The Conference 2019 19 & 20 Nov '19, Cambridge

The Optimal Nutritional Care Conference 2019

Cambridge, 19 & 20 November

The Cambridge Conference of the Optimal Nutritional Care for All campaign will be held at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and the University Arms Hotel Cambridge on 19 & 20 November 2019.

The theme of the conference is: Co-creating the Patient Nutritional Pathway.

High-level speakers from all over Europe will take the stage to update you on good practices in nutritional care in Europe.


The conference is hosted by The British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA), Patients on Intravenous and Naso-gastric Nutrition Treatment (PINNT), the Association of UK Dietitians (BDA), Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP), NNEdPro and the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA).

Please download the programme below.

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Cambridge Conference Programme

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Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietitian, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network Lead for Oncology

One of the Keynotes

Essential Steps in the Nutritional Care Process

Managing malnutrition is everyone’s business, however, some professions are ideally placed to contribute to particular steps in the identification, diagnosis and management of malnutrition. Screening is an essential step to identify people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition to enable an individualised care plan to be developed. Nurses are ideally placed to screen people with the inclusion of nutrition as part of their assessment and care process. In some care settings, such as the community and care homes, education and training can empower other care workers to identify the risk of malnutrition. Registered Dietitians have the expert knowledge and skills to make a full nutritional assessment, diagnose malnutrition and develop a plan of care. The nutrition care process, which provides a holistic framework for the assessment and management of malnutrition, will be described. This framework forms the cornerstone of dietetic practice and it will be used to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to manage malnutrition. Effective management requires a multi-professional approach across a number of health and social care providers.