with the second course held in conjunction with the ASCIA annual conference.

Pre-requisites: The following free online training courses must be completed prior to attending this course:

  1. ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals – click here for access
  2. ASCIA Food Allergy e-training for dietitians and other health professionals – click here for access
  3. All About Allergens e-training for food service – click here for access

These pre-requisite courses take approximately 1-1.5 hours each to complete and a certificate is automatically issued on completion of each.

Participants are required to submit their pre-requisite course certificates to finalise their registration. Details will be provided in the registration confirmation email. 

Prerequisite reading will be advised to delegates at least one month prior to the course.

In order to attain the relevant certificate, participants need to complete both the pre-course work and online assessments, in addition to attending the full schedule for the course. Assessment is in the form of a multiple choice quiz.

Suitable for

  • Australian and New Zealand students enrolled in an accredited dietetic program
  • New graduates in Dietetics (Bachelor or Masters level)
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians

Leave this course with

  • An understanding of immunology and pathophysiology of allergy
  • Skills and knowledge in nutritional management of food allergy and other adverse food reactions
  • Recommendations, guidelines and evidence based literature to add to your toolkit
  • A network of dietitians working in the field of food allergy and intolerance
  • At least 15.5 hours of assessed Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • CPD hours can be logged if course content aligns with your APD learning goals
  • A Certificate of Attendance (students) or Professional Certificate (graduated dietitians)

Course outline

The course is presented over two full days, from 8.30am to 6pm each day.


About the Course Presenters

Ingrid graduated from the dietetics program at Curtin University in 1995 and has worked in various public, community health and hospital positions in Western Australia and the northern Territory, including Clinical Dietetics Manager at Royal Darwin Hospital. She has worked at the Perth Children’s Hospital (formerly Princess Margaret Hospital) since 2009 in the area of Allergy and Immunology and has chaired the ASCIA Dietitians Committee for the past six years and is excited to bring to fruition the Professional Certificate for dietitians in food allergy and food intolerance. Ingrid also has a private practice in Perth with special interests in nutrition services for maternal health, paediatrics and gastroenterology.

Kathy Beck has almost 35 years working as a registered nurse and a dietitian in clinical dietetics, across all types of home and hospital settings, both in Australia and the UK. Kathy is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and in the last 9 years has specialised in paediatric clinical dietetics across a diverse range of specialty areas but specifically within paediatric food allergy. Kathy was the lead senior dietitian for the Queensland Paediatric Allergy and Immunology Service (QPIAS) at the Royal Children’s Hospital and has continued in this role at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. She is the recognised paediatric allergy dietitian across Queensland and lectures in the area of paediatric food allergy to dietetic students.

Kathy is Deputy Chair of the Dietitian Subcommittee of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunologists and Allergists (ASCIA) which aims to provide up-to-date educational resources for dietitians and families living with food allergy.  Kathy regularly attends National and International conferences including the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conferences to broaden and update her skills. Kathy has worked with other colleagues to prepare the ASCIA DAA Food Allergy and Intolerance course.

Dr Merryn Netting BSc BND PhD AdvAPD

Merryn is an experienced clinical pediatric dietitian based at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Flinders University in 1987 with a post graduate Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her PhD was awarded in 2015 for her thesis “Nutritional Strategies for Allergy Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment, with a Specific Focus on Egg Allergy”.

Merryn is an Allied Health member of both the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. She serves on the National Allergy Strategy Steering Committee.  Merryn has a passion for translating the science of nutrition into the practical aspects of the food that we place on our plates, including the dietary management of children with food allergy. Her work with the SAHMRI Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme focuses on the influence of early life nutrition on long term health, particularly infant feeding advice for prevention of food allergy.

Anna is in Private Practise as a consultant Dietitian with a specialist interest in allergy, adverse food reactions and gastroenterology at all life stages, and general paediatrics. Anna is passionate about an accurate diagnosis uncomplicating lives. Her current passion is writing a series of books with her coeliac daughter to uncomplicate coeliac disease.