• Location: Melbourne, VIC

Will low-carb high-fat enhance my performance? How much should I be drinking to stay hydrated during sport? Do I need to be taking probiotics?

If the world of nutrition has your head spinning, join our panel of sports nutrition experts for an evening of myth-busting.

At this seminar you will learn:

  • Current scientific understanding of fluid and electrolyte balance during and after exercise
  • Dietary influences on muscle adaptation and athletic performance
  • Current evidence on trending topics including pre- and probiotics, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory foods, the low FODMAP diet and food intolerances

This seminar will be a fantastic way to get the most current evidence on these topics, network with professionals across the discipline, not to mention, get your CPD points!

Our last three VIC SMA events have sold out! 
If you want to get along to this outstanding event, make sure you register your interest now to avoid disappointment!

7:00pm – 7:05pmWelcome
7:05pm – 7:30pmWater, Salt and the Athlete: What’s the Fuss, and is it Warranted?Alan McCubbin
7:30pm – 7:55pmProtein and PerformanceDr Donny Camera
7:55pm – 8:25pmFads or Fiction in Sports NutritionSimone Austin
8:25pm – 8:40pmOpen Panel DiscussionAll speakers


Simone has a passion for enabling people to enjoy food whilst maximising their health and performance! She has a proven track record of success as an Advanced Sports Dietitian working the last 10 years at Hawthorn AFL Football Club and previously with The Australian Men’s Cricket Team and numerous other Men’s elite sporting codes. She gives engaging presentations to share her nutrition knowledge on wellbeing and performance leaving the audience inspired. She is president of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a media spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. Her first book, “Eat like an Athlete’, is on shelves February 2019.

Accredited Sports Dietitian Alan McCubbin has worked with athletes from all walks of life, from recreational gym goers and first time triathletes, to elite adventure racers and Olympians. As a competitor in mountain biking himself, he understands the demands of juggling work, family and training. Alan is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University, looking at the effect of diet on sweat composition during endurance exercise.

Dr. Donny Camera is a Researcher and Lecturer within the Department of Health and Medical Sciences at Swinburne University. Dr. Camera has published over 40 scientific papers in the skeletal muscle metabolism and protein nutrition research field and has been invited to present his work at multiple leading international and national sports science and medicine conferences. Dr. Camera’s current research work focuses on maximising the health benefits of protein ingestion throughout adulthood in combination with exercise performance to promote and maintain muscle mass and overall bodily health.

Registration is essential

  • $20 SMA Members
  • $40 Non-Members