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Cancer and the Ketogenic Diet

Wednesday, November 7 3:00 PM - Wednesday, November 7 4:30 PM
Salewa Akintilo

Cancer and the Ketogenic Diet

Many individuals diagnosed with cancer seek to modify their diet as an adjunct to their treatment. One new diet that has gained popularity in some oncology patient populations is the ketogenic diet. This program will provide a thorough review of the literature and evidence on the beneficial effects of ketogenic diet in oncology. Information will be provided on the nutritional goals of the various therapeutic ketogenic diets for oncology patients as well as the implementation and management of the ketogenic diet. 

Learning Objectives
    1. Summarize the present literature supporting the ketogenic diet in different cancer      types
    2. Outline the benefits and risks involved with ketogenic diet in different cancer types
    3. How to initiate and manage oncology patients on various therapeutic Ketogenic          diet

    Faculty and Topics
    Cancer and the Ketogenic Diet: What Does the Data Show?
    Pankaj Vashi MD, AGAF, FASPEN, Chair, Department of Medicine, Department Head of Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Vice Chief of Staff at CTCA Chicago, Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Chicago, IL

    How to Implement the Ketogenic Diet as Part of Cancer Treatment
    Leonora Renda, MS, RDN, Manager of Nutritional Services, Dignity Health

    Manpreet Mundi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Level: Intermediate
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-18-067-L01-P
    CE Hours: 1.5 

    13th Advances in Pediatric Nutrition

    Monday, November 12 12:00 PM - Tuesday, November 13 12:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Ashley C. Sarantinos

    (410) 614-6181
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    The 13th Advances in Pediatric Nutrition is designed to provide the most updated, advanced and practical approaches to contemporary issues in pediatric nutrition. This activity will provide unique opportunities to learn, share and investigate new ways of assessing and managing pediatric patients with complex nutritional needs.

    The Use and Operationalization of Multi-Chamber Bag Parenteral Nutrition Products (MCB-PN) During PN Shortages

    Tuesday, December 11 2:30 PM - Tuesday, December 11 4:00 PM
    Salewa Akintilo


    Parenteral nutrition component shortages are frequent and concerning to the nutrition support practitioner given the limited availability of therapeutic alternatives. Fortunately, during the last decade, several multi-chamber bag parenteral nutrition products (MCB-PN) have entered the market. This presentation will cover the types of products available for use in the United States and the evidence regarding use of these products and patient populations to consider during shortages. The presentation will also describe the experience of operationalizing MCB-PN in a rapid manner in a large, academic institution, highlighting "things to remember" when implementing use of these products with prescribing and electronic prescribing. The faculty will take a practical approach to presenting this information through the utilization of case presentations.

    Learning Objectives

    1. List the types of MCB-PN available on the U.S. Market
    2. Summarize evidence associated with MCB-PN
    3. Identify the challenges associated with implementing MCB-PN in an institution 
    4. Discover safe practices for prescribing, dispensing, and administration 

    Faculty & Topics
    Introduction to and Overview of MCB-PN
    Caitlin Curtis, PharmD, BCNSP, Nutrition Support Consultant Pharmacist and Pharmacist Educator, Self-Employed, Austin, TX
    Practical Approach to Operationalizing MCB-PN
    Erin Nystrom, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Specialist in Nutrition Support, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Maya Guggari, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, Registered Dietitian Specialist, Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX

    Harlan Husted, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, NICU, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA

    This webinar is supported in part by an educational grant from Fresenius Kabi USA

    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    Level: Intermediate
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-18-125-L04-P

    6th International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Conference

    Thursday, January 17 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 19 5:00 PM
    Conferences from Other Organizations

    9495 W. Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
    Feeding Matters

    (623) 242-5234
    Feeding Matters

    The 6th International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Conference (IPFDC) will provide dietitians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists, neonatologists, occupational therapists, pediatricians, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, students, and numerous other disciplines the opportunity to convene with the leading experts in pediatric feeding disorders to advance their knowledge on the evaluation and treatment of children navigating PFD.

    The two-day event will feature a poster session focusing on the latest in feeding trends and research, as well as educational sessions with more than 20 internationally renowned feeding experts, including keynotes:

    • Diagnosis of PFD: Practice and Intervention
      Dr. Jaime Phalen, MD, FAAP
      University Health System
    • What’s New in Motility Disorders?
      Carlo di Lorenzo, MD
      Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

    Saturday, March 23 12:00 PM - Tuesday, March 26 4:00 PM
    Phoenix, AZ
    ASPEN Staff


    Nutrition is Your Competitive Edge

    Today’s healthcare environment demands professionals who recognize that nutrition is a key ingredient in successful patient outcomes.

    Professionals who study the science behind nutrition…

    …who apply research-based best practices

    …who advocate for nutrition care as a critical component of patient care. 

    These are the physicians, nurses, researchers, dietitians, pharmacists and other experts who attend ASPEN’s Nutrition Science and Practice Conference.