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Nutrition in Aged Care

Non-clinical educational event

Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: Greenway Views, 260 Soward Way, Greenway, ACT 2900


Learning Outcomes for Nutrition in Aged Care

On completion of this educational session you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe the role of nutrition in preventing and managing some of the key conditions prevalent later in life
  2. Describe conditions/barriers that impede and facilitators that maintain and achieve adequate nutrition across the continuum of care
  3. Describe symptoms of malnutrition and the strengths and limitations of instruments designed to identify risk of malnutrition
  4. Identify strategies, management plans and referral pathways available to improve patient outcomes

Join us in this engaging and insightful discussion with our holistic line-up of speakers.



Leanne Elliston
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Executive Officer, Nutrition Australia ACT Division

Leanne is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Executive Officer for Nutrition Australia ACT Division. Leanne has worked in a range of clinical and community settings for over 20 years. Leanne also manages a part time private practice where she sees many clients with preventable lifestyle diseases. This work helps drive her passion in supporting health promotion strategies for the prevention of such diseases, with a focus on healthy ageing.


Dr Paresh Dawda
General Practitioner

Dr Paresh Dawda trained at The Royal London Hospital and completed his postgraduate qualifications in England where he worked as a GP Principal and senior educator. He participated in developing the NHS quality and patient safety training programs. Paresh has a portfolio of academic, clinical, and advisory roles and is passionate about providing holistic care for patients. Working with people with chronic medical conditions and palliative care is a large part of his clinical work.


Dr Zita-Hilvert Bruce
Specialist Geriatrician

Dr Zita Hilvert-Bruce is a geriatrician with a special interest in cognitive impairment. Dr Hilvert-Bruce completed her Geriatric specialist training at Prince of Wales, Royal Prince Alfred and Concord hospitals. She relocated to Canberra in 2021. Dr Hilvert-Bruce works part time as a Geriatric Staff Specialist at Canberra Hospital.


Caroline Salisbury
BA,BSc, Post Grad Nut & Diet.
Accredited Practising Dietitian

Caroline Salisbury has 30 years’ experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Her private practice focuses on gastroenterology, food intolerances and allergies, and improving patient’s nutrition knowledge. Caroline can be heard on ABC radio Canberra as the “Fit Dietitian”. Caroline’s passion is nourishing older Canberrans, and advocating for enjoyable, nutritious choices to get the best outcomes to prevent nutrition related complications. Caroline and her team of dietitians visit many aged care facilities across the Canberra region, as well as home care and consultancies.


Lynne Day
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing, Cert. IV in Training & Assessment
Nurse Practitioner (Gerontology)

Lynne is a Nurse Practitioner (Gerontology) who is passionate about individualised and comprehensive care. This includes supporting people in their own homes, smooth transitions to residential care, avoiding unnecessary hospitalisations and provision of end of life care supported by loved ones. Her passion comes from 30+ years working in various aged care settings: Acute Care, Home Care, ACAT, Residential Aged Care, Policy, VET training, Carer Support Education, private enterprise development including her own business, PEPA (Palliative Education in Aged Care) and Aged Care ED avoidance program for Primary Health during COVID.


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CPD Points
GP’s will be able to self-record CPD points for this educational event by using the log function on your myCPD dashboard to self-record CPD Activities quickly and easily (30 minutes of a CPD Activity = 1 CPD point). Points will appear within 24 hours.