Friday, April 13, 2018


11:00 am-1:00 pm

Registration Open

1:00 pm-1:15 pm

Opening Remarks

1:15 pm-2:15 pm

AICR’s Research Updates: The Urgency of Cancer Prevention Evidence to Action by Alice Bender, MS, RDN

2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Lean Body Mass and Recovery by Lisa Martin PhD and Vickie Baracos PhD

3:15 pm-3:30 pm


3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Diabetes Management of the Cancer Patient by Veronica J Brady, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM,  CDE

4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Lessons Learned: Bridging the Clinical Dietitian to Research by Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND and Alice Shapiro PhD, RD, LN

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Celebrating 25 Years! – Exhibits, Poster Session, and Reception

Saturday, April 14, 2018


7:00 am-8:00 am

Breakfast, Exhibits, and Posters

8:00 am-9:00 am

Managing Complication of GI Cancers and Procedures by Amy J Berry MS, RD, CNSC

9:00 am-10:00 am

Creative Approaches to Deliver Survivorship Nutrition Programming in the Community Setting by  Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN

10:00 am-10:30 am

Exhibits, Posters and Break

10:30 am-11:30 am

Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) for Oncology Patients by Marianne Galang  RD, LD, CSO from Cleveland Clinic

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Nuts and Bolts of Enteral Nutrition by Amy Patton, RD, CSO, CNSC

12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Exhibits, Posters, and Lunch with Table Topic Discussions 

2:00 pm-5:20 pm Breakouts

Session A

NFPE Hands-on: Head to Toe by Marianne Galang  RD, LD, CSO  from Cleveland Clinic

Session B

NFPE Hands-on: Edema and Hand Grip by Arlene Escuro MS, RD, LD, CNSC Cleveland Clinic

Session C

Enteral Nutrition Hands-on: Pumps and Gadgets

Session D

Enteral Nutrition Hands-on: Tubes and Accessories

Sunday, April 15, 2018 


7:00 am-8:00 am


8:00 am-9:00 am

Head and Neck Cancer: Practical Advice/Insights for the Experienced (and not so Experienced) Oncology RD by Heidi Ganzer DCN, RDN, CSO, LD

9:00 am-10:00 am

Antioxidants, Fasting, and Everything Else: A Discussion of Hot Topics in Oncology Nutrition by Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD

10:00 am-10:15 am


10:15 am-11:15 am

Obesity in Childhood Cancer Survivors by Fang Fang Zhang, PhD

11:15 am-12:15 pm

Symptom Management : Going Beyond the Handouts by Rhone M. Levin, MEd, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND

12:15 pm-12:30 pm




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