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Effective Strategies for Maintaining Nutritional Status in Oncology (S43)

Mar 24 | 3:45PM - 5:45PM


Medical Cannabis for Oncology Patients: Pearls of Wisdom
Kelay Trentham, MS, RDN, CSO

Protein Nutrition and Protein Anabolism in Patients with Cancer
Vickie Baracos, PhD

Recent Advances for Assessing Body Composition in Oncology
Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Nutritional Care in Oncogeriatrics
Stéphane Schneider, MD, PhD, FEBGH

Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND


  1. Summarize the evidence pertaining to cannabis use for cancer symptom management
  2. Determine three or more clinical safety considerations when discussing cannabis use with cancer patients
  3. Identify windows of opportunity for protein nutrition across the treatment plan as well as supportive care measures for optimal protein anabolism
  4. Analyze the recent evidence of the relevance of body composition in oncology
  5. Describe how to screen and assess for malnutrition in older adults with cancer
  6. Describe the nutritional support options for older adults with cancer

LEARNING LEVEL: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-024-L01-P
CE CREDIT: 2 hours

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This session has been approved for BCNSP recertification credit of 2 hours.