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web220616 - Managing the Fallout: Nutritional Challenges in Patients with Cancer

‐ Jun 16, 2022 1:30pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe common long-term nutritional complications of and subsequent interventions for gastrointestinal surgeries for cancer treatment including resection of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and pancreas
  2. Identify the nutritional challenges associated with palliative gastrointestinal procedures for patients with cancer and the interventions needed to overcome those challenges.
  3. Discuss considerations of nutrition support in palliative care and end of life for patients with cancer including risks and benefits as well as considerations for implementation of nutrition support in this population

Faculty and Topics
Long-term Complications After Gastrointestinal Surgeries
Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist; Medical Director of Surgical Inpatient Services, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Palliative Gastrointestinal Procedures For Advanced Cancers and Associated Nutritional Challenges
Pankaj Vashi, MD, AGAF, FASPEN, Vice Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Gastroenterology/Nutrition & Metabolic Support, CTCA Chicago, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL

Palliative Care and End of Life Nutrition Support
Anne Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care/Nutrition Support, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, FAN, Clinical Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Support Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Rebroadcast Discussants

Pankaj Vashi, MD, AGAF, FASPEN

Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, FAN