SDA Conference 2021

With continued concerns over current COVID-19 implications across Australia, the SDA Board and the 2021 Conference Committee have made the decision to transition the conference to completely virtual in October. We are in the fortunate position to have planned for this potential outcome, and the great news is the program will be exactly the same.

We have a contingency plan for presentation of abstract submissions both oral and poster and have decided to extend the early bird registration until 31st August!!

Please click here to download our Conference FAQs document.

Stay safe and we look forward to hosting you virtually this October.

Team SDA


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.


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


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 Mid-September 2021
Early bird registration closes

31 July 2021

extended to 31 August 2021


SDA & the Conference Organising Committee

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