SDA Conference 2021

On behalf of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) and the Conference Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the 2021 Conference Back to the Future: Sports nutrition past, present and future on the 15 & 16 October 2021.

This year we are particularly excited as it is also our 25th Anniversary!


To celebrate we have assembled a line-up of the most experienced and well-respected professionals to discuss nutritional strategies to support the health and well-being of our athletes.

The conference will have four main themes including immune health, mental health, female athletes and masters athletes. Speakers will discuss historical perspectives, newest research, as well as the practical aspects of working in these areas.

In addition, the conference will be a hybrid format which will incorporate a mix of both face-to-face and virtual conferencing for both presenters and delegates. This will allow us to respond and adjust the program to any challenges that may arise from the COVID-19 global pandemic.


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)


  • Day 1: Friday 15th October 8.00am – 5.00pm
  • Day 2: Saturday 16th October 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • Cocktail function: Friday 15th October 6.00pm-8.00pm


Important dates:

Conference registration open 18 February 2021
Abstract submissions open 22 February 2021
Abstract submissions close

31 May 2021

extended to 31 August 2021

Authors to be notified 30 June 2021
Early bird registration closes 31 July 2021
Conference registration closes 4 October 2021


We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

SDA & the Conference Organising Committee

Dr Dominique Condo, Dr Janelle Gifford, Dr Ricardo Costa, Rachel Scrivin and Margot Rogers