The Copenhagen ONCA Conference
May 16 & 17 2022
May 16 & 17 2022
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Launched in 2014, the Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) campaign is a multi-stakeholder initiative to facilitate greater screening for risk of disease-related malnutrition/undernutrition and nutritional care implementation across Europe.
The campaign supports national professional societies, associations and patient groups in public health and health care in 19 countries to implement nutritional risk screening and optimal nutritional care. The European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA) provides structure, coordinates, inspires and facilitates.
Malnutrition and undernutrition affect over 30 Million European citizens and place an unacceptable burden on European citizens and health care budgets.
Integrating patient-centred nutritional care in health policies will significantly contribute to prevention, better patient outcomes and improved quality of life. Moreover, ample scientific evidence shows that optimising nutritional care is a very (cost-) effective measure.
Despite this overwhelming scientific evidence, malnutrition is often underdiagnosed and under-treated, causing unacceptable inequalities between people and countries.
Optimal nutritional care must be considered a human right and patients should have equitable, timely access to the nutritional care needed to achieve their best possible outcome.
Please find the programme for days 1 and 2 below or download [PDF]
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Tivoli Hotel Conference Centre
Inequality in nutritional care in practice: Real-life experiences from a COPD patient
Caroline Hedsund, Board member, Danish Lung Association
Begin with the end in mind: Relevant data and end-points for Good Nutritional Practice
Mette Holst, ONCA Denmark, Danish Nutrition Science Centre
New Danish guidelines for disease related malnutrition care including the entire patient journey
Tatjana Hejgaard, Senior Advisor, Danish Health Authority
Equal access to nutritional care and treatment for all and how is this achieved within the Danish health care system.
Camilla Hersom, Deputy Director of Danish Regions, Head of the department of Health and Social Policy
Moderator: Olle Ljungqvist, Chair of the European Nutrition for Health Alliance
Nutrition in the transition between hospital and community
Tina Munk, Denmark
Nutrition Education in Medical Schools (NEMS)
Cristina Cuerda, Spain
Value and recognition of diagnosing and prescribing nutrition
Tommy Cederholm, Sweden
Organising multidisciplinary nutritional care after COVID
Anne Slotegraaf, The Netherlands
Nutritional care is a Human Right
Diana Cardenas-Braz, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad El Bosque, Colombia
EU4Nutrition & The European Health Union
Joost Wesseling, Executive Director ENHA
#Ernæringnytter: Political & public awareness campaign
Anders Kroman Liin, FMF
Shaping your local policy agenda:
1. Impactful Malnutrition Awareness Weeks & policy seminars
2. The power of patient involvement in your campaign
3. Using health data to create awareness
4. Nutrition in medical education
Moderator: Olle Ljunqvist
The added value of systematically including nutrition in cancer treatment
Alessandro Laviano, Italy
Malnutrition: effective strategies to treat it effectively
Nicole Erickson, Germany
Value of nutritional therapy in health economics
Mark Nuijten, The Netherlands
Interactive panel & audience discussion
Read about the Danish ONCA team and activitiesVisit page