Oncology Nutrition in 2020: The Intersection of Evidence, Guidelines and Clinical Practice

Program Date: 22 July 2020
Publication Date: 22 July 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the current evidence on the benefits of nutrition intervention for improving muscle mass and strength in oncology patients; highlight nutrition care guidelines for oncology patients; and explain how to implement nutrition guidelines into clinical practice. Originally presented as a live webinar on July 22, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Review current evidence on the benefits of nutrition intervention for improving muscle mass and strength in oncology patients.
•Highlight nutrition care guidelines for oncology patients.
•Explain how to implement nutrition guidelines into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 8.1.4, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 54

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Carla Prado, PhD, RDN

Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit
Associate Professor/CAIP
Chair Nutrition, Food & Health
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Dr Carla Prado is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and a Registered Dietitian. She holds a Campus Alberta Innovates Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health and is the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit, a state-of-the-art research and training facility. Dr Prado was recently recognized as one of the most influential young Canadian leaders, receiving Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.

Carla is an expert in body composition assessment. Her research program focuses on the identification and treatment of abnormalities in body composition (especially low muscle mass), with a special interest in cancer. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in cancer. She shares her expertise as an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

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Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN

Research Consulting Lead
Humana
Portland, OR, USA
Suzanne Dixon, a Registered Dietitian and Epidemiologist, is best known as the creator of an award-winning cancer nutrition website, which was acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. She has delivered more than 200 invited and submission-accepted lectures to patient and professional groups and has received numerous awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her work. She is a Past Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and formerly managed the Outpatient Oncology Nutrition and HIV Nutrition Care Programs at the University of Michigan Health System. Suzanne has served as an appointed member to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the ASCO Obesity and Energy Balance Work Group, the ASCO Cachexia and Nutrition Guidelines Development Group and the Institute of Medicine workshop on Assessing Nutrition Care in Outpatient Oncology. She is currently a Research Consulting Lead with Humana in Portland, Oregon.
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Rhone Levin, MEd, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND

Oncology Dietitian
Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC, USA
Rhone has been a Clinical Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for over 30 years, specializing into Oncology Nutrition for the past 22 years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the Pennsylvania State University and is a Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology. Rhone has made key contributions to the profession including leadership role in the development of the Board Certification Examination for Oncology Dietitians. She is the co-author of the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Oncology Dietitians, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics symptom management guide, The Complete Resource Kit for Oncology. In addition, she is the author of Malnutrition Screening and Nutrition Assessment of the Oncology Patient in the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice and was instrumental in developing the Evidence Analysis Library and Guidelines on Oncology Nutrition. Rhone lives in Durham, NC and is a part of the Duke University Hospital adult nutrition team.
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