Thank you for attending the ONCA Conference Copenhagen. Please find the conference report, slides, and a selection of photos on this page. Also, have a view of the streamed part of the session that was recorded.
The conference addressed important topics on nutritional care, patients, and inequalities. The pandemic has highlighted the cruciality of nutritional care, making this event, and the work of securing optimal nutritional care for all, even more critical.
Some soundbites of the conference
• There is increased focus on the potential of the healthcare sector to mitigate the effect of inequality
• There never were stronger evidence that nutrition works
• The difficulties that the patients struggle with every day are preventing them from receiving appropriate nutritional care and aching the best possible outcome.
• There are required structures for nutritional care to achieve good outcomes.
• Even though the Danish healthcare system is equal for all Danes, differences exist between disease groups
• The implementation of guidelines in the daily practices is of key importance
• The competencies of nutritional experts have unreached potential, and activation of interdisciplinary work is key. Specialised nutrition training is also imperative, especially in addressing the patients’ needs in specific diseases. EU research projects are pushing forward with new discoveries: ‘data is the king, and EU collaboration is the queen’.
• Patient organisations’ work has become more focused on nutrition in recent years as they are aware that nutrition plays an important role not only in disease prevention but also in disease management.
• The aim is not to create new knowledge but to use what is already available thereby addressing the knowledge-doing gap.
• One of the main goals is to implement obligatory nutritional training for all medical students in the first years of studying.
• Continuation of nutritional care after discharge is of key importance.
• New ICD-11 codes on malnutrition are underway and are expected to further improve the diagnosing of malnutrition.
• ONCA and the delegates have the power to support nutrition care for every individual as a human right.
• Introducing the new ONCA Academy with the aim to train the ONCA teams to be even more effective in their campaigning.
• ONCA = IMPACT at EU level. To this end, ENHA brings in the ONCA network to EU4Nutrition as it is the key component to success.
• ONCA should continue its efforts on patients representing the upper levels of the ONCA family.
• Survival and quality of life are rarely positively correlated.
• The patient-centered approach has shown a success in practice
• Compared to drugs, use of food for specific medical purposes is an extremely cost-effective treatment
RECORDING – plenary session Day 1, part 1
Please find below the recording of the first part of the plenary session that was streamed.
CONFERENCE SLIDES DAY 2, May 17th