Challenges in the Dietary Management of Childhood Cancers

Program Date: 17 March 2021
Publication Date: 12 May 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this UK hosted course, you’ll learn to describe the dietary management of common childhood cancers; identify practical dietary interventions for managing side effects and symptoms associated with childhood cancers; and assess dietary considerations when managing paediatric oncology patients in the community. Originally presented as a live webinar on March 17, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the dietary management of common childhood cancers.
• Identify practical dietary interventions for managing side effects and symptoms associated with childhood cancers.
• Assess dietary considerations when managing paediatric oncology patients in the community.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 10.1.1
  • Run Time: 42

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Gemma Renshaw, BSc (Hons), RD

Dietetic Team Lead
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, UK
Gemma Renshaw leads the dietetic team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) specialising in paediatric haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant. She has worked at GOSH for over 10 years with most of those years working in the field of childhood cancer. Gemma also chairs a group of allied health professionals working in this area at a national level to encourage research and collaboration and is a member of the international group for nutrition in cancer in children in high income countries, working on standardising nutritional care.
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Rebecca Stevenson, MSc, RD

Medical Director, UK
Abbott Nutrition International
Maidenhead, UK
Rebecca Stevenson has served as the medical director of Abbott Nutrition UK since 2016. She has an extensive background in clinical nutrition working as a paediatric dietitian specializing in liver, gastroenterology, neonatology, allergy, and general paediatrics at Kings College Hospital trust, Royal London Hospital, UCLH. Additionally, she has worked as a paediatrric and sports nutrition dietitian in her own consultant business for several years prior to joining Abbott. She is a member of the British Dietetic Association and served on the research committee for 3 years. Volunteer experience includes serving as a volunteer mentor for Chiva Africa as a member of the interdisciplinary team in Zwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa for HIV anti-retroviral roll out education.
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