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AONN+ Annual 2021 Virtual Conference

WED01 - Preconference Workshop| Nutrition in Cancer Care

Nov 17, 2021 11:00am ‐ Nov 17, 2021 1:00pm


The pre-conference session will provide education surrounding the many aspects related to nutrition that navigators need to know about to better help their patients.
This session will cover practical nutrition tips/pearls of wisdom for navigators such as resources, understanding and troubleshooting feeding tubes, documentation with Medicare for enteral feedings and nutritional management of side effects and weight loss.
It will provide information on the importance of malnutrition assessments and early referrals and discuss the various fad diets and supplements that patients ask about.
The importance of dental hygiene and speech therapy will be addressed in helping to manage the toxicities of treatment.
The use of integrative therapies will be discussed r/t to nutrition and side effect management


  • Audrey Caspar-Clark, MA, RDN, LDN, Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Pat Corby, DDS, MS, Associate Dean of Translational Research; Director, Center for Clinical & Translational Research, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
  • Amy Patton, MHI, RD, CSO, CNSC, Associate Director- Hospital Dietetics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Eugenie Spiguele, MSN, HNP, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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