Alvin & Madeline Strauss Foundation Educational Symposium
Nutrition in Cancer Care: From Psychology to Physiology
presented by Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD
May 21, 2013
The Landmark Conference and Reception Center
6222 Ellison Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
This Symposium will provide critical information on the role of nutrition in cancer care to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, dietitians, social workers, and case managers.
1:00-1:25 PM Registration
1:30 PM Presentation Part 1 Clinical Realities in Cancer Nutrition Care
2:50 PM Part 2 CAM Use In Cancer Survivors: From the Day of Diagnosis Forward
4:10 PM Part 3 Group Breakout Session: Case Studies
4:35 PM Discussion and Q & A
5:30 PM Dinner
After this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
- Discuss the psychological, mental, and emotional aspects of nutrition in cancer care.
- Describe the relationship between nutrition status and outcomes in cancer patient and survivor populations.
- Identify when to refer for specialized nutrition intervention.
- Discuss popular cancer nutrition-related diet myths.
- Describe the epidemiology of nutrition-related complementary and alternative medicine use in individuals affected by cancer.
- Describe a systematic framework and resources to assist patients with nutrition-related complementary and alternative medicine questions and issues.
- Describe some of the more promising and evidence-based nutrition-related complementary and alternative medicine options.
- Demonstrate learned knowledge to case studies.
- Discuss others participant’s knowledge and own learning about nutrition and cancer.
Lutheran Health Network (OH-420, 6/1/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Indiana State Nurses Association has designated ONA as the official approver of CNE Providers and activities for Indiana.
3.0 contact hours will be awarded.
Application for 3.0 CEHs has been made for the following professions: Dietitians, Social Workers, and Case Managers.
Cheryl Dafforn, AB
Volunteer Coordinator, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Gail Hamm, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Program Director, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Rose Marie Pennell , MSN, RN-BC
Clinical Education Coordinator, Lutheran Health Network
Tina Roy, MSW, LSW, OSW-C
Assistant Program Director, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
About Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD
Suzanne Dixon is best known as the creator of an award-winning cancer nutrition website (sold in 2005), which was acclaimed by the New York Times and named one of Time magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites of 2005. She has received awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Distinguished Practice in Oncology Nutrition, Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public, and Excellence in Business Consultation. Suzanne has served as an appointed member to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) nutrition sub-committee, and has taught at the University of Michigan (UM) Medical School, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health. She has developed and taught coursework in complementary and alternative medicine for Eastern Michigan University, and is a frequent lecturer and teacher at conferences and universities around the United States. Suzanne is the current Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and runs her own consulting business in Portland, Oregon. She received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.